Skip Starbucks: How to Brew Perfect Iced Coffee at Home

How to Brew Perfect Iced Coffee at HomeHow to Brew Perfect Iced Coffee at HomeI'm new to coffee drinking, which is why I'm all ears whenever I hear tips for making perfect coffee at home. Morning trips to the coffee shop add up quickly, and iced coffee usually costs at least a quarter more than its hot counterpart. If you're ready to start cooling off your hot afternoons with a fresh glass of homemade iced coffee that tastes as delicious as the stuff you'd pay $5 a cup for, you're in luck! Here are 5 tips for getting professionally brewed flavor right at home!

1. Brew, freeze, and enjoy
Brew your coffee in the morning and stick it in the freezer. Within a half-hour, you'll be finished getting ready for your day and have an iced coffee ready and waiting for you.

2. Use leftover coffee
There are normally a few cups of coffee left at the end of the day from that pot you brewed in the morning. Instead of dumping it, put it in a container and store it in the fridge. You'll have iced coffee ready to go at any time.

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3. Make coffee ice cubes
Reserve an ice tray for coffee ice cubes. They're easy to make, and you won't have to worry about iced coffee getting watered down.

4. Keep it strong
If you're pouring your coffee over regular ice cubes, brew your coffee about 25 percent stronger. This keeps your coffee from getting watered down once the ice melts.

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5. Mix it up
Become your own "brewista" and have fun experimenting with new frozen coffee drinks. Still will stave off boredom and keep you out of Starbucks for good.

- By Brooke McLay
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