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Who else loves iced coffee year-round?
Well, strangely enough… my favorite time of year to have iced coffee is the dead of winter. No clue why, but it’s what I crave!
I rarely go out to get iced coffee from a shop because:
- I don’t feel like spending the unnecessary money.
- Most placed don’t serve organic coffee [needed!].
- I am wayyyyy too lazy to drive somewhere early in the am.
So, I almost always opt for making homemade iced coffee.
Usually, I am content making iced coffee with my coffee bar that has an “iced coffee” setting. But, for real… it’s always watery no matter what.
If you’re a true iced-coffee fan, you want your coffee flavor to remain non-watery + bold with ice that lasts more than 15 minutes!
There are a few ways you can get this bold, non-watery taste.
Scroll + I will share how I make my own homemade iced coffee below:
The Pot Hack
An easy way to make sure your homemade iced coffee is nice + bold is to brew a large pitcher and put it in the fridge overnight. The great thing about doing it this way is that you can make an entire pot and keep it in the fridge for a few days of iced coffees.
I always get a bit nervous about this because I don’t want to crack the glass pitcher I use with my Coffee Bar [not sure if it would?] if I put it in real hot.
When I do it this way, I let the hot coffee pitcher cool for a few hours + then put it in the fridge overnight. But, this requires you having to remember to put it in the fridge + it will take up a little room in your fridge.
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The 1 Hour Hack
Lately, I am just one-day and one-step at a time when it comes to everythingggggg. So, I really don’t put in the effort to do the whole pitcher method.
I just want to brew one cup in the am, go + get ready, + have nice cold cup of coffee to take to work within an hour. You feel me?
This is what I do:
- I brew one large cup of coffee into a coffee mug.
- Then, I transfer it into a tall glass.
- I clear a spot on the top shelf of my freezer, put the glass full of hot coffee in it, + let it chill for an hour.
- Then, I grab this iced-coffee mug, fill it with lots of ice to the top, pour the chilled coffee into it, + add my favorite creamer!
It’s delicious every time! + I love that my coffee mug keeps the iced cubes from melting for 24 hours [I sip my coffee over 3-5 hours in the am when at work].
The Chiller Hack
My friend recently messaged me on IG + shared this amazing invention with me that I have yet to purchase [but, want to!].
After brewing your coffee, apparently you just have to pour the coffee right into THIS mug + it chills the coffee in just 60 seconds!
Sounds too good to be true. BUT, the ratings are amazing.