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How To Make Iced Coffee At Home: A Simple Guide

Last Updated on 05/02/2022 by Miki

As the weather gets warmer, you may want to drink iced coffee more than hot coffee. Or you may prefer drinking iced coffee all through the year. Whatever your preference is, iced coffee is generally perfect for summertime. It is a quick and easy way to cool down while still tasting great. Making iced coffee at home can be a little tricky at first. In this blog post, I will go over a few steps that will help you in the process of making iced coffee at home.

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What You Need To Make Iced Coffee At Home

For the ingredients, you will simply need coffee and ice for sure. For the equipment, you will need a tall glass and a long spoon.

Well, you might be wondering what type of coffee beans would be good for making iced coffee. I would recommend using dark roast beans since dark roast could produce stronger coffee. Iced coffee is supposed to get diluted by melting ice cubes, so it is better to make it stronger than the one you make hot coffee with.

Iced Coffee vs Cold Brew

The temperature of the water for iced coffee is much colder than that for cold brew coffee, which makes the boiling point of the liquid higher. The boiling point is simply the temperature at which water boils. So boiling point is how hot your drink will get since iced coffee does not get hot like hot coffee.

Cold brewing differs from iced coffee in the preparation of the coffee beans. It is a method of brewing that involves an alkaline brew, typically made with water with a pH level of around 5 or 6. The more alkaline the water, the more time is required for the coffee beans to ferment before brewing. Rooting is the final stage of the brewing process when the coffee is ground and put through a paper filter to extract the more robust flavour.

Iced Coffee vs Iced Latte

One of the most popular coffee drinks is the iced coffee. It is typically coffee that has been poured over ice. Iced lattes, on the other hand, are a bit more complicated. They are made with espresso, milk, and ice. Which one is better? That depends on your preferences. If you like a strong coffee flavour, then you might prefer an iced coffee. If you like a creamy coffee drink, then you might prefer an iced latte. Both the iced coffee and iced latte can contain some kinds of sweetners.

How to Make Iced Coffee At Home

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What is your go-to summer beverage? Chances are, it’s iced coffee. There are so many flavours and different ways to make iced coffee. If you’re tired of your iced coffee tasting watered down, or want to learn how to make a cold brew, read on! There are two ways to make iced coffee: cold brewing and traditional brewing. Cold brewing is a great option for making large quantities of iced coffee and is less acidic than traditional brewing. It is also a good option if you want to avoid having your mouth pucker from the acid in the traditional brewing process.

Iced Coffee Recipe

Here is a simple guide to making iced coffee at home with traditional brewing.

  1. Prepare a shot of espresso.
  2. Grab a tall glass and add ice cubes, your preferred milk whether that be whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or soy milk and the espresso.
  3. If you would like your iced coffee sweeter, you could add some sweetener of your choice.
  4. Stir with a long spoon.
  5. Enjoy 🙂

How To Make Iced Coffee At Home With Cold Brew

In order to make iced coffee with cold brewing, all you need to do is brew whole coffee beans with cold water. After 12 hours or so, the coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of a jar. The coffee will be still be murky, but this is fine. Pour off the liquid and put it into the fridge for an hour or so to cool. Once cooled, pour the cold coffee drinks through a strainer to catch the grounds. Fill your coffee mug with ice cubes and pour the cold brew coffee over the ice cubes. If you like stronger coffee, then I recommend pouring the cold brew into your ice cube tray and freeze it. You can simply follow the recipe above without ice cubes in this case.

How To Make Iced Coffee With Instant Coffee

Instant coffee is a great way to make iced coffee without having to brew a pot of coffee. You don’t have to go out and buy an expensive iced coffee from a coffee shop anymore! Simply stir two tablespoons of instant coffee into one cup of cold water, and then pour it over ice. You can also add milk, sugar, or flavored syrups to your iced coffee to make it more flavorful.

How Do You Make Strong Iced Coffee With Coffee?

Iced coffee has a unique fresh flavor that many people find refreshing. The question is, what is the best way to make a strong cup of coffee that can be turned into iced coffee? The first thing to do is to brew your coffee double in strength than you would brew a traditional cup of coffee. I would recommend using a French press to achieve this goal:

  1. Place your coffee grounds inside of a French press doubling the amount as you would usually use.
  2. Press the plunger downwards to extract all the coffee flavour from the grounds, and then release it.
  3. Next, pour your coffee into a pitcher and fill it up to halfway with ice cubes.
  4. This should make your iced coffee strong.

Final Thoughts

You have just got a simple way to make iced coffee at home. Iced coffee is not the cheapest choice at coffee shops, so making it at home has a great benefit. It is definitely easy and budget-friendly. Why not starting to make one at home? You can use your espresso machine or a French press. If you don’t have either of them, then you can simply try cold brew. The best part is that you don’t need to own a fancy coffee machine to make iced coffee at home with this method. Just keep in mind to choose good quality coffee beans to brew your coffee!

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