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Iced Coffee Recipe


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Recipe Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
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This Iced Coffee recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! The next time you are in the mood for a refreshing iced coffee, try this recipe and enjoy!

If you love cold coffee recipes then this is the recipe for you.  This iced coffee is made with simple ingredients. It’s the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day or after a long night, and the best part about this recipe is that it can be easily customized to your liking.

Iced Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon in a glass with a straw in it, on a wooden board.

Iced Coffee Recipe

Iced Coffee was originally created in Algeria in the 1840s and quickly spread throughout the world. Its popularity has grown in recent years, making it one of the most popular coffee drinks in the world.

Why I Love This Recipe

In the summertime, iced coffee is a much-needed drink to cool off and beat the heat. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that’ll have your guests asking for seconds (and maybe even thirds), then this Iced Coffee blend may be just what you need!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love to make iced coffee at home you may also enjoy this Copycat Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe

Iced Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon in a glass with a straw in it, on a wooden board.

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to help you make this delicious coffee recipe. After one quick trip to the grocery store to grab these staples, you will be ready to make this iced coffee in no time!

  • instant coffee
  • water (room temperature)
  • ice
  • sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • hazelnut creamer
  • Optional** whipped cream and cinnamon for topping

Substitutions

Creamer: If you don’t have hazelnut creamer on hand, feel free to use any other type of coffee creamer that you like.

Spices: I also love to add a little bit of cinnamon to my iced coffee for an extra kick of flavor, but you can use nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice instead. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious and refreshing drink at home. 

How to Make This Iced Coffee

You only need a few minutes to make this simple drink recipe. Follow the instructions below and you will be so glad that you get to skip the line at your favorite coffee shop. 

Step 1: Add instant coffee and water to a glass 

In a glass of choice add instant coffee and water.

instant coffee in a tablespoon above a glass

Step 2: Stir well until coffee is dissolved

Stir well until granules are dissolved.

instant coffee and water mixed together in a glass

Step 3: Add ice, sugar, and creamer

Then add ice, sugar, and creamer to taste and stir.

overhead view of  ice, sugar, and creamer in a glass of coffee

Step 4: Top with your favorite toppings

Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy

Enjoy! 

Iced Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon in a glass on a wooden board next to instant coffee in a glass bowl.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Changing up this homemade recipe is half the fun. Get creative and make it your own each time you prepare it. 

Caffeine: Add a shot of espresso for an extra caffeine boost.

Creamer: Try different creamers: French vanilla, caramel, or even chocolate hazelnut.

Candy: Top with crushed candy canes for a festive touch.

Toppings

The toppings for this tasty drink are unlimited, but here is a quick list of a few of my favorites for this delicious iced coffee.

  • Don’t stop at whipped cream. Add a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or chocolate shavings.
  • You could also top with a cherry, sugar crystals, or even sprinkles.
  • Add a scoop of ice cream for an amazing float
Iced Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon in a glass on a wooden board.

Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the best iced coffee ever.

  • Use good quality instant coffee for the best flavor.
  • Try different types of sugar: brown sugar, raw sugar, or even flavored syrups.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • For a richer drink, use milk instead of water.
  • Use coffee ice cubes to keep this from being watered down. You can add coffee to ice cube trays and freeze until hardened. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this perfect iced coffee recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

In an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes, this recipe can be made ahead of time. Simply follow the instructions and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I use cold brew instead of instant coffee?

Yes, you can use cold brew coffee instead of instant coffee. Simply follow the instructions and use cold brew coffee in place of instant coffee.

overhead view of Iced Coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon in a glass with a straw in it, on a wooden board.

More Coffee Recipes

If you like coffee give these recipes a try:

Iced Coffee Recipe

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Iced Coffee

Corinne Schmitt
This Iced Coffee recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 43 kcal

Equipment

  • tall glass
  • spoon
  • straw

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup water room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut creamer
  • Optional** whipped cream and cinnamon for topping

Instructions
 

  • In a glass of choice add instant coffee and water.
  • Stir well until granules are dissolved.
  • Then add ice, sugar, and creamer and stir.
  • Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 177mgSugar: 5gCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Hazelnut Coffee, Iced Coffee
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