Flavorful, smooth, and completely delicious, be your own barista at home with these refreshing, caffeinated ice coffee recipes.
Iced Coffee at Home
When you’re looking for a refreshing drink with a caffeine kick, there’s nothing like ice coffee. From easy, foolproof cold brew to decadent cream toppings, these recipes are sure to quench your thirst.
It’s easy to make decadent iced coffee drinks at home (and save you a lot of $$$) that tastes even better than the ones sold in coffee shops.
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- Cold brew coffee
Cold brew is the easiest way to make iced coffee since all the work happens in the refrigerator while you sleep. Plus, you can make one batch and drink it over a few days.
- Strong coffee made in a coffee machine
To make strong coffee, use 1/2 – 1 tablespoon more ground coffee to make a cup in a coffee machine. Pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool it down quickly or in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Nespresso or Keurig
Use a pod or capsule to make a cup of coffee and put it in the refrigerator for an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool it down.
- Instant coffee
For whipped drinks like Dalgona coffee and Greek frappes, instant coffee is a must.
Milky Topping Options
- Cold Foam
Make any iced coffee cafe-quality by topping it with cold foam. Take cold milk and put it in a French press and move the plunger up and down 40 times. Yup, that’s all there is to it! To make it creamier, you can do equal part milk and heavy cream.
- Whipped cream
All you need is handheld milk frother (my trick to making whipped cream fast and easy) to whisk together heavy cream and sweetener. Use flavored syrups to make the whipped cream even tastier.
Iced Coffee Tips
- Don’t use sugar to sweeten your iced coffee since it’ll just sink down and settle down at the bottom of the cup. Instead, use simple syrup which will mix well with the drink.
- Make homemade syrups and simple syrups ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
- If you want your iced coffee to be super intense, use coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes.