Rosemary Iced Coffee: SRS

It’s Surprise Recipe Swap day today and I was assigned Aimee’s blog, See Aimee Cook!

Aimee is a Texan who loves to cook for her husband and three dogs!  Cooking is Aimee’s passion turned stress reliever.

Aimee has a lot of wonderful recipes on her blog, but I was instantly drawn to her Rosemary Iced Coffee!

I’m learning to love coffee, though I’m more of a Starbucks or “cheat and use instant coffee” than a “brew my own” type of gal.  So I was totally intrigued by the idea of cold brewing coffee.

The cold brew worked amazingly well, but here’s the thing.  Below I have written half of the batch of coffee.  Do you see quarts down there?  Yeah, that’s a gallon (the original calls for a pound of coffee & 2 gallons of water!!)  That is a lot of coffee! 

So here are a few things to think about before cold brewing coffee.  First, be sure you have a large enough pot to brew it in (I don’t, thus the reason I made a half batch).  Second, be sure you have a plan and containers in which to store the coffee once it’s been brewed!

I stored about a quart in a pitcher in the refrigerator and froze the rest in quart sized bags, because I love iced coffee, but how much can a person possibly drink in one day? 

As far as the Rosemary Iced Coffee goes, I am totally in love!  I’m a rosemary fanatic, so I love the surprising earthy twist the rosemary brings to the table.  I’ve also experimented with half rosemary syrup and half vanilla syrup, which is also an amazing combination. 

Rosemary syrup would also be amazing in tea.  Oh and maybe a margarita…ooohhh…I’m going to try that out this weekend!

Thank you Aimee, for a wonderful recipe!

Rosemary Iced Coffee
Recipe from See Aimee Cook

1 cup ice
½ cup Cold Brewed Coffee (see below)
1 tbsp Rosemary Syrup (see below)
¼ cup skim milk

Place all ingredients in a large cup.  Stir to blend with a stir stick or straw.  Enjoy!

Cold Brewed Coffee
Recipe from See Aimee Cook, originally from the Pioneer Woman

4 quarts cold water
½ lb coffee, ground

Combine the water and coffee in a large stock pot, stir to combine.  Cover and let it sit for 8 hours or overnight.

Strain out the coffee grounds through a colander lined with cheesecloth (or paper towels).  Discard the grounds and store the coffee in the refrigerator.

Rosemary Syrup
Adapted from See Aimee Cook

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Place the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir and heat the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. 

Add the rosemary and bring the mixture to a light boil for about 5 minutes, still stirring frequently.  Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the pan from the heat and set side for 20-30 minutes (the longer the mixture sets the stronger the rosemary flavor will be).

Remove the rosemary sprigs and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Be sure to check out the other SRS submissions here!



  1. My husband hates rosemary, so I never have a chance to use it in my cooking - That makes this recipe so perfect for me! I would have never thought of putting it in my drinks! Love it!

  2. I have been using a lot of rosemary and this sound so good... I have never made cold brewed coffee... I just use the leftover coffee but I am going to try this... I love SRS, so many great recipes. Pinning this so I can make it.

  3. This is really interesting. I love iced coffee. I'll have to try it. This is my first time at SRS. Hope you will visit me too. I made the pancake and fruit kabobs.

  4. Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! Strange, but delicious flavor combination. I also love that you cut down the quantity for normal people who don't drink it by the gallon (not that I'd know anything about that... *cough*). I actually do make the entire original amount and pour it in a huge plastic drink dispenser that I store in the fridge. Lasts me a couple of weeks, usually :)

  5. That sound very intriguing, Amy! I can already imagine all the things I am trying with Rosemary syrup :) Great pick!

  6. yum! I have a pitcher of cold brew being made right now... :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  7. I would never have thought to put rosemary in coffee. What a creative idea! :)

  8. Wow, it never would have occurred to me, but I bet this is absolutely delicious! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one!

  9. I bet this is REALLY good! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.


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