Simple Homemade Iced Coffee

There’s a definite time of day that if you were to come to my house and talk to me, I might just bite your head off. Don’t you just love these confessions? I’m sure that I’m not the only one with this issue. I’m talking about the moment in time before you’ve completely woken up and you have





It’s not because I’m an angry person. It’s not because I dislike you. It’s because I am just not a morning person. I never have been one and I don’t ever see myself becoming one. When I was in high school I can remember sleeping until 3 in the afternoon. Can I do that now? Absolutely not. Do I want to sleep that late now? Absolutely. Will it ever happen again? Absolutely not. Should I ask you another question and answer it for you again? Absolutely.

You’ve probably ordered some iced coffee at McDonald’s or Starbucks before. What did it cost you? An arm and a leg? Sounds about right. That’s such a rip-off considering what’s actually in it. Until recently I had always gotten mine at fast food places and thought wow this would be nice to have at home. Then one weekend my sister came up and stayed with us for a bit. (This is the part where I share with you how I slow I really am)

She walked up to my Keurig and made up a cup of coffee like normal. Then she grabbed her plastic wannabe fast food cup complete with straw and filled it up with ice. She poured the hot coffee over the ice and then poured a little creamer in it and stirred it all up. It’s almost as if a McDonald’s staff member appeared in my kitchen and created an iced coffee in front of me. I asked her if I could taste it and she handed it over. It tasted exactly like what you would pay $4 at the store. How did I never figure this out before? So insanely simple a concept that makes having your favorite coffee drink right from your very own kitchen.

And honestly, because this is such a simple recipe (not really even a recipe at all), I’m not going to even give this a box y’all. Here are the steps:

1) Make your coffee and pour it over ice.

2) Sweeten as usual.

3) Add creamer or milk.

4) Optional: Add a squirt of canned whipped cream and a few drops of chocolate sauce to make it fancy.


No need for a run to McDonald’s, Starbucks, or that fancy coffee shop around the corner.

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  1. Reading these never fails to make me smile, Amy! As a HUGE fan of iced coffee, it wasn’t long before I grew tired of “occasionally” treating myself with it at coffee shops and decided to try it at home. Caramel Macchiato is my biggest weakness! Last year, I learned to make it with all of that free instant coffee I’d acquired from coupons. This year, it’s the Keurig my dad got me for Christmas. Doesn’t matter, because my favorite coffee, a little caramel syrup, creamer or milk, and lots of ice makes my mornings start happier!

  2. I know! It’s simply price gauging if you ask me. I don’t want to pay crazy prices for something I can whip up in no time at my home. I love the syrups too.

    I think my only problem is drinking them way too fast. It’s like I can’t put them down! I have to practice a little self-control because they are so yummy! 😉

  3. 2 tips:
    If you get a Starbucks gift card and register it on their website you get free refills on brewed coffees and teas. This includes iced. Really nice when you are going to be sitting at a Starbucks for a while and you just down the iced coffees.

    If you hate it when your iced coffee gets watered down after a while because the ice melts. Pour some coffee in an ice cube tray and make yourself some coffee ice cubes. When they melt you just get more coffee.

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