How To Make The Best Iced Coffee On The Planet

space-and-company-philadelphia-iced-coffeeBY CHAD JORDAN ( AND KATHERINE COHEN (
Are you ready to kick that expensive coffee shop habit and make your own iced coffee at home, flavored the way you like it, cold and for half the price?! It’s so easy to do and you won’t have to wait in line to quench your thirst for caffeine on ice.
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Great iced coffee is not had by plunking frozen water into a glass of hot coffee. If you’ve ever tried adding ice cubes to hot coffee, you know that the coffee is immediately diluted by all that ice, never achieves true chilly nirvana and you’re left with a diluted, sub par, iced coffee experience… The best iced coffee is made by changing the coffee-brewing process itself. Instead of using hot coffee make a cold-brewed coffee, steeped and chilled overnight in a French press. It emerges from the refrigerator extra-cold and extra-strong, ready to be doctored by creamers or sugary sweet flavorings. Here is how to make the best iced coffee you’ve ever had.

What You Need


(Makes 1 drink)
1/3 cup whole coffee beans
1 1/2 cups cold water, preferably filtered
Ice, to taste
Milk, to taste
Sweeteners, such as flavored syrups, caramel, or melted chocolate, optional


Coffee grinder
French press


  1. Grind the coffee beans: Grind 1/3 cup of coffee beans until they are coarse enough to be filtered by the French press, yet fine enough to infuse well. I grind right in between middle and fine.
  2. Combine the ground coffee and water in the French press: Pour the ground coffee into the French press and top with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  3. Stir to incorporate: Gently stir the coffee with the water until well-blended.
  4. Put on French press lid: Make sure the plunger is in the up position.
  5. Steep the coffee overnight in the fridge: Leave the plunger in the up position so the grounds infuse the water overnight.
  6. Plunge to separate the coffee from the grounds: The next morning, plunge the French press to separate the coffee from the grounds.
  7. Make your iced coffee: Fill a glass with ice cubes and fill partway with milk. Fill the rest of the glass with iced coffee. Stir to combine and enjoy!
  8. If you have a tendency to over doctor, like me, you may want to stir in a spoonful of sea salt or cinnamon. Chocolate or caramel are also a nice touch! Enjoy!

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