Iced coffee recipe
It’s such a delight to drink iced coffee in the summer. For me, it’s the ultimate treat when it’s hot outside.
It’s so much less expensive to make your own iced coffee and you can really customize it to your liking.
I’m not a huge coffee fan but two things I can’t imagine living without are iced coffee and the best cookies, which I’ve been addicted to forever.
I’ve given a few tweaks to the coffee, below. Read on and choose whatever you like best.
Enjoy the ultimate iced coffee!
3 tsp instant coffee granules of choice
60 ml boiling water (1/4 cup)
80 grams sugar (1/3 cup)
800 ml cold milk (3 + 1/3 cups)
2 tsp real vanilla extract
Coffee extracts / ice cubes
1. Place the instant coffee granules and the boiling water in a bowl and whisk together for a few minutes until the coffee has completely dissolved and you’ve worked up a froth.
2. Add the sugar and continue whisking until completely dissolved.
3. Add the vanilla extract and the milk and whisk until well combined.
4. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
You can leave out the freezer step. I like my iced coffee ice cold so I freeze it briefly.
Place your glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes before serving the coffee.
Before pouring into a glass, add 2 coffee extracts.
You can place the coffee in a blender and add 6 extracts or ice cubes and blend, then pour into glasses.
You can also place in the freezer for a few hours and take it out to stir occasionally to make a granita.
You can add a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
Make it your own! You can also top with coffee whipped cream (recipe below).
Another tweak (I’m on a roll) is to add 100 ml of sweetened condensed milk and use 1 L of milk instead of 800 ml.
Want a stronger coffee taste? Add another teaspoon or instant coffee granules.
Coffee whipped cream:
250 ml whipping cream
1 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder mix
1 tsp instant coffee granules
2 Tbsp sugar
Whip all the ingredients into a stable whipped cream. Fill a piping bag and pipe over the glass of iced coffee, sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.
Good to know…
Let’s talk about the sugar. The reason why store / cafe-bought iced coffee is so tasty is because it’s packed with sugar. This recipe is for 4 cups of coffee. I suggest that everyone experiment with the amount of sugar to suit their tastes.
Everyone likes their coffee differently so experiment until you reach the desired result.