How to Make Cold-Pressed Coffee
Just because summer is over doesn't mean your daily fix of having iced coffee has to be over. On a recent trip to Target, I picked up this French press. I've heard amongst coffee enthusiasts that French pressed coffee is the way to go. So I decided to try making a batch of cold French-pressed coffee this weekend. The coffee Gods were right this cup of coffee was smooth and less acidic.
Making cold pressed coffee is a lot easier than its seems. All you need is ground coffee, water, sweetener and milk. The French press process takes a little bit longer to make than your average cup of joe. Once you add the coffee grounds and water to your french press it has to sit for at least 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. This process makes the coffee concentrate for your iced coffee.
After your coffee has chilled overnight, strain the coffee grains by plunging down your French press machine. This will separate the coffee grains from the coffee and create your coffee concentrate.
Now add your ice, sweetener, flavoring, half and half, a dash of cinnamon and condensed milk to your individual glasses. Pour your coffee concentrate in the glasses and stir mixture together. Now you have an amazing glass of iced coffee at home!
1/2 cup of ground coffee
1 1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons sweetened non-fat condensed milk
1/4 cup of half and half
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, caramel sauce, or dark chocolate syrup or sweetener
Add coffee grounds and water to your French press. Stir together until slightly watery.
Place the French press plunger in an upward position so that the coffee and the water can infuse together overnight. Place the French press in the refrigerator for 12-24hrs. The longer the better the coffee will taste.
After your coffee has sat overnight, plunge the French press 3-4 times so that the coffee concentrate and grounds can separate. Now pour your coffee into a tall pitcher.
Add your ice, condensed milk, half and half, cinnamon, and flavoring of your choice to two separate glasses.
Now add your coffee concentrate to each glass and stir mixture together.
**This post is sponsored by Maison Camus Coffee.