Cold brew iced coffee

Heather Disarro

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Just because the weather is warmer doesn't mean you don't still need a caffeine boost. Cold brew iced coffee makes all the coffee you'll need for a week, and it can be warmed up should the weather decide to change! Additionally there are three options to make a flavored coffee concentrate with vanilla, cinnamon or hazelnut!

cold brew iced coffee

Cold brew iced coffee in 3 flavors

Each batch makes 4 cups of iced coffee concentrate


  • 1-3/4 cups strong ground coffee
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 2 whole vanilla beans, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts


  1. Pour the ground coffee into the bottom of a large pitcher, along with either the vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks or the chopped hazelnuts.
  2. Pour the filtered water over the coffee.
  3. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours.
  4. Line a large colander with paper towels and place over a large bowl.
  5. Gently pour the coffee ground mixture over the paper towels. Allow to sit for about 20 minutes to allow all of the coffee to drain through the grounds.
  6. This makes a concentrate with a 1:1 ratio of concentrate to water. To make an 8-ounce glass of iced coffee, pour 4 ounces of the concentrate into a glass with ice and then another 4 ounces of water.
  7. Serve cold!

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.