How To Make Iced Coffee At Home

With Starbucks and Caribou popping up on many corners, our national love for coffee is steadily increasing. While I agree their offer amazingly tasty treats, this can sometimes spell budget disaster if you are not careful. A cup of joe from one of these suppliers can easily run you $4-$5 per visit. So stopping by to grab a quick coffee three times a week can cost around $60 a month and more than $700 a year. Wow, that is nearly a mini-vacation!

Making your own iced coffee at home is both easy and costs way less than buying out. Using the simple recipe below, you can create a mix that works for you.

How To Make Iced Coffee

Simple Iced Coffee

*Makes 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. cold coffee
  • coffee ice cubes
  • milk or coffee creamer

Directions

  1. Make a few cups of coffee a head of time and freeze into ice cubes. These are good to have on hand whenever you want iced coffee and they won’t water your drink down.
  2. Next, make and chill 2 cups of coffee (2 k-cups for you Keurig owners).
  3. Pour the chilled coffee into an 8 oz. glass or mug.
  4. Add a few coffee ice cubes to keep it chilled.
  5. Next, add milk or creamer (of your choice).
  6. Enjoy

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How To Make Iced Coffee At Home
 
Author:
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cold coffee
  • coffee ice cubes
  • milk or coffee creamer
Instructions
  1. Make a few cups of coffee a head of time and freeze into ice cubes. These are awesome to have on hand whenever you want iced coffee and they won't water your drink down.
  2. Next, make and chill 2 cups of coffee (2 k-cups for you Keurig owners).
  3. Pour the chilled coffee into an 8 oz. glass or mug.
  4. Add a few coffee ice cubes to keep it chilled.
  5. Next, add milk or creamer (of your choice).
  6. Enjoy

 

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Comments

  1. lisa says

    That sure is easy. And you can change it up using flavored creamers. Perfect for a hot summer day.

  2. nancyfancypink says

    This sounds great for summer! I have tried to make iced coffee before, but I never thought or using coffee iced cubes. Thanks!

  3. Darlene says

    Thanks for sharing. So simple and so good. It will save a bunch of money and as a grad student I need both coffee and to save money!

  4. M.Clark says

    I love the coffee ice cubes, great idea, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this post.

  5. Lindsay Giedosh says

    This is so simple, I love it! Can’t wait to try, especially with the ice cube idea

  6. melisa says

    My husband is the coffee lover/drinker between the two of us. And all the kids take after dad. He takes his coffee pretty seriously, including his iced coffee. He does the long slow-drip brew style his chemex and toddy brewers. He has perfected his different recipes and locals, friends, family, coworkers all put in orders for a gallon of this at a time. Cheaper than starbucks, much better than store bought coffee and beans (he roasts his own).

    • melisa says

      I should add that he’s tried creamers, syrups, flavored and plain coffee ice cubes, different beans roasted at different temperatures for different lengths of time, etc.

  7. Alicia Morris says

    Sounds great never thought of making coffee ice cubs to use and making ice cubs would make a great coffee slushy that would be really good to will make me one tomorrow

  8. lisa says

    Your pages are all off center. I tried to use the arrow to move it and it isn’t budging .I made this coffee with Irish cream. It’s very tasty.

  9. Vennie M. says

    I love iced coffee winter or summer. I have tried making it myself but somehow it never seems right. I never thought of the coffee ice cubes, so maybe that is what I need. Thanks for the tip.

  10. gianna borden says

    i love iced coffee, i go to DD almost everyday to get me some! so this would be great for me, and would save $$$!!! thanks for sharing!

  11. Claire D says

    I think I can handle this recipe! Good to have on hand for days when the air conditioner just can’t keep up with the heat. And I hate paying that much for iced coffee. I’ve never understood why they charge so much more for the same coffee with ice in it!

  12. says

    I make iced coffee all the time, but it doesn’t work as well since the espresso machine broke down. :-/ It gets too watery. I was looking for an alternative recipe. Pinned it ;^)

  13. M.Clark says

    I’d love to try the ice cube making idea with other beverages, it’s a great way to keep beverages from getting watered down. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  14. Candy Kelley says

    Easy and tasty. I would rather make this than spend the money at a coffee shop to have them make it for you.

  15. Kyla P says

    Neat! I never thought to make the ice cubes from coffee! Starbuck’s def. does get pricey too, so this is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Shannon says

    I love how simple this recipe is. Thank you for sharing with us. Also it would be good to make into a slushy.

  17. says

    I always make iced coffee in the warmer months with my left over coffee. I never thought of making coffee ice cubes though. Good tip, I might have to try that. For those like me who are dairy and sugar free, use coconut milk and stevia drops. It tastes just as yummy.

  18. says

    Aw, coffee. The beginning to each of my days without fail. We have more DD stores in our town than grocery stores. One on every corner as the saying goes. I agree with you. Although the coffee is delicious, it is as expensive. My most enjoyable coffees of the day include the first in the morning and my afternoon one or two cups with my neighbor each day. We will use your recipe and add flavors we enjoy.

  19. ElizabethB says

    I made this coffee using your instructions and it turned out great! Thanks a lot, iced coffee is one of my favorite beverages.

  20. lisa says

    Finally, a recipe that’s easy enough for me to make! I generally avoid the kitchen. This is excellent with Irish cream coffee creamer.

  21. Brigid OHara Koshko says

    Summer is here and I love my coffee but hot doesn’t always appeal to me. This is a great recipe for me to get my fix. Thank you!

  22. Kelly Faber says

    So much money saved just by making coffee at home!! My son has a sensitivity to caffeine, so I have to sadly stay away from coffee, but I am saving this recipe for the future! Thanks!!

  23. jenn huey says

    Love the coffee ice cubes, it would solve my problems with homemade iced coffee; I dont usually drink it fast enough and it always gets dumped because it gets too watery

  24. Britny says

    Love this. We do this often, and we absolutely love the coffee ice cubes, so much better! We also have flavor shots on hand because we own an espresso maker, so those are nice to add a little flavor if you have any :) if we ever “splurge” it’s usually only the 1$ iced coffee that Dunkin Donuts has on sale for the Summer :) good deal if you’re going to go out for coffee!

  25. Kimmie Barrows says

    Great idea! My husband LOVES iced coffee. You could also freeze some of the creamer and add a couple of those with the coffee ice cubes into milk so it melts together… or blend in the blender! There are sooo many great ways to do this lol! Love it!

  26. jeanne lynn says

    What a great idea! This can be made at home and transferred into a travel cup rather than stopping along the way. I’d definitely make the ice cubes from coffee too, which I’d of never thought of.

  27. Ashley F says

    I LOVE iced coffee! I think I drink more coffee in the summer than I do in the winter because I prefer it iced over hot. I need to make some coffee iced cubes, because I tend to get distracted by my toddler and set my coffee down and then the ice melts and it’s all weak and watery!

  28. Julie Mauricio says

    Love coffee here and there specially iced coffee! So this is nice to have to make mine at home. And cheaper too 😉 thanks!

  29. Melissa S says

    I love iced coffee in the summer and am always looking for recipes. Thanks for the tip about the ice cubes, what a great idea.

  30. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    Iced coffee can be such a refreshing drink. When you make it yourself you know exactly what you put in it.

  31. Sally T. says

    Makin my coffee tomorrow Made my coffee ice cubes bought my
    caramel sauce and creamer.I just waiting until tomorrow to make
    it.It is going to be so Yum

  32. Kasie Tillman says

    Thank you for this how to. My husband LOVES iced coffee. It’s so expensive at coffee shops and I like to save money!

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