No need to go to your local coffee shop for a good Iced Coffee.
Now you can make Iced Coffee Four Ways at home with a few minutes and some simple ingredients - Traditional Iced Coffee, Dirty Chai Iced Coffee, Salted Caramel Iced Coffee, and Mocha Iced Coffee.
You are going to love this Iced Coffee Recipe. I give you four ways to make homemade iced coffee, so you can make it the way you like to make iced coffee.
If you need chocolate sauce for the iced mocha recipe, check out my Homemade Chocolate Sauce.
Homemade Iced Coffee
A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping at our local health foods store. I was craving an iced coffee like mad and headed straight for the cold drinks section.
I found about six different brands of iced coffee. Most of them were loaded with sugar and unhealthy ingredients, with a select few that were actually made with clean ingredients.
You'd think that an iced coffee would be coffee and a milk or dairy-free milk. I was surprised to learn that some brands add a bunch of extra stuff. Also, only two brands had a dairy-free version of iced coffee.
There are also lots of options for cold brew coffee but I found them to be expensive for an iced coffee. Since I like to enjoy 1-2 cups of coffee a day I don't want to spend all my money on coffee. Making homemade iced coffee works better for me and my bank account.
Iced Coffee Recipe
I did end up grabbing and iced coffee and I opted for one of the dairy-free versions and ended up paying $3 a bottle (and that was on sale). It was quite the treat, but paying that much for a iced coffee stung. I decided to make my own homemade iced coffee at home.
With iced coffee recipes I like a variety of flavors. I start with brewed coffee and add in my "flavors" while the coffee is hot. That way the ingredients will dissolve and distribute throughout my iced coffee evenly.
For your iced coffee recipe you could start with a cold brew if you wanted, just note that the coconut sugar (and other ingredients) may not dissolve all the way. You also don't have to used coconut sugar in your iced coffee recipe. You can use your sweetener of choice I just prefer coconut sugar in my homemade iced coffee.
How to make homemade iced coffee
- For each iced coffee flavor, pour warm or hot coffee into a tall glass or jar.
- Add remaining ingredients (except the dairy-free milk, or milk of chocie).
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (up to 4 days).
- Pour over ice.
- Pour in coconut milk (or dairy, or dairy milk of choice).
Super easy right? And it's less expensive to make homemade iced coffee. For the iced coffee recipe options, please see below in the recipe card.
Homemade Iced Coffee Recipe
After I brewed my iced coffee, I added it to jars and stirred in the ingredients that gave each iced coffee it's unique but tasty flavor. I put a lid on the jar and set it in the refrigerator until it was cold (that way the ice didn't melt when I poured the coffee over ice). I've left the coffee in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
I don't often do a cold brew but if you'd like to give it a try check out this article on How to Make Cold Brewed Coffee. You can make enough cold brew coffee for the week and just ad your iced coffee ad-ins when you are ready to enjoy it.
Making iced coffee four ways has saved me time from going to the coffee shop, money, and I can make it exactly the way I like it. I hope one of these iced coffee recipes works for you. If you can have dairy, feel free to use your dairy of choice.
Did you make this homemade iced coffee recipe? Please leave a starred review and a comment below letting me know what you liked and which flavor was your favorite.
Serving Size: 12 oz.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g