Came up with an iced coffee recipe I like, that is.
Thank to to everyone that sent me links and helped me out on perfecting the recipe!! You guys rock.
Anyway, after my failed attempt at the Pioneer Woman's recipe, I changed it up a bit to suit my tastes. And just so you know, I like my salsa hot and my iced coffee strong.
I don't have any pics on the process. Honestly, it's not that interesting. I just took 2 cups of ground espresso and stirred it into 2 gallons of water. I let it sit for 7 hours. It was either 7 or let it sit overnight for another 8 hours and deal with it in the morning. I have enough to worry about in the morning so 7 was just fine for me.
I strained all the grounds out and put it in a container to cool overnight. This version was a lot darker than my first attempt so I was already pleased.
The next morning I poured it over some coffee ice. The coffee ice was a great idea I got from a comment on another blog. You just pour some of the coffee into an ice tray and then your drink doesn't get watered down as the ice melts! Genius!!
See how dark that is!
Then I added a little sugar and milk. Gave it a quick little stir and tried it out.
I won't say that this is the perfect recipe but it works for me. It was strong and made enough to last me a couple of weeks so I'm good with it for now.
Also, I have to say, that cup in the photos, the Starbucks cup, is one of the best purchases I've made in a while. There's a liner so it helps insulate your cold drink, there's a lid so it doesn't spill when your little one finds your drink AND the straw has a thing on the end so it won't come out of the cup! Such a great buy.
**update** sadly, after about a week in the fridge I started noticing a bitter, acid-y taste. Any recommendations for the perfect iced coffee recipe are welcome!