Christmas Cold Brew Coffee
Christmas is a wonderful time, so why not try to make Christmas cold brew with an aroma matching this beautiful holiday? This recipe will give you the ultimate Christmas feeling even when drinking your coffee. Hurray!
Christmas food is often pretty heavy, and you eat a lot, so what could be better than a glass of refreshing cold brew? This recipe is without any cream or milk, but you can, of course, experiment with adding dairy.
There is often not much focus on the coffee when it comes to Christmas food and drinks. But, I would guess that you drink just as much coffee during Christmas like the rest of the year. This Christmas coffee might not be something you serve during the Christmas dinner (or, maybe you should try something new this year?), but you probably want a cozy Christmas feeling during the whole holiday. For example, in the mornings, while rushing to the stores for the last Christmas gifts or when you need some more energy before your guests arrive. This recipe is the perfect Christmas match for that!
Okay, let’s make some ice cold delicious cold brew, Christmas style!
(btw. the recipe is super easy)
What you’ll Need
- 4Oz Coffee Beans (or ground coffee)
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cardamom
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 16Oz Water
*Tsp = Teaspoon
Step 1 – The Coffee BeaNs
Using whole beans for your cold brew will give you the best taste, so I highly recommend to try using that. But if you for some reason don’t or can’t want to use whole beans, ground coffee will work as well.
For this recipe, I recommend medium or dark roast beans. To light roast will let the other ingredients dominate too much.
Step 2 – Make the Cold Brew
The recipe is super easy but there are some small details that can make a big difference.
For this recipe, I am using cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. But feel free to use whatever ingredients you want. For example, vanilla or pumpkin spice would be excellent aromas for Christmas coffee.
Use whatever cold brew maker (or other device) you have to make your cold brew. What type of cold brew maker you are using doesn’t matter. If you are new to cold brew coffee, make sure check out our cold brew making guide.
1. Start by adding the spices to the cold brew maker. Add 1/2 cup of hot water to spices and let it sit for about 1min.
*Again, don’t be afraid to use whatever additional ingredient you like. If it is another spice or if you want to add milk foam for serving, try it!
2. Then add your coffee (make sure to grind your beans first, of course).
3. Add the rest of the water and let it brew for 12-24hrs. The longer, the stronger the coffee.
4. Serve in a glass with ice. For serving, fill 1/2 the glass with your Christmas cold brew coffee and 1/2 with cold water.
I hope you will try this recipe and maybe even offer your guests some of this delicious caffeinated Christmas drink.
If you try this recipe, make sure to share your thoughts in the DripBeans facebook group, and don’t be afraid to try to add your favorite spice/ingredient. If you love vanilla syrup, add some! If you love cream with your cold brew, add some! Coffee should be fun and exciting, not boring or snobby, so don’t be afraid of trying new things.
Thank you for reading this recipe, if you liked it, it would be very generous of you if you could share it with with your cold brew loving friends. It would be of value both for them and us. Thank you!