Mastering the Perfect Iced Coffee

Mastering the Perfect Iced Coffee


Are you looking for a delicious way to cool down on a hot summer day? Look no further than a refreshing glass of iced coffee! Not only is it a great pick-me-up, but it's also a tasty treat that you can easily make at home. Living in a rural area means I don't get to run to our local coffee shop whenever I want, so making iced coffee at home is a great option! Here's how you can make a great iced coffee that will rival your favorite coffee shop's version.

Start with Quality Coffee

The key to a delicious iced coffee is starting with quality coffee beans. Choose a coffee that you enjoy drinking hot, as the flavor will be more pronounced when it's chilled. Whether you prefer a light roast with fruity notes or a dark roast with chocolatey undertones, the choice is yours!

Brew it Strong

When making iced coffee, it's important to brew a strong pot of coffee. The ice will dilute the coffee as it melts, so a stronger brew will ensure that your iced coffee isn't watered down. Use a higher coffee-to-water ratio or opt for a cold brew method for a smoother, less acidic flavor.

Sweeten to Taste

Whether you prefer your coffee black or with a touch of sweetness, don't forget to add your desired sweetener to your iced coffee. You can use sugar, honey, agave syrup, or flavored syrups to customize your drink to your liking. Stir well to ensure the sweetener is fully dissolved. My favorite flavors are usually caramel and vanilla but I've recently found toasted marshmallow that is REALLY good!

Add Some Creaminess

For a creamy finish, consider adding a splash of milk, cream, or a dairy-free alternative to your iced coffee. This will not only enhance the flavor but also give your drink a smooth texture. Experiment with different types of milk, such as almond, oat, or coconut, to find your perfect combination. They even have ready made coffee creamers that are an easy way to add sweetness and creaminess. Coffee Mate's Creme Brule has been my recent go-to. 

Don't Forget the Ice

The final step in making a great iced coffee is adding plenty of ice to your glass. The ice will chill your coffee quickly and keep it cold as you enjoy it. You can use regular ice cubes, coffee ice cubes, or even flavored ice cubes for an extra touch of pizzazz.

Now that you know how to make a great iced coffee, it's time to put your barista skills to the test! Whether you prefer a classic black iced coffee or a fancy flavored concoction, the possibilities are endless. So grab your favorite mug, brew up a batch of delicious coffee, and enjoy a refreshing glass of iced coffee today! And leave a comment with your favorite recipe! 

Don't forget to grab your cute Skinny Tumbler (that fits perfectly in your hand) from the store so you can keep your iced coffee iced!

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I make a pot of strong coffee in my French press using cold water, let that steep overnight. I put this coffee in ice cube trays to freeze then I pour boiling water over the grounds in the French press & let them steep until room temperature. I generally put the coffee into mason jars in the fridge & wait to freeze it. To use my coffee cubes I generally fill a tumbler cup with the cubes & then make a cup of coffee from my keurig over the ice. I add creamer & “skinny syrups” to flavor. So it’s very coffee! I did toss it in the blender the other day with cocoa powder (baking cocoa) to do a knock-off DQ mocha moolatte type drink, it was yummy & got my headache to go away (coffee often helps).

Alyssa Sorenson

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