We are going to show you just how easy it is to make iced coffee at home! An espresso shot, some milk, sugar and ice is all you need to make a homemade iced coffee that will rival Starbucks.
Save yourself some money, and start making your own iced coffee at home. The best way to cool down this summer, our iced coffee recipe couldn't be more simple. It's quick, easy, budget friendly and tastes better than what you would get at a coffee shop. Ours is an iced latte, but you could keep it has an iced black coffee if you prefer.
If you are looking for some more coffee recipes, why not try our Cinnamon Coffee, Mocha Frappuccino or Cinnamon Mocha.
Why you will love it
- Budget friendly - This coffee costs pennies to make. So much cheaper than going to a coffee shop.
- Adaptable - You can adapt it with different milk and sugar, to suit your own taste and dietary requirements.
- No blender needed - No need to have one of those giant industrial blenders that Starbucks have to make the perfect iced coffee.
- Perfect summer drink - If I am not drinking a cocktail in the summer, then you can bet that I have a glass of this in my hand.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Milk - Any milk will work here. Full fat will give the most flavour, but skimmed can be used to make it lower in calories. Use almond milk or oat milk for a vegan alternative. You can leave the milk out if you want an iced black coffee, rather than an iced latte.
- Coffee - We used an espresso shot, but you could use granulated coffee with a little hot water mixed into it too. Top tip - we make a batch off coffee and keep it in the fridge and then use it for iced coffees throughout the week.
- Syrup - We used a caramel syrup to add some extra flavour as well as sweeten it. However, you could just add some granulated sugar to the hot coffee.
- Ice - Lots of it! If you don't want the melted ice to water down your coffee, you can either add more coffee or follow our instructions below to make coffee ice cubes.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make iced coffee - Step by step
One: Make the coffee to your desired strength.
Two: Put the ice into a glass and add the milk. Pour in the syrup and then the coffee.
Coffee ice cubes
If you want to get serious about making iced coffee, then why not make some coffee ice cubes as well.
You can of course use regular ice cubes, but they will water down your iced coffee as they melt. When coffee ice cubes melt, they will just add extra coffee. That's a win with us.
To make coffee ice cubes, simply make a coffee with instant coffee, or make espresso and once cooled, pour into an ice cube tray and then freeze.
Iced coffee toppings
If you want to really feel like you are in Starbucks, then go all out and add some whipped/squirty cream and chocolate dust on top. To keep it lighter, use a low fat cream.
Frequently asked questions
For a vegan iced coffee, use your favourite milk alternative. We love oat or almond. A splash of coconut milk also makes it extra thick and creamy whilst still keeping it vegan.
There is 199 calories in our iced coffee recipe.
You can make up a big batch of this and then keep it in an air tight container in the fridge for 2 days.
• Make sure to cool your coffee to at least room temperature first. This will make sure that your ice cubes don't melt when they hit hot coffee.
• To keep this iced coffee extra cooled, chill your glass first.
• If you want to make a mocha version of this, then use chocolate syrup.
• Add some vanilla extract if you want a vanilla iced coffee.
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How To Make Iced Coffee
- 500 ml (2 cups) Whole milk
- 4 Espresso shot - (44ml/1.5oz per shot)
- 2 tablespoon Caramel syrup
- Brew the coffee.
- Put the ice into a glass and top up with milk.
- Add the coffee and syrup. Stir well.
- Make sure to cool your coffee to at least room temperature first. This will make sure that your ice cubes don't melt when they hit hot coffee.
- To keep this iced coffee extra cooled, chill your glass first.
- If you want to make a mocha version of this, then use chocolate syrup.
- Add some vanilla extract if you want a vanilla iced coffee.
I made this iced coffee this morning and it was the perfect way to start my day!
This is really good!! Such a perfect treat for coffee lovers!
So easy and it saves $$ AND waiting in line. Totally refreshing for summer!
I don't even remember the last time I went to the coffee shop. No need to when you can make these great drinks at home. Saves me so much money too.
Absolutely love this! My first cup of coffee is always hot, but my second tends to be iced and this is a fantastic blend.
Amazing! Love the idea of making iced coffee cubes to go with the iced coffee! Makes complete sense! Thanks for sharing!
I tried so many versions of iced coffe, but yours is in my top 3, delicious, thanks!
My friend from Greece drinks iced coffee every day. She inspired me to find your recipe. It is amazing!
I was in need of this recipe so badly! It is too hot outside not to treat yourself with a glass of cold coffee.