How to make iced coffee?
We all know how much we need a good coffee in the morning to get us going, but what about iced coffee?
Some people prefer a hot cup of joe in the morning while others crave a refreshing cold drink to kick start their day, especially after exercise (if you’re that way inclined!).
Ready to try your coffee on ice?
Read on fellow coffee drinker and find out how to make the perfect iced coffee...
What you’ll need
- A tall glass
- Long spoon
- Ice cubes
- 200ml of coffee
- 50ml of milk/non-dairy substitute of your choice
- Optional: sugar, sweetener or syrup
- Make sure you have some ice cubes ready to go in the freezer. Pro-tip: to avoid the watered down taste that can come from melted ice cubes in your coffee, fill an ice cube tray with black coffee to make coffee cubes ;)
- Brew yourself 200ml of delicious coffee using your favourite coffee beans (not sure how? See other posts on how to make the perfect coffee with a cafetiere, Aeropress or stove top coffee maker).
- If you like sugar or sweetener in there, add it in now while your coffee is still warm so that the sugar or sweetener melts. If you’re using a syrup, you can add that in whenever you want.
- Leave the coffee to cool to room temperature or chill in the fridge for an hour.
- Add your ice cubes to the glass
- Pour your now room temperature (or chilled) coffee in.
- Add milk, or non-dairy alternative
- Give it a stir and enjoy!
Is this the same as cold brew coffee?
No, that’s a different drink entirely!
Cold brew coffee is made with cold water and left to brew for over 12 hours to create a strong, concentrated brew that can be used as base for all kinds of other drinks.
The slow infusion pulls all the great coffee flavor from the beans (and, yes, caffeine too - not to worry!). But it also leaves behind most of the compounds that can make for a bitter and sour taste.
It’s that simple
It’s easy to make iced coffee at home, and there are many different ways you can customize it.
You can use your favourite ground or even instant coffee, experiment with sweeteners like honey, vanilla extract or maple syrup to find what you love best.
If dairy isn’t something that interests you but want a creamy beverage instead, go ahead and add soy milk or oat milk in place of regular cream.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own iced coffee concoctions so have fun experimenting until you find just the right one that suits your tastes best.
Why not start today?
Full iced coffee recipe
4-5 ice cubes (or frozen coffee cubes)
1 Americano or Double Espresso coffee, at room temperature or chilled
Milk or non-dairy alternative
Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (or syrup, sweetener of your choice)
Fill a glass with ice. Pour in 200ml of cold coffee (sweetened if that’s how you like it). Add milk or oat milk, stir and enjoy.
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