Ice coffee is a refreshing drink and a nice change of pace for coffee drinkers. Rather than spending the money at Starbucks, try making it yourself. This page contains homemade iced coffee recipes.
I refuse to pay for ice coffees that are filled with ice and you are only getting 1/4 of coffee in your cup. Call me "frugal". Yes, I am frugal! :)
I make a pot of coffee in the morning. I drink 1 hot cup, then fill my ice cube tray with the rest of my coffee. Then I put on a little more coffee for later and put it away in the fridge. When I want a large flavored coffee, I simply take out my cold coffee pour it in my tall iced coffee cup, add some vanilla or almond (whatever extract or spice like cinnamon), add your sugar or sweetener, stir it very well. Then I add my coffee cubes. And my iced coffee stays like coffee all afternoon. It never gets that watered down taste half way through!
I also do this. You can do the same for ice tea. I bought 2 ice cube trays & marked one "coffee" & one " tea".
I should have read this last night. I am about to make my coffee and more to free two trays of ice. great post. thanks.
When ready to drink, pour into glass making it 1/2 to 2/3 full (depending on how strong you like it, (I'm a 2/3 full person) and fill the rest with milk and then ice if needed. I leave mine in the fridge until the next day so I don't always need ice.
I make extra coffee every day or so and pour the extra (after my morning hot coffee) into the quart jar with a little sweetener. I am a coffee lover and when I'm out and about, I love to stop for an Iced Coffee but the prices always make me cringe. I can't really break down the price for you but I guarantee it's very little compared to store bought.
If you are a person who would normally pour that coffee down the drain after you've had your fill, think about just putting it in the fridge. It will be yummy latter when you're wishing you had an Iced Coffee. For that matter, you could pop it in the microwave too.
BTW, this is in a recycled Spaghetti sauce jar, no special materials needed.
By Melissa M. from MI
I've been making my own iced coffee at home for years just as the writer described. I am too frugal to pay the prices the chains sell (especially Starbucks)! Have a good day - Joanne A.
I also do this, and when I have a full container of coffee in the fridge, I freeze the rest in ice cube trays to use as ice in several different drinks. Adds nice flavour as well as not watering down the iced coffee.
One for the coffee lovers ;-)
Combine the instant coffee, milk, vanilla, sugar, ice, and chocolate in a blender and blend until smooth.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
You can also use chocolate soy milk. (You would then eliminate the cocoa powder and cut down on the sugar.)
Much cheaper than the ones you get at the drive through, and easy to make in the blender.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: One large frappè
I'd like to add that this large frappé has about half the calories as a McDonald's medium mocha frappé ordered without whipped cream or extra chocolate drizzle.
I only drink one cup in the morning because I love my iced coffees. I will not stop and pay $3.50 for a medium iced coffee. I pour it into a pitcher, add my sweetner and what ever spice I feel like having.
I had never heard of this unusual take on punch, and although I don't like coffee, this is a refreshing change from the usual icky sweet punches that are usually served. It's simple and delicious.
I fill a cup halfway with water and 2 Tbsp. instant coffee and pop that in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then I add maybe 2 to 3 spoonfuls of chocolate ice cream, stir, then add milk to fill cup and enjoy!
Florida has lots of hot days and I'm a coffee lover, so I combine the two. Leftover coffee goes into the refrigerator for the next day, at which time I add Hazelnut CoffeeMate, return it to the fridge, and sip on it throughout the day.
This recipe is simple, easy, and delicious.
When I have left over coffee, I add one tablespoon of hot chocolate to one cup of coffee then I keep it in the refrigerator until I am ready to drink it. It is much cheaper than Starbucks.
How do I make super iced coffee?
Thelma from Graats, NM
Most iced coffee drinks are made with cold brewed coffee. It has a smoother flavor and is less acidic than regular brews. I have a Toddy coffee maker that allows me to brew a pound of coffee in cold water to make a concentrate that you can use to make any kind of coffee drink you want. I brew mine and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks at a time in the glass carafe that comes with the Toddy. Amazon.com sells a couple of brands of cold brew systems, and a google search lists several places that sell them.
Brew your favorite brand of coffee stronger than you normally would for hot coffee. If you want sugar in your iced coffee, add it while it is still hot - this will allow the sugar to dissolve. Pour the hot (sugared) coffee into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator. To serve, pour a glass of the chilled coffee over ice and add creamer or milk if desired. This will last several days in the refrigerator. When I purchase an occasional iced coffee, I save the plastic cup with lid to reuse for my own iced coffee-to-go at home.
I don't drink a whole lot of coffee at one time, so when I am done with the pot I have made, I pour the remainder in an old, cleaned out flavored creamer container.
Cold coffee and chocolate milk can make a delightful quick treat. Top with a pile of whipped cream, shaved chocolate and a cherry.
In a large glass (30 oz. if possible), put in about crushed ice and coffee. Fill the remainder of the cup with your favorite cola and stir well. You need the tall glass because it will really foam up!
Anyone got a good recipe for Iced Coffee? I love the Rockstar roasted, but it's kind of expensive.