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Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Enjoy delicious cold brew coffee at home with recipes for lattes, concentrate, and smoother hot coffee.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cold brew coffee
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Brew time 8 hours
Servings 4 cups
Calories 30kcal
Author Rachel


  • French Press (optional)
  • Mesh sieve (if you don't have a french press)
  • Coffee Grinder or Blender


Cold Coffee

  • 2.25 oz Whole coffee beans about ¾ cups, packed
  • 4 cups Room temperature water filtered water produces the best flavor

Concentrate for Iced Lattes

  • 3 oz Whole coffee beans about 1 cup
  • 2.5 cups Room temperature water

For Smoother Hot Coffee

  • 1 cup Cold Brew Coffee
  • ¼-1/2 cup Hot water

Additives for Iced Latte (suggestions)

  • 1 cup Milk almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and regular milk work great
  • ¼ cup Liquid creamer any flavor you like. I use coffee mate almond milk vanilla creamer.
  • 2 cups Cold brew


  • Coarsely grind beans in a coffee grinder on coarse setting or blender. The beans should have more texture than a typical grind.
  • Add the coffee grounds to a French press, pour room temperature water over the coffee grounds. Alternatively, you can make in a mason jar.
  • Use a long handled spoon to press the beans down into the water, and make sure that the beans are wet.
  • Allow to steep at room temperature for about 8-12 hours. If you can't get back to it for much longer, like 18 -24 hours - no worries, pop it in the fridge to slow down the brewing process.
  • Press the handle down on the French press to filter out the coffee grinds. If brewed in a jar, strain the coffee grounds using a coffee filter or metal mesh sieve. Pour coffee over ice or heat up to enjoy!
  • For storage, pour coffee into a carafe, and refrigerate for up to a week.


You can use whatever coffee you like. I use a dark roast to make iced lattes.
While not ideal, you can use pre-ground coffee. There are two things to watch out for if using pre-ground coffee. The first is that since it isn't coarsely ground, you will need a mesh sieve or coffee filter to strain it (no cheesecloth). My own French press maker strains pre-ground coffee without leaving any grounds left behind. Also, because you are using a finer ground, less coffee by volume is needed. I usually use ¾ cup whole beans or about ½ cup of pre-ground.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 30kcal