If you like your cold brew black, skip the sweetened condensed milk. If you want it extra sweet, add both cans. We like it somewhere in between. This recipe is from Commander's Palace in New Orleans, LA. Read more about the restaurant's legendary Family Meal here.
- 8 oz. chicory coffee blend (1½ cups)
- 1–2 14-oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
Place coffee in a large bowl and add 8 cups cold water. Stir gently to make sure all of the grounds are moistened. Chill overnight.
Line a sieve with a coffee filter and place over a pitcher. Strain coffee into pitcher (do not stir); discard solids. Stir in 1 can sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. If you like your coffee sweeter, add more milk.
Do Ahead: Strained cold brew can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill. Add milk and vanilla just before serving.