Easy Homemade Iced Coffee Recipe

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Beat the heat and satisfy your caffeine cravings with this simple and refreshing homemade iced coffee recipe. Perfect for hot summer days or anytime you need a cool pick-me-up, this easy-to-make beverage is sure to become a favorite. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort, you can enjoy a delicious glass of iced coffee that rivals any coffee shop creation. Let’s dive into the recipe!



  • 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream (dairy or non-dairy)
  • Sweetener of your choice (sugar, honey, syrup, etc.)
  • Optional: flavored syrups, whipped cream, chocolate shavings for garnish



1. Brew the Coffee

  • Start by brewing a strong cup of coffee using your preferred brewing method. You can use any type of coffee beans or grounds that you enjoy, whether it’s espresso, drip coffee, or cold brew concentrate.

2. Cool the Coffee

  • Allow the brewed coffee to cool to room temperature before proceeding. You can speed up the cooling process by placing the coffee in the refrigerator or adding a few ice cubes to it.

3. Prepare the Serving Glass

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. The amount of ice you use will depend on how strong you prefer your iced coffee. You can adjust the ice to coffee ratio to suit your taste.

4. Sweeten the Coffee (Optional)

  • If you like your coffee sweetened, add your desired amount of sweetener to the cooled coffee and stir until it is fully dissolved. You can use sugar, honey, syrup, or any other sweetener of your choice.

5. Pour the Coffee

  • Once the coffee is cooled and sweetened (if desired), pour it over the ice cubes in the prepared glass. Leave some room at the top of the glass for the milk or cream.

6. Add Milk or Cream

  • Pour the milk or cream over the coffee in the glass. You can use dairy milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any other milk alternative you prefer. Stir gently to combine.

7. Garnish (Optional)

  • If desired, you can garnish your iced coffee with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of flavored syrup, or a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for an extra touch of indulgence.

8. Serve and Enjoy

  • Give your iced coffee a final stir to combine all the flavors, then serve it immediately. Sip and enjoy your homemade iced coffee as a refreshing treat any time of day!



  • For an extra-strong iced coffee, brew your coffee using double the amount of coffee grounds or beans.
  • Customize your iced coffee with flavored syrups such as vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut for added sweetness and flavor.
  • To make a creamy and frothy iced coffee, blend the cooled coffee, ice cubes, and milk or cream together in a blender until smooth.



With just a few simple steps, you can create a delicious and refreshing iced coffee right in the comfort of your own home. Whether you enjoy it sweetened or black, with milk or cream, this easy homemade recipe is sure to satisfy your coffee cravings and keep you cool all summer long. Cheers to enjoying a perfect glass of iced coffee whenever you need a pick-me-up!


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