A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to find a better way to make iced coffee. Simply putting ice in coffee just wasn't working for me, and, with summer on its way, I wanted to enjoy a cool, refreshing treat without having to drop a few dollars at Starbucks.
Enter Smitten Kitchen's blog post on cold-brewed iced coffee. This post is nearly two years old. I am out of the loop.
(Fancy new travel cup I purchased specifically for the transportation of iced coffee from one place to another)
But, I am TOTALLY ON BOARD with coffee concentrate. Oh, yes I am. Lately I've been making it every couple of days, doubling the recipe each time and storing it in a glass milk bottle in the fridge. I mix everything up in my French press, which eliminates having to strain the coffee twice (the 'press' counts as the first strain). A few ounces of concentrate, a few ounces of water, a little half and half and sugar, and I'm all set. I've also tried it with chocolate flavored coffee creamer. Instant iced mocha!
Pioneer Woman also has a recent post on coffee concentrate, only she brews an entire pound at a time! I love her idea of using sweetened condensed milk to make Vietnamese iced coffee. Will definitely have to give that one a try.