An Iced Coffee Recipe That Outsmarts The Summer Heat

Foolproof tips on how you can get your coffee shop fix from home.

Sun, is that you?

Are you an iced coffee person when it's warm and hot coffee person when it's cold?

Us too. 

This, as we know, proves tricky during an Irish summer when the sun is beaming down one day and wholly hidden the next. Because of this, we've decided to share our most favourite iced coffee recipe for those moments when the sun peaks through. 

Knowledge is power. Especially when you're clinging onto the very last of the Leaving Cert weather...

Step One

First off, iced coffee will always taste better when brewed cold and kept refrigerated overnight. Combine one part coffee to 4.5 parts room-temperature, filtered water in a pitcher or large container and pop it in the fridge to steep. (So for eight cups of coffee, use 1.5 cups of grounds.) 

Step Two

Strain the brew using a French Press and dilute with water to taste as the concentrated brew can be quite strong. 

Step Three

Freeze brewed coffee in an ice cube container so that you aren't watering it down too much with ice and sweeten with a dash of cinnamon.

No time to wait for the coffee to brew overnight? Simply grab a cocktail shaker, throw in the hot coffee and your coffee ice cubes and shake until cool. 

The ultimate treat to cool down with on these (sometimes) hot summer mornings.

Bone apple tea. 

Main image by Alex Loup 

This article was originally published on our sister site, FOOD AND WINE.

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