This is the absolute fastest way to make French press iced coffee. Just forget about cold brew concentrate – with this Quick French Press Iced Coffee Recipe you can have your iced coffee ready in 5 – 6 minutes.
Who doesn’t like the French press?! It’s effortless and makes bold cup of coffee. But, not only that – you can easily make iced coffee in a French press as well!
There are two ways to do it. The usual way of making iced coffee in a French press is making cold brew concentrate. You mix coffee grounds with cold water and let it sit for at least 12 hours. This produces a big batch of cold brew coffee concentrate that should last you a few days.
You can also use this quick French press iced coffee recipe. It’s the absolute fastest way to make iced coffee in a coffee press. Your drink will be ready in just 5 – 6 minutes, and no planning is required! And, since the coffee is freshly brewed, it’s delish.
You start by brewing double strong coffee in your coffee press. Next, you pour the coffee slowly over the ice cubes, add milk and sugar and that’s it. It couldn’t be simpler.
How to Make Iced Coffee In a French Press
You will need:
4 tablespoons coffee, coarsely ground
8 ounces water
1 cup ice cubes
8 oz cold milk, or half and half
Prepare coffee: Rinse your empty French press with hot water to warm up the press. Discard the rinse water and add 4 tablespoons coarsely ground coffee to the press. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, and wait for a few seconds. Pour the hot water just off the boil into your brewer. Give the coffee a stir with a spoon, making sure all the coffee is saturated. Allow the coffee to brew for 4 minutes.
While you’re waiting, prepare glasses – fill two tall glasses half full with ice. At 3:50 put the plunger on and gently press all the way down at 4:00.
Pour: pour coffee really slowly over ice cubes, between two prepared cups. Do a little pour at the time. To finish, add 4 oz cold milk or half and half into each cup, stir well, taste, and sweeten to taste.
Makes 2 servings.
Add some vanilla syrup to the recipe for an iced vanilla latte, or add 2 tablespoons caramel sauce for an iced caramel latte.
For Vietnamese iced coffee, prepare coffee, add 2 rich tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and splash in half and half. Stir and sweeten to taste.