New American Plate Challenge

Perfect Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

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Weekly Recipe
Serves 2

Coffee keeps making news with its ever-growing list of health benefits. Inspired by AICR reports that link coffee with lower risk for several cancers, possibly due to its many natural protective substances, this recipe is one to try!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup
    medium-coarse ground coffee, preferably African
  • 3 Cups
    filtered water, at room temperature
  • 2/3 Cups
    unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk, chilled
  • 2 Teaspoons
    dark brown sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Place ground coffee in 1-quart glass jar or other glass container with cover. Add water. Stir vigorously to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours or overnight.

  2. Place coffee-brewing cone fitted with size 4 paper over another jar (or use fine strainer lined with double layer of cheesecloth and set over a bowl) and strain coffee. If filter becomes too full of grounds to strain all the coffee, replace it with second filter.

  3. Pour 1 cup coffee into standard ice cube tray, filling 12 cavities and freeze. Cubes may be stored in freezer for up to 3 days.

  4. In two 12-ounce glasses, place 6 coffee ice cubes. Add remaining coffee, dividing it evenly. Add 1/3 cup milk. Sweeten with brown sugar, if using.

  5. In two 12-ounce glasses, place 6 coffee ice cubes. Add remaining coffee, dividing it evenly. Add 1/3 cup milk. Sweeten with brown sugar, if using.

  6. Cold brew coffee can be refrigerated in covered glass container up to 24 hours. Recipe can be doubled.

Nutrition: Per serving: 67 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 14 g carbohydrate,<1 g protein, 0 g dietary fiber, 73 mg sodium.

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