Day 121 – Magical Coffee


I love iced coffee! There’s not much better on a hot day than an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. I was never able to get it quite right at home though. Putting brewed coffee in the fridge and adding ice just didn’t cut it. When I saw this pin for cold brewed coffee, I didn’t think it could really be that easy. How wrong I was!


2/3 cup coarsly ground coffee
3 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar (I only used one, so the amount will depend on how sweet you like your coffee)
Milk, half and half, or cream (if desired)


1. Put coffee, water, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a jar and stir.

2. Refrigerate overnight.

3. Pour the coffee base through a sieve or strainer into a bowl, then strain back into jar for easy storage.

4. For each drink, fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Pour in coffee until glass is about 3/4 full, then add milk/half and half/cream to taste.

I’ll be honest, I actually messed up this recipe the first time I tried it. How can I mess up a recipe so simple? Well, my brain doesn’t exactly function at 100% after 8pm at night. Since this had to sit overnight, I made it before going to bed because I knew I could just throw all the ingredients in a container and pop it in the fridge. How could I mess that up? After quickly glancing at the recipe, I threw in 2 cups of coffee with the rest of the ingredients. To say that the coffee turned out strong would be an understatement. I went back to the post and searched the comments, hoping I wasn’t the only one who thought it was so strong. Was I just a wimp? Then, I saw it. I had more than doubled the amount of coffee that it called for. I read 2/3 cup as 2-3 cups. Whoops! So, of course I had to try it again. And when I did…oh…my…GOODNESS! There’s a reason why her final step of this recipe is, “Die of happiness.”

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12 Comments… Share your views

  1. Why is it magical? Have you had Vietnamese ice coffee before? So good!

  2. I am doing this too. So good! (I also like cinnamon in with my hot coffee grounds.). Another tip: freeze coffee into ice cubes so ice doesn’t dilute your drink as it melts.

  3. I love iced coffee on a hot sunny day 🙂

  4. Is this the Pioneer Woman recipe? She also suggests making it with condensed milk… so good!

  5. I’m sad that mine is gone. Thank you for this post.

  6. You could also make a strainer top for the jar (cheesecloth, maybe?), and then not have to strain back and forth 🙂

  7. mmm! For a special treat add some Baileys.

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