Have you tried ...? Cold-brew coffee
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Thursday, August 23, 2012
9/18/12 at 10:55 AM
In the heat of the summer, even the most devoted coffee drinkers think twice about having a hot beverage.
But after drinking glass after glass of iced tea, a nice iced coffee sounds pretty good.
Several brands of cold brew coffee concentrates are available at grocery stores and make it easier to make your own iced coffee at home.
Grady's Cold Brew New Orleans-Style, Chameleon Cold Brew and Stumptown Cold Brew are some of the top coffee concentrates, according to Bon Appetit.
New Orleans Style Iced Coffee is available in traditional, French Vanilla, Storeyville Market and Hazelnut.
The company explains that N.O. Brew is a fresh coffee product and, as such, must remain refrigerated. Refrigerated and unopened, it has a five-month shelf life.
Once opened, it remains fresh for about a month.
So look for coffee concentrate in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store.
Here's a recipe for making cold brew coffee concentrate at home.
COLD BREW COFFEE
1 cup ground coffee
32 ounce container (1 quart)
Large basket-type coffee filters
1. Place ground coffee in the container, and fill with cold water. Cover and let sit on counter for 12-15 hours.
2. Place strainer over large bowl, and put coffee filter inside. Slowly pour over about half of the coffee, and let sit until strained. Replace filter and repeat.
3. To make regular coffee: Place equal parts coffee concentrate and water in cup, and heat.
4. To make iced coffee: Place equal parts concentrate and milk in glass. Add ice and sweetener, if desired. If this concentrate is too strong, add a small amount of water.
- adapted from the Southernplate.com
Here's a recipe for a dessert coffee that you can make with the cold brew concentrate.
1 cup strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon 2 percent reduced-fat milk
1 1/4 cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3 tablespoons fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 teaspoon chocolate shavings
1. Stir together coffee, sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in a small glass measuring cup. Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.
2. Process coffee ice cubes, 1 1/4 cups milk and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth. Dollop evenly with whipped topping and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.
- adapted from allrecipes.com
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