Iced coffee at home: Four simple recipes for how to make iced coffee

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An iced coffee is the ultimate summer beverage.

Starbucks and Costa both do brilliant offerings – but sometimes it can get a little expensive splashing out on daily drinks. 

The good news is that it’s really simple to make iced coffee at home – you can use instant coffee, pods or ground beans.

So if you’re looking to keep costs down – or if you simply don’t want to leave the house – you can recreate them for yourself. All you need is a few simple ingredients. 

It’s worth pointing out that to give your coffee a bit more sweetness, there are lots of syrups that can be added to the below recipes – to suit personal taste.

How to make an iced coffee at home:

Instant iced coffee recipe – from The Ice Co.

Ingredients:

  • Handful of ice
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Hot water
  • Milk (to top up)

Method:

  1. Add the coffee and sugar to a jug. Pour in hot water and stir.
  2. In a glass add the ice and pour in the milk. Shake the milk beforehand if you want it to be frothy.
  3. Pour in the hot coffee, stir and enjoy.
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Iced flat white recipe – from Charli Robey, a barista at Hoxton Bakehouse

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • Milk
  • Hot water
  • Instant coffee

Method:

  1. Put your glass in the freezer for a few minutes (5-10 roughly) to get it nice and cold.
  2. Then, add 4 ice cubes to the glass and pour over your desired milk.
  3. While you’re doing that, get your instant coffee in a small cup and add hot water to make a pourable, concentrated paste. For an iced flat white, this is about 2 and a half teaspoons of coffee.
  4. Finally, pour your coffee concentrate over the milk and ice.



Additional iced coffee tips from Charli Robey:

  • ‘If you prefer an iced latte, use a bigger glass and add more milk.
  • ‘You can use any instant coffee from the shops – don’t worry if it’s really chunky or fine, or says it’s espresso.
  • ‘If you want sugar in your coffee, make sure to add it with your hot water – sugar doesn’t dissolve in cold drinks.
  • ‘Get fancy and whisk up your milk – even cold milk will froth a bit and add some texture (use a milk frother or elbow grease and a whisk).
  • ‘If you don’t drink milk and want just a black iced coffee – just swap the milk for cold water
  • ‘To get really fancy, switch the milk for a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself an affogato – perfect for summer.’

Freddo espresso recipe – from illy

Ingredients:

  • 1 double espresso (such as illy Ground Espresso CLASSICO Roast Coffee)
  • 10 ml liquid sugar
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  1. Chill the glass.
  2. Prepare a double espresso in an espresso cup.
  3. Add the following ingredients to the polycarbonate cup and mix them for no more than 5 seconds: 4 ice cubes, 10 ml liquid sugar, 1 double espresso (to be added as the final ingredient).
  4. After mixing the ingredients, pour them with the ice into the glass.

Freddo Espresso

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Cappuccino freddo recipe – from illy

Ingredients:

  • 1 espresso (such as illy Ground Espresso CLASSICO Roast Coffee)
  • 60ml skimmed fresh milk
  • 10 ml liquid sugar
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  1. Chill the glass.
  2. Prepare an espresso in an espresso cup.
  3. Add the following ingredients to the polycarbonate cup and mix them for no more than 5 seconds: 4 ice cubes, 10 ml liquid sugar, 60ml skimmed fresh milk, 1 espresso (to be added as the final ingredient).
  4. After mixing the ingredients, pour them with the ice into the glass.

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