It’s summer time.  And it sure is hot!  What do you do when you need that caffeine fix, but don’t want to add another degree of heat to your life?  Answer -you make iced coffee.  We have the perfect iced coffee recipe that will keep you cool, caffeinated and save on those endless runs to Starbucks.



  • 1 pound ground coffee
  • 8 quarts cold water
  • Half-and-half (healthy splash per serving)
  • Sweetened condensed milk (2-3 tablespoons per serving)


  1. In a large container, mix ground coffee with water.  Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.
  2. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container.  Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through.  Discard grounds.
  3. Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool.  Use as needed.
  4. To make iced coffee, pack a glass full of ice cubes.  Fill glass 2/3 full with coffee liquid.  Add healthy splash of half-and-half.  Add 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can use plain sugar instead) and stir to combine.
  5. Taste and adjust half-and-half and/or sweetened condensed milk as needed.
  6. Drink up!

Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman.