Want to know a funny story? Every time I make iced coffee concentrate now I put it in a plastic pitcher and triple check my hold on it before sliding over to the fridge to put it in. Y’all, I know it sounds silly but I really can’t even tell you how sad I was that I dropped that jar of liquid gold all over the floor a while ago! And the wound was only further aggravated by the fact that our house smelled like rich, gorgeous coffee all day…only to have none in it. Sad face.
But that’s not what we’re talking about today – I just had to share because that’s what friends do, right? And since I can’t text you about it I had to announce it here. C’est la vie!
Today we’re going to learn how to pour coffee into ice cube trays and freeze it so that your iced coffee doesn’t get watered down…oh wait. That’s all there is to it. Guess I spilled the beans already! Really though, there’s nothing worse than hot coffee getting cold OR iced coffee getting watered down. The thing with iced coffee is totally curable though, and all you have to do is make a double batch! Then just fill a clean, empty ice cube tray with that extra cup and you’ll have a couple days’ worth of iced coffee ice cubes to work with.
In my hot coffee I alternate between using creamer and coconut oil, but in my iced coffee it’s creamer all the way. My current favorite is the International Delight Caramel Creme, and I usually add about 1 tablespoon for every 8 ounces of coffee. Stir it together, pour into the trays, freeze. Done and done!
And if you’re looking for my “official” iced coffee recipe, here it is: 12 ounces dark-roast ground coffee stirred together in a great big bowl with 8 cups of water. Let it sit for 18 hours, then strain through cheesecloth OR if you have a super-fine strainer (I have one that’s actually for wine) then strain through that, just to make sure you remove all the grounds. Use the concentrate in a 1:1 ratio with filtered water and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.