How can I make a good iced coffee at home?

Question by hieatthouse: How can I make a good iced coffee at home?
I am a coffee lover and I would love to have access to making a good iced coffee at home ..if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them..

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By cold brewing it.

Use good coffee, medium grind. Put it in a container with bottled or filtered water (tap is OK, but it’s nice to use good stuff) at a ratio of 3 or 4:1 water to coffee. So for a 1/3 cup of coffee use a cup or bit more of water.

Cover it to keep it clean, and let it sit for at least 4 hours. I like it to sit overnight. Generally 4 hours on the counter then into the fridge.

The end result will be considerably more potent than basic iced coffee, so you can either dilute it to taste all at once, or mix it with water on a per glass basis. Try diluting it with an equal amount of water to start, and add more as you go. Remember that when you pour it over ice, some of the ice will melt and further dilute your coffee, so use cold water or pre-chill it well.

Add milk and sweetener to taste. Using Splenda works nicely by the way, since it dilutes easily whereas sugar will gather at the bottom of a glass of cold liquid unless you stir or shake for about 3 days.

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