If you want to cool off this summer with an easy and caffeinated treat, try these cold brew coffee floats! This cold brew recipe combines the classic coffee flavor you love with the creamy cool flavor of ice cream.
I remember the first time I tried a cold brew coffee. It was life altering! Its my go to for iced coffee, especially in the summer… but there are so many other delicious ways that this smooth coffee base can be used! Like these cold brew coffee floats… but I’ll warn you now, they’re addicting!
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
This recipe takes about five minutes to prepare with at least 12 hours of time spent letting the cold brew settle in the fridge. It will make about eight cups of coffee, and all you need are mason jars, a sieve, and coffee filters to get started.
First, use eight cups of water (a half gallon) and two cups of your favorite ground coffee to begin preparing the cold brew. Choose a coffee flavor that you enjoy and remember that cold brew typically is stronger than traditional coffee. I prefer a light roast, but you may enjoy a dark roast or perhaps a flavor.
Start by adding the ground coffee into a large mason jar or a glass container. Pour cold water over the coffee and cover.
Let sit in the fridge for at least 12 hours. It’s easy to do this overnight, so it’s ready for you in the morning.
The next step is to filter the coffee out by lining a sieve with two coffee liners. Be patient with this part, you want to make sure its well strained.
Serve over ice or get creative, like I did with these yummy
How to Prepare Cold Brew Coffee Floats
You can add a few extra steps to this recipe by using this cold brew mixture with your favorite ice cream. A fun idea is to add a cookie as a garnish. We tried chocolate chip!
While we used ice cream for the floats, you can use whipped cream, condensed milk, syrup, or enjoy it black.
- 8 cups of water (1/2gallon)
- 2 cups of ground coffee
- Chocolate chip cookies, optional
- Ice cream, optional
- 2 1 gallon mason jars, or 1 large storage jar and 1 large bowl to use while filtering out coffee grounds
- 1 sieve
- 1 to 2 coffee filters
- To make a float, you can use whipped cream, condensed milk, syrup, or enjoy it black.
- Put ground coffee into a large mason jar or glass container.
- Pour cold water over the coffee and cover.
- Let sit in fridge for over 12 hours.
- Filter the coffee out by lining a sieve with 2 coffee filters.
- Cover and store in the fridge until ready to drink.
- To enjoy, pour over ice.
- While we used ice cream for the floats, you can use whipped cream, condensed milk, syrup, or enjoy it black.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
If you’re one of my fellow coffee addicts, this pinterest board is full of other coffee loving recipes you’ll enjoy!
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