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Cold Brewed Coffee

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Save some money and make iced coffee at home. Serve with a simple syrup and creamer in a Ball Mason jar for added enjoyment! This is a concentrated coffee mixture. It is recommended to dilute with water 50/50. Add creamer to taste."
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12 h 20 m servings 95
Original recipe yields 9 servings (3 1/2 cups)


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  1. Pour coffee grounds of your choice into a pitcher. Pour in water and stir with a spoon. Let mixture steep at room temperature for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. Line a fine-mesh strainer with a coffee filter and place over a medium bowl. Slowly pour coffee mixture through the filter. Do not force it through. Discard grounds and rinse out pitcher.
  3. Pour filtered coffee concentrate back into the clean pitcher. Place in the refrigerator.
  4. Boil water and sugar together until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool simple syrup and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  5. Pour 3 ounces of coffee concentrate into a Mason jar or cup. Top with 3 ounces water. Add desired amount of simple syrup and ice.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To keep your drink from getting watered down by ice cubes, brew a pot of regular coffee and pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours. No diluted coffee!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 95 calories; 0 24.1 0.5 0 14 Full nutrition

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Do yourself a favour and mix by weight using an 8:1 water:coffee ground ratio (i.e, 800g water for 100g coffee). Going by weight ratio makes it super-easy to adjust to make just the right amount...

Terrific! The ratio of coffee to water is spot on. The syrup is delicious. Taste the coffee before diluting. I didn’t care for it diluted at all. Thank you for the recipe.

I've been making this for a couple of years now. I absolutely love it. I prefer my coffee poured over ice with milk. No sweetener.