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Monday, May 27, 2013

For the Love of Coffee

 Ice Coffee from a French Press and cold brewed is my companion some most afternoons.  Last week I shared a printable expressing my love for coffee.  You can check it out here.  I was surprised at the number of requests for my recipe for French press cold brewed Ice Coffee this past week. So for the love of coffee I have snapped a few photos during the making of this last batch to share the process/recipe with my fellow coffee addicts enthusiasts.  So without further adieu,
I give you the the Nectar of the Gods...
 
Mexican Ice Coffee
We grind coffee in our kitchen.  For this cold brew Ice Coffee I am looking for a coarse grind in the coffee.

I/3 cup coarse ground coffee beans, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 whole clove go into the bottom of my French Press.  Fill with cold water, cover and put in fridge overnight or for 12 hours.
Take the French Press out of fridge, plunge the plunger to press grounds to bottom.  Fill mug with ice cubes, yes I freeze leftover coffee so my Ice Coffee will not be diluted with water. 

Now we must make our sweet cream.  Combine one can of evaporated milk with one can of sweetened condensed milk.  Set the Sweet Cream mixture a side for use with future Ice Coffee Mugs.
 
Combine 1/4 cup of our just made Sweet Cream with chocolate syrup.

chocolate flavored sweet cream mix
I reduce some calories by cutting with milk mixed in after my first cup at "full" sweet cream.

Add French Brewed coffee over ice cubes to about 1/2 full of your mug.  Top with Chocolate flavored Sweet Cream you just made to fill your mug to the top.

 
Nectar of the Gods....

11 comments:

  1. Oh my Word! you've managed to combine 2 of my favorite things in the world in one delicious drink! Thank You so much for linking it to the Fluster Buster Party! nothing better than coffee and chocolate! Have a great day, Lizy co host of the Fluster Buster Party

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  2. Yes please I absolutely love coffee :) Thanks for sharing

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  3. I have never made cold brewed coffee but love my iced capps. This sounds delicious and I am going to try it. Found this from Fluster's creative muster party. Newest follower.

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    1. I am on my second cup at the moment!

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  4. Yum! This sounds really good. I'd love for you to share this on your Sweet Tooth Tuesdays blog link party, it's still going on this week!
    http://www.sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-tooth-tuesdays-3.html

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  5. I'm not much of a hot coffee drinker, but give me an iced coffee and I'm happy. This looks really yummy! Pinning it. Thanks for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  6. Thanks for hosting the party Robin!

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  7. I love the idea of freezing it into cubes so that your coffee isn't diluted! I tried iced coffee last summer and it was great to have on hand!

    Heather @ http://www.workfromhomewithkids.net

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