Video:Iced Coffee With Coffee Cubeswith Ben Kurtzman
Does your iced coffee get watered down from adding in ice cubes? Enjoy a tastier iced coffee at home with these handy tips.See Transcript
Transcript:Iced Coffee With Coffee CubesHi, I am Ben Kurtzman for About.com Food, and today I am going to show you a quick trick for making delicious iced coffee.
There are two ways that most people make iced coffee at home. One is to make a pot of coffee and simply add ice cubes. The other is to brew a pot of hot coffee and then put it in the refrigerator. Now, the problem I find with just adding ice cubes to coffee is that it waters down very quickly. And the difficulty with brewing coffee and putting it in the fridge is that becomes stale before too long.
Iced Coffee CubesAnd so I suffered with both of these methods for many years, but then, one day, a friend showed me the trick of coffee cubes, and I am going to share that with you today.
If you take a pot of hot coffee and pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it as if it were ice cubes, then it will be there when you want iced coffee and it will be nice and fresh, and it will be in iced cubes.
Once you have your coffee cubes, any time you want iced coffee simply make a pot of hot coffee, add the coffee cubes to the glass and then add just a little bit of the hot coffee to melt the cubes a little bit, and you are good to go.
Dissolve the SugarHere is another little trick. What I like to do is take my sugar and put a little bit at the bottom of the glass, then I am going to pour the hot coffee over it so that it dissolves nicely. So now the sugar should be dissolved, and you are not going to get any of the grains.
Make the Iced CoffeeI am going to fill the rest of the cup with my coffee cubes. You can fill it all the way to the top because, as you can see, they melt very quickly. I am just going to fill the rest of the glass with hot coffee so that it covers all of the cubes. Do not forget to leave room for cream.
The great thing about this drink is that as the ice melts you get more and more coffee so it enhances the flavor, and for those of you who love caffeine, it is going to pack a little bit more of a punch too.
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