I accidentally discovered the easiest way to make cold brew coffee at home. Most at-home recipes involve grinding beans, expensive equipment, and/or time straining and filtering your brew… but these coffee soft pods are a game-changer!
A while back, I thought I was buying k-cups on Amazon… but I actually bought these soft pods for a different coffee brewer. After they sat in my pantry for a while, I realized they are PERFECT for making cold brew coffee in just a few easy steps! (For more on how affordable this is compared to coffee shop cold brew… read all the way to the end.)
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Easiest Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
- In a wide-mouth mason jar, add 8 oz. water.
- Drop in one soft coffee pod.
- Steep for 12-24 hours in the refrigerator. (You may need to put a metal spoon on it to keep the pod submerged rather than floating on top of the water.)
- Remove and discard the pod. Add lots of ice to the mason jar!!
- Add milk or cream of your choice (optional).
- If you like sweetness, add 6+ drops of liquid Stevia (vanilla is yummy with coffee), or sugar to taste.
- Enjoy!!! Once ice is added, you have a 16 oz. cold brew coffee.
You can also double or triple the recipe to have more cold brew ready to go in the refrigerator. To make a strong cold brew concentrate, use 12 oz. of water and 2 coffee pods. Then, when you are ready to drink, use just 4 oz. of the concentrate and 4 oz. of water or milk. This is a good option for taking up less space in your refrigerator, while having cold brew ready to go at any time!
This recipe is a quick, easy, and affordable way to enjoy cold brew at home. One box of 18 coffee pods is under $8 on Amazon… so each home-made cold brew runs under 45 cents each! So affordable compared to any coffee shop around (or premade cold brew from the grocery store).
It couldn’t be any easier to make your own cold brew coffee! If you try it out, let me know what you think.
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