5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

A few years ago, I was introduced to cold brew coffee. The first time I tried a bottle, I made a rookie mistake by drinking the entire bottle versus diluting the concentrated coffee with water or milk. Despite this mistake, I fell in love with the balanced and smooth flavor of cold brew.

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

When the new KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker was announced, a product designed to bring beauty and simplicity to the oftentimes intimidating and complicated cold brewing process; I just had to try it.

The Cold Brew Coffee Maker was exactly what I needed to conquer my cold-brewing intimidation. With the coffee beans sitting in my pantry, water, and a bit of patience (the process requires some resting time), I’ve been able to successfully master the art of making cold brew coffee in my own kitchen.

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

With cold brew now readily available in my refrigerator, I’ve been experimenting with various ways to use it. I’ve discovered so many options, from spiking the concentrated coffee with a bit of alcohol to serving it over vanilla bean ice cream.

Today, I’m going to share my favorite ways to creatively use cold brew coffee in hopes of inspiring you to think outside the “cold brew box.”

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Before I share my favorite ways to use cold brew, we need to talk about how to make your own cold brew. I know this sounds intimidating, but trust me; it’s an easy process thanks to the Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

To make your own cold brew, you’ll need 250 grams of coarsely ground coffee. I recommend grinding your own beans using the KitchenAid® Burr Grinder.

Before making the cold brew, check the spout on the Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It should be turned to the left, indicating the spout is closed. Add the coffee grounds to the Stainless Steel Steeper inside the Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Then pour 34 ounces of cold water over the grounds in a circular motion. Allow the grounds to absorb the water and then add an additional 8 ounces of water. You’ll end up with a total of 42 ounces of water.

Using a spoon, press the coffee grounds down so they’re fully submerged in the water. Put on the lid. Place the Cold Brew Coffee Maker in the refrigerator and allow the grounds to steep in the water for 12-24 hours. After 12-24 hours, remove the steeper from the coffee (allowing any coffee to drip out of the grounds) and toss the grounds (or compost them).

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Cold brew is concentrated coffee, so it’s important to dilute it before enjoying a glass. To do this, simply pour 1/4 cup of cold brew into a glass (using the Stainless Steel Tap). Then add 1/2 cup of milk or water to the concentrate.

I love to use my cold brew concentrate to make unique drinks and treats, like: vanilla-maple cold brew, mocha cold brew, cold brew soda, cold brew affogato, and cold brew cocktails. Each of these creations are based on the 1/4 cup of cold brew concentrate to 1/2 cup of diluted liquid.

Let’s take a look at each one…

Vanilla-Maple Cold Brew

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Mocha Cold Brew

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Cold Brew Soda

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Cold Brew Affogato

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Cold Brew Cocktail

5 Easy Cold Brew Recipes

Do you have a favorite, unique way to enjoy cold brew? I can’t wait to see what you make. Cheers!

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Cold Brew Concentrate

Makes 14 servings

INGREDIENTS

250 grams coarsely ground coffee
42 ounces water

DIRECTIONS

To make your own cold brew, you’ll need 250 grams of coarsely ground coffee. I recommend grinding your own beans using the KitchenAid® Burr Grinder.

Add the coffee grounds to the Stainless Steel Steeper inside the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Pour 34 ounces of cold water over the grounds in a circular motion. Allow the grounds to absorb the water and then add an additional 8 ounces of water. You’ll end up with a total of 42 ounces of water.

Using a spoon, press the coffee grounds down so they’re fully submerged in the water. Place the Cold Brew Coffee Maker in the refrigerator and allow the grounds to steep in the water for 12-24 hours. After 12-24 hours, remove the steeper from the coffee (allowing any coffee to drip out of the grounds) and toss the grounds (or compost them).

Dilute with water or your choice of milk before serving.

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Vanilla-Maple Cold Brew

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup cold brew concentrate
1/2 cup milk of choice: dairy milk, nut milk (almond or cashew), or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Cold Brew Concentrate recipe above using the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Pour the cold brew concentrate into a drinking glass. Fill the glass with ice.

Add the milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a mason jar with a lid or a cocktail shaker. Shake the jar to combine the ingredients.

Pour the vanilla-maple milk over the cold brew concentrate and ice. Serve immediately.

Tip: If you’d prefer an icy drink, blend the cold brew concentrate, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a blender along with 1 cup of ice. Serve immediately.

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Mocha Cold Brew

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup hot water
1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk of choice: dairy milk, nut milk (almond or cashew), or coconut milk
1/4 cup cold brew concentrate

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Cold Brew Concentrate recipe above using the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Add the hot water, cocoa powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to a mason jar with a lid or a cocktail shaker. Shake the jar to combine the ingredients and dissolve the cocoa powder in the hot water.

Add the milk to the jar. Shake the jar again to combine the milk and chocolate water.

Pour the cold brew concentrate into a drinking glass and then fill the glass with ice. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cold brew concentrate and ice. Serve immediately.

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Cold Brew “Soda”

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup cold brew concentrate
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup*, to taste
2 tablespoons milk of choice: dairy milk, nut milk (almond or cashew), or coconut milk (optional)
1/2 cup plain seltzer/sparkling water

*Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup cane sugar and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan. Heat the sugar mixture over medium-high heat, until the sugar fully dissolves in the water. Pour the syrup into a storage jar and store in the refrigerator until needed. This amount will make enough for multiple drinks (1/4 cup of simple syrup).

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Cold Brew Concentrate recipe above using the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Pour the cold brew concentrate and simple syrup into a drinking glass, stirring to combine the ingredients. If you’d like a cream soda, add your milk of choice, and stir to combine the ingredients.

Add ice to the sweetened cold brew concentrate.

Pour the seltzer/sparkling water over the sweetened cold brew concentrate and ice, stirring to combine the ingredients. Serve immediately.

Tip: Add 2-3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream (or try a cherry ice or chocolate cream) to the glass to make a cold brew “soda” float.

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Cold Brew Affogato

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

3 small scoops of vanilla bean ice cream (1/2 cup ice cream)
1/4 cup cold brew concentrate

Optional toppings:

Fresh mint leaves, chopped
Mini chocolate chips
Ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Cold Brew Concentrate recipe above using the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Scoop the vanilla bean ice cream into a serving cup. Pour the cold brew concentrate over the ice cream. Add a few pinches of any of the optional toppings desired. Serve immediately, with a spoon.

Tip: Drizzle chocolate syrup on the sides of the serving cup, and then add the ice cream and cold brew concentrate.

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Brandy and Cold Brew Cocktail

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons brandy
2 tablespoons milk of choice: dairy milk, nut milk (almond or cashew), or coconut milk
2 tablespoons cold brew concentrate
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup*

*Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup cane sugar and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan. Heat the sugar mixture over medium-high heat, until the sugar fully dissolves in the water. Pour the syrup into a storage jar and store in the refrigerator until needed. This amount will make enough for multiple drinks (1/4 cup of simple syrup).

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Cold Brew Concentrate recipe above using the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Add the brandy, milk of your choice, cold brew concentrate, and simple syrup to a mason jar with a lid or cocktail shaker. Shake the jar to combine the ingredients.

Serve the cocktail immediately in a wine glass.

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