toddy iced coffee

1. soaking coffee grounds

2. finished product

i’ve seen this recipe for “perfect iced coffee” floating around for a year or so, and i finally tried it. robert informed me it is called “toddy” because he is a coffee man. the first time i used the recipe was pretty frustrating, but after some tweaking i am now finishing up my second pitcher and boy is it good! i quit caffeine when i was pregnant, so i’m using a very small amount of regular coffee combined with decaf bustelo brand in a can. it’s really cheap, but for this purpose it doesn’t matter.

these half gallon mason jars and cheesecloth i bought have been amazing for so many purposes (gotta love amazon prime). this is no exception. i look forward to trying variations of toddy brew like this one. and maybe making some coffee ice cubes to mix with bailey’s.

here’s my recipe for iced coffee.

you need:

coffee grounds of choice
half gallon container
water
pitcher
cheesecloth
mesh strainer

– measure out 8 oz coffee grounds (1 cup) and pour into a half gallon container.

– fill container with water and cover. let soak at room temp overnight.

– double up on cheesecloth in bottom of mesh strainer. put strainer on  pitcher. pour some of the coffee mixture through strainer. when the bottom of strainer is filled with grounds, squeeze out the remaining liquid. discard grounds in trash. repeat this process until no more liquid remains.

notes: depending on how strong you like coffee, this can be diluted with water. i swish the remaining grounds with fresh water and strain until my pitcher is full. i reuse the cheesecloth, just rinse it out and let it dry.

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