Are you one of those people who can’t function without coffee in the morning? Well, summertime is the perfect time to switch from your hot cup of joe to a refreshing iced coffee. Iced coffee is not only cooling and energizing, but it’s also super easy to make at home. All you need is a little planning ahead and some simple ingredients. Read on for my tips on how to make iced coffee that will get you through even the hottest summer days.
First, start with cold or room-temperature water. If you use hot water, your coffee will end up being watered down by the ice cubes. Second, use a ratio of about two tablespoons of ground coffee per every eight ounces of water. This may vary depending on how strong you like your coffee, but it’s a good place to start.
Once you have your coffee grounds and water ready, it’s time to brew. If you have a standard drip coffee maker, that’s great. Just brew the coffee as you normally would and let it cool down before proceeding. If you don’t have a coffee maker, there are plenty of ways to make coffee without one. Check out this tutorial for some ideas.
Now that your coffee is brewed, it’s time to add the ice cubes. You can either add them directly to your cup or put them in a separate pitcher or container first. I prefer adding the ice cubes to a pitcher because it helps keep the coffee from getting watered down.
Once you have your coffee and ice cubes ready, it’s time to put them together and enjoy. If you want a little extra sweetness, you can add some sugar, milk, or cream to your iced coffee. I like to keep things simple and just add a splash of milk. But feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.
Iced coffee is the perfect summer drink. It’s refreshing, energizing, and easy to make at home. So next time you’re feeling hot and sluggish, reach for a cold cup of iced coffee instead of your usual hot cup of joe. You’ll be glad you did!