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Iced Coffee Concentrate recipe

 Iced Coffee Concentrate

(Note the *concentrate*, this isn't for straight drinking. Modified from the Pioneer Woman's recipe, because she likes her coffee weaker than R.)
 
1. In a large container  combine 

3 cups of ground coffee
11 cups water

Optimizing for surface area affects results, so a rectangular food storage container, loaf pan, cake pan, etc. Plastic, ceramic or glass recommended.
Halving the quantities works fine.
Which ground might make a difference, but we didn't extensively test this.
Freshly ground vs hanging around in the bag for a while did make a difference, but it wasn't necessary for a good result.
We used an 148 ounce snapware container that was 8x6x9inches vaguely, which had more room than needed and a securely fastening lid because I am hella clutzy.
 
2. Stir to combine, cover, allow to sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours or overnight.
 
3. Layer a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over a separate container (preferably a pitcher you can serve from/store in).
Slowly pour the steeped coffee through the strainer, allowing all the liquid to run through.
I do a little smooshing at the end to get the last bits of liquid out of the grounds.

We strained directly into a rubbermaid 64 ounce pitcher.  Don't try to make it in the pitcher, it will be weak. Rinse cheesecloth thoroughly and store for next time.
 
4. Keep concentrate in fridge.
 
To prepare, add milk, flavors, etc to taste. We did 3/5th coffee to 2/5 milk+creamer, no ice. Mileage will vary.
 
(posting here because it took me forever to find our version again after not making it for a while.) This entry was originally posted at https://jeliza.dreamwidth.org/1101672.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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