DIY: Starbucks Iced Coffee...

After seeing an overwhelming  trend of cold brewed coffee, I thought I would give it a try. I did some research and found how people were making this cold brewed coffee. They basically make regular French pressed coffee but use cold water and let it sit over night. I told my husband about this formula and he was outraged, "That's not how you make it. That's not right" he said. (He knows a lot about coffee, he's kind of a licensed coffee expert.) He then went on to tell me how to make a proper cup of iced coffee. 

I brought all of my supplies to work today so some Michigan First team members could try it and see if this process was any good. I have got to say, I was pleasantly surprised with how unbelievably amazing this iced coffee was!  Below I have added the recipe for you to try!

To make this delicious iced coffee you will need, a measuring cup, coffee grounds (ground for French press), a French press, water (something to boil the water in), ice, and a pitcher.

First I added 1, 1/4 cups of coffee grounds in my French press.

Next, boil 3, 3/4 cups of water and add it to the coffee grounds in the French press.

Before plunging the coffee let it steep for about 8 minutes, then plunge.

Next add equal parts of ice to water. I put about 3, 3/4 cups of ice in this pitcher and then added my French pressed coffee to it. Let the ice melt.

Lastly, fill your cup with ice and pour your incredible iced coffee! I also added some yummy chocolate chip cookies creamer to my cup! ENJOY! 

Although this required a lot of coffee grounds it made about 8 large cups of coffee! It is a great deal and in my personal opinion tasted JUST like an iced coffee I would normally get from Starbucks. Here is what some of the Michigan First team members had to say about the coffee.

So, there you have it! A delicious iced coffee recipe that is sure to please all coffee lovers! Next time you and your friends want to make a coffee run, you can re-think that decision and possibly save your money and make this recipe at home! 

Let me know if you try this out! Tag me in your pics @YoungFreeMI.

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