Easy Coffee Ice Cubes

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Coffee ice cubes can be used to cool down coffee without watering it down or made into an instant latte.

Coffee ice cubes and milk in a cup

Coffee Ice Cubes

  • Super easy to make! Just brew coffee (hot or cold brew) and freeze in ice cube trays.
  • Coffee for this recipe is made in a coffee maker but cold brewed coffee can also be used.
  • Sugar is added to the coffee, then frozen so it’s pre-sweetened.
  • Add milk to make an iced latte.
  • Add hot coffee to make quick iced coffee.
Coffee Ice Cube Ingredients

Coffee Ice Cube Ingredients

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How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

STEP 1: Make coffee.

I use my trusty Zojirushi coffee maker to brew coffee.

Better tasting water makes better tasting coffee — use filtered water if possible.

STEP 2: Stir in sugar.

While the coffee is still hot, stir the sugar until it completely dissolves.

STEP 3: Pour coffee into ice cube trays.

I use a silicone ice cube tray and I pour hot coffee directly into the trays.

Each tray holds a cup of coffee so with the upper and lower trays, it’ll hold 2 cups.

STEP 4: Freeze ice cube trays.

Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, it’ll take about 4 hours to freeze the coffee. I usually leave it in the freezer overnight.

STEP 5: Add ice cubes into a cup.

At this point, you can either add milk to make an iced latte or you can add hot coffee to make it cold without watering it down.

I like adding milk to make an iced latte.

As the coffee ice cube melts, it’ll flavor the milk. It’s refreshing and delicious.

COFFEE ICE CUBES TIPS

  • Don’t want to use sugar? Stir in any sweetener you like. Try maple syrup, date syrup, or honey.
  • To make vanilla flavored coffee ice cubes, add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to the coffee after you stir in the sugar.
  • Any kind of milk can be used to make the iced latte.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

Can I add sugar later instead of in the ice cubes?

If you want to sweeten your iced coffee drink, add simple syrup instead of regular sugar since it’ll mix into the cold drink better.

How can I make cold brew coffee ice cubes?

Make cold brew first, then pour it into ice cube trays. When making cold brew coffee ice cubes, I don’t add sugar before freezing and just add simple syrup when making the drink.

Is there a trick to getting ice cubes out of silicone ice cubes?

Silicone ice cubes can be a pain to use since it’s not as easy to get them out of the tray. I take it out of the freezer and let it thaw a bit (a couple of minutes) on the countertop, then flip it over and push the ice cubes out from the back onto a bowl.

How many tablespoons of ground coffee is used for each cup of water?

Since the coffee ice cubes will be diluted in milk, I used 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every cup of water. If you want it to be made stronger, add 1-2 more tablespoons of ground coffee.

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How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes

Easy Coffee Ice Cubes

Author: Jee Choe
Coffee ice cubes are the perfect way to make an iced latte.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Freeze Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make coffee.
    Use a coffee maker to brew 4 tablespoons of coffee with 2 cups of water. Use filtered water if possible to make better tasting coffee.
  • Stir in sugar.
    While the coffee is still hot, stir the sugar until it completely dissolves.
  • Pour coffee into ice cube trays.
    I pour hot coffee directly into ice cube trays.
  • Freeze ice cube trays.
    Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, it'll take about 4 hours to freeze the coffee. I usually freeze it overnight.
  • Add ice cubes into a cup.
    At this point, you can either add milk to make an iced latte or you can add hot coffee to make it cold without watering it down.

NUTRITION

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 7mg
Keyword Coffee with milk, Frozen coffee
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2 thoughts on “Easy Coffee Ice Cubes”

  1. Thanks, Jee! Love these. These cubes have kicked up the flavor of my favorite iced coffee drinks! Question: Do you make Tea Ice Cubes? If so, I’d love to see the recipe at Oh, How Civilized!
    As Always, Your recipes make every day a more flavorful one!

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