Cold Infusion: Iced Coffee
It was obvious if you think about it. Cold infused coffee had to follow cold infused raw cacao.:)
I’ve bought ONE (highly overpriced) iced coffee in my life, and it was terrible. I took a couple sips and gave it away! Blech. It was so sweet!!
And another thing…part of the reason for drinking a cold brewed coffee is that it is COLD BREWED. You’d think a coffee shop would know this.:\ Pouring regular coffee over ice cubes is not the same thing at all. Cold brewed is less bitter and less acidic.
After trying the cacao infusion, I decided to give the coffee another shot. My way. And it was good! No bitterness, and just sweet enough.
Use the best quality coffee beans you can and grind just before use for the best results.
I filled a mason jar with 4 cups cold water and 1 1/2 cups coffee grounds, put the lid on, shook it up then left it in the fridge for 24 hours. You could also add an ounce or more ground cacao for a nice mocha flavoring.
I strained the infusion through a coffee filter into another jar and added 4 drops vanilla and 6 tbsps. of caramel taste testing after each spoonful until I was happy with it, and stirred until it was disolved completely.
I consider this to be quite a bit of sugar, so I can’t imagine how much the coffee shop had added! Test as you go and adjust to your tastes.
This will keep in the fridge at least a week.
Depending how coffee affects you, you may want to water this down when serving.
I enjoyed it as is, but I don’t see having more than one today!
Fill glass with ice cubes, add coffee mixture and half & half, milk, or non-dairy milk to taste.
Ok, now I like it! :) If only I had some Kahlua…