DIY Iced Coffee Recipe

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I am a coffee addict

 

It’s no secret that I am seriously addicted to coffee. I love the taste, smell, EVERYTHING about it. Normally, I stick to lattes or flat whites – with a shot of vanilla or hazelnut in. However, as we’ve been experiencing a mini heatwave, I’ve been all about the iced coffee for the past few days. Where I live there’s a Coffee#1, a Costa, and an array of independent coffee houses. They all serve iced coffee, but sadly, they are all seriously overpriced – if you’re having two or more iced coffees a day they are anyway.

 

To save myself some pennies, I decided to go DIY with my iced coffee and see what I could come up with. I’ve made iced coffee before but it’s always been too milky, so this time I decided to change up my recipe a bit. I took inspiration from the iced coffees you get in coffee houses and came up with my own recipe.

 

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How did I make this tasty concoction?

 

I started off by brewing some coffee. I placed around six teaspoons of coffee in a jug and filled it almost to the top with boiling water. I let this cool slightly and then transferred part of the mixture to an ice cube tray. Instead of using normal ice cubes in my iced coffee, I wanted to make coffee ones so that the water from the ice didn’t weaken down my coffee too much. I then placed the remaining coffee in the fridge.

 

Once the coffee ice cubes were frozen, I filled a glass up to just over half way with the coffee from the fridge, added three coffee ice cubes, and topped it up with milk. I then added a shot of vanilla coffee syrup – this isn’t a must, I just happen to like flavoured coffee. I gave it a stir, added a pretty straw, and voila, homemade iced coffee.

 

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What changes to this recipe could you make?

 

If you prefer frappes to regular iced coffee, you could opt to mix the ingredients together in a smoothie maker. If you choose to do this, instead of using refrigerated milk, freeze a few milk ice cubes as well as coffee ice cubes. Then blend them together with the cooled coffee and syrup – if you choose to use it, to create a frappe.

 

Not a fan of coffee, then how about swapping the coffee for cooled hot chocolate to create a caffeine-free frappe? Or, how about making a mocha frappe – half hot chocolate, half coffee? You could even add some chocolate sauce or nutella to give your frappe a more chocolatey kick.

 

I used skimmed milk for this recipe but if you would prefer to use non-dairy milk that would work just as well. I often have almond milk, but on this occasion didn’t have any in to use.

 

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Ingredients list:

 

  • Six teaspoons of coffee.
  • Boiling water – around 500ml.
  • 300ml of milk – dairy or non-dairy.
  • Coffee syrup in any flavour – this is optional.
  • An ice cube mold.
  • Iced coffee glasses.
  • Straws.

 

Can you suggest anything to improve my recipe? If so, please do let me know in the comments section below.

Beth Mahoney

Hi! I'm Beth Mahoney, a beauty and lifestyle blogger from Honiton in Devon.

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