Easy At-Home Cold Brew

5 from 2 votes

Magnificent, full-bodied cold brew that'll brighten any morning!

this easy at-home cold brew is so delicious!

Nothing feels more sophisticated than sipping a delicious cold brew coffee on your way to work. The buttery refreshment makes the perfect morning beverage, bursting with that signature coffee flavor without tasting bitter or sour. Unfortunately, despite its incredible taste, purchasing cold brew at your local coffee joint every morning can take a toll on your wallet. Luckily, you can save major cash by whipping up your own Easy At-Home Cold Brew instead!

At-Home Cold Brew: A Morning Delight

Save yourself some money and make this tasty cold brew at-home instead of hitting the coffee shop!

Our Skinny Ms. version yields a cold brew so delectable; it delivers the same rich flavor you crave, without the hefty price tag. So easy to make, this coffee-making method pulls out layers of flavor, and carries a pretty good caffeine kick too! So, if you wouldn’t consider yourself a morning person per se, sipping on our tasty cold brew might be a total game changer. And as a bonus, cold brew yields a less acidic profile than conventional coffee, meaning it’s less likely to upset your stomach!

The Cold Brew Process

Skip the hot coffee and cool off with this yummy cold brew!

So what’s the catch? Well, cold brew takes more time than drip coffee. In fact, it usually takes an entire night (12 hours). However, our easy cold brew will only steal about 5 minutes of your time, and you just have to let it rest after prepping.

In fact, this resting time allows the magic to happen. The cold steeping brings out depth of flavor, yielding a velvety cup of cold brew, sans bitterness. That said, prepare your cold brew the night before and you’ll have rich, crave-worthy coffee ready for you when the sun rises.

How to Make Easy At-Home Cold Brew

Cold brew is perfect for warm spring and summer mornings!

Oftentimes making your own iced coffee can result in a watery, overly bitter attempt that ends up getting poured down the drain. It doesn’t take much, but there’s a bit more involved than just throwing ice cubes in your morning joe. Our at home cold brew yields smooth, refreshing coffee guaranteed to put a pep in your step. Our no-fuss cold brew recipe doesn’t call for any special skills or pricy equipment.

First, grind coffee beans and place them in a beverage container with cold water. Stir until the coffee grinds are completely saturated with water, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, line a strainer with a cheese cloth, and pour the chilled mixture through the strainer, and into another beverage container. Finally, pour yourself a cup, add any milk, or sugar if desired, and enjoy! It’s that simple!

Looking for some guilt-free ways to liven up your cup? Sweeten your cold brew with this healthy Toasted Coconut Coffee Sweetener. For a waistline-friendly creamer, check out our favorite Healthy Coffee Creamer!

Sip Lavishly, Save Money!

Coffee lovers rejoice! This easy cold brew just changed the coffee game!

Our at-home cold brew will impress your friends and family, and probably make a regular appearance in your morning routine! We love this easy at-home cold brew, and we’re sure you will, too! As a plus, you can enjoy delectable cold brew all week if you store your finishing product in the fridge. A virtually effortless way to enjoy cold brew while saving money, this recipe is one for the books!


5 from 2 votes

Easy At-Home Cold Brew

Enjoy a smooth cold brew at home with out the cost of a coffee shop.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup whole coffee beans
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk optional


  • Coarsely grind the coffee beans by pulsing the beans in a grinder.
  • Place the beans in a 5 to 6 cup beverage container. Pour the cold water over top. Gently stir to ensure the beans are appropriately saturated with water. Cover and refrigerate overnight, no more than 12 hours.
  • Line a strainer with cheese cloth and pour the chilled mixture into the lined strainer over a bowl or beverage container. If needed, transfer to a storage container, the cold brew can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Pour the cold brew into a drinking cup, add any desired milk, water, or sweetener to personal preference.


Nutrition was calculated using one tablespoon of almond milk. If you don't add it, the nutritional info would be  o calories, 12 mg of sodium, and 7 mg calcium.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 12mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
Keywords Keto, Plant-Based

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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