Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

If I could, I would have an IV hooked up to me with coffee in it. That way I could have coffee 24/7. Sometimes when it is really hot, and in Virginia it is pretty much most of the summer, I can’t drink hot coffee. On those really hot days, I like to make iced coffee.

The problem with traditional iced coffee is when you pour hot coffee over a mug of ice, you end up with watered down bitter cold coffee. The trick is to use cold brewing. It will make the most wonderful coffee you have ever tasted. No need to go to a coffee-house to enjoy this. You can enjoy this right from your own kitchen.

It could save you a lot because it is so much more economical to make this at home than to go to Starbucks or another coffee-house to enjoy it.

I used regular ice cubes in this recipe. I used fat-free evaporated milk and my Homemade Vanilla Sugar If you want even more coffee flavor, make coffee ice cubes. Take your leftover coffee and put it in ice trays. The next time you make this use the coffee ice cubes instead of the regular ones. This way your drink will not be diluted.

You will be wired for sound, but you will enjoy this so much!

Iced Coffee


1 1/2 cups cold water
1/3 cup ground coffee I use Maxwell House
1 coffee filter
2 tablespoons Fat Free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons Vanilla sugar


Add cold water and coffee in a glass container. Allow to sit at room temperature for 8-14 hours. Strain through a coffee filter or paper towel . Pour into a glass of ice. Add milk and sugar if desired.

Peace be with you,

Copyright 2013 Veronica Gantley


About Author

We welcome guest contributors who graciously volunteer their writing for our readers. Please support our guest writers by visiting their sites, purchasing their work, and leaving comments to thank them for sharing their gifts here on To inquire about serving as a guest contributor, contact


  1. Oooh. that’s a good way to do it. Maryland is equally hot, so we drink a LOT of iced coffee here too!!

    I usually brew a huge pot (12 cups or so) and then refrigerate it. once it’s cool, you can just use it out of the fridge. for sugar I make simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled together and cooled).

    happy summer!

Leave A Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.