You really can drink this iced coffee anytime. No judgement!
Start with water, sugar, freshly ground coffee, and vanilla.
Let it boil!
Now that your whole apartment smells nutty and warm and complicated, you gotta let the syrup cool down. I know, more torture.
I put the syrup outside to cool down, not only because it cools faster, but also because the coffee smell was super intense! My nose holes needed a break.
Finally, you strain it. Then it's time to make an iced coffee!
Put some ice in a cup.
Adapted from Get It Ripe by Jae Steele
3 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup ground coffee
1. Combine the water, vanilla, and sugar in pot on high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
2. Add the ground coffee to the boiling liquid, stir, and allow to boil for another 4 minutes. Watch the pot closely, mine almost boiled over.
3. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool. Once cool, strain into a clean jar and store in the fridge.
4. Serve over ice with your favorite nondairy milk.