Now, please note that this coffee is STRONG. I actually had to let the ice melt for a bit to get my desired taste. That’s never happened before!! One of the reasons it was so strong, was that I allowed the grounds to soak for 11 hours. The directions said 8 hours. I just did it overnight. The next time, I’ll do it for a much shorter time – but at least with a stronger taste I can control it.
My favorite thing about this no-brewing way to make strong iced coffee, is that I can store what I’ve made for a few weeks. I love the ease of just pouring myself another glass!
[print_this]Iced Coffee Overnight
from Lynette’s Kitchen @ Cleverly Simple
Inspired by Ree Drummond’s post here.
12 oz Coffee Grounds
1.5 Gallons Water
You will also need:
Cheese Cloth or Coffee Filters
Large Container for Coffee grounds to soak.
Large pitcher to house the iced coffee.
1. Pour the coffee grounds into a large container.
2. Add water.
3. Mix the grounds with the water.
4. Soak the coffee grounds in the water in a large container for at least 8 hours.
5. Strain the coffee grounds from the coffee after soaking using the cheese cloth and strainer.
6. Remover strainer.
7. Pour the coffee into a large container to store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
4. Make iced coffee to your liking.
*Soaking my coffee grounds for 11 hours made it VERY strong. You could probably do less and be fine.
* Using coffee filters might work better than 4 layers of cheese cloth like I did. I still find grounds in my coffee.