Cold-brewing coffee involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water, usually overnight. The resulting coffee is less acidic and bitter than traditional coffee and tastes fresher than hot coffee that’s been cooled. It also has a bit more caffeine, which I’m sure comes in handy when you have 18 siblings to deal with.
This recipe shows that it’s super easy to make, and you can create your favorite iced beverages with it too.
Jessa’s favorite use for cold brew? An iced vanilla latte. Making your latte at home is nice because you can customize it (and it’s way cheaper). She combines 3 ounces of cold brew, 9 ounces of the milk of your choice (dairy, almond, soy, etc.) and some agave nectar to sweeten things up a bit. Jessa recommends 1 tablespoon and says the resulting beverage tastes just like a vanilla latte.
You can also add your own extracts to change the flavor — some vanilla extract for an even more flavorful brew, a drop of almond to add some nuttiness or even rum extract for a fun but booze-free (Duggar-approved) coffee mocktail.
So instead of shelling out all your money at the coffee shop down the street, channel Jessa Duggar Seewald, and get on the homemade cold brew coffee bandwagon.