Easy Dairy-Free Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Up until last summer I NEVER drank coffee. What?! That’s right, I spent 26 years of my life without coffee. But after having my second child I decided to start trying to drink coffee because ya’ll, I was exhausted! And well as I’m sure you probably guessed, that was the beginning to what will now be a long and happy relationship.

When my second child was only a few months old we realized that, yet again, we had a child with a severe intolerance to dairy and possibly soy. This intolerance is known as MSPI (I will be writing a post about our experiences with MSPI soon). Long story short, I had to cut out all dairy and soy from my diet while breastfeeding. So I began trying to find little ways to treat myself in an effort to stay sane on such a restrictive diet. Enter dairy-free cold brew iced coffee!Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

It all started when I first tried a Dunkin Donuts vanilla iced coffee with almond milk. It was delicious! After several trips through the Dunkin drive thru to treat myself, it was starting to add up. I decided I had better try to find a way to make these at home. So here is my recipe for dairy-free cold brew iced coffee! I might even go so far as to say it is better than Dunkin! Whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant or nursing a child with a dairy allergy I hope you enjoy this nice cold treat!

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

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What You Will Need:

Medium Roast Coffee

French Press

-Water

Vanilla Flavor Syrup (optional) or Sweetener

-Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

  1. Grab your favorite medium roast coffee! I love the Dunkin Donuts Original Blend coffee, but I’m usually an Aldi shopper and I have found their medium roast Breakfast Blend to be just as good!

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

2. First, measure out half a cup of coffee. If you bought coffee beans rather than ground coffee you will need to grind it. It is recommended that you coarsely grind the beans when you are using a french press.

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

3. Next, pour the ground coffee into the french press.

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

4. Then fill french press with cold to room temperature water (I fill mine to the top of the metal ring).

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

5. Place the lid on the french press, do not press the plunger down. Allow the coffee to brew overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

6. Finally, press the plunger down and pour the coffee into a clean mason jar to store in the refrigerator.

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

How to Make Dairy-Free Iced Coffee

  1. First, fill a glass with ice and pour in cold brew coffee. Keep in mind that the cold brew is concentrated and will need to be diluted.

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

2. Next, pour in sweetened vanilla almond milk to your desired amount (I prefer a 1:1 ratio of coffee to almond milk).

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

3. Finally, add in your sweetener or vanilla flavoring syrup. I prefer to add 1-2 tsp of sugar-free vanilla flavoring syrup!

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

4. Stir and enjoy your guilt-free dairy-free iced coffee treat!

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!

Are you coffee obsessed? What is your favorite coffee drink to make at home? Share it with me in the comments below!

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Dairy-Free Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!
Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Easy dairy-free cold brew iced coffee recipe you will LOVE! Whether your are lactose intolerant, on the paleo diet or you just simply don't like dairy, this iced coffee is a must try!!
Instructions
  1. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite medium roast coffee to french press or mason jar.
  2. Add cold or room temperature water to french press (or mason jar), do not press the plunger down.
  3. Let it steep overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
  4. Press plunger down and pour over ice. If using a mason jar pour coffee mixture through a filter into another mason jar.
  5. Pour over ice (this is a concentrated brew and will need to be diluted).
  6. Add sweetened vanilla almond milk in whatever amount you desire (I prefer a 1:1 ratio of 1 part almond milk to 1 part coffee).
  7. Add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar-free vanilla coffee flavoring syrup.
  8. Stir and enjoy!
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One thought on “Easy Dairy-Free Cold Brew Iced Coffee

  1. This looks SO good!! I have a dairy allergy when I’m not pregnant so I’ll have to try this in about 4 months! Haha! I’ve been making iced chai lately… perfect summer treat!

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