I’m a great lover of coffee. You can’t find a better beverage than an iced coffee as a ticket to cool off on a hot day. But the thing is, most of us don’t know how to make iced coffee. Let me show you how to make iced coffee in your own home kitchen.
How to make Iced Coffee: The Classic One
- Ice cubes – 1 cup
- Coffee (at room temperature or chilled) – 1 cup
- Cream or milk – 2 tablespoons
- Granulated white sugar – 1 to 2 tsp
Step 1: Take a tall glass and a spoon that is long enough to reach the bottom of the glass.
Step 2: Fill up the whole glass with ice. And if you are a coffee addict, then you can make those ice cubes with coffee too. But you may not able to get that “diluted” effect.
Step 3: Pour chilled or room temperature coffee into the glass. Fill the glass almost to the top.
Step 4: Now pour in the white stuff of your choice, whether it is a cream, milk, or half and half. If you are making it a decadent treat then use cream or go half and half.
Step 5: Look how the swirls sinks and mixes up with the coffee. Beautiful isn’t it?
Step 6: If you like it sweet, add the necessary quantity of sugar or any other sweetener you use regularly.
Step 7: Now stir up the mixture well!
Step 8: If you are a straw person, add a straw, and drink up this heavenly delicious drink.
- Using non-fat milk or fat-free half & half can lighten things up.
- You can also use low calorie or calorie-free sweetener.
- Using a flavored creamer will wrap up both the cream and the sugar.
How to make Iced Coffee: Frozen Caramel Latte
Now back to some other iced coffee recipes that you might be more familiar with, we come to a delicious recipe called the Frozen Caramel Latte. Sorry, Starbucks, we can make your ice cream confectionery recipes at home for half the price. Sweetened with whipped cream and caramel sauce, this frothy ice coffee drink will make you forget about your Starbucks Gold Card.
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 ounces of brewed espresso
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp caramel sauce
- 2 tbsp whipped ice cream
- 1 ½ cups ice cubes
Place the caramel sauce, sugar, and espresso in a blender. Mix at the highest speed until the sugar and caramel dissolve in the espresso. Now pour out the milk and add the ice cream; continue mixing until the espresso is soft and bubbly. Top up with whipped ice cream and serve.
How to make Iced Coffee: Iced Vanilla Macchiato
Next up: iced vanilla macchiato. Those cocky Starbucks bartenders have nothing on you. This recipe can be prepared in minutes, and you’ll save time, gas and Starbucks gift certificates, because all the ingredients are on your kitchen shelves.
- 1 cup cold milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of espresso
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To prepare the vanilla syrup, mix water and sugar in a small cooking pan. Stir over medium to high heat until the sugar has melted completely. Add the vanilla extract and let it cool down.
Pour a few teaspoons of vanilla extract into your serving glass. Fill the glass with ice. Fill the glass with milk, leaving just enough room for the coffee. Add 2 shots of espresso. Pour the shots of espresso over the milk and serve immediately.
Also, watch the following video that shows how to make instant ice coffee at home.
This is it, folks! I hope you have now learned how to make iced coffee at home. Make your presence felt by commenting below.