4 1/2 cups cold water
8 oz coarsely ground dark roast coffee
half & half *
In a bowl, stir 8 oz coarsely ground coffee into 4.5 cups cold water
I used a zeroed food scale to measure my ground coffee.
What can I tell you? I wanted to be accurate!
Press the ground coffee so that it is well moistened
Cover, let stand at room temperature for 24 hours
Pour grounds and water through a fine strainer
If possible, allow the grounds to continue to strain
as you will get more liquid
Pour 2 oz half and half, 4 oz milk, spoon sweetener to taste,
and add 6 oz strained coffee into a glass.
Mix thoroughly. Add ice.
This is my preferred sweetener, but sugar or Splenda will do just as well
*Note: the original recipe called for use of 2 oz sweetened condensed milk. That really didn't sound good to me, and I'm watching my intake of sugar, so I substituted with half and half and a non-calorie sweetener.