Easy Iced Coffee

May 15, 2024   16 Comments

This easy iced coffee is for those of use who want to save some money. You know that you can make excellent iced coffee at home.

Easy Iced Coffee

As the heat cranks up outside, hot coffee just seems silly. It seems that everywhere is selling you a nice cold iced coffee - gas stations, convenience stores, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts……

Don’t buy them!! Make your own and save yourself some money, calories, and the environment. Look at you - all ecogroovy with your Mason Jar.

Iced coffee is easy to make and I have been talking about homemade iced mochas for years now see how to make an iced mocha at home and how to make a Starbucks iced mocha.

All you have to do is brew some coffee. I use a French press because I don’t have room on my kitchen counter for another appliance but you can use your drip coffee maker and carafe.

Then you fill a 1.5 cup Mason jar (or whatever else you want to use) about 1/2 full with coffee.

Store it in the fridge for when you are ready for a treat. The Mason Jars will be looking at you when you open the fridge waiting for action. If you have a partner or child who might steal them - hide them in the back.

When you are ready, take it out of the fridge, add ice, and anything else that you love in your coffee. I like mine with a little bit of milk. If you add sugar, it is better to use a sugar syrup like Agave Syrup because it takes a while for sugar to dissolve in cold coffee.

If you like flavors add vanilla or chocolate syrup - and enjoy!!

Remember your drink is also portable so no need to hand over more dollars to Starbucks or Dunkin’.

Do you make easy iced coffee?

Iced Coffee Recipe

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(makes six cups of coffee)

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1 pot of brewed coffee (about 6 cups)
6 18-ounce Mason Jars


Pour about 6 ounces of coffee in each Mason Jar. Store, covered, in fridge until ready to drink. Add lots of ice cubes and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

For one mason jar (without milk or sugar) = 5 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 0 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Thank you for the reminder. Yes! I love iced coffee. The perfect pick-me-up on a hot day, and very satisfying even for breakfast time. I really like the idea of using a mason jar - very cool! I am on WW and I have found sugar-free syrups to be great in my coffee. Like you said, sugar takes a while to melt in cold coffee, so syrups (both sugar and sugar-free) can add flavors, if that's what you like. Thank you for your great emails, Snack Girl. Even if I don't comment, I always read them and get very helpful ideas. Rock on!

Thank you for my new word, “ecogroovy” and the reminder about ice coffee and another way to feature mason jars in my life.

Here’s a cold brew recipe that’s great:

Cold brew iced coffee:

Mix 1/3 cup coffee with 1-1/2 cups cold water and stir.

Cover and let sit overnight in the fridge.

The next day, strain twice through a coffee filter. Serve diluted with an equal amount of water.

I'll make extra coffee in the morning and put it in the fridge for later. I usually make it up at that time so it's ready to go.

I like the flavored stuff-I use a protein drink in whatever flavor and mix my coffee with it over ice. Get my fix for a flavored coffee AND 30 grams of protein!!

I've been buying Trader Joes Cold Brew packets. I stick one in a mason jar with 3.5c of water in the morning. It's ready next morning! I use about 6oz of the conc, 3oz of water and 2oz of almond milk. I like it strong so this is what works for me. I start another mason jar when one serving is left in the current jar.

I drink iced coffee year round. I boil a gallon of water, pour in pitcher, add instant coffee for 32 cups of coffee*, add Splenda and refrigerate. Pour into glass and add creamer and flavor and lots of ice. Stir and enjoy!

* I double the strength of the coffee because the ice dilutes it.

For extra flavor, use cold coffee instead of water for ice cubes.

I buy the little squeeze bottles of liquid Splenda. No waiting for melting sweetener

I make a large pot of coffee and add Truvia right into the pot while the coffee is hot. I then wait for it to cool and put it in a large covered pitcher in the refrigerator. Sweetened iced coffee is ready to use for the week. I add some flavored coffee creamer.

I just made 3quarts of iced coffee for my husband. Our house will enjoy it throughout the week. I made large ice cubes in small plastic cups. We will have delicious iced coffee anytime on these hot summer days!

We love iced coffee! We cold brew ours, and started with good grounds and a pitcher of water (not sure on the ratio). I finally bought the Oxo cold brew system and we use it weekly to make coffee concentrate. I use 1/3 cup of coffee concentrate, 1/3 cup of skim milk, 2 oz of homemade coffee creamer (mix 1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup skim milk and 1/4 tsp of almond extract) and fill a 24 oz shaker cup with ice and water. It's a great start to my day!

I make coffee ice cubes (just freeze some coffee in trays) so that the ice doesn't dilute the coffee.

I don't like most brandsof coffee. I get a big cup of Cumberland Farms iced coffee and add my own half 'n' half to it at home. A large cup will last me several days. I have found that if you put the sugar in when you make it, it will dissolve and flavor the coffee overnight. You can use less sugar that way.

I have also started making coffee ice cubes. No dilution, just straight up coffee goodness

Cold brew is the way to go; much smoother flavor than hot. I mix a strong cold brew (coffee with chicory) so I can add cream and Trader Joe's liquid Stevia (4 drops; a little goes a long way) and still get a coffee flavor.


Definitely iced coffee time! It's the one season that I do use coffee creamer at home. I also freeze coffee ice cubes during the summer. Coffee ice cubes, caramel non-dairy creamer and refrigerated coffee. A great warm-weather treat!


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