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Chill out with some ice coffee

By Wire services
Published August 24, 2005


That cool caffeine also known as iced coffee is a welcome version of their favorite brew for many people. It's worth the trouble to make it well, and here are some tips from Dunkin' Donuts:

To brew a full-flavored pot of iced coffee, double the amount of ground coffee you would normally use to brew hot coffee. Use 4 level tablespoons of ground coffee for every cup of iced coffee you plan to brew.

After brewing, add ice to the coffee (be sure to use a temperature-safe container) until the mixture doubles in volume. The melting ice weakens the coffee's taste, which is why iced coffee is brewed strong initially.

If you like sugar in your iced coffee, sweeten it while it's hot, or it will take longer for sugar to dissolve.

To keep iced coffee cold and fresh, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. But never put a pot of hot coffee directly into the refrigerator as the rapid change in temperature can crack the glass.

Make your iced coffee fresh daily to ensure the best taste.

[Last modified August 23, 2005, 17:42:02]


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