With weather as hot as it's been, even in the wee hours of morning, the only thing better than a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee with ice in it.
I've been making this cold brew concentrate for several summers now, and it's just the thing when temps creep above the 80-mark and keeping cool is top priority. And with just 2 ingredients, it couldn't be easier to make.
Find yourself a large glass jar, stock on up on some cheese cloth and a pound of coffee, and you're 24 short hours away from a healthy supply of high octane iced coffee concentrate.
Make it: Stir together 1lb ground coffee (I prefer Cafe Du Monde) and 8 cups cool, filtered water. Cover; let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth into a container, pressing on the solids to remove as much liquid as possible. Store in the refrigerator, covered. One batch makes a 7-10 days' supply. Serve it: Dilute 1 part concentrate with 2-3 parts cold water and/or milk of choice; sweeten as desired and serve over ice.
Note: This stuff is strong! A little goes a long way. Play with the ratios to find your perfect mix.
Recipe source: marthastewart.com