The Best Iced Coffee Recipe

This refreshing creamy instant iced coffee is the perfect drink for any time of the day and is definitely great for hot weather.

The Best Iced Coffee Recipe

This recipe is extremely easy, quick, and super affordable and you can make it in the comfort of your kitchen with no blender.

Ingredients to include

Milk: Any type of milk will do in this case. The most flavorful option is full fat, but skimmed milk can be used to make it lower in calories. Oat or almond milk can be used as a vegan substitute. If you prefer an iced black coffee to an iced latte, you can omit the milk.

Coffee: You can use a shot of expresso or ground coffee that has some hot water added to it.

Sugar or Syrup – You can add some granulated sugar to the hot coffee or add caramel syrup to sweeten and flavor your iced coffee.

Ice: You can either use coffee ice cubes or add more coffee if you don't want the melted ice to dilute your coffee.

How to make coffee ice cubes

To create coffee ice cubes, make instant coffee or espresso, let it cool, then pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze.

Of course, you may use standard ice cubes, but when they melt, they will dilute your iced coffee. Coffee ice cubes will just melt and release more coffee flavor.

If you want your ice cubes to not melt as soon as they are added to hot coffee, make sure to cool the coffee to at least room temperature before freezing

Tips for making iced coffee

Add some whipped cream and chocolate dust on the top to spice it up.

To make a vegan iced coffee, use your preferred milk substitute. You can use almond or oat milk and add a dash of coconut milk to make it more thick and creamy while remaining vegan.

Use the chocolate syrup to create an iced coffee that has a mocha flavor.

If you want a vanilla iced coffee, add some vanilla essence.

If you don't have an expresso shot, make a paste by combining a teaspoon of instant coffee with a little amount of boiling water.

To make an iced coffee with Biscoff flavor, simply stir in a scoop of Biscoff.

Use an electric hand whisk to whip coffee, sugar, and hot water in a bowl to a thick, creamy mousse in order to make iced dalgona coffee.


⅓ cup of milk

A glass of warm water

2 tablespoons instant coffee

1 cup ice cubes

2 tablespoons sugar


In a tall glass, combine the coffee granules, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of warm water.

Stir until the ingredients are well combined.

Add a cup or half a cup of cooled water to the coffee, and stir to mix. Taste and adjust amounts to suit your preference.

Add your preferred milk, mix to incorporate, and top with ice to complete the drink.

Stir then serve with a straw or sip it straight from the cup.


Iced coffee is a flavorful and refreshing drink that has gained recognition all over, thanks to TikTok. You can modify your iced coffee to whatever flavor you want by throwing in different flavored syrups and essence be it caramel or vanilla.