How To Get The Perfect Iced-Coffee At Home – Quick And Easy Recipe!

How To Get The Perfect Iced-Coffee At Home – Quick And Easy Recipe!Why is it that no matter how hard we try, it’s nearly impossible to make an iced coffee at home that tastes as good as our favorite café or drive-thru? It’s just coffee and ice, right?! We have all been there, its hot out, you need a mid-day caffeine boost, and are craving some iced coffee. How hard could it be to whip some up at home? Actually, it’s a bit more complicated than just tossing some ice in a cup of coffee, and we have all learned that the hard way.

A common issue with DIY iced coffee that everyone seems to have, is the ice part. So, you filled your glass half full of ice and poured the coffee in. The ice melted ASAP, and now you have a lukewarm cup of watered down iced coffee, with no ice left in it.

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There’s a secret to homemade iced coffee that a lot of people aren’t aware of. Iced coffee in your iced coffee! No, that’s not a typo. If you noticed that your ice is diluting your coffee and you can’t get the temperature right, then you are not alone. Here’s a little tip – instead of using traditional ice cubes, aka frozen water, try using ice cubes made of coffee. It’s very simple to make coffee ice cubes, simply fill your ice cube trays with coffee rather than water! That way when the ice does melt, it actually adds a little coffee boost to your drink, rather than watering it down.

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Once you master the coffee ice cubes, the possibilities really are endless. Personally, I like to stick to a pretty basic iced coffee recipe. I’ve been trying to cut some of the calories out of my coffee habit these days. When I am done with my coffee in the morning, I turn off the pot, usually leaving about 1-2 cups in the machine. Later in the day, the coffee has cooled off and is no room temperature. Pouring boiling hot coffee onto ice is just a watery mess waiting to happen.

Check out my simple iced coffee recipe below, and feel free to share any tips and tricks of your own in the comment section!

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How To Get The Perfect Iced Coffee At Home – Quick And Easy Recipe!
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  • 1 Cup of Room Temperature Coffee (NOT Hot)
  • 5-6 Cubes Of Frozen Coffee
  • 2 TBSP Sugar-Free French Vanilla Creamer
  • A Dash Of Whipped Cream On Top

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  • This is a great tip! I never thought about this since I worked at Starbucks for so many years and we just used a REALLY strong coffee base for the iced coffee and then put water (yes!) and ice in it. I don’t know if that is still how they do it but that is how they did it years ago.

  • This looks delicious. As much as I love going out for these types of drinks, it’s fun to make them at home.

  • Elizabeth O.

    That’s a neat trick. I’ve made something similar to this before. It’s definitely a lot easier and you don’t have to worry about your iced coffee tasting like water because of the ice cubes!

  • Ooh, I may have to surprise the boyfriend with a coffee like this. This is much easier than I thought it would be.

  • Nicole Escat

    Oh, this is great! The weather here is so hot and coffee is my best buddy!

  • Nikki Wayne

    I am a coffee lover and I go tot Starbucks whenever I crave. This is a must-try recipe!

  • My husband would sure love this! He’s obsessed with iced coffee but it’s so expensive.

    • Gail Shue

      I ground my own hazelnut coffee beans. Adding the ground coffee to the coffee pot and then adding a little folgers mocha swirl, which is what I use, and make the whole pot of coffee. I then put into the fridge to get cold. When I want an iced coffee I just pour a glass of coffee over some ice. I then use french vanilla delight coffee creamer and a little liquid hazelnut. It is fabulous. Use any flavor you want. You will not reqret this recipe. Enjoy.

  • This ice coffee looks so good! Perfect for summer months and I love sugar free creamer

  • victoria

    Wow, this is so tempting! I like to try this Iced coffee.

  • Rosey

    That’s smart to use frozen ice cubes. It does get watered down fast!

  • Rosey

    That’s smart to use frozen ice cubes. It does get watered down fast!

  • Ron Leyba

    Will try this soon. Hope I can make my version good!

  • Wow…I never would have thought of making frozen coffee cubes! Now that I read it, it seems obvious, lol. Thanks for the tip.

  • Oh I love a good Iced Coffee whether it’s hot or cold. Your recipe is absolutely yummy!

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