1.capuccino shakerato 2. starbucks latte 3.perfect cold dripped iced coffee
have you ever asked someone for a recipe and they either:
a) give you the recipe minus a few ingredients
b) tell you they will give it but never do?
c) tell you it's a family heirloom and can't be given out?
well i have all of the above happen to me! below is my most sacred recipe. it is perfect in its simplicity and i love that it makes people so damn happy! its gluten free,peanut free, egg free, tree nut free, low in calories- can be made for dairy free!
i first tasted cold drip iced coffee in 1986 as a college student in new orleans. i didn't even like coffee but this stuff was different! it was the best coffee i ever tasted- perfectly smooth and just a tiny bit sweet. i forgot about this divine creation until a few years ago- the new york times ran a recipe for "New Orleans cold drip iced coffee" THATS IT!!!!
i was psyched! i have given the recipe to a few close friends- now i am sharing with everyone! the deal is this- when you make it, remember who gave you the recipe, when you drink the creamy, smooth perfect iced coffee- remember the recipe came from the mother of the gluten free guy!
in italy they call it "cafe shakerato"- espresso shaken over ice. i maintain that this iced coffee recipe is even better then it's italian counterpart.
whole foods sells ready made iced coffee by the bottle- not as good as this recipe!
you will never be able to drink iced coffee from starbucks again. BUT, after a recent trip to Philadelphia, JOE iced latte comes pretty close to my homemade cold drip iced coffee. not as divine, but close. ENJOY!
New Orleans cold drip iced coffee
- 1 can cafe du monde yellow can ground coffee
- 10 cups cold water
- cover coffee grounds first with 2 cups cold water, gently stir to mixplease coffee grounds in a large stock pot
- cover and allow to steep for 12 hoursadd remaining 8 cups coffee grounds to pot.
- pour coffee concentrate into a glass container and refrigerate. stays for 2 weeks!strain thru fine mesh strainer 2x