Milk and Honey Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Phew. That was a LOT OF PACKING. This weekend has been filled with packing, wrapping, lugging, loading, unloading because things didn’t fit, and reloading in a different way. I’m exhausted. I truly don’t think I would have been able to make it without taking breaks to enjoy this delicious, delicious concoction of Milk and Honey Cold Brewed Iced Coffee!

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By the way guys, we’re leaving tomorrow. TOMORROW! At 6am. First stop: Maryland, to say hello to my alma mater (UMD in College Park). We’ll arrive in Austin on Thursday, so just to warn you I plan on being very inactive on my blog and facebook page for the next couple of days. My apologies. And, please send good thoughts our way for a safe journey!

Back to the coffee. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to hop on the cold brewed iced coffee bandwagon. THIS IS AMAZING and I don’t think I’m EVER going to drink iced coffee any other way.

Cold brewed iced coffee is smooth, delicious, and bold. Because it’s never heated up, it doesn’t taste burnt or bitter. And when whole milk and honey are added, you have a delicious, refreshing treat that’s refined-sugar free!

I usually drink my coffee black (switching to black coffee was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made), but there’s something about iced coffee that just begs for some sweetness and creaminess. Milk and honey is a much healthier alternative to traditional cream and sugar.

Nothing is more tragic than walking into a restaurant, ordering iced coffee, and having the server whip up an impromptu iced coffee by pouring hot coffee over ice. Ugh. Watery, blah, and not cold enough.

This is absolutely NOT that kind of iced coffee.

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The beauty of the cold brew iced coffee is three-fold:

  1. It’s concentrated, so it’s stronger than your average coffee. This means when ice melts into it, or when you add ample amounts of milk (like in this recipe), the flavor won’t be diluted!
  2. It’s smooth, smooth, smooth. Hot coffee is acidic, and when it cools down and is exposed to too much oxygen, it becomes bitter. Cole brew coffee is brewed with cold water, so it’s never heated up. So, so smooth.
  3. It’s 99.9% effort-free. It’s SO easy to do- no harder than setting up a pot of coffee to brew as you normally would. 

I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did and take too long to make this yourself! You seriously have to try this….

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