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Monday, July 22, 2019

How To Make Perfect Iced Coffee

This recipe is quick, easy, budget-friendly, and tastes just like the gourmet coffee-shops, if not better!


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 When the weather gets warm it is time to switch up that cup of hot coffee with a delicious cup of creamy ice coffee. A glass of smooth cold ice coffee is so refreshing on a hot summer day. It is my favorite way to enjoy coffee. Ice coffee is great for those days that you forgot to make a batch of cold brew coffee. Ice coffee is also the best use of leftover coffee. So when you brew too much coffee, don't toss it, instead, pour it in a pitcher and place it in the fridge. While you are saving the leftover coffee, make sure to fill up an ice cube tray with some, so you will have coffee-flavored ice cubes. The coffee-flavored ice cubes are perfect for ice coffee so you will not have water-down coffee.



Ice Coffee for one


 You can make a large batch of ice coffee or simply make ice coffee for one. Ice coffee stores wonderfully in the fridge for many days but if you forgot to make a large batch of coffee, you can easily brew a cup or two of coffee for the perfect cup of ice coffee. Did you know that you can also make cold brew coffee for one?

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The secret to the best tasting ice coffee
The best tasting perfect iced coffee starts with a dark roast coffee. Dark roasted coffee has a rich bold flavor that gives cold iced coffee a flavorful taste. You can use whole bean coffee or ground coffee, the choice is yours. I find that dark coffee holds up great over ice and is flavorful even once the ice starts melting and diluting the coffee. My choice of coffee is always made from 100% select Arabica coffee beans.



  Iced coffee vs. Cold brew coffee

Check out this recipe for 

How to make perfect iced coffee
For each serving, you’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • Large glass or Masson jar
  • Ice cubes
Directions
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes
  2. Pour the cold coffee over the ice cubes
  3. Add milk and sweetener to taste
  4. Enjoy!
Pro Tips
  • You can make the coffee fresh and let it cool down or you can use leftover coffee 
  • Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays. Use coffee cubes instead of regular ice cubes to avoid diluting your beverage.
  • Add your favorite milk or plant-based milk to taste, I like my iced coffee creamy so I use 1/4 cup of milk
  • Add sugar or sweetener to taste, my favorite sweetener is Stevia as is all-natural.
  • Everyone knows the best way to enjoy iced coffee is through a straw. Be kind to the environment – buy reusable, dishwasher-safe straws! Check out these fun reusable BPA-free straws!







Now it’s time to win summer with Iced Coffee in 5 delightful variations.



RECIPE #1:  ICED COFFEE LATTE
You’ll need
  • 1/2 cup Cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • 1/2 cup Milk or dairy substitute such as almond milk
  • Ice
  • Sugar or sweetener
Directions
  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Add 1/2 cup cold coffee and 1/2 cup milk
  3. Sweeten to taste with sugar or sweetener, use Torani flavored syrups for different tastes like caramel
  4. Stir well

RECIPE #2: FRAPPUCCINO-STYLE ICED COFFEE
You’ll need
  • 1 cup Cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • Milk or plant-based milk
  • Blender
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Optional: sweetener or flavored coffee syrup
Directions
  1. Fill a blender with a glass full of ice
  2. Add 1 cup cold coffee and 1/2 cup milk (or dairy substitute)
  3. Sweeten to your preference or use a flavored coffee syrup to make a vanilla latte, caramel latte, or other classics
  4. Blend for 1 minute
  5. Pour into a chilled glass
  6. Top with whipped cream to taste


RECIPE #3:  ICED MOCHA
You’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • A tall glass
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Ice
  • milk or preferred dairy substitute
  • Whipped cream
Directions
  1. Pour the cold coffee into the glass
  2. Stir in chocolate syrup and milk or dairy substitute, leaving space for ice
  3. Add ice to the glass until full and stir
  4. Top with whipped cream to taste 



RECIPE #4: VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE
You’ll need
  • 1 cup cold coffee 
  • A tall glass
  • 1/4 cup Sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream
  • Ice
Directions
  1. Fill the glass to the top with ice 
  2. Slowly pour the cold coffee into the glass
  3. Stir in sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream



RECIPE #5: THAI ICED COFFEE

You’ll need
  • A tall glass
  • 1 cup extra-strong cold coffee, brew the coffee with twice the amount of ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk or coconut cream
  • Ground cardamom
  • Ice
Directions
  1. Fill the glass to the top with ice 
  2. Slowly pour the strong cold coffee into the glass
  3. Stir in your choice of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, or coconut cream 
  4. Sweeten to taste
  5. Sprinkle with ground cardamom


 So now that you know how to make a perfect glass of iced coffee, go brew up some coffee, place the coffee in the fridge and once the coffee is cold-make a refreshing glass of iced coffee. If you are not a coffee person or need a change of pace, you could always brew up a batch of cold brew ice tea.

Check out my delicious recipe for flavorful Cold Brew Ice Tea 
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/07/how-to-make-flavorful-cold-brew-ice-tea.html




23 comments:

  1. Oh wow, now I know what to do with my leftover coffee. I will make ice cubes for my iced coffee. I love coffee anywhich way I can get it.

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  2. Ice cubed coffee is an excellent idea! This time of year, iced coffee is my go-to drink of choice. With your tips and recipes, I'm off to start making my own!

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  3. I love iced coffee! I used to make ice trays with half coffee, half creamer for my iced coffee, but I haven't done it in a while! I need to start doing it again for sure .

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  4. I'll have to show my mom. She does enjoy her coffee, and I can see her loving this.

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  5. I love coffee so much! The coffee cubes are a great way to not water your coffee down! Yum!

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  6. I love your easy recipes. And what a collection of different types of iced coffees! Truly a cool find for summer!

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  7. I only drink iced coffee - even in the winter! Love your ideas for it . I like mine with a lot of cream!

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  8. Ahhh, you hit my weakness! I love your ice cube idea! I am doing low carb so I drink my coffee black with almond milk. It takes getting used to but I NEED my coffee!

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  9. I really like condensed milk, so the Vietnamese and Thai Iced Coffee would be nice recipes for me to try.

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  10. I love coffee so much and these recipes are amazing. I already bookmarked this post for future. But I will try Vietnamese Iced tea today

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  11. This is the perfect season for iced coffee! Looks perfect for me! I should try it!

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  12. This seems to be quite easy to try and prepare. Sometime we lose the overall coffeeness when we're putting ice in it. Putting an iced coffee to it is a great idea so it will still have that kick and aroma.

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  13. I love cold coffee, especially in summer, but I have never quite managed to make it at home. I will give it a go using your recipe.

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  14. I love iced coffee, I drink it all year long even in the winter. Sounds good will give it a try

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  15. Wow! This one's a winner. This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love try making this recipe.

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  16. Oh I love iced coffee! I pretty much drink it all summer long - thanks for the recipe!

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  17. Nice! Definitely using this recipe very soon!

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  18. This is interesting, you always seem to have these out of the box recipes for coffee. I don't drink coffee at all but I am sure coffee lovers everywhere would enjoy this recipe.

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  19. I think the coffee ice cubes would be a huge help to prevent it from being watered down. I am an iced coffee addict.

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  20. I know you will think I am a weirdo but I don't like coffee, not even a little bit. My wife does though so I will share this with her.

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  21. I am definitely trying this especially since it's easy to make and also because of the hot weather nowadays. Nice to serve when your friends are visiting too.

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  22. My girlfriend and I love iced coffee during the summer. Definitely trying this!

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  23. I like ice coffee. This is a good recipe especially with the coffee ice cubes!

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