Ahhhhh….coffee. Ahhhhh…. Iced Coffee. In the last couple of years, this has been my fuel. I’ve always loved it, but it’s not ever been the first thing I grab in the morning. I used to go for hot tea in the morning and then coffee occasionally after dinner. Well, now it’s the first thing I go to when my feet hit the ground out of the bed. But when the whether is just unbearable, I grab this easy iced coffee.
When it’s blazing hot out, it’s hard to drink hot coffee all day long, so I opt for iced coffee. While it’s easy to run through a drive through and grab an iced coffee, it’s so easy to make at home too. The great thing is that you can spice it up in any way you like. I make large coffee ice cubes to keep it super cold and keep it from getting watered down from regular ice, and you can also flavor the cubes with things like cinnamon, ginger or cardamom. If you’re not a dairy person, use coconut or any nut milk in place of dairy for your iced coffee ice cubes. That’s actually how I made this iced coffee that you see in the pictures below. This iced coffee recipe uses a can of coconut milk for an extra rich, island-y flavor. So delicious on a scorching hot day.
There are a few different ways to make iced coffee, but I went for the easiest possible way to see how it turned out. I was super pleased and think you will be too.
Iced CoffeeSERVES 4 PrintDownload
- 8 tablespoons of your favorite ground coffee (I like super strong, dark coffee. You can adjust to your taste level by making a pot of coffee how you normally would)
- 8 cups of water
- 4 teaspoons of raw sugar (or more for your taste)
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk (can use whatever milk or cream you'd like)
- Place the ground coffee in your coffee maker along with the 8 cups of water. Brew the coffee. Let it cool completely.
- Fill an ice tray with about 1 cup of the coffee. Freeze completely.
- Chill the remaining coffee until ready to use.
- Mix the coconut milk and the sugar together until it's dissolved.
- Place the ice cubes in four glasses. Divide the sweetened milk among the four glasses and then pour the coffee into each. Garnish with a mint sprig and a fun straw.