First of all, let’s dispel a myth. Cold Brew Coffee isn’t simply iced coffee i.e an espresso served over ice. It’s coffee that is brewed cold. Brewing the coffee involves steeping it in water for up to 24 hours. The result? A delicious coffee essence that can be served chilled.
Cold-brew coffees have been gaining popularity over the past couple of years with high street chains starting to brew and serve coffee in this way. Brewing cold brings out flavours in conventional coffee and there are also beans particularly suited to cold brewing.
You can, of course, add milk in the usual way to cold brew coffee. You could, for instance, use milk instead of water as your concentrate. Milk alternatives depending on the type can be watery (in our opinion, pea milk is the closest you will get to the stuff from cows), but here’s a little hack. Freeze some ice-cubes with your milk alternative (sweetened almond works well if you like it a little on the sweeter side) and add it to your cold brew but with less water.