William Rosenberg, an entrepreneur in Massachusetts, followed his dream to deliver the tastiest and most varied donuts the world had ever seen. The year was 1950, and coffee was not that good at the time, so Mr. Rosenberg knew to succeed, he had to offer the finest coffee he could get. Well, he did.
Dunkin’ Donuts became an All-American franchise, and today they serve over 5 million customers every day. Sure, now there’s more competition than ever, especially with Starbucks and all the other enormous chains which indeed offer great coffee.
Yet, Dunkin’ Donuts still does a few things better than everyone else — I’m talking about their iced coffee. It’s just beautiful, and let me tell you, it’s nothing more than coffee and milk, but it’s lovely, and today we’re learning how to make it.
However, If you wish to challenge yourself with a slightly more difficult Dunkin ice coffee recipe, then you can try this version.
There are a few tips to get it exactly the original. One of them is sweetening your coffee before adding the milk. That way, you avoid getting the grainy texture of sugar; you get a better dilution.
The second tip is a bit more complicated. Since the ice cubes will dilute your coffee massively, you need to start with a robust coffee, meaning a double-strength brewed coffee. There are two methods to get your hands on strong double-strength coffee.
The first one is using more coffee than usual in your coffee maker. Around 4 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water. The second method is even more exciting.
Use a regular coffee pot and brew coffee as you usually would. Then let it cool. Brew a second batch of coffee, but this time use your cold coffee instead of water. That’s the perfect double-strength coffee right there.
There’s a trick, though; since we’re literally boiling coffee twice, there’s a risk of burning it. Yes, it might result in an overly bitter, charred brew, so you need to use light-roast coffee. Medium and heavy roasts just won’t work as well. Once you have your double-brewed coffee, follow the recipe below, and you’ll end up with an awesome iced coffee Dunkin’ Donuts style.
Brew a double-strength coffee, either by adding 4 tablespoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water, or brew your coffee using coffee instead of water.
In your cup, mix the coffee and the sugar and mix well until dissolved.
Add the ice and top with milk. Gently stir and enjoy!