Everyone can call me crazy, but I am not a fan of the famous “S” coffee establishment. I am a NW Indiana girl, and grew up with DD my whole life. To me there is no better coffee out there for the money. Now I know a lot of you will protest, but for me “S” is way too strong. I always see people with iced coffee from the big chain coffee places, but I have never really tried on since I do not like cold beverages. But once the temperatures started rising I knew I may have to explore my iced coffee options. I do not buy coffee out very much at all since getting my Keuring, so I knew it was going to be a struggle to find a coffee I liked. Then, I saw this recipe and knew I could make this! Let me tell you, I have shared the iced coffee with several people and they say it is the best they have ever had. The best part is you can make it in all flavors. I made this batch with coconut-almond coffee and it definitely gives me a tropical feel on these warm days. Try it and you will never go through the drive thru again.
1 pound Ground Coffee ( I used coconut-almond flavored)
8 quarts Cold Water
Half-and-half (healthy Splash Per Serving)
Sweetened Condensed Milk (2-3 Tablespoons Per Serving)
Note: Can Use Skim Milk, 2% Milk, Whole Milk, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Syrups…adapt To Your Liking!
To make iced coffee concentrate:
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 or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
To make iced coffee:
Pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.