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Cool Brew Hot Coffee with a French Press

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This is the way of quick French press iced coffee. Forget about cold brew concentrate; with this Quick French Press Iced Coffee Recipe, your iced coffee will be ready in 5–6 minutes.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good French press? It’s simple to use and makes a strong cup of coffee. Not only that, but a French press can also be used to make iced coffee!

It can be done in two ways. Making cold brew concentrate is the traditional method for making iced coffee in a French press. Coffee grounds are combined with cold water and allowed to sit for at least 12 hours. This will make a large batch of cold brew coffee concentrate, enough to last a few days.

This quick French press iced coffee recipe can also be used. It’s the quickest method for making iced coffee in a coffee press. Your drink will be ready in 5–6 minutes, and there will be no need to plan ahead! It’s also delicious because the coffee is freshly brewed.

To begin, brew a double-strong cup of coffee in your coffee press. After that, slowly pour the coffee over the ice cubes, add milk and sugar, and that’s all there is to it. It couldn’t be any easier.

How To Make Quick French Press Iced Coffee

Preparing quick french press iced coffee is not as simple as adding ice cubes to your hot cup. It takes a lot more care to cold brew your coffee in advance to achieve that same depth of flavor without being diluted against your taste.

You can do so by grinding your coffee beans and letting it sit and steep in your quick French press overnight while inside the fridge. Filter the grounds from your brew using your press’ plunger and keep your coffee in a separate container if you want to save some for later.

You can refrigerate your brew for a week. Pour your coffee to a cup, add more ingredients if you want, and enjoy your perfect cup of iced coffee!

You will need:

  • French press
  • 4 tablespoons coffee, coarsely ground
  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 8 oz cold milk, or half and hal

Prepare the coffee by rinsing your empty French press with hot water to warm it up. Remove the rinse water from the press and replace it with 4 tablespoons coarsely ground coffee. Bring the water to a boil, then turn off the heat and wait a few seconds. Fill your brewer halfway with hot water that has just come to a boil. Stir the coffee with a spoon to ensure that it is evenly saturated. Allow 4 minutes for the coffee to brew.

Prepare glasses while you wait by filling two tall glasses halfway with ice. Place the plunger in place at 3:50 and gently press all the way down at 4:00.

Pour: pour coffee really slowly over ice cubes, between two prepared cups. Do a little pour at the time. To finish, add 4 oz cold milk or half and half into each cup, stir well, taste, and sweeten to taste.


Add some vanilla syrup to the recipe for an iced vanilla latte, or add 2 tablespoons caramel sauce for an iced caramel latte.

For Vietnamese iced coffee, prepare coffee, add 2 rich tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and splash in half and half. Stir and sweeten to taste. But in every recipe, you need to use the best coffee to get the good taste.

The Right Way of Brewing

While it may be tempting to utilize the same technique that you do to prepare your traditional hot coffee and just add ice cubes at the end to cool it down, you’ll soon find that it’s just not the same. After all, ice dilutes your coffee’s depth of flavor.

The secret to that perfect cup of iced coffee is to rethink your brewing process completely. Thus, you must first learn how to cold brew.

Aptly named, cold brewing is the method of preparing coffee with cold instead of hot water. As such, it will take longer (the process that we’ll share with you in a bit requires prepping the night before), but it is crucial in achieving optimum results.

Be forewarned, though. The finished product is strong and very flavorful. While you might enjoy it as it is with ice cubes, you can tame it down with water or milk later on.


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