5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee
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Summer will soon be ending.  However, good iced coffee can be enjoyed all year long! Here are some tips to help you make the perfect iced coffee drink.

  • Begin brewing with fresh coffee beans.  If you don’t have a grinder, you can pick up an inexpensive one at a local store.
  • Add your cream/milk and sugar to taste before it cools. You can store brewed coffee left over from the morning in a sealed container in the fridge. In the afternoon, add ice, and enjoy!
  • Be sure to use ice that tastes good! Sometimes it is better to buy a bag of ice if you don’t have a water filtration system. Ice from tap water usually doesn’t taste very well. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Brew your coffee a little stronger because the ice may weaken the flavor.
  • Have fun with it! Try adding whip topping, nutmeg, cinnamon, or chocolate shavings for a yummy treat.

If this sounds great but youโ€™re just too busy – here’s a little short cut. Try this recipe that uses instant coffee. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Iced Vanilla Coffee


  • 2 Tsp instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 Tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tsp cold water
  • 1 1/4 C milk
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Put the first 5 ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and frothy.
  3. Add the cold milk and blend until all the ingredients are well blended.
  4. Pour over ice add the chocolate!