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HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS ICED COFFEE AT HOME

I absolutely love coffee and so learning how to make delicious iced coffee at home is a must! It’s easy, 0km or wait, and costs a fraction of what you would spend at your favorite coffee shop. A handful of ingredients and you’ll be sipping your iced coffee from the comfort of your home.

diy iced coffee at home

Yields: 1 portion
Prep Time: 4 mins Cook Time: 1 mins Total: 5 mins


What is an Iced Coffee?

Iced coffee is brewed coffee served cold over ice!  

⭐ You can make iced coffee using a french press, cold brew coffee, or other methods as long as you use good coffee beans and ice! 

What is the difference between Iced Coffee and Iced Latte?

Iced Coffee

  • Brewed Coffee
  • More watery
  • Acidity depends on the coffee beans used.
  • 64mg caffeine per cup brewed (max 1 cup of coffee/serving)

Iced Latte

  • Espresso from Coffee Machine
  • More milky and smooth flavor
  • The taste of espresso is toned down by milk
  • 30mg caffeine per shot of espresso (max of 2 shots coffee/serving)

Why should you do Iced Coffee at Home?

⭐ Iced coffee is the only thing better than a hot coffee on a summer morning.

⭐ It’s the perfect summer when you feel you want to treat yourself without something special.

⭐ A home iced coffee costs less than half a dollar compared to $5 each from the coffee shop.

⭐ A quick special treat for guests!

diy iced coffee at home

Ingredients needed to Make Iced Coffee at Home

This outrageously delicious recipe only requires a handful of ingredients that you can find in every kitchen. Make sure to have a good quality coffee and choose your favorite roast.

Vanilla Simple Syrup. A mix of water, sugar, and vanilla extract. It only takes a couple of minutes to dissolve the sugar in the water and leave it to chill.

Brewed Coffee. Brew a cup of coffee with a French press or any other brewing method and opt for high-quality coffee beans. I suggest leaving it to cool before assembling the iced coffee. But if you’re really in a hurry just make sure to scoop in more ice.

Ice-cubes. Medium-sized ice cubes are perfect because it’s what we usually have on hand in the freezer and they don’t melt immediately even in hot climates. Otherwise, crushed ice cubes are a perfect alternative.

Milk. Your preferred milk. I prefer to use milk with higher fat content. but even low-fat milk can be used.

Tips to Make Homemade Iced Coffee

STEP 1 – VANILLA SIMPLE SYRUP

  • First, make the vanilla simple syrup. All you need to use are 3 ingredients: water, sugar, and vanilla extract. In a small saucepan, add the sugar and water on low to medium heat until the sugar is dissolved in the water.

STEP 2 – BREWING THE COFFEE

  • Using your favorite roasted coffee beans, grind using a grinder and brew a cup of coffee.

STEP 3 – ASSEMBLING THE ICED COFFEE

  • Fill a large glass with 1 to 1-½ cups of crushed or cubed ice.
  • Next, add 1 tsp of vanilla simple syrup, 1 cup of coffee, and ½ cup of milk. Stir and combine well.
  • Add your favorite straw and enjoy!

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Fast & Easy DIY Iced Coffee at Home

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Iced Coffee Recipe

  • 1 cup Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup brewed coffee room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk full fat or your preferred milk
  • 1 1/2 cup ice cubes medium or crushed

Instructions
 

STEP 1 - VANILLA SIMPLE SYRUP

  • First, make the vanilla simple syrup. All you need to use are 3 ingredients: water, sugar, and vanilla extract. In a small saucepan, add the sugar and water on low to medium heat until the sugar is dissolved in the water.

STEP 2 - BREWING THE COFFEE

  • Using your favorite roasted coffee beans, grind using a grinder and brew a cup of coffee.

STEP 3 - ASSEMBLING THE ICED COFFEE

  • Fill a large glass with 1 to 1½ cups of crushed or cubed ice. Next, add 1 tsp of vanilla simple syrup, 1 cup of coffee, and ½ cup of milk. Stir and combine well. Add your favorite straw and enjoy!
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