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New Orleans Cold Brew Coffee Recipe


This New Orleans cold brew coffee recipe is one of my favorite summertime drinks! It’s hard to find New Orleans style cold brew at coffee shops, so I decided to make my own, using my Toddy (which I LOVE), some Blue Bottle coffee beans and ground chicory, I bought here. The coffee and chicory brew for 12 hours and it creates a very strong and distinct coffee flavor. Then you add whole milk (or half and half) and sweeten it with homemade simple syrup. I store the coffee in the fridge and add the milk and sweetener in each cup in the morning, rather than mixing it all together. That way you can control how sweet you want it!

New Orleans Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
12 oz coffee grounds
1/4 cup ground chicory
8 cups water

I always follow the Toddy directions you can see here, but this time added an extra cup of water. If you don’t have a Toddy you can brew the coffee, water and chicory in a covered pot for 12 hours. Then strain through a sieve to remove the ground the coffee.

I also poured some of the coffee into large ice cube trays and made coffee cubes!! This makes your iced coffee extra strong and not watered down!

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9 responses to New Orleans Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

  1. Lee H
    December 12, 2015

    Nice photos and description!
    Why is it called New Orleans style coffee though?
    It’s just cold brew coffee with a few coffee cubes, is there origin or something?

    1. Eden
      December 13, 2015

      Thanks! Using chicory makes it a New Orleans style of coffee. They also do the heavy cream with simple syrup 🙂

  2. Michael sager
    November 1, 2017

    How many cups of cold brew does this recipe make?

    1. 6
      November 9, 2017

      Hi! It makes about 6 cups total!

  3. diane
    February 22, 2018

    Where’d Those beautiful glasses come from?

    1. Eden
      February 26, 2018

      I bought them at an antique shop! I love antique shopping!!

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