If you’ve ever tried making iced coffee at home, you may have noticed that it doesn’t quite match the taste of your favorite coffee shop. But fear not! I have a fantastic recipe for you to enjoy the perfect iced coffee right in your own kitchen. It’s just as rich and flavorful, if not better.
Iced Coffee Recipe: Creamy, Strong, and Delicious!
One key technique I recommend is using coffee ice cubes. This will ensure that your iced coffee remains robust and doesn’t become diluted as the ice melts. Start by brewing a strong pot of coffee or espresso using dark roast beans. You can use a French press, drip coffee maker, or even try the “pour over” method with a coffee filter and grinder (although instant coffee should only be used in emergencies).
To make coffee ice cubes, pour the freshly brewed coffee into ice cube trays and freeze them. These cubes will add an extra boost of flavor to your iced coffee and keep it chilled until the last sip.
Now, let’s get to the recipe:
- 4-6 ounces of dark roast coffee
- Several coffee ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon of Delicious!Agave® Organic Blue (or adjust based on your sweetness preference)
- 1 or 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- Combine the dark roast coffee with a small amount of Organic Blue Agave. This will allow the sweetness to shine through even as the ice cubes melt.
- Fill your glass with the coffee ice cubes, leaving some space for cream.
- Pour the slightly cooled coffee over the ice cubes.
- Stir gently to mix the coffee and agave.
- Add one or two teaspoons of heavy cream to the glass.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more agave if desired.
- Enjoy your delicious homemade iced coffee!
Feel free to experiment with different flavors and additions. You can try adding brown sugar, maple syrup, or simple syrup instead of agave. And if you prefer a non-dairy option, oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk can be great alternatives to heavy cream. For a mocha twist, consider using chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, or vanilla syrup.
If you want to prepare the coffee in advance, you can mix the coffee, sweetener, and cream together and store it in the refrigerator for up to three to five days. Just add the coffee ice cubes when you’re ready to serve the Iced Coffee at home
Wholesome!® Organic Blue Agave is my recommended sweetener because it’s natural and has a lower glycemic index compared to sugar. It blends well and adds a delightful touch of sweetness without overpowering the flavor of the coffee.
Now you have the ultimate iced coffee recipe to enjoy all summer long. Cheers to homemade deliciousness!