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I found this great recipe/method on the Pioneer Woman Cooks. I love, love, love iced coffee. This version is rich and rather indulgent, but very easy to make and keep on hand. Cheaper and probably at least a little better for you than Starbucks, too!

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman.

You need:

1/2 lb Ground coffee (I use a donut-shop knock off from Aldi)

4 quarts of water

A large pitcher

Paper towels


2nd pitcher or large bowl

Half and half, sweetened condensed milk, coffee creamer, etc.

To Make It:

Combine the coffee grounds and water in the pitcher. Let sit over night. Line your strainer with paper towels and set over the bowl or second pitcher. Slowly dump the coffee over the towels.

Refrigerate until cold.

Serve over ice, with a generous splash of half and half AND 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk, OR whatever else you would like to add.

You can also freeze some of the coffee in ice cube trays to make coffee ice cubes! Viola, no more watered down coffee. If you are anything like me and nurse an iced coffee for hours, this is a godsend!

Category: Recipes

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