Hello A Daily Something readers! I’m Stephanie, and I write over at Henry Happened. I was so excited when Rebecca asked me to guest post for her. She gave me the marvelous idea of a beach picnic that I re-created on our vacation. Romantic, right?
I tried to come up with a cool DIY for Rebecca – I love fun DIYs – but all of my efforts lately have been total flops. Ugh. So I thought I’d share my new favorite afternoon pick-me-up.
I used to make iced coffee by just adding ice cubes to my leftover hot-coffee-turned-cold. Then I added a lot of milk and sugar to cover up the bitter and gritty taste.
Then I discovered the secret to iced coffee – cold brewing! All you need to do is steep ground coffee in cold water overnight. This reduces the acidity and bitterness – leaving a mild, mellow flavor. Add a dash of milk and maybe a little sugar, and it’s cold and refreshing.
Want to give it a try? I tested two recipes – one from Oprah and one from Martha. This round Oprah wins.
Make Your Own Easy Iced Coffee
Adapted from Oprah magazine
What to do:
Stir together 1/2 cup of ground coffee with 1/2 cup cold water in French press or pitcher. Then add 2 more cups of water. Put lid on if needed and then let it sit for at least 12 hours. Strain the grounds with a fine sieve or paper filter.
Fill glass with desired amount of ice and equal amounts of water and coffee concentrate. Add milk and sugar as needed. My favorite is a splash of almond milk. Store the coffee concentrate in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Want to save $5 and make your own fancy Starbucks frappe?
Blend 1 1/2 cups coffee concentrate (recipe above) with:
Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!
Thanks again for having me Rebecca! And stop by Henry Happened and say hi!
*Thanks so much, Stephanie!
P.S. Thanks for all the birthday wishes last week!
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