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Making your own DIY homemade iced coffee at home is a surprisingly simple and frugal way to get your coffee fix! Here’s how to make iced coffee.
How to Make Homemade Iced Coffee
Recipe for Iced Coffee:
- Brewed coffee, chilled in the fridge
- Liquid coffee creamer (or if you only have powdered coffee creamer, make sure you stir it in while the coffee is hot so it will dissolve)
- Ice cubes
This is going to be really simple. ? First, make a regular cup of coffee. It can be any flavor you’d like.
I happen to be using up an old bag of Candy Cane flavored coffee even though it’s the summer right now.
Next, add a very generous amount of creamer, and stir it in. If you have powdered creamer or sugar, it’s easier to stir in while the coffee is hot.
When your coffee is brewed, put your mug in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes or more. (If you brewed a pot of coffee, you can pour it into a glass first).
I was pretty impatient so my coffee was still a little warm before I added the ice cubes, but the longer you leave it in the fridge, the better.
When your coffee is cooled down, pour it into a larger glass that has room for ice. Add a bunch of ice cubes. OR if you want to drink your coffee in the same mug and save yourself the extra dishes, you can just add the ice cubes straight to your coffee mug, but I wanted to take some pretty pictures with the coffee in a mason jar on my colorful triangle backdrop. 😉
If you go somewhere like Starbucks they pretty much fill half the cup with ice cubes, but I prefer to only add a few ice cubes so your drink doesn’t get too watered down (that’s why it’s useful to chill your coffee in the fridge first).
Tip: If you want a super cool hack to cool down your iced coffee without WATERING it down, you can actually freeze coffee or liquid creamer in an ice cube tray and then put those in your iced coffee. So as they melt, they will actually be strengthening your coffee instead.