Ice Cube trays
Next is to brew a regular pot of coffee. I usually pour a hot cup over some coffee ice cubes, add milk, and then refrigerate the rest of the pot for additional glasses of iced coffee. Voila! On rare occasion, I even have enough cold coffee in the refrigerator the next day for my first glass of the day. Effort free!
Another method for a really good glass of iced coffee is… Wait for it… Instant coffee. But not just any instant coffee.
Medalia D’Oro espresso powder (link here). Now, here’s the thing, I hate instant coffee. I do keep a bottle of instant espresso in the house because I am a baker, and many chocolate recipes call for a teaspoon of instant coffee – coffee intensifies the flavor of chocolate! Iit also makes a great glass of iced coffee! And it does it quickly. I use a heaping teaspoon (you may have to experiment with proportion here to get the right strength). In a tall glass.
I add an inch of very hot tap water, or boiling water to dissolve the coffee. Fill the glass about a third full or cold water. Add ice and milk. Iced coffee in an instant!
My final suggestion for a great glass of iced coffee is the cold brew method. Cold brew coffee seems to be all the rage right now. You can even buy cold brew equipment (link here to Amazon).
This one takes a little effort and substantial time (it takes about 15 hours), so it won’t work if you need your iced coffee NOW! I discuss the cold brew method in this article (link to cold brew article), but here’s the gist of it:
- Add 4 cups of water and ½ cup coarse grind coffee to a pitcher
Give it a stir
- Refrigerate 12 to 15 hours
- Strain the coffee through a fine strainer lined with cheesecloth into a clean
- Dilute one part cold brew coffee to 1 part water/milk
So there are three good methods for making a great glass of iced coffee. Of course, coffee, hot or iced, is a very personal taste, so you will have to experiment to get the strength of the coffee right, as well as the proportion of coffee to the ice to milk. Persistence, my friends. You’ll be sipping the perfect, tall glass before you know it!