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Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

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Learn how to make Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate.  This makes several cups of coffee that you can dilute with water to make iced coffee drinks at home.

I have a new obsession this summer: iced coffee.  I was never a fan of cold coffee, but it turns out that I just didn't know how to make it properly.

I've been experimenting with different ways to make iced coffee, and I'll be sharing them with you in upcoming blog posts.  



I usually use the cold brew method. but that takes a full day to make.  I forgot to brew some, so I was looking for a faster way to make it.

Rather than brew the coffee and chill it, I decided to try Instant Pot coffee concentrate.  This method makes several cups of coffee concentrate in about 1.5 to 2 hours.

This is a concentrate, so you should always dilute it with water.  Even if you add milk or creamer, definitely water this down.

Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate


Before we talk about how to make iced coffee concentrate in the Instant Pot, let's talk about the difference between hot brew and cold brew.

Iced coffee is typically made with cold brew coffee.  There are distinct differences between hot brew and cold brew.

When you use hot water, the coffee flavor and aroma are released quickly.  This makes for a bold flavor and a strong aroma.  

Heat also helps release the oils in coffee.  These oils are acidic.  For this reason, cold brew coffee is less acidic.  

Heat causes the compounds in coffee to break down quickly, which makes brewed coffee turn bitter in a short time.  Cold brew takes much longer to turn bitter.

Cold brew takes a lot longer to make, but it's less acidic and less bitter.  

With all of that said, I prefer to make an actual cold brew for my iced coffee.  I have a cold brew pitcher that I love because it makes it so easy to make and strain.

This Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate isn't as bitter as making brewed coffee and chilling it, but it is more bitter than a cold brew.  



What is Coffee Concentrate?


A coffee concentrate usually refers to a cold brew coffee.  In this case, it is a hot brew.  You will combine the coffee with equal parts water to make a cup of iced coffee.

How Do You Drink Cold Brew Concentrate?


Cold brew concentrate is very strong, so you'll want to dilute it with equal parts water.  You can then drink it as is or combine with milk or coffee creamer for an iced latte.


How Do You Make Strong Iced Coffee at Home?


You can use a cold brew pitcher or make Instant Pot coffee concentrate.



Best Coffee to Use for Iced Coffee Concentrate


I used coarsely ground whole beans to make my iced coffee concentrate.  You can also use regular coffee grounds that you'd use for your morning coffee.

You can use flavored coffee to make a flavored iced coffee.

This makes a very strong coffee, so you should always dilute it.  You can also use decaf or half and half so your iced coffee has less caffeine. 


Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 6 cups water

Directions


Step #1


Place coffee grounds and water in the liner of the Instant Pot.  Place the lid on the Instant Pot and move the valve to the sealing position.



Step #2


Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.  

Step #3


When the Instant Pot is done, let it naturally release until all of the pressure is released and the pin is released.  Remove the lid and let the coffee concentrate cool completely.

Step #4


Pour the coffee through a coffee filter to remove grounds.  

Step #5


Store coffee concentrate in the fridge.  Mix concentrate with equal parts water to make your drink.  Add milk or coffee creamer if desired.

Your Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate will last up to two weeks in the fridge.  

I fill a cup with ice, then add 1/4 milk, 1/4 flavored coffee creamer, and 1/2 diluted coffee concentrate.  You can also just dilute it with water and serve over ice.

I use 1/2 cup coffee per 6 cups of water.  The 8 quart holds 18 cups, so you can triple it.  



If you like this Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate, then you'll love these drink recipes:

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drink
American
Yield: 6 cups
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
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Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

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How to make an iced coffee concentrate in the Instant Pot.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 6 cups water

Instructions:

  1. Place coffee grounds and water in the liner of the Instant Pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and move the valve to the sealing position.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.
  3. When the Instant Pot is done, let it naturally release until all of the pressure is released and the pin is released. Remove the lid and let the coffee concentrate cool completely.
  4. Pour the coffee through a coffee filter to remove grounds.
  5. Store coffee concentrate in the fridge. Mix concentrate with equal parts water to make your drink. Add milk or coffee creamer if desired.

Notes:

Your Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate will last up to two weeks in the fridge.

Calories

0.20

Fat (grams)

0.00

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.00

Carbs (grams)

0.00

Fiber (grams)

0.00

Net carbs

0.00

Sugar (grams)

0.00

Protein (grams)

0.02

Sodium (milligrams)

9.87

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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How to make Instant Pot iced coffee concentrate. This home made iced coffee concentrate takes about two hours to make, so it's a lot faster than a cold brew. This recipe easy simple has just two ingredients: coffee and water.  The iced coffee concentrate lasts about two weeks in the fridge, so you can make iced coffee recipes at home for two weeks! Making homemade coffee drinks at home will save you a lot of money!  Make DIY iced coffee with this recipe easy. #coffee #diy #icedcoffee #concentrate

Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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