Iced coffee is the perfect refreshing and energizing drink for hot summer days. But bitter, watery iced coffee can ruin the experience. Follow this foolproof method for smooth, delicious iced coffee every time.
The Secret Ingredients
The key to amazing iced coffee is using high quality ingredients. I rely on Tasty Coffee Utopia beans for a smooth, never bitter flavor. The small batch roasted organic beans make even simple iced coffee taste like a luxury.
Another essential is coconut milk powder and pure maple syrup for a hint of natural sweetness and creaminess without overpowering the coffee. The coconut milk provides richness without the dairy.
The coconut milk powder I get from amazon and maple syrup from costco
So lets make the Best Iced Coffee.
Brew Strong Concentrate
Start by brewing an extra strong coffee concentrate. Use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of grounds you normally with 8 oz of water.
I prefer a French press method for maximum control. The concentrate prevents your iced coffee from getting diluted when poured over ice.
Pour the hot coffee into a cup or glass jar or metal bowl that will hold 16 oz.
Add Your Creamer and Sweetener
Before you chill your coffee add in one scoop of coconut milk powder, about 1 heaping tablespoon.
Then add in 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
To not use honey or other sweeteners the task will not come out right.
Chill Your Coffee
It’s important to chill your coffee quickly before the ice can melt and ruin it.
I love using flash chill methods like pouring the hot coffee over ice cubes in a metal bowl, or just adding iced.
Customize with Flavors if you do not like my version
Feel free to experiment with different creamers, sweeteners, or flavorings. Try hazelnut, vanilla, almond extracts, or cocoa powder. Top with cinnamon for an extra pop.
Customize your iced coffee recipe with different creamers, sweeteners, extracts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, etc. Top with whipped cream for an extra treat!
More Iced Coffee Tips and Hacks
Use an iced coffee maker for easy batch brewing. Popular picks are from Takeya, Ninja, and Dash.
Make a big batch of cold brew concentrate to have on hand for iced coffee drinks all week.
Try different brewing methods like Aeropress, drip, pour over, or cold brewing.
Add fresh fruit like berries or citrus slices to infuse flavor.
Swirl in chocolate or caramel sauce for an indulgent iced mocha or caramel coffee.
With these essential iced coffee recipes, tips and hacks, you can make café-quality chilled coffee drinks at home this summer!
The key is high quality beans, a strong concentrate, and luscious coconut milk powder.
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