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How To Make Iced Coffee

How To Make Iced Coffee: The Ultimate Iced Coffee… Cold, creamy, sweet and strong. Just how I like it!

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Ever tried making iced coffee at home?

It sounds like a good idea. Yet the moment you pour hot coffee over ice cubes, the mixture is watered down, and tastes nothing like the iced coffee at your favorite coffee shop.

Obviously this is not how baristas do it.

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Iced Coffee Vs Cold Brew Coffee

In fact, most iced coffees you buy are made with cold brewed coffee. As in, coffee that is mixed with cold water, left to steep for hours, then strained.

Cold brewing is a great method for making iced coffee. The problem is, I always forget to start my iced coffee the day before I want to drink it.

So today I’m sharing another method for quickie iced coffee that is just as rich and flavorful as iced coffee at coffee shops. Maybe even better!

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Coffee Ice Cubes

I like to make iced coffees using fresh-made coffee and pre-made coffee ice cubes.

When you pour warm coffee over the top of the coffee ice cubes, they melt making the iced coffee even more rich and intense. In fact, the iced coffee gets even better with time, not weaker as the ice melts.

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Once your coffee ice cubes are frozen, you can make an Ultimate Iced Coffee any time you like. I make large batches of coffee ice cubes, store them in a freezer bag, and use them all month long.

As you can see, this method also involves a little thinking ahead… Yet you only have to think ahead every now-and-again when you need to replenish your batch of coffee ice cubes stashed in the freezer.

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How To Make Iced Coffee

Mix espresso (or dark roast coffee) with a little Wholesome!® Organic Blue Agave. That way, the sweetness isn’t diluted as the cubes melt.

Pour the sweetened coffee into ice cube trays and freeze.

Making Coffee Ice Cubes

Then when the moment strikes, place several coffee ice cubes in a tall glass. Add a little agave.

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Then pour warm (or cold) coffee over the top and stir.

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Pour in cream to taste.

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Best Iced Coffee Recipe

For a slightly sweet and silky Ultimate Iced Coffee, I usually go with…

  • 3 large coffee iced cubes made with espresso (6-8 standard ice cubes)
  • 6 ounces dark roast coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of agave
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

However, the specific proportions are up to you. If you like your iced coffee creamier, or sweeter, adjust to your preferences!

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Notice we’re using Wholesome!® Organic Blue Agave as the coffee sweetener. Agave is a fabulous natural sweetener that is more concentrated than sugar. Meaning, you can add less and still get a great sweet taste.

Wholesome!® Agave is considered a low glycemic sweetener, so it’s perfect for people watching their glycemic index.

Because it’s liquid, it is a great sweetener to add to beverages, eliminating sugar crystal settling at the bottom of the glass. I like to use agave in tea and lemonade as well!

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The Ultimate Iced Coffee is a great pick-me-up this spring and summer. You can make one in your favorite to-go cup, knowing the coffee ice cubes will keep it cold (and strong) down to the very last drop!

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How To Make Iced Coffee

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
The Ultimate Iced Coffee Recipe - Learn tips and tricks to make the very best iced coffee you've ever tasted. This iced coffee recipe is so rich and creamy!
Servings: 1 drink


For the Coffee Ice Cubes:

For Each Iced Coffee:


For the coffee iced cubes:

  • Stir 14 ounces dark coffee with Wholesome!® Organic Blue Agave. Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze. (I used an ice tray for large cocktail cubes.)

For each iced coffee:

  • Place several coffee ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in 1 teaspoon of Wholesome!® Organic Blue Agave. Then pour slightly cooled coffee over the ice cubes, leaving room in the glass for cream. Stir.
  • Then pour 1-2 tablespoons cream into the glass. Taste and add additional agave if desired.


I usually make the coffee first, then go about with other kitchen duties to allow the coffee time to cool, before preparing my iced coffee. You can add warm or cold coffee to the glass, yet the iced coffee will stay cold longer if the coffee isn't scalding-hot.


Serving: 1glass, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 56mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 220IU
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wholesome!®. All sweet-loving opinions are my own.

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14 comments on “How To Make Iced Coffee”

  1. Great guide on making iced coffee, there are devices that make the process faster but there is something to be said for not rushing things.

  2. Perfect way to save some $$ and time not waiting in the line at Starbucks! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. I love the idea of coffee ice cubes. Genius! Iced coffee is the only way I go so this is perfect. 

  4. I’ll be making it this way forever. So good!!

  5. Oooh I love iced coffee! And this recipe is definitely the way to make it!

  6. So much more budget friendly making it at home. Exactly what I need to start the day. 

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  8. looks very fresh, I want to drink it

  9. Looks refreshing!

  10. This looks perfect! Wish I was sipping one now!

  11. I am always looking for ways to up my coffee game! This looks soooo good! 

  12. Oh you KNOW how I feel about iced coffee!! Can’t wait until it’s that season again!

  13. My husband is all about the coffee ice cubes. I would call it an obsession. I love how the creams swirls into the coffee. So pretty!