DIY Iced Coffee Concentrate! Yummy!

Happy Saturday morning Y'all!

Now you know I love my of the Gods! I swear, I know when i go to the lab for blood work, that my blood has to be brown! I have shared before that way back in the 90's, I use to have several coffee shops and I miss them, and we served all the coffee drinks that are so popular right now. From Caramel Macchiato's to plain old coffee!

Of course, during the summer months our frozen drinks and iced beverages were the most popular. We would brew a batch of regular coffee in our big urns and then after cooling transfer them to pitchers and they would be refrigerated. The other day while sitting on the porch I got a "bad hankering" for some iced coffee! Now, I don't have those big brewers not big pitchers, so, I started thinking and this is what I came up with:
1 large Mason jar
1/2 cup of ground coffee
1/2 cup of cold water....
place these into Mason jar and stir to make sure the grounds are all wet. Then I added cold tap water to finishing filling the Mason jar. I then placed jar into fridge over night.

Now, here is the tricky part...draining the brew! I had no cheesecloth, which would have been my preferred filter to use to drain, so, I improvised! I placed TWO coffee filters in my regular coffee maker and SLOWLY, and I mean slowly poured the mixture through the filter. I say slowly as you will be pouring instead of brewing and if you pour two fast, the sides of the filter will collapse and you will then have grounds and have to pour again!

I ended up with almost a full jar of the cold coffee mixture. Now, I love strong java, so, I'm calling mine "concentrate" because I used a 1/2 glass of the brew to 1/2 glass of milk, creamer or whatever I wanted to mix mine with! I do apologize for not wiping the condensation from the jar before pics:

So, if you enjoy iced coffee and would like to have a small amount just for you...then this is the way to go. Enjoy!


  1. Kim, this is so easy...I just finished brewing a fresh batch!

  2. Great idea! thank you very much!

  3. Yum! As a fellow coffee sister, I need to try this! Found you at Friday Wifesticated link up!

  4. Deborah, I'm sorry I hate coffee. Your recipe almost makes me want to try it. I must say, this is the first time I have been here and I took some time to look around. I love it! I love the colors, design, your voice. I have had a lovely time exploring.
    Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I hope to see you at the party next week.

    1. Thanks Maria....Yes, I love my java and I do love my bright and colorful and funky colors!

  5. I LOVE ice coffee, I'll have to give this a try. Stopping by from the Monday hop, come say hi!

  6. I need ice coffee in my life! I've still been drinking hot coffee all summer. I'm going to have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. I make it all the time now and it is so refreshing. Know you will love it!


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