At Home Cold Brew Latte
Lately the only thing keeping me from sitting on the couch all day is this cold brew recipe. I was addicted to Starbuck’s Irish Creme Cold Brew forever but was cut off because it was a “seasonal beverage”. My sister sent her cold brew concentrate recipe over and it was a blessing. I did not need to be spending a $5 a day just on coffee. But yes it was that delicious.
To start, the latte itself takes less than 5 minutes to make. The cold brew concentrate is what takes at least 12 hours to set. Creating the concentrate is simple. You just mix coffee grounds and water together in a jar (with a lid) and let it chill over night in the fridge.
For the latte
You will need something to filter the grounds out of the mixture to have the completed concentrate. I use a reusable coffee filter.
If you are going this route make sure the jar you are filtering the concentrate into has a wide enough opening. It can get messy. You can also use a French press (like I do in my chai tea latte recipe), a cheese cloth or and small netted strainer. The point of it is to avoid drinking any coffee grounds.
When the concentrate is completely filtered you will need to dilute it. Or it will be insanely strong. I like to mix mine with almond milk but you can use water or any other liquid of your choice. Usually I do 3/4 almond milk to 1/4 cold brew concentrate. I do like my coffee on the lighter side and this is the perfect ratio!
To top it off I use Silk’s Almond Sweet & Creamy Creamer. In my opinion it is best to froth the creamer and top it off. Rather than mix it all together, but that is just for a more Irish Creme feel. It is delicious either way and leaves you caffeinated after one cup!
At Home Cold Brew Latte
- resuseable coffee filter/cheese cloth/french press
- milk frother/blender
- mason jar/cup with lid
- ½ cup ground coffee
- 2 cups purified water
- 1 cup milk of your choice I personally use almond milk
- ¼ cup creamer
- Fill jar with 1/2 cup ground coffee and 2 cups water. Place lid on jar and shake to mix ingredients.
- Place jar in refridgerator for a minimum of 12 hours.
- After twelve hours remove jar from refrigerator and place reuseable coffee filter over a new jar and pour contents of refridgerated jar into filter.
- Let coffee completley strain through the filter, if using the reusable filter let it sit for about five minutes.
- You now have your "cold brew concentrate".
- Get your preferred iced coffee cup and fill with ice cubes.
- Pour milk over ice making the cup about 3/4 full.
- Add cold brew concentrate to the milk until you reach the preferred density. A little will go a long way, stir together.
- In a seperate cup add creamer and froth, pour frothed creamer over the top of your cold brew and enjoy!
Thanks for the read!