You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own iced coffee! Skip the drive-thru this morning and take 5 minutes to whip up this sweet energy boost. Step-by-step photos included!
Iced coffee. That’s what’s up around here.
Because it’s been near-and-over 100° degrees with full-on humidity the past few days. Yeah, if you need me I’ll have my head in a bucket fulla’ iced coffee.
All I can do right now is thank the Lord that before NOW this hasn’t been a crazy-hot summer, since I currently have a summer job as a lifeguard at our local pool. Now, don’t let the job title deceive you: Even though I’m AROUND the water pretty much every day, it’s very rare that I actually get the opportunity to get IN the water.
Therefore, working on hot days = I die.
And that’s where I thank my lucky stars that we’ve only had a FEW days above 90 degrees this summer. For the most part, the weather and temps have actually been pretty nice.
Before now, that is….bleh, I jinx everything.
But that still hasn’t stopped me from drinking iced coffee 24/7.
And when I say that I’ve been drinking iced coffee pretty much every day, that doesn’t mean that I’m running over to the nearest coffee shop.
I’m pretty sure you know what I’m about to say next: Make. It. Homemade.
That should seriously just be my motto…
Seriously guys, this iced coffee is SO easy to make yourself, costs WAY less than the drive-thru, and tastes like it came from a gourmet coffee shop.
Iced coffee is so easy to make it practically doesn’t even need a recipe. BUT since I know you guys like your visuals (I know I do) I’ve got step-by-step photos ready for ‘ya to ensure that you’ll end up with the perfect glass of iced coffee.
Wanna know my secret to rich, and actually coffee-flavored iced coffee? It’s all in the ice.
Coffee cubes, NOT regular iced cubes is key in preventing your iced coffee from becoming watered down and weak. Who the heck likes weak coffee?! Kinda defeats the purpose of drinking it. 😉
Into the glass go your coffee cubes. Just a few will do…
Over the ice goes your STRONG-brewed coffee…
Splash on that cream…lots of it… (or half-and-half)
Sweeten according to your taste…
P.S. I’m in LURVE with this awesome stuff that I sweeten my iced coffee with. Salted caramel, you guys. DO IT.
Add a fancy straw and sip away, moi peeps.
That took what, 5 minutes? Likely even less time you would have spent waiting for your coffee in the McDonald’s drive-thru.
But I warn you: Homemade iced coffee is gonna turn you somewhat of a coffee-snob, and you probably won’t really like any other iced coffee anymore.
Phew! That was a lot of talking. I’m ready for some coffee now. 🙂
- Coffee ice cubes
- 1-1/2 cups strong-brewed coffee
- 2-3 tablespoons coffee creamer (or half-and-half)
- Sweetener to taste (i.e. coffee syrup, sugar, honey, ect.)
- Place coffee cubes in the bottom of two glasses. Top with coffee and stir in coffee creamer and sweetener to taste. Serve immediately.
Try my other summer drinks next!