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Maybe it’s the heat.
Maybe it’s driving my kids to their destinations, come home, only to turn around to go back to pick them up again a few hours later.
I think summer driving zaps my energy even more than other seasons.
It’s too hot to make another pot of coffee in the middle of the afternoon so I started making coffee syrup, and keeping a carafe in the fridge to make a quick tall glass of ice coffee – a perfect afternoon pick me up – just for me, when I need it.
I can’t remember where I saw this cold coffee syrup recipe first but it is so easy peasy! And I don’t know why I didn’t make this when I was in college! It would have saved me many afternoon coffee runs to the student center, never mind, wads of money!
Coffee Syrup for Ice Coffee Recipe
- 1 lb. of coarse ground coffee
- 3-4 C of warm water
- 6 C of cold water
- Scoop out 2 C of coffee ground into a tall pitcher with a lid.
- Slowly add about 3-4 C of warm water.
- With a tall spoon, wet the coffee ground without stirring.
- Gently pour the rest of cold water into the carafe.
- Cover with the lid and refrigerate overnight.
- Do not shake or stir the coffee, otherwise, you'll end up with coffee powder in the syrup.
- hours later.....
- Gently, pour the coffee syrup through a sieve or a fine strainer into a carafe with a lid. You will make 10 cups of coffee syrup.
- Use the refrigerated syrup in 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!
- If you really want strong coffee, you can use strong blends OR add more coffee ground to the recipe.
- Also, you can make ice cubes using the syrup for you to add to your ice coffee. I didn't do that since the syrup is strong enough for me.
- Use sweetener of your choice, add ice, milk, a reusable straw and enjoy!