I love my coffee! There is just no disputing that. However, when the weather heats up and it is hot and muggy, my favorite brew has a tendency to make me that much hotter and sweatier. That’s when it’s time to switch gears. Hot humid weather is the perfect weather to enjoy a delicious iced coffee! However, if you like you’re iced coffee jazzed up a bit with flavors and the works, they can be quite expensive to buy every day. But, who says you have to buy it?! You can make a great iced coffee at home and save the expense. Check out these 6 Homemade Iced Coffee Tips that will help your homemade cold brew turn out just right every time.
6 Homemade Iced Coffee Tips
Cold brew. Start with planning a little ahead and brew a pot of coffee the night before. Let it come to room temperature and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, pour it through a coffee filter and serve over ice.
Make it strong. Another great tip is to brew your coffee a little stronger than you normally would if you were to have it hot. It will weaken when you serve it over ice.
Experiment. Try a few different roasts that you normally wouldn’t brew for hot coffee. Dark roasts work great for iced coffee since as it cools and is served with ice, it will lighten up.
Freeze it. Make a tray of coffee ice cubes with your cold brew. Or simply brew a regular pot of coffee, let it cool, and pour into ice cube trays. Add to your iced coffee instead of regular ice cubes.
Grind it. Try to always use a good quality freshly ground coffee for the best flavor. If possible, grind the beans yourself as needed each time you make a pot a coffee.
Spice it up. One of the best things about making your own cold brew is the ability to try out many different combinations with what you have on hand. Instead of your usual cream and sugar, try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, or even fun things like chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Ice cream is also great as a substitute for milk or creamer. Here are a few more ideas and fun things to put in your coffee to too!