Cold Brew Coffee Milkshakes
It's been a hot minute since we added anything to the blog, so we decided to break our silence with this FANTASTIC recipe for coffee milkshakes!
I wish I could take credit for this, but I'm a chronic recipe follower. Maybe someday I'll come up with my own coffee recipes... but I highly doubt it. I am who I am.
If you're looking for a coffee book that's as beautiful as it is informative, this is definitely the book for you! I thumbed through it and locked into the author's recipe for cold brew. Truth be told, until a couple months ago I had never even had cold brew coffee, let alone made it. But I needed cold brew for his milkshake recipe and... #milkshakes... so I grabbed some basic supplies and got to work!
This blog is meant more for fun rather than in depth explanation, so here's a quick overview of cold brew for anyone who's new to the game (like me). Cold brew is literally coffee brewed with cold water. You grind your beans fairly coarse (I went to 30 on my baratza encore) and then let them sit in water for 12-24 hours. Then you strain the coffee and store it in the fridge. There are tons of brewing mechanisms out there, but I just used my French press (and then poured the final product through a chemex filter) and it worked out great!
Ok, so you're here for the milk shake recipe... rein it in Sarah!
If you're going to make these, and I totally think you should, the first thing you need to do is make your cold brew (concentrate). The author suggests using 126 g (1.5 cups) of coffee and 16.5 oz (2 cups) of water. I did that and it seemed to work well. But just be aware. You will end up with very little product at the end. It's going to seem like a waste of time, but don't be misled... What's about to happen will make it ALL worth it!
Grab a blender, your cold brew concentrate, some milk, and some vanilla ice cream. Pro tip: If you want to take this to the next level then also grab a can of Reddi-wip.
In your blender you're going to add:
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cold brew concentrate
- 1.5 cups of ice cream
Or double all that if you're sharing with a friend. Or if you're sharing with... yourself. Blend that altogether. Pour it into some cups, spray a hefty serving of Reddi-wip on top, and bask in the flavor!
I'm telling you... these are legit!
Ok the last detail I'm going to bore you with is this... I made them on Easter and everyone... legitimately EVERYONE loved them! And I made them with our decaf beans.
Ok that's all she wrote. If you decide to make these let me know! And if you have any cold brew pro tips let me know those as well. Like I said, I'm new to cold brew and would love to learn from all your mistakes ;)
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