iced mocha

Iced coffee is happiness in a cup. But getting your daily cold caffeine fix can add up – fast. Save your pennies with these sublime iced coffee recipes you can whip up right at home. With a few key ingredients and a bit of planning, you’ll be having your coffee and drinking it, too. Be warned – the best homemade iced coffee takes a little foresight. In most cases, you’ll need to make your coffee a day ahead so it can brew for at least eight hours. The reward? A richer, more nuanced flavor that’s definitely worth the wait.

Pro Tip: For fuller flavor, fill an ice tray with coffee and freeze over night to use in each of these recipes. That way, when the ice begins to melt, your coffee won’t get watered down!

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The Perfect Iced Coffee
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This classic cold-brewed recipe is simple and to the point. It’s iced coffee done right. It solves two common mistakes—diluted coffee from melted ice and a lukewarm temperature. Plus, this is a bulk concentrate recipe that will keep you in delicious iced coffee every day for close to a month.
The Perfect Iced Coffee
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    Ingredients
    • 1 lb Ground Coffee
    • 8 qts Cold Water
    • Milk or Creamer
    • Sugar
    • Ice Cubes
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    Ingredients
    • 1 lb Ground Coffee
    • 8 qts Cold Water
    • Milk or Creamer
    • Sugar
    • Ice Cubes
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      Instructions
      1. Mix ground coffee and water in a big container. Cover and let sit at room temperature for eight hours or overnight.
      2. Using a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, strain the coffee/water mix, reserving liquid and discarding the grounds. Transfer coffee to the fridge so it can cool.
      3. To make an iced coffee, fill a cup with coffee-flavored ice cubes (simply freeze coffee overnight in an ice tray) and fill it 2/3 with the coffee. Add creamer of choice and sweetener if desired.
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      Vietnamese Iced Coffee
      Vietnamese Iced Coffee
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        Ingredients
        • 1 lb Ground Coffee
        • 8 qt Cold Water
        • Milk or Creamer
        • Sugar or Sweeteners
        • Ice Cubes
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        Ingredients
        • 1 lb Ground Coffee
        • 8 qt Cold Water
        • Milk or Creamer
        • Sugar or Sweeteners
        • Ice Cubes
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          Instructions
          1. Mix ground coffee and water in a big container. Cover and let sit at room temperature for eight hours or overnight.
          2. Using a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, strain the coffee/water mix, reserving liquid and discarding the grounds. Transfer coffee to the fridge so it can cool.
          3. fill a cup with coffee-flavored ice cubes (simply freeze coffee overnight in an ice tray) and fill it 2/3 with the coffee.
          4. Stir in about two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.
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          Vanilla-Bean-Iced
          Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee
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          Real vanilla, sugar and milk – how can this go wrong? Trust us, it can’t. This recipe is perfect for four (or just right for two coffee lovers willing to go back for seconds).
          Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee
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          Real vanilla, sugar and milk – how can this go wrong? Trust us, it can’t. This recipe is perfect for four (or just right for two coffee lovers willing to go back for seconds).
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          1person
          Servings
          1person
            Ingredients
            • 1 cup Ground Coffee
            • 4 whole Vanilla Beans split them lengthwise
            • 1 cup Milk
            • 1/4 cup Sugar
            • Ice Cubes
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            Ingredients
            • 1 cup Ground Coffee
            • 4 whole Vanilla Beans split them lengthwise
            • 1 cup Milk
            • 1/4 cup Sugar
            • Ice Cubes
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              Instructions
              1. Mix ground coffee with four cups of water in a pitcher. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for eight hours or overnight.
              2. Strain your coffee through a fine-mesh sieve, then again through a coffee filter.
              3. Fill your glasses with coffee-flavored ice cubes, then add coffee, filling to about an inch beneath the rim.
              4. Top with ¼ cup of the vanilla milk. Garnish with vanilla bean pods and serve immediately.
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              Frappucino
              Knock Off Frappuccino
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              If you’re a fan of the blended coffees, try this copycat at home. No espresso maker? No problem. Sub the espresso shots with ¾ cup of double strength coffee mixed with ½ cup milk and extra ice.
              Knock Off Frappuccino
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              If you’re a fan of the blended coffees, try this copycat at home. No espresso maker? No problem. Sub the espresso shots with ¾ cup of double strength coffee mixed with ½ cup milk and extra ice.
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              1person
              Servings
              1person
                Ingredients
                • 1 1/2 cups Crushed Ice
                • 2 1 ounce Expresso Shot
                • 3/4 cup Milk
                • 3 tbsp Sugar
                • Whipped Cream
                • Chocolate Syrup
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                Ingredients
                • 1 1/2 cups Crushed Ice
                • 2 1 ounce Expresso Shot
                • 3/4 cup Milk
                • 3 tbsp Sugar
                • Whipped Cream
                • Chocolate Syrup
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                  Instructions
                  1. Combine everything except the whipped cream in a blender. Mix for 30 to 45 seconds.
                  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream
                  3. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, add a straw and enjoy.
                  Recipe Notes

                  Make it a mocha: Follow the directions above, reducing sugar to 2 tbsp and adding 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup.

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                  Almond Milk Cold Brew Latte
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                  Cold brew is having a major moment at coffee shops. It’s less acidic than regular coffee, so it’s a little healthier and easier on the stomach. Plus, almond milk is the perfect alternative for those who have a bit of lactose intolerance. We like this recipe a latte!
                  Almond Milk Cold Brew Latte
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                  Cold brew is having a major moment at coffee shops. It’s less acidic than regular coffee, so it’s a little healthier and easier on the stomach. Plus, almond milk is the perfect alternative for those who have a bit of lactose intolerance. We like this recipe a latte!
                  Servings
                  5lattes
                  Servings
                  5lattes
                    Ingredients
                    • 3/4 cup Coffee Beans
                    • 3 cups Filtered Water
                    • 1 cup Original Almond Milk per latte
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                    Ingredients
                    • 3/4 cup Coffee Beans
                    • 3 cups Filtered Water
                    • 1 cup Original Almond Milk per latte
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                      Instructions
                      1. Grind coffee beans in a coffee grinder, or start with pre-ground coffee.
                      2. In a large pitcher, stir the the ground coffee and water together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
                      3. Use a nut milk bag or cheese cloth (doubled up), to strain the coffee from the grinds.
                      4. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Make lattes by mixing the coffee ice cubes with almond milk.
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                      Coconut Milk Creamer For Iced Coffee
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                      Easy, delicious and healthy, add this coconut creamer to any coffee recipe and enjoy.
                      Coconut Milk Creamer For Iced Coffee
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                      Easy, delicious and healthy, add this coconut creamer to any coffee recipe and enjoy.
                        Ingredients
                        • 1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk
                        • 4 tbsps Maple Syrup
                        • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
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                        Ingredients
                        • 1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk
                        • 4 tbsps Maple Syrup
                        • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
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                          Instructions
                          1. Blend the coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract together until the creamer is mixed well.
                          2. Pour desired amount into your iced coffee and store the remaining in the refrigerator. Make sure to shake well before using again (creamer will be good for up to two weeks).
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