Cold Brewed Iced Coffee


I'm relatively new to coffee drinking, but have graduated from instant to actual brewed liquid energy. I was intrigued when I read about cold brewing and how it can make a smoother beverage with more kick. So I gave it a try and I am a convert. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge, or made into ice cubes.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 13 mins
4 glasses


  • ½ cup coarsely ground coffee beans

  • 4 cups water, divided

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ice cubes


  1. Place coffee beans in a French press or large measuring cup; pour in 2 cups water. Let coffee steep, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Combine remaining 2 cups water and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Simmer until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour syrup into a container and transfer to the refrigerator.

  3. Strain coffee using the French press plunger or through a coffee filter in a fine-mesh strainer. Pour 1/2 cup coffee into a glass of ice; sweeten with simple syrup.

Cook's Note:

You don't have to add more water to your drink, but remember that this coffee concentrate is quite potent in terms of caffeine kick, so you may want to water it down a bit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
51g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 0g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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