An Iced Coffee Recipe That’ll Keep You Cool All Summer!

Posted June 20, 2014 by in Lifestyle

Who doesn’t love coffee? Better yet, who doesn’t love iced coffee? Now that the weather is warming up, you might find yourself swiping your card on a daily basis at your favorite coffee shop. That’s going to add up really fast! Instead, consider making it at home. It’s just as easy as making hot coffee!

That being said, there are two main ways to make home-brewed iced coffee. (Hint: Neither of them involves making hot coffee and putting ice cubes in it.)

The first way you can home-brew iced coffee is with a french press. I’m not a fancy enough coffee-drinker to have my own french press, so I did it the second way:

What You Need:

  • – One cup of ground coffee (the stronger the better)
  • – Six cups of water
  • – One coffee filter
  • – Mesh strainer
  • – Two pitchers



1. Pour the coffee grounds in a pitcher filled with water. You can do this! It’s so easy!


2. Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.


3. Now here comes the exciting part. I don’t have a photo of the exciting part (blogger fail), but if you’re doing it right, it should look something like a weird science experiment.

Place a coffee filter inside a mesh strainer, and put the strainer on top of the pitcher you’re going to put the coffee in. Slowly pour the coffee through the strainer, and the filter will catch the grounds.


And there you have it! Home-brewed iced coffee tends to be less bitter than regularly brewed hot coffee, so it may not need as much cream and/or sugar. Or go crazy with that pumpkin spice creamer. It’s your life!

*This post originally appeared on Ana’s blog, She Learns Things