Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mason Jar Iced Coffee

For me coffee, hot or cold, has to be the second best drink I consume. Sangria is the first if you were wondering. In fact I had some marvelous Sangria at Olive Garden yesterday. I don't think it had any alcohol in it but it was delicious. Kind of tasted like flat Italian fruit punch soda. But this post is not about Sangria. Back to the coffee.

One of my favorite treats while shopping at a bulls-eye of a store is sipping a Carmel Latte from their inner Mermaid dealer. The problem is I cannot afford to indulge as often as my craving arises. What to do, what to do?

Luckily for me the Southern author at had the same issue. She lovely provided her readers with a fantastic recipe for Iced Coffee that I now am going to post here.

In a one quart Mason jar, pour in 2/3 cup of finely ground coffee

Fill jar with cold water

Let sit for 12 hours at room temperature

After 12 hours, strain the coffee. I strained mine through a piece of cheesecloth over a wire strainer into another jar. Now you have coffee concentrate.

Take your concentrate and make a half concentrate, half milk mixture and pour over ice. You can do what you want from there. Add sugar, caramel, sweet cream, or any other flavor you can wrap your head around. It was also recommended to shake up the concoction to make a little froth at the top. I'll try that tomorrow as today I was too excited and just used a good swizzle stick.

Keep your concentrate in the jar or container in the fridge. The Southern author says hers has lasted up to three weeks still tasting great. I drank half of mine on the first day so I doubt it will make it to the end of the week!

Thank you for the recipe and thank you Aunt Lori for the mason jars. The green beans were great but the coffee is even better.


  1. I am also an Ice coffee fan...have been brewing mine, but will try this for sure! The brew is good, but never as good as my fave take out...

  2. I'm so glad you liked it! :) Now you've got me hankerin' for a good sangria recipe... hmm....