Save some money and make your own cold brew at home. This coffee recipe is so easy--plus you can make a double batch to have plenty on hand for an instant pick-me-up. Be sure to use coarsely ground coffee beans for cold brew. Finely ground coffee can make it cloudy.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, May 2018


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 day


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place ground beans in a large glass container with a lid. Slowly pour water over the grounds, making sure all the grounds are moistened. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Pour the brewed coffee through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter into a clean glass container. Press on the coffee grounds to extract as much liquid as possible. Serve over ice.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

2 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; fatg; folate 4.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 4.4mg; ironmg; magnesium 6.7mg 2% DV; potassium 108.8mg 3% DV; sodium 4.4mg; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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You can also keep your left over coffee in sealed container in fridge so you always have some on hand & it's already cold so no need to water it down with ice cubes if you prefer it stronger. Read More