Weekly Pin: Coffee Ice Cubes

Coffee ice cubes

Coffee ice cubes

When I told my husband I wanted to do a Weekly Pin feature on the blog, he immediately said I should include these. If you look, there are already dozens of posts and different variations on making and using coffee ice cubes, but since I love my husband and it’s new to us, I’m going to share anyway.

To say Damon is a coffee drinker is a kindness. It might be more accurate to say he has a coffee problem. I can say that because I know he’ll smile when he reads it. (Love you, Snoopy.) I enjoy a cup of decaf now and then, but high-test will generally put me on the ceiling. So when I saw this pin on Pinterest for coffee ice cubes, I knew it was meant to be.

The idea is to take coffee and—you guessed it!—freeze it in ice cube trays. The resulting cubes can be used in iced coffee (so as not to dilute the coffee as they melt), in milk for the iced latte effect, or (I love this idea) in Irish cream. YUM.

Damon’s preferred method is to do a very strong cold-brewed coffee in the French press, which means you put the coffee and cold water in the French press and let it steep all day before pressing it out. This results in a low acid, smooth, and very strong brew. He adds the coffee ice cubes to milk along with sugar. After he’d been using the cubes in his morning beverage for a day or two, I asked him how he liked it: “Awesome.” He made a batch for me using decaf chicory blend coffee (my favorite), and I concur.

There you have it.

What are your favorite pins this week?

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3 Comments

  1. We don’t really drink coffee in our house, but I know lots of people who do. This is pretty cool!

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    • I’m messing with the idea of doing a similar thing with concentrated chai ice cubes – I’m more of a tea drinker. Might be a yummy summer drink. Regardless, it’s cheaper than Starbucks 🙂

      Reply
  2. Valerie

     /  April 1, 2013

    My husband has a coffee problem too! LOL He isn’t done until he’s shakin’ and jittery! 😉 Cool idea with the ice cubes!

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