How to Make Iced Coffee Like a Pro

On a warm or extremely sizzling day, there’s no better drink than iced coffee. It’s the stress-free and refreshing beverage that you won’t feel guilty to drink.

The art of making iced coffee isn’t the planking of ice cubes into your cup of hot coffee. That would make your coffee taste like water in a few minutes. Plus, it wouldn’t be that icy-cold unless you put several ice cubes. Then again, once the ice melts, your cup of coffee would turn into a cup of water that tastes a little like coffee.

So how do you make a real chilly coffee? Here are the instructions. Note that this recipe makes only a single drink.

Materials needed:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of whole coffee beans
  • 1 ½ cups of cold water
  • Ice
  • Optional: Milk
  • Optional: Sweeteners such as melted chocolate, caramel, honey, or stevia

Steps:

  1. The first thing you need to do is crush the coffee beans. You need to grind them until both their roughness and their fineness is enough for the French press to filter.

  1. After grinding the beans and turning them into ground coffee, pour them into your French press and add the cold water.

  1. Combine the two ingredients by gently mixing them. Continue stirring until they’ve perfectly blended.

  1. Place the lid of your French press and ensure that the plunger is in the upward position.

  1. Allow the water to infuse overnight. Just make sure that the plunger is left in the up stance.

  1. Wake up and go to your French press at once!

  1. It’s now time to plunge your French press. Doing this will allow your coffee to break up with the grounds. Don’t worry, they’re better off separated.

  1. Now, this is the most thrilling part! Grab your favorite glass and put ice cubes. If you want to add milk, you can fill them 1/4 of the glass with ice and 1/4 with milk. You can also add the sweeteners you’ve chosen into the glass. Just don’t make the drink too sweet. Otherwise, the bitterness of coffee won’t come out. Now, pour your coffee into the glass. Stir with enthusiasm and indulge!

This drink contains 0.1 g of fat, 0.9 g of Protein, 1.3 g of fiber, 1.5 g of sugar (if you included milk in the recipe), 3.2 g of carbs, 14 calories, and 17 mg of Sodium.

Note that with a larger French press, you can produce more iced coffee. Just follow the ratio in this recipe. Don’t forget to transfer the unused coffee to a fresh container. If you’ve made a larger batch and you realized you can’t finish it, you can keep it refrigerated for one week.