Cardamom-Orange Iced Coffee, cold-brewed for a delicious, special yet simple treat. Serve this with a simple syrup and a splash of cream for a decadent treat in seconds. You deserve it!
You know how sometimes you just really need a special treat in your life? Preferably caffeinated and maybe even sweet??
But with all your
crazy spirited children running around, you can barely find a glass, let alone take the time to make yourself a pot of coffee or better yet, a run to the nearest coffee shop? (Wait, that’s just me?)
Well, make a big batch of this delicious cold-brewed coffee and problem solved. Delicious, decadent coffee treats, ready-to-go, all week long! (Or at least a day or two!)
You can really infuse this coffee, with any flavors you’d like. Or, of course, leave it plain. But plain is boring, and I like to change this up with flavors each time I make it!
Cinnamon is great. Cinnamon with a bit of cocoa powder and cayenne is even better. But cardamom & orange is my favorite. So fresh, flavorful and vibrant. And different. I like different.
I could drink this every day.
I do drink this almost every day. :o)
Personally, I get plenty of sugar in my life in other ways, like – you know – cookies, so I enjoy this best unsweetened with a splash of heavy cream.
But, mix it up however you like best. It’s your treat!
- 2 cups, packed, ground coffee
- zest of 2 large oranges
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 2 quarts cold water
Comine all the ingredients in a large tupperware container. Stir well, cover and let sit at room temperature for about 24 hours.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, and then again through the fine-mesh strainer that has been lined with cheesecloth or paper towels.
Pour into a pitcher and keep in the fridge for up to a week, if it lasts that long!
Serve cold, over ice, with a simple syrup or agave, if you like sweet, and a bit of cream or milk. Yum!
Recipe adapted from 10th Kitchen