Economical Iced Coffee

I have become a recent connoisseur of iced coffee.  Once a tea misto fiend, my Whole30 ways have turned me on to venti iced coffee’s at Starbucks (with canned light coconut milk).  At $3 a pop, and my Starbucks card running low, I needed to find an economical way to get my iced coffee.  Solution: homemade iced coffee.  Yes, it loses the grandeur of being a “Starbucks” iced coffee, but $3 in my pocket a day will be worth it.  I don’t know how long this will last, as I’ve already had 3 cups today (whoops!).  And did I mention no coffee machine or equipment is required?  I like it because it’s very light and doesn’t have that hard-hitting coffee flavor.  Perfectly spiced and not bitter might just make it:

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Homemade Iced Coffee
From A Beautiful Mess
INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 quarts water (10 cups)
5 oz ground coffee (1/2 + 1/8 cup)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Milk & sweetener, your choice
DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large pitcher combine the cold water, cinnamon, and ground coffee.  Stir mixture and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

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  2. In the morning, strain the coffee through a cheese cloth (I used one, folded a couple times) over a mesh sieve, into a large bowl.
  3. Rinse out large pitcher to re-use and pour contents of the bowl into it.
  4. Fill a glass with ice and pour in your chilled iced coffee.  Add milk and sweetener as you like (I just used light canned coconut milk).

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  5. Enjoy copious amounts of cheap, homemade, iced coffee!

 

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