How to Make Iced Coffee

how to make iced coffee

Do you want to learn how to make iced coffee? It’s easier than you think and can easily be done at home. Iced coffee is widely loved in the coffee community because it’s easy, tasty, and refreshing. Especially when it’s hot outside, but iced coffee can be enjoyed all year!

What Is Iced Coffee?

Iced coffee is taking coffee that is typically brewed with hot water, such as in a drip coffee machine, and either waiting for it to reach room temperature or pouring it hot over ice. Or, making coffee with another brew method such as with the cold brew method. Regardless of how you brew your coffee, the combination of coffee and ice is what makes iced coffee.

The taste can be a bit thinner due to the ice diluting the flavor of the coffee. However, one way to avoid this is to make ice cubes using coffee (typically made the day before) and pouring the coffee over the iced coffee cubes to avoid it getting watered down from regular ice cubes. 

How to Make Iced Coffee

Step 1. Brew Coffee

Brew your coffee whichever way you prefer. One of the most popular brew methods of iced coffee is using a drip coffee machine. However, you can also use a French press, Moka pot, pour-over brew method, cold brew, etc. What’s important is that you need to brew your coffee. 

Step 2. Let It Cool

This step is optional, however if you want to avoid the ice melting quickly, you can let your coffee sit out so that it cools down to room temperature. Or pour the coffee into your cup and place it in the fridge for 15 minutes. 

Step 3. Pour Over Ice

Next, pour your coffee over a cup of ice. This will make it cold and make it into iced coffee. 

Step 4. Enjoy!

Sit back and enjoy your delicious cup of coffee! You can also add any cream or sugar to sweeten the flavor of your coffee. 

Wrapping Up 

We hope you enjoyed our simple guide on how to make iced coffee! Making iced coffee can be pretty easy and straightforward and result in a cold and delicious cup of joe. It’s one of our favorite ways to make coffee especially when it’s hot outside and you want coffee that’s refreshing.