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Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee

There’s the old familiar iced coffee, then the slightly more “in” cold brewed coffee, then there’s this soon-to-be summer fad, Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee, a simple, super refreshing carbonated coffee!

Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee

One of the giant loves the tulip-man and I share is for animals. Namely cats. And though one day we’ll adopt ourselves a little naked cat who shall be named William, today is not the day. So until then, we find other animals to love, and recently this has been in the form of the local herd of sheep who chomp through the grassy fields around our town. Finding the sheep is actually how we motivate our behinds to go running. Run, run, run, find some nice green plucks of grass, pick the grass, run, run (with our hands full of grass), find the sheep, feed the nice green grass to the sheep, be one with the sheep.

So yea, this is how we’ve been celebrating the warm, finally-sunny Dutch weather. But recently I found another, far more normal way than running about town feeding sheep to celebrate the impending summer…Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee.

Let’s break down the evolution of chilled coffee. Iced coffee has been a thing for ages, or at least since Nancy Botwin made us all aware of its greatness. Then cold brewed coffee started popping up, claiming to be the cooler sibling to iced coffee. Cold brewed coffee is made when coffee grounds are steeped in water for a while. It’s less acidic because the coffee isn’t heated, and with a longer brew time than traditional coffee, it’s more caffeinated.

Today we’re taking this whole chilled coffee thing a step further, with a fizzy carbonated cold brewed coffee…refreshing and effervescent with a caffeine sucker punch. We’ll make a batch of lightly sweetened coffee concentrate, then mix that with sparkling water. BOOM done! Summer, we’re ready for you.

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Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee

There’s the old familiar iced coffee, then the slightly more “in” cold brewed coffee, then there’s this soon-to-be summer fad, Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee, a simple, super refreshing carbonated coffee!

Course Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Game Day, Valentine's Day
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 8 cups
Calories 32 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee 100 g
  • 4 cups cold water 946 mL
  • 4 cups sparkling water 946 mL, club soda
  • ¼ cup honey 60 mL, or sweetener of choice
  • Ice
  • Creamer as needed or dairy-free substitute

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or bowl, combine ground coffee and water. Cover and let sit in fridge for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. Strain the large coffee grounds with a mesh sieve (or a French press if you have one). Empty sieve, layer in a few paper towels, and slowly pour coffee through again to remove the finer grounds and flecks.
  3. Combine coffee and honey (adding more or less honey depending on your usual sweetness preference to coffee, bearing in mind that this is coffee concentrate so it’s very strong!)
  4. Fill a glass half with sparkling water and half with the coffee concentrate, then throw in a few ice cubes. Add creamer to suit your liking.
Nutrition Facts
Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8.7g 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Shannon says:

    Yummy!!! I never thought of this before- what a brilliant idea! Thanks for the share- I am pinning for later 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Shannon!

  2. Anna says:

    Ohhh, I had no idea there should be the addition of sparkling water! This looks so refreshing! Love this! Pinning immediately 🙂 XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    1. Sarah says:

      It’s SO refreshing! Thanks for sharing, Anna!

  3. Madeline says:

    This looks like such an interesting combo! I’ve never heard of a fizzy version of iced coffee before. I love that gif too, so creative! ; )

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Madeline! I’d heard of fancy cafes serving sparkling water with espresso shots, and other cafes trying out coffee + tonic water (bleghhh), so I thought this was a suitable next step 😉

  4. Angie says:

    I love cold brewed coffee, and i need to start making it more often. I’ve never thought to make it fizzy though!

    1. Sarah says:

      Me too! This was actually my first time trying actually making cold brew and it’s so great! SO easy, not sure why I ever paid the big bucks at coffee shops for the same thing I could make at home.

  5. Cassandra says:

    Oh wow! I never thought of a fizzy cold brewed coffee, but this sounds absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Sarah says:

      Let me know how it goes, Cassandra! 🙂

  6. Bethany says:

    I’ve never made it fizzy before but that actually sounds really good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Yum! I’ve never heard of this before, but it combines some of my favorite things! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try!
    xx

  8. Rachel says:

    I love iced coffee, but fizzy coffee is a concept I’ve never even thought to try. I’m intrigued!

  9. Willow says:

    I just started making cold brewed coffee a few weeks ago. I love how it is less acidic than regularly brewed coffee. I love the idea of adding club soda – I am definitely trying it the next time I make it!

    1. Sarah says:

      Isn’t it so fun to make? It’s so easy! Let me know how adding the club soda goes, Willow! 🙂

  10. Kusum says:

    Oh that sounds delicious, I am not a coffee person but do have it once in a blue moon. With the weather warming up, I will be sure to try this sometime.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    1. Sarah says:

      I never really used to be either, well until I discovered iced caramel macchiatos in college. Iced coffee and cold brewed coffees are definitely the way to go 🙂

  11. This looks like it would be so good! I love the fizziness. I have been meaning to try making my own cold brew coffee at home. YUM!

  12. You don’t know how excited I am to try this coffee! Im literally obsessed with cold brew and I have a thing with carbonation!

    1. Sarah says:

      Hahah well I’m happy you found this!! Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  13. OMG, I have to try this as soon as I leave you this comment. I love coffee and sparkling water is a new staple in my kitchen since I stopped drinking soda. The two of these together is just genius.

    1. Sarah says:

      I do that too with the sparkling water! When I’m craving a soda now I’l mix fruit with sparkling water and it does the trick 🙂 I hope you liked the fizzy coffee!

  14. Just popping in to let you know I’ve included your recipe for Fizzy Cold Brewed Coffee in my round-up of iced coffee recipes on Taste As You Go. Thanks for contributing!

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