How To Make Iced Coffee At Home
Although it hasn’t felt like it at times, summer’s here, and as such, we’re going to show you three easy iced coffee recipes to take your home brewing game to the next level. In this journal entry, we will highlight 3 recipes for home brewing using filter coffee, espresso, and cold brew. So, get your ice in the freezer, your brewing equipment out and strap in.
Iced Coffee Recipe with Filter
Old Spike Coffee Tip: Wilton Benitez
It's all about balance, my friends. For a stellar iced coffee with a filter, aim for a brew ratio of 1:15. That means for every gram of coffee, you'll use 15 grams of water.
Use a dose of 30 grams of freshly ground coffee for a 450ml serving.
We want a medium grind, somewhere between table salt and flakey sea salt. Too fine, and you'll get an over-extracted mess. Too coarse, and you'll end up with a weak & watery cup.
- Boil your water and let it sit for about 30 seconds to cool slightly.
- Add ice to your serving glass to chill it.
- Place a filter in your brewer, add the coffee grounds, and level them off.
- Start your timer and slowly pour the hot water over the coffee, making sure to saturate all the grounds evenly.
- Let it steep for about 3 minutes, giving it a gentle stir at the 1.5-minute mark.
- Once the time's up, give it one last stir and let it drip into your chilled glass filled with ice.
- Add more ice to your liking, and you've got yourself a killer iced coffee that'll make any summer's day that bit better.
Iced Coffee Recipe with Espresso
Old Spike Coffee Tip: Arnhem Blend
We're turning up the intensity here. Shoot for a brew ratio of 1:2.5. That's 1 gram of coffee to 2.5 grams of water.
Take 18 grams of finely ground coffee for espresso.
We're talking fine. Think powdered sugar, and you're on the right track.
- Pull a shot of espresso into a small pitcher or shot glass.
- Grab some ice, fill your serving glass, and get that thing chilled.
- Fill the glass with water or milk depending on your preference
- Pour the freshly extracted espresso over the ice, and watch that liquid gold cascade down.
- 4. If you're feeling fancy, you can add a dash of simple syrup, but if it were us, we’d leave it to maximise the flavour coming through from the coffee!
Mix it up, sip it slowly, and savour the caffeinated glory that is iced espresso.
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
We're going full-on coffee concentrate here. Aim for a brew ratio of 1:5. That's 1 gram of coffee to 5 grams of water.
Use a dose of 100 grams of coarsely ground coffee for a 500ml serving.
We're going coarse for this one. Picture breadcrumbs, and you're spot on.
Mix your coarsely ground coffee with cold water in a jar or pitcher.
Stir it up, making sure all the coffee is fully saturated.
Cover it and let it steep in the fridge for a good 12 to 18 hours. Patience, my friends. Good things come to those who wait.
Once the time's up, strain the coffee through a fine-mesh sieve or a coffee filter.
Dilute it with water or milk to your liking, or if you really want to hear the flavour sing, we recommend drinking straight!
Store the rest in the fridge for a caffeine fix anytime you damn well please.
Three iced coffee recipes, three different methods, three equally delicious results. Summer, sorted. Grab your favourite coffee beans, pick the method of your choice and get brewing.