3 Yummy Iced Coffee Recipes
Iced coffee is the perfect cool-down drink for summer, but making that cool drink can be a challenge to coffee drinkers!
I certainly was nervous about attempting to make my own until I did my research.
Here are some easy and delicious iced coffee recipes!
Iced Coffee Recipe: Made with Instant Coffee
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 6 fluid ounces cold milk
Mix together the instant coffee, the warm water, and the sugar in a sealable cup or container.
Once covered, shake the mixture until it gets foamy. This can be poured over a glass full of ice. Fill the rest of the glass with milk and enjoy! The amounts of the ingredients used can be altered slightly for taste.
Iced Coffee Recipe: A Coffee Expert
- 8 ounces of coarsely ground coffee beans (preferably medium roast)
- 4 sprigs of mint
- 16 ounces of water and then another 12 ounces for diluting
Take the coffee grounds and the mint leaves and then wrap them in cheesecloth. Someone section this off, a rubber band works. Place this into a bowl and pour the 16 ounces of room temperature water over it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; let the coffee steep for 16 to 18 hours.
After 16 to 18 hours, take off the plastic wrap and squeeze out the leftover liquid. Take the coffee and pour it through a coffee filter to remove any grounds. This should give you around 8 ounces of liquid. You can add 12 ounces of cold water, and your favorite sweetener. Now pour over ice and enjoy!
What is your favorite Starbucks coffee drink?
Iced Coffee Recipe: Cold Brewing
Note: The ratio in this recipe makes quite strong coffee.
- 1 to 1.5 cups of coarsely ground coffee of your choice
- 2 quarts of water
- your favorite sweetener
Mix 1 to 1.5 cups of coffee with 2 quarts of water. Refrigerate this mixture for 6 hours, you can let it refrigerate for a shorter amount of time if you enjoy less strong coffee.
Next, filter the mixture through a strainer lined with a coffee filter. Then refrigerate until you want to drink it. Sweeten with your favorite sweetener when you want a cup.
Tips for Making Iced Coffee
And there you go: three different recipes that you can experiment with to find your favorite way to make iced coffee.
While the methods may vary from coffee-lover to coffee-lover, there are some general tips to iced coffee that apply to every kind:
Tip #1: Don't make hot coffee and then pour it over ice. This will worsen the flavor and make it watery.
Tip #2: Using sugar or other crystallized sweeteners will not dissolve completely in cold drinks so use a syrup or liquid sweetener to make your coffee sweeter!
Tip #3: If you are worried about your coffee becoming too watered down or just don't drink it that quickly, you can make some ice cubes with coffee.
Tip #4: Store your cold coffee in your fridge, but without ice cubes! Any closed container works, but with a container with a spout, you can have easy access!
Tip #5: Finally, remember that iced coffee is different than hot coffee and you should play around with different recipes and sweeteners to find the best iced coffee recipe that suits you!