Cold Brew Coffee
Davy is a coffee drinker. I am not. Or was not. For years, coffee held no appeal for me, and then last summer, Davy started making me iced coffee to sip as we chatted before bed. My addiction grew so slowly that I didn't realize it was an addiction til we ran out of milk, and I had to skip a day.
We like to make a batch of cold brew coffee and then mix up a cup of iced coffee as we need it. The concentrate lasts a long time in the fridge - our last batch lasted over a month.
Iced Coffee (taken from Pioneer Woman)
1 pound ground coffee
8 quarts cold water
In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.
Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds (or feed them to your flowers and house plants!)
Place coffee in the fridge.
To make iced coffee, place several ice cubes in a large glass. (I use a nICE insulated tumbler because it keeps the coffee cold for hours even in high temperatures.) Fill the glass half full of coffee (or more if you like it stronger). Add sweetner - sugar, brown sugar, Stevia, flavored latte syrup, or sweetened condensed milk (my favorite). Fill the rest of the cup with milk. Enjoy!