I will not be posting on Saturday for Scrumptious Saturday...
It is Christmas.
So I am posting early.
I love my family.
I enjoy coffee.
Hence my recent comment about my compost heap providing caffeine for the neighborhood scroungers.
All coffee grinds go in to the heap.
A few weeks ago my sister-in-law came over for our traditional Thursday night cooking class.
As a little treat, we made one of my favorite drinks...
Almond Cold Brew
First you need Cold Brew Coffee
1 c. coarsely ground coffee (as if for a French press)
2 c. cold water
(or a similar ratio)
1 quart jar
cheesecloth, strainer, or coffee filter, French press
or a combination of the above.
Place coffee and water in a quart jar (yes, all mixed up.)
Cover and give it a good shake and then let sit for about 6 hours on the counter.
Strain the coffee through the filtering method into another clean jar.
Keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Cold brewing gives you all the caffeine and a smooth taste without all the acid or bitterness and stomach turning parts that make coffee not so delightful.
- To make regular hot coffee mix in a ratio of 1 part coffee to 3 parts boiling water (alter to your preference.)
- Heat straight up for super strong coffee.
- Mixed with sweetened condensed milk 50/50 it makes what they called Cafe Bon Bon when I was in Spain.
- To make Almond Cold Brew mix about 1 part cold brew to 4 parts sweetened vanilla almond milk. (I usually use Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.)
- Mix one part cold brew, one part chocolate syrup, and 3-4 parts hot milk for a nice mocha.
- Mix in as some of the liquid for a baked chocolate recipe to make a chocolate espresso item.
What else can you make with Cold Brew?