Easy Iced Coffee
This is a 'cheaters' iced cappuccino! Very easy to make, and very good!
This is a 'cheaters' iced cappuccino! Very easy to make, and very good!
This "cafe au lait" is simple, inexpensive and quick to prepare. I liked it for those reasons. If you happen to have (non-instant) expresso available this recipe will be as good as Starbucks, at a fraction of the price. Thanks for your wonderful recipe Christy!Read More
I did a new variation of this recipe with great results: decaf coffee crystals, sugar substitute and fat free french vanilla dairy creamer--enjoy, I did.
This "cafe au lait" is simple, inexpensive and quick to prepare. I liked it for those reasons. If you happen to have (non-instant) expresso available this recipe will be as good as Starbucks, at a fraction of the price. Thanks for your wonderful recipe Christy!
Even better with a little flavoring or flavored syrup. I up the coffee granules to a couple tablespoons because I like my coffee STRONG. UPDATED REVIEW: I now make this with Truvia sweetener or Starbucks sugar-free vanilla syrup and nonfat milk. One of the best ways I can get caffiene quick on busy mornings.
***Add the milk before coffee. I was a barista and learned that coffee directly over ice causes bittering! Simple and easy!
Delicious! I'm not a very strong coffee drinker so after tasting I added a smidge of choc syrup and that did the trick. I used one of my left over baby food jars for mixing the coffee mixture and that was the perfect size! Thanks for the great recipe
This is not a very tasty drink.
Bottom line - if you're an iced coffe fan, you'll love, love, love it.
I can just feel my wallet getting fatter! This recipe is going to save me so much cash! It's really, really good and even easier than driving through the drive-thru at Starbucks!! I made it exactly as is except that I added 2 tbsp. of liquid Vanilla creamer! Yummy!! Thank you so much for the recipe.
Wow, this is yummy! Tastes just like Frappucino...and is MUCH cheaper than going to the coffee house!
Very good, quick and easy. I omitted the sugar and used 1 packet of sweet and low instead. I'm hooked! I drink it every morning now!
Very good and very refreshing - I don't drink hot coffee, but for some reason I love it cold. This was great over crushed ice and topped drizzled with a bit of chocolate syrup.
As students studying into the wee hours of the night, this concoction takes us all of two minutes to make and saves us plenty of money, to boot. We even have a system. With 24 oz widemouth canning jars, we double the recipe (using four packets of Splenda), close lid, and shake. Then we add skim milk up to the 16 oz line and ice, shaking once again. I like to make it mocha with 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder, and have found that keeping the sugar in a jar as well is handy, because you can use the same lid for shaking. Sorry about the long review! We have obviously put too much thought into this for our own good!
I just realized I never wrote a review for this. I absolutely love LOVE this drink. I even prefer it over Timmy's iced caps. THanks for the recipe!
WOW!!! Used blender, 1 3/4 cup milk, 3 tbsp instant coffee, 2 1/2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp sf french vanilla creamer, & of course ice. Husband loves iced coffee and gave this a 5/5!!
As a single gal out in the world, this is a great (and cheap!) way to make a wonderful iced coffee. I also tried it with some of the Folgers Cafe Latte instant coffee--great when you want a flavored iced coffee.
I just want to thank whoever created this recipe. When I was in Japan my host family always made me the best iced coffee from a Nescafe instant iced coffee mix. Unfortunately, that's not available here, but this recipe is just as good! It's especially great for the hot weather we've been having here in Connecticut recently.
This recipe is ok if you just want to try to make something new cause it's fast. I didn't really like though. But if you want give it a shot.
I, too, used the Folgers cafe latte (mocha flavor)and added an oversized full scoop (comes with Folgers latte)of the mix to make this a bit stronger. Not the same as Starbucks and others, but decent for a taste at home!
LOVE!!!!! I used to be a barista in a cafe that served Starbucks coffee, and I must say this on par with many of their iced beverages!!! For Frappucino addicts: I substituted the milk for evaporated milk, added an extra tsp of coffee, a shot of caramel, a shot of vanilla and blend with ice to make the most delicious (and cost effective) caramel frappucino!!!! Adjust the amount of ice to your liking. I tend to make mine runnier b/c it blends better. For Mocha Frapps, substitute the caramel for a couple shots of chocolate syrup. I just used to cheapo off brand stuff and it worked marvelously!!
This recipe is fantastic! I wanted a cool pick me up on a hot afternoon, I was going to go the corner or my street to a very pricey coffee house to get an iced coffee....but then realized I can make it for pennies a glass at home. I used a teaspoon of sugar with a teaspoon of hot chocolate powder. I suggest this if you want it more like a mocha drink. This taste like a $6.00 coffee house drink....you have to try this recipe. I will be making it again. Thanks!
This was great! I added a tiny bit more sugar because I like these drinks sweet. I added a couple squirts of dulce de leche syrup too, well, because I like things sweet :-) Thanks for sharing! I just saved $4 something instead of cruising to Starbucks.
I usually have like Starbucks iced coffee or coffee bean iced coffee but this iced coffee was 100 times better u need to try it now!!!
Absolutely fantastic. I make it a little differently by adding about a teaspoon cocoa powder and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract and blending the whole thing together. Yum!
perfect iced coffee on the go. i like it a bit stronger, so i add more instant coffee. but my only complaint is that it only makes about half as much as i want!
We all loved this. We added a bit more sugar and some vanilla syrup, which made it 1st class. One word of caution to others - make sure the water is warm, NOT hot. My water was too hot, and when I went to shake the container, the top exploded off and I had coffee all over my kitchen - and I mean ALL OVER. My son looked at me and said "is there still enough to make the iced coffee?" There was, and we really enjoy it.
I made this last night for my DH and I and we really enjoyed it. I tripled the ingredients to make 2 servings, but instead of 3 tsp of sugar, I added 2 Tbsp. I also added about 1 tsp of vanilla. The next time, I will try adding a bit of chocolate syrup to make an iced mocha!
Coffee is one of those things that varies drastically by the individual. That said, you need to tailor this recipe to suit your tastes. I like mine on the extra cream, extra-extra sugar side. I didn't have a spare jar to shake with, so I heated a 1/4 C water in a measuring cup for 30s in the microwave, then stirred in the instant coffee (a little shy of 2 tsp because I found this a tad potent), 3/4 tsp stevia powder, and 1/4 tsp cocoa powder. I poured it over ice in a glass and added the milk and a splash of heavy cream. Excellent! I made quite a few of these yesterday!
A delicious coffee and as a Type 2 diabetic, I changed the recipe a bit to suit my taste. I used 2 teaspoons of Nescafe' Decaffeinated Instant Coffee, 1 packet of Saccharin Sweetener, plus an 1/8 teaspoon as well, 3 Tablespoons of warm water, plus I used 8 ounces of 2% milk, along with the ice cubes.
Not bad. I added some chocolate syrup to take away the initial "bite" of the coffee. Pretty good. Will probably be my new summer coffee drink! Update: Add about 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of vanilla. This is such a great base recipe...you can really add your favorite things and play around with it to suite your preference. Thanks for listing it!
This is great, I put it in the blender with ice and some chocolate syrup....pretty darn close to Timmy's. mmmm thanks for the recipe!
this is a great, easy recipe. i love it in the summer! i use instant coffee for a hot cocoa recipe in the winter, and i often have lots of it in the cupboard. this is such a great use for it in the summer! i added some whipped cream to the top and some chocolate shavings. my coworkers were impressed to learn that it came from my kitchen, not a fancy coffee shop!
Perfect. I am 6 months pregnant, and have had a heck of a time drinking coffee... but iced coffee, specifically this recipe, gets me my coffee fix. I add vanilla syrup to it. Tastes like coffee shop quality! I'm one happy pregnant lady because of this! Thanks!
This is a really good and quick iced coffee, much cheaper than buying one. Some changes I will make later today when I have another one are: I will only use 1 Tsp.of coffee and half the sugar. I found the coffee was too strong and I don't really care for things too sweet. Sure will save about $3 - $4 per day. Thanks for the recipe Christy.
Not being a real coffee drinker, I found this tasty and refreshing. I followed the advise of another reviewer and blended everything together. Since we're having a heat wave, I have been looking for cool and refreshing drinks. This is one recipe that I will go to.
Liked the simplicity of it and the possibilities of what else you can do with this recipe. :)
This recipe was very good. Kind of bland but adding more instant coffee helps. You might want to double the recipe though. As posted it only makes about half a cup of iced coffee.
Tastes just like McDonalds only way cheaper. I have this every morning!
I had to improvise, as I do not have a very well equipped kitchen. But overall, It was good and it's great for when you need an iced coffee fix but can't afford *designer* coffee!
This is a very interesting iced coffee. It had a very strong coffee flavor so I added more milk and more sugar. Now it tastes very good! (not to mention how yummy it looks!!) I will defiantly have it again.
I'm a coffee snob and would NEVER use instant coffee, but this recipe had a lot of good reviews so I decided to try it. So glad that I did! It's better than than the iced coffee I get at starbucks! I used splenda and a little bit of vanilla - just for my personal taste - SO GOOD! Thanks!
You can make this a real diet friendly drink by using splenda, skim milk and about 1 cup of ice. Whip it in a blender and you have a smoothie. I have a ice maker so my cubes/slices are small.
I guess this is okay in a pinch but it won't be a repeat for me. I missed the fresh-brewed coffee taste of the "real thing."
Delicious! Finally an iced coffee recipe I can make easily from home. I always add a bit of flavoured creamer in addition to the milk. So yummy!
So easy and SOOOO delicious! I followed the recipe and then added 2 T french vanilla creamer. This recipe will save me a FORTUNE at Starbucks and McDonalds this summer!
So ridiculously easy and tasty, I simply had to give it 5 stars. I too used a small squirt of chocolate in coffee/water/sugar mixture before shaking, and poured over crushed ice. Wonderful. Thank you so much for recipe.
Sounds delish. To make it taste like the TH iced coffee add a wee bit of vanilla syrup to the mix. Perfection!
I'll admit that I'm very spoiled with my normally organic, cold-press coffee (if you love iced coffee, look up 'cold press toddy' on amazon and buy one for yourself- they will change your life), but this was straight up nasty. Straight up nasty.
wow that was good. It is a nice treat for me. Thanks
I saw this in the recently reviewed recipes and had to get up right then to make it. It is wonderful and so easy...and will be so easy to make variations of it.***2 packets of Splenda work well instead of sugar. Also, my taste preference is 3 tsp. instant coffee.
I liked this OK with coffee but I LOVE it with instant Caffe D'Vita Mocha Cappucucino. Just what I was looking for- too hot to drink brewed coffee right now. I doubled the recipe, poured over tall 16 oz glass of ice, added milk to top. fabulous! Thanks!
My 13 year old loves iced capps, but with the instant coffee I had on hand, this was "too coffee-ish" for her. We added chocolate syrup and followed the advice in another rating re: putting it in the blender. We'll save money and get to have them more often! Thanks for the recipe.
Very easy to make! My boyfriend thought the coffee flavor wasn't strong enough, while I thought it wasn't sweet enough. Clearly it's just a matter of taste. This recipe was a great starting point with very simple directions. I used 2 1/2 tsp. of sugar in mine with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Yum!
Very nice iced coffee. I add a bit less instant coffee and a bit more sugar (about 1.5 teaspoons of each) and that is exactly to my taste. Yum!
yummy and simple, thats all there is to it!
Why pay 2.50 at mcdonalds for one medium iced coffee when you can buy some instant coffee grandules and a gallon of milk for a total of 6 dollars and make AT LEAST 16 of those iced coffees with them?? Especially when it only takes litterally 2 minutes to make??? This recipe is fabulous. Super easy to make and will save you a lot of money in the summer heat. Even faster than going in a drive through or line at Mcdonalds, Dunkin donuts or starbucks. I just microwave some water for 30 seconds, take a spoon and eyeball 3 tablespoons, add the coffee grandules (which can also be easily eyeballed after the first few times) and sugar to that mix, put this water coffee and sugar mixture into a cup full of ice and fill that cup with milk of your choice, , stir, add more sugar optionally to your taste, enjoy, soo simple and soo delicious and french vanilla coffee creamer would make it even better!, you can do many variations, adding a little caramel topping, adding a little cocoa powder or chocolate syrup, you name it! THANKS!!
So easy and great! You could also use powedered milk and icecubes for a nice thick Frap like at Starbucks or Tim's.
I added an extra teaspoon of sugar. Wonderful.
I love this. I make it almost every day since it is summer. After I follow the recipie exactly I add my favorite cream and it is amazing.
So addicting and delicious! My husband and I have been making this daily ever since I found this recipe and it has now replaced my normal cup of hot coffee. I really believe that the brand of coffee that you use really makes a huge difference in flavor. My personal favorite that I've been using is original Maxwell House instant coffee granules. It has a nice smooth nutty flavor to it, almost like caramel. The only thing that I change is the amount of sugar, a little more, a little less, depending on what I'm on the mood for that day. Give this a try, it really is good and easy plus it saves you money :)
Absolutely love! I add torani's sugar free caramel and light almond milk. Taste just like starbucks for only 40ish calories.
This is a fantastic recipe I see myself using every morning! It is just too hot for hot coffee, so this is the perfect way to get your caffeine fix. Generally, I am not a fan of instant coffee, but it works for this recipe. I used Splenda and skim milk, and it was still perfectly delicious. I've also jazzed it up with french vanilla creamer and chocolate syrup. Thanks for a great, quick, money-saving recipe!
Made according to recipe except that I used soy milk and stevia (sweetener). I thought it needed a little more flavor so I added about a TBSP of hazelnut liquid creamer which made it quite tasty.
Yum! Used the blender to crush up the ice and also added a shot of chocolate syrup. Satisfied my craving for Tim Horton's Ice Capp.
Delicious! Better than the coffee shops. Highly recommend.
To me, this was bitter and not nearly sweet enough. Doctored it up with more sugar and chocolate syrup which totally upped the calories. Not worth the effort to me.
I'm absolutely LOVING iced coffee this summer! To make it even better, save your leftover coffee to make coffee ice cubes--this way your drink won't get watered down!
This one gets 5 stars, I love this stuff, just as it's written! It is perfect for my Magic Bullet. Add the coffee, warm water and sugar to the magic bullet mug and swish around a bit to dissolve the sugar. Add the 3/4 cup milk. (I also add 2 ounces of vanilla creamer for the taste.) Fill the mug the rest of the way with ice. Twist onto the Magic Bullet base to grind it up (30-45 seconds), twist off and drink it right out of the mug. It's awesome! I had my MB for 2 years and used it once, I use it daily now! Thanks for the recipe.
I love quick easy recipes, especially ones that can satisfy a craving much cheaper! After making this recipe I now realize how much sugar the coffee shops, etc. put in their iced coffes. I could actually taste the coffee in the one I made! I used Juan Valdez instant coffee, as it was what I had on hand. I whipped the 1st 3 ingredients with my aerolatte (hand-held milk foamer), as I do not have empty jars lying around. And, made in about a minute. Thank you for submitting! Added note: Tried making second time as other reviews said and added some chocolate syrup. Added about 1 teaspoon. Was a great idea! Gave it a slightly sweet iced cafe mocha type taste. Although, I will more likely just drink it as is. One week later: I BELIEVE I AM ADDICTED TO THIS DRINK NOW! I HAVEN'T MISSED ONE DAY SINCE THE FIRST DAY I STARTED DRINKING IT! I CAN EVEN MEASURE THE INGRIEDIENTS BY EYE NOW! It is like havening an unlimited supply of frappucinos in my cubard.
Used decaf instant coffee granules, 2 packets equal, warm water and 3/4 cup skim milk. AWESOME!
This is VERY good and super easy! I doubled up on the sugar. Can take my hot coffee black but when it's iced for some reason I need some sweetness. Perfect to give me a the little boost I needed this afternoon ;)
This is ok. I made it the first time and decided it was the typ eof coffee I used. The next time I used a different brand and instead of the sugar and milk, I used sweetened condensed milk. I also a pinch of cardomom for a "Thai iced coffee" type of drink. Just make sure you use a good brand of instant coffee.
Who knew it would be this easy to make coffee that tastes like it's from a cafe? Thank you for this great recipe!
This is an AWESOME recipe. This evening I had to have iced coffee and so I made this recipe. I made enough for 4 servings (to share it) and it is delicious. Instead of a shaker I used my trusty blender and added 12 ice cubes (one at a time) to the liquid so that it would be really cold. It was!I also added an extra teaspoon of instant coffee powder when it was all done being blended - just for added coffee zing.
good, needs more sugar for sure.
Nice, simple iced coffee. I added a little more sugar and a bit of chocolate syrup.
This is absurdly easy- as in why the heck didn't I think of this before?- and it is great! Using decaf coffee crystals, a packet of Splenda & skim milk, this is a wonderfully tasty (and low-cal) way for me to get more calcium during pregnancy. I can't wait to get home to make it again!
This is a very simple drink, but I appreciate the recipe because I struggle to get the ratios of milk, ice and water right. I also think shaking it up helped. I use Mt Hagen freeze dried coffee. I only needed 1 tsp of it and a scant 1/2 tsp of sugar.
As written I knew this would be too bland for me. I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a teaspoon of light chocolate syrup.
awesome!!! and sooo easy!
Super fast and easy. Much better than McDonalds iced coffee. I used 2 packets of diet sugar because it dissolves faster and less calories.
This stuff is the bomb! I love ice coffee drinks, but you never know what is in them when you get them from stores. This is coffee, sugar and milk. I used nutra sweet and soy milk and a little shot of my vanilla coffee mate (for the vanilla flavor I love) and it worked great! Thanks!
This is very easy to do (great on a busy morning when you're trying to get out the door!) and there's no blender clean-up. This is a good-tasting cold coffee drink. I tried it in hopes that I could cut down on trips to cofeehouses. It is very good. I use Splenda instead of sugar. That's another great thing about this recipe - you can adjust it to your own tastes. You can use more coffee, a sugar substitute, etc. Thanks so much!!
This tastes terrific! So quick and easy and perfect on a hot day!
i used skim milk which I think was a bit thin. If I use that again, i'd add a bit of cream or half and half. I also want to try with a bit of vanilla flavouring next time but it was also pretty good as is.
Easy and good!
Absolutely the best recipe I have found so far! It has now replaced all the others....Starbucks, Caribou you name it!
i made this using normal coffee and less sugar. it took like one shake to be foamy! i poured it over a glass of ice, added a splash of my favorite creamer, and finished off with milk. it was fantastic! i will definitely be making this again! thanks for the inspiring recipe!
yummy! i did hazelnut instant and 1% milk so good. thanks for a simple but great recipe!
FANTASTIC! I added 1 more tsp of sugar and healthy sguirt of chocolate syrup - YUM! This is my new addiction...
Delish! Also great with vanilla flavored almond milk.
Another idea is to brew a little extra coffee, flavor as you normally would, pour into a sealable container and refrigerate. When you want iced coffee, pour over a glass of ice and enjoy. Flavored creamers can be added for a change.
REEALLLY GOOOD!! it was a little bland at first but i added some hot cocoa mix and a lil more coffee granules and sugar and it was PERFECT!! YUMM! perfect drink for late night studying!
This tastes better with 1/8 tsp. vanilla
Yummy and easy!
quenched my caffeine fix, especially in this hot summery weather. i absolutely love it with the crushed ice!
very easy to make and soo good , I was unsure what this might turn out like but it is delicious !! no more runs to McDonald or Starbucks for me ! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
wow this was awful. I am a coffee drinker, but the froth wow not good.
I was craving Wawa's Iced Coffee so I got online to see if there were any creative people out there who had tried to figure out the recipe yet. I stumbled across this recipe and this recipe is not that sweet and does not really compare to Wawa so I started to play around with the ingredients and got it pretty darn close!!! Delicious! I substituted half the milk for half n' half and put 3 tsp of sugar instead of 1 tsp....you could even add more. The trick is making sure you add the sugar to the warm water so that it disolves. It so yummy this way I had to share! Enjoy!
I don't drink coffee but we made it with Pero (it's made from malted barley- you can find it by the tea and coffee and coffee substitutes at your local grocery store)- We added a couple of tablespoons of whipped cream and I thought it was delicious. Definitely a keeper.