Homemade Keto Cold Brew Coffee
The last couple of years Cold Brew Coffee has been all the rage. Even the big coffee shops like Starbucks and Duncan Donuts is jumping on board with this trend.
What’s the difference between Iced Coffee and Cold brew coffee?
Cold brew is ground coffee steeped in cool water …mostly overnight process. Iced Coffee is brewed in hot water, then cooled over ice. Because of the difference in brew methods people claim the cold brew coffee is sweeter, smoother and less bitter than iced coffee.
Although cold brew coffee can take longer to develop than drip coffee, it is completely worth the wait. Cold brew coffee is smooth almost creamy like and a little bit sweeter tasting too. You don’t get those bitter notes like you do with drip brewed coffee.
Cold Brew Coffee Add Ins
One of my favorite things to add to my keto cold brew coffee is a splash of heavy cream. This makes the cold brew even creamier and the sweetness of the coffee pairs nicely with the cream.
Other things to add to your cold coffee include:
- macadamia nut milk
- almond milk
- coconut milk
- sugar free chocolate syrup
- sugar free caramel syrup
Cold Brew Coffee Carafes
The cold brew coffee maker I use is from OvalWare, but there are many different types of cold brew coffee makers out there. Some that are automatic too.
But if you don’t want to invest in a cold brew maker, you can always use a mason jar or water pitcher. The result is basically the same. Delicious cold brew coffee.
HOW LONG TO STEEP COLD BREW COFFEE
The recommended brewing time for cold brew coffee is somewhere between 12 to 24 hours. The longer you let the coffee steep, the stronger it will be. I’ve let the coffee brew for a little over 24 hours and it was still fine. But I love a strong cup of coffee.
STRAINING COLD BREW COFFEE
When you coffee is done steeping, you will need to strain the coffee grounds. If you are using a cold brew coffee maker, you simply remove the filter containing the coffee grounds.
If you are using a jar to steep your coffee, you will need to filter out the coffee ground through a fine-mesh sieve, coffee filter or cheesecloth. To strain the coffee, place the filter into a mesh sieve or drape the cheesecloth over the sieve. Then pour the coffee over the filter to separate the grounds from the coffee.
HOW TO STORE COLD BREW COFFEE
Store your cold brew coffee in a jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.