Perfect Iced Coffee



This recipe is courtesy of the Pioneer Woman, lovely lady. There 2 differences between her recipe and mine 1) I use whipping cream instead of half & half, 2) I prefer sugar as opposed to the sweetened condensed milk.

Now you have to remember the secret to this drink is that should be served FRIGID NOT just cold.

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8 Hr


1 lb
ground coffee (good, rich roast)
8 qt
cold water
half-and-half (healthy splash per serving)
sweetened condensed milk (2-3 tablespoons per serving)
note: can use skim milk, 2% milk, whole milk, sugar, artificial sweeteners, syrups...adapt to your liking!

How to Make Perfect Iced Coffee


  • 1In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.
  • 2Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
  • 3Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
  • 4To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes. Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid. Add healthy splash of half-and-half. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.

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About Perfect Iced Coffee

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American