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3 Recipes for Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe by About Chef Austin Chef Austin

Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

Straight up, vanilla, almond, & orange infused, and the tropical coffee elixir. 


You'll need to make cold brew coffee concentrate for these recipes. Don't have a cold brew coffee maker? Check out our Top Cold Brew Coffee Makers here. 

Iced Cold Brew Coffee (Black)

Cold Brew Coffee Straight Up

Makes: 1 Serving

Prep Time: 1 minute


1 Part Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate  
3 Parts Filtered Water

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Step 1
Fill a glass with ice. Pour in cold brew concentrate and water. Stir to combine. 



Vanilla, Almond & Orange Infused Cold Brew

Cold Brew Vanilla Almond & Orange

Makes: 12 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minute
Cook Time: 18-24 hours

Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Ingredients:

5 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Almond Extract
Zest of 2 Oranges
10 oz. Coffee Beans, coarse ground 
40 fl.oz. (5 cups) Filtered Water


Sweet & Creamy Coffee Drink Ingredients:

1 oz Infused Cold Brew Concentrate
2 oz Filtered Water
2 Tsp Agave Nectar
1 oz Half & Half or Coconut Milk

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Step 1
Combine water, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix in the orange zest with the ground coffee beans. Follow directions to make cold brew according to manufacter's directions using the flavored water and bean & zest mixture.

Step 2
To make the beautiful drink in the picture, combine 1 oz infused cold brew concentrate, 2 oz filtered water, and 2 tsp agave nectar. Stir together and add ice to fill the glass. Top with coconut milk or half & half. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.


Tropical Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail Elixir

Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail

Makes: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes


1 1/2 oz Rum
1 oz Banana Liqueur
2 oz Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
1 1/2 oz Coconut Milk 
.5oz - 1oz  Simple Syrup
toasted coconut and picked cherry for garnish


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Step 1
On a small plate, add simple syrup to coat the bottom of the container. On another small plate, place the toasted coconut. Dip the rim of your glass in the simple syrup then dip the rim into the toasted coconut. 

Step 2
In a cocktail shaker full of ice, add rum, banana liqueur, simple syrup and cold brew coffee concentrate. Shake well for 15 seconds. 

Step 3
Strain into the coconut rimmed glass full of ice. Top with coconut milk and a picked cherry. 

About Chef Austin

About the Author: 

Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.