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Why Pay for Iced Coffee When You Can Make Your Own?

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A simple step-by-step guide to top-notch homemade cold brew coffee with coconut-caramel creamer

Ah, yes, the ritual of going to a coffee shop is something we all cherish, and our Starbucks addiction isn't going away anytime soon — but making an amazing coffee drink at home is totally clutch when you don't want to wait in line (or let's be real, when you don't want to leave the house).

Cold brew iced coffee is super-easy to make at home, and when you add a touch of homemade coconut-caramel creamer — well, that's just perfection.

More: Inject Your Morning Cuppa With an Easy Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

A simple step-by-step guide to top-notch homemade cold brew coffee with coconut-caramel creamer

Who wants hot coffee on a sweltering summer day? Not us. This simple recipe for iced coffee can be made in a cinch using everyday ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

A simple step-by-step guide to top-notch homemade cold brew coffee with coconut-caramel creamer

Cold-brewing coffee is as simple as soaking ground coffee in an airtight container overnight.

A simple step-by-step guide to top-notch homemade cold brew coffee with coconut-caramel creamer

After at least eight hours of allowing the coffee to cold-brew, strain using a coffee filter or cheesecloth in a mesh strainer.

A simple step-by-step guide to top-notch homemade cold brew coffee with coconut-caramel creamer

Take your already delicious iced coffee to a whole new level by adding a homemade coconut-caramel creamer for added sweetness and flavor. Serve over frozen coffee ice cubes for an even more robust taste.

Iced coffee recipe with homemade coconut-caramel creamer

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the iced coffee

  • 1 cup good-quality coffee grounds
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes or coffee ice cubes

For the coconut-caramel creamer

  • 1 cup milk (whole, low-fat or skim)
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

Directions:

For the iced coffee

  1. Place coffee grounds and water in a pitcher or large jar. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  2. Strain in a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
  3. Pour over ice cubes or coffee ice cubes. Add desired amount of creamer and stir well to incorporate.

For the coconut-caramel creamer

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar or other container. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate.

More: Dunkin' Donuts Releases Frozen Coffee to Replace Coolattas

Updated by Sarah Long on 5/25/17.

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