Let’s play barista for the day and make this easy Cold Brew Coffee recipe!
A few weeks back we took a little trip into downtown Dallas to pick up some donuts. My husband had heard amazing things about this little place in Deep Ellum and I am always up for an adventure. We got there just 15 minutes after they opened their doors and couldn’t believe how packed it was! After waiting in the fast moving line we finally made it to the display. Rows of unique donuts lined the shelf and it was soooooo hard to pick. The options were limitless and ranged from peach cinnamon to toasted marshmallow. We picked a dozen but the ONE I was the most excited to give a try was the cold brew coffee donut. It did NOT disappoint. In fact, chances are good you’ll see a homemade version here on OSA one day in the future.
But before I can make a cold brew donut I have to master cold brew! I was so surprised at how simple it was. Toss all of your ingredients into a container (I used a mason jar) and let it soak overnight. Sounds easy enough, right? The real secret is using quality ingredients. Choose your coffee carefully. We’re big fans of using whole beans and grinding them yourself. I’m not sure if it really makes that much of a difference but I’ll say this… I drank this with no creamer and it was heaven. Those of you that know me realize how big of a deal this is. I usually take my creamer with a little coffee (or so my husband says). If it’s too strong feel free to dilute it with equal parts water and coffee. I’d start with a little less water and taste as you go. You can always add more water but you can’t take any out.
- 2/3 cup ground coffee
- 3 cups cold water
- Combine both the water and coffee into a 1 quart mason jar. Allow to sit at room temperature overnight.
- Strain through a coffee filter, dilute with water to your taste, and add milk as needed.