There’s nothing like a cup of coffee to start your morning off right, and in my opinion iced coffee is always the best choice. Since time is a key ingredient of making iced coffee with bold and delicious flavor, it’s not always the easiest to make at home. Because of that, you wind up spending money at a coffee shop and wasting time waiting in line when you could have been much more efficient making it for yourself in the comfort of your home. Well, if you’re looking for easy methods to make iced coffee from your very own kitchen, you’re in luck! Here are 4 ways to make iced coffee at home:
Method 1: Coffee Ice Cubes
Yes, you read that right. Filling an ice tray with brewed coffee and letting it freeze overnight is one of the easiest ways to have DIY iced coffee.
You simply brew a pot of coffee at night, let it cool and pour it into an ice tray. In the morning, fill a glass halfway with milk, and set the ice cubes in it. Then, go about your morning as normal, and in about 10-15 minutes your coffee ice cubes will have melted, and you’ve got yourself delicious iced coffee. Super simple, right?
Method 2: Homemade Frappuccino
If you’re more into blended coffee than iced coffee, I’ve got a trick for that, too! But, you will need an ice shaver to complete this recipe. Once you’ve gotten an ice shaver, you’re ready to go! First, freeze brewed coffee in a small tupperware container overnight. In the morning, put the frozen coffee in your ice shaver and shave away. Fill a glass ¾ full and add sweetened condensed milk to sweeten. I promise— you’ll never have coffee another way once you try this!
Method 3: Cold Brew
Of course, you can always put in time and cold brew coffee the same way your barista does. It takes hours, so you’ll have to start this over the weekend to get you ready for your work week, but once you’ve waited the 12 or more hours, you’ll have iced coffee for the entire week!
To cold brew coffee at home you combine coffee grounds and water into a pitcher and stir together. Cover and leave the pitcher in the fridge for at least 12 hours. When you’re ready to drink the coffee, line a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter and pour the coffee into another pitcher, separating the liquid from the grounds. Aside from the waiting, the cold brew method is really simple to do in your humble abode.
Method 4: Refrigerated Coffee
This is by far the laziest way to have iced coffee at home, but I’ve tried it and it tastes fine to me, so, why not? I’m always looking for a shortcut! You can simply brew coffee and transfer into a container. Place container in the fridge and viola, in the morning you’ve got cold coffee. Almost too easy, huh?
So, there you have it, folks. Four simple ways to make iced coffee. Become your own barista and save time and money! Let’s all cheers our iced coffees to that!