The under $1 solution that keeps me out of coffee shops – homemade, freshly brewed, Keurig iced coffee with absolutely no planning required!
The secret to a perfect Keurig iced coffee is easier than you think. With this recipe, you can save your cash and enjoy a delicious iced coffee at home. Not only will you fall in love with the taste, but you’ll also swoon over how insanely easy it is to put together!
It is seriously one of the most simple iced coffee recipes and here’s how it’s made:
To make iced coffee with Keurig, you start by brewing one dark roasted k-cup at smallest cup setting. Then, you slowly pour the coffee over the ice cubes. You don’t have to wait for the coffee to cool down (this is the best thing about this recipe), but you will need to pour slowly. Splash in half and half and sweeten to taste. Remember when I said how easy this recipe is to make? Well, it wasn’t an exaggeration.
Add in some vanilla creamer or caramel syrup and you’ve got yourself a drink you’ll love and enjoy all year long.
HOW TO MAKE ICED COFFEE WITH KEURIG
You will need:
1 regular dark roasted k-cup of your choice
4 large ice cubes
4 ounces cold milk or half and half
1. Brew one dark roasted k-cup at 4-ounce cup setting. If you don’t have the 4 oz cup setting, you can use the 6 oz cup size.
2. Place 4 large ice cubes in a tall glass and pour the coffee over the ice cubes. Be sure you pour it slowly, it’s the best part.
3. Add 4 oz cold milk, or half and half, stir well, taste, and if needed, add sugar to sweeten. I tend to skip the sugar but if you like your coffee sweet, you can certainly add 1 or 2 teaspoons.
*For vegetarian or dairy-free: Substitute milk with almond or coconut milk.
Makes 1 serving.
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iced coffee faqs
Should I wait for the coffee to cool first: What makes this recipe great is that you don’t have to wait for the coffee to cool. You do want to pour the coffee slowly over ice and not just pour all at once. Do a little pour at the time.
Do I need to buy special k-cups: No, they don’t make special Keurig iced coffee pods. You can use any of your favorite regular k-cups. I do recommend to use bold, dark roasted k-cups for the best results.
Best k-cups for iced coffee: These are some of my favorite k-cups for iced coffee. They hold their flavor and don’t taste watered down when iced.
How much ice is too much: I know that Starbucks does it differently (huge tumblers and a ton of ice), but too much ice isn’t good. Use only 4-5 ice cubes per serving. Obviously, if we use too many ice cubes, we’ll end up with a watery cup of coffee.
Is there a Keurig that makes iced coffee: Yes, Keurig K-Elite is the only Keurig with iced coffee option. It makes hot coffee in small, concentrated amounts right over ice. But, you can make this iced coffee with any Keurig model, you don’t need Keurig iced coffee maker.
Keurig Vietnamese coffee recipe: The only thing that makes this iced coffee even more delicious is sweetened condensed milk. To make Vietnamese coffee with your Keurig, first, brew the k-cup at smallest cup setting and slowly pour over ice cubes. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and stir. Splash in some half and half. Talk about yum!
How to make cold brew coffee with Keurig: If you want to make cold brew coffee concentrate, Keurig machine is pretty much – useless. Different from instant Keurig brewing, cold brew takes time. You also need a significant amount of ground coffee and cold water to start with. But I do have a cold brew tutorial for you.
They are super convenient, but k-cups aren’t always the most affordable option. Here’s where to buy cheap k-cups.
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