Go Back
+ servings
Tried this recipe?Please rate the recipe by clicking the stars below
Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Shweta Arora
Easy and delicious way to make cold brew iced coffee at home
No ratings yet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 35 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 cups concentrate


For Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate:

  • 12 ounces illy coarsely ground coffee
  • 7 cups water

For serving:

  • Water
  • Milk/creamer of choice
  • sweetener of choice


For making cold crew coffee concentrate:

  • Insert the stopper at the bottom of the maker and dampen the filter and place it in the container
  • Add 1 cup of water followed by 6 ounces of ground coffee
  • Slowly pour 3 more cups of water over the grounds, in a circular motion.
  • Wait 5 minutes, then add the remaining 6 ounces of ground coffee.
  • Finally, slowly add the last 3 cups of water.
  • Do not stir (stirring the bed of grounds can result in a clogged filter).
  • Lightly press down on the topmost grounds with the back of a spoon to ensure all grounds get wet.
  • Let this steep for about 12-24hours at room temperature
  • Filter your coffee i.e. remove the stopper and let the concentrate flow into the decanter. Takes about 30 mins
  • This cold crew coffee concentrate stays fresh for about 2 weeks in refrigerator

For Serving:

  • To make Iced coffee - mix 1 part of coffee concentrate with 2-3 parts of water/milk over ice. Sweeten it to taste if required.


The method mentioned is applicable for the particular type of cold brew maker used by me. But you can also do cold brew using a simple glass jar/pitcher.
Simply add your coffee and water, stir and then allow it to steep for 12-24hrs and then filter using fine mesh seive and/or cheese cloth.
Tried this recipe?Mention @shwetainthekitchen or tag #shwetainthekitchen!
Follow me on YouTube!Subscribe to my channel to get the latest Recipe Video updates.