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!