How to Make Iced Coffee with Video Recipe

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July 22, 2023
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Learn how to prepare this 5-minute Iced Coffee using nothing more but coffee, milk, sugar syrup, and ice. This drink can also be made vegan or caffeine free for all my loved readers. Believe me, once you’ll see how easy it is to make, this creamy iced coffee will become your best friend!

They say iced coffee is only for hot summer mornings; I say drink it anytime you prefer! If you are a fan of coffee and cold drinks in general like me, this 5-minute iced coffee recipe is your everyday winner.

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Iced Coffee FAQ

Yeah, yeah, I know what you might think: “What things we can actually learn about iced coffee? Is just coffee…”. First of all, watch your mouth! “just coffee”, ha! Coffee is everything. Period.

Secondly, we can always learn more about every recipe out there: from numerous variations to techniques, professional tricks, and further advice. So, don’t underestimate the FAQs section!

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What Syrup to Add to Iced Coffee?

Replace your regular sugar from the coffee with this syrup instead. Also, if you add some vanilla or cinnamon sticks when melting your sugar, you can make flavored syrup for your coffee too. For making brown sugar simple syrup, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups brown sugar;
  • 2 cups boiling water;
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (optional);
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional).

As for the instructions, go read them in my Brown Sugar Syrup Recipe.

How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee?

When I started consuming coffee, I wanted to know how to make it perfect (you know how a perfectionist I am). So I made a little research and came across this guide about brewing the perfect cup of coffee. So, I bought a French press and I prepared coffee just like this since then:

  1. Measure your coffee (2 tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water);
  2. Grind your coffee;
  3. Prepare the water;
  4. Pour it into the french press;
  5. Let the grounds absorb the water for approximately 30 seconds before stirring;
  6. Let the water extract from the grounds for 2 minutes and 30 seconds;
  7. Plunge;
  8. Pour.
glasses, coffee pot, and iced coffee in a glass

How to Make Caramel Iced Coffee?

Store-bought caramel sauce is an easy, quick, and affordable add-in if you want some caramel ice coffee. You can find caramel sauce at almost any supermarket as it is used for desserts too.

How to Make the Vanilla Iced Coffee

First of all, I want to let you know that is very easy to make simple iced coffee, without any extra flavor (vanilla, caramel, chocolate). The key is to prepare the brown sugar syrup without the vanilla extract – use only sugar and water.

However, I love to add vanilla or cinnamon sticks to my brown sugar syrup as I love these flavors in my coffee anytime. I’ll do me and you just do you!

coffee with ice

Ingredient List

Here is the affordable list of ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coffee, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk;
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar simple syrup;
  • 4 ice cubes.

5-Minute Step-by-Step Recipe

Now that you know what you need to prepare this creamy iced coffee, here is what you’ll need to do:

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  1. First of all, prepare one cup of coffee and let it cool.
  1. Add the ice cubes to one tall glass. Keep in mind that the quantity of ice is your choice, however, I like to add a 1/3 ratio.
  1. Next, add 1 cup of room temperature coffee.
coffee and ice
  1. Finally, add the milk and the brown sugar syrup to your own taste.
milk and sugar syrup
  1. Stir and serve!
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Easy Iced Coffee Recipe

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Make this iced coffee with only three ingredients in 5 minutes. Use brown sugar simple syrup with a vanilla twist to make it stand out.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 cup coffee room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon milk or more, to your own taste
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar simple syrup or more, to your own taste (the syrup can be vanilla flavored)
  • 4 ice cubes the quantity depends on your glass’s size


  1. First of all, prepare one cup of coffee and let it cool.
  2. Add the ice cubes to one tall glass. Keep in mind that the quantity of ice is your choice, however, I like to add a 1/3 ratio.
  3. Next, add 1 cup of room temperature coffee.
  4. Finally, add the milk and the brown sugar syrup to your own taste.
  5. Stir and serve!
  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Drink, Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Video Tutorial to Prepare Iced Coffee

As you probably already get used to, here is the extra video recipe! I hope it will help you prepare this 5-minute iced coffee recipe even more.

Enjoy Your Coffee!

Lastly, there you have it: a deliciously quick, easy, and 100% homemade iced coffee that your friends will love. Loves, please, don’t forget that delicious food doesn’t have to be fancy; it just has to taste good.

However, I noticed that during the past few years is quite popular for the food to be visually appealing too. So, we all try a little more, but nothing is necessary! If you prepare everything with your heart and enjoy your final result, is it essential for a humble glass of iced coffee to be good-looking? I don’t think so!

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Furthermore, don’t forget that your thoughts on everything I write about are extremely valuable. They really help me know what you think and how would you improve my recipes and ideas. Therefore, keep on asking any further questions in the comments section. I will make sure to respond as soon as possible. Also, feel free to share your experience with this simple iced coffee recipe and all your advice on it.

Last but not least, here are some more helpful articles for all my coffee lovers out there:


Rosie is the proud owner of two rescue cats and her current obsessions are fitness, photography, and ethnic cuisine. Her mission is to share easy and scrumptious recipes that anyone, even the busiest of readers, can recreate.

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