How to Make the Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

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The Secrets to a Delicious Iced Coffee - Cold Brewing & A Good Creamer

I do not hide my love for coffee ~ I post pictures {probably far too often} on Instagram of my morning {afternoon and evening} coffee times.  

Soon it will be warming up and it's time to perfect our Iced Coffee Making Skills {it is a skill you know!}.  

In the past I have always just made a pot of strong coffee, added my cream and sugar and then let it cool down and kept it in the refrigerator for drinking but now I have a new and better way to make Iced Coffee ~ Cold BREWING!  

The Cold Brewing gives you a coffee with less acidity than hot brewed coffee and a smoother less bitter taste.

Iced Coffee Made with Cold Brewing

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  • Coffee beans {fresh ground} or a coarse rich blend of ground coffee - 10 tablespoons
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • Extra Sweet & Creamy Nestle Coffee-mate Creamer


  • Mix the coffee and water in a mason jar or a pitcher and cover.
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 9 hours).
  • Separate the grounds from the water by placing a sieve with a paper coffee filter inside of it and pouring the coffee through the filter and sieve into another container. I'm not sure whether it is psychological or not but I prefer to steep and store this in a glass container.
  • This is your iced coffee concentrate. I love my coffee Extra Sweet & Creamy so I added a hearty amount of this delicious creamer to my jar and stirred. I placed this back in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the day.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth

I love my coffee, whether it be iced coffee or fresh hot brewed, with cream and sugar.  My new favorite coffee creamer is Extra Sweet & Creamy Nestle Coffee-mate creamer ~ it provides a creamy taste and extra sweetness.  This adds enough sweetness (not too much and certainly not overpowering) to make me happy without having to add any sugar.  You can also try adding the Original, Italian Sweet Cream or other Coffee-mate flavors to get that perfect coffee flavor.

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  1. Susan Christy says:

    I like a strong cup of coffee with a little Vanilla Creamer.

  2. I cannot wait for warmer weather to bring back my iced coffee and I'm totally going to try this Mary Beth!

  3. Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says:

    I absolutely LOVE iced coffee and definitely need to brew some now that our weather is warming up! I'd LOVE to win the coupons ... I like my coffee with flavored creamer, usually sugar-free.

  4. Jessie C. says:

    I like my coffee with vanilla creamer.

  5. I liked iced coffee - flavored -- and vanilla or caramel is my favorite. Oh, and Pumpkin in the Fall!

  6. I love strong coffee. I drink it black when it's hot. But I really enjoy it with some sweetener and creamer when I drink iced.

  7. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says:

    I'm a classic cream and sugar kind of gal.

  8. Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade says:

    I make myself my own mocha-ish concoction every morning - light roast coffee with a scoop of hot cocoa powder and a big splash of vanilla creamer. SO yummy! πŸ™‚

  9. Diane @ Vintage Zest says:

    I like iced coffee (it's always warm in California!) that is made with a flavored sweetener! πŸ™‚

  10. keshakeke says:

    I love my coffee hot and black!

  11. Robin All Things Heart and Home says:

    It was in the 70's here yesterday - wouldn't this be a perfect afternoon treat & pick-me-up!
    Yours looks so yummy!

  12. I don't need the coupons, just wanted to write and say: FINALLY! I never understood why my leftover coffee stored in the fridge didn't taste as good as Starbucks iced coffee......now I know.

    And now that I'm in Florida, I'll be needing this a lot. : )

    Thanks MB!

  13. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says:

    I like my coffee very mild with lots of cream. Then I close my eyes and pretend its not coffee. lol! πŸ˜‰

  14. Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says:

    I so need this recipe! I never know how to make iced coffee at home!

  15. Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove says:

    This looks so yum and you can't beat making it yourself!

  16. Sheila K. says:

    I like my coffee hot and with a bit of peppermint mocha creamer, no sugar!

  17. Jenna @ A Savory Feast says:

    I have never tried the cold brew method but I bet it would make my iced coffee taste a lot better! I love Starbuck's iced coffee but this would be way to make it at home for a lot less. Thanks!

  18. I love my coffee with cream only and the stronger the better.

  19. I love my coffee hot in the morning and iced in the afternoon. Cream & sugar please. And the bolder the better πŸ™‚

  20. Oh yum! I love iced-coffee!

  21. I've never tried this but love iced coffee so going to give your recipe a try. Thanks for giveaway

  22. Karla Tschida says:

    I like my coffee ~ strong with cream and sugar, hot or iced. I LOVE coffee!!

  23. Deanna {sewmccool} says:

    Oh, yum!!! I've never had this before, but my mouth is watering just looking at it. Need to pick up some Coffee-Mate! Thanks for the great idea!

  24. Stephanie @ Year-Round Giving says:

    I am glad someone has mastered the Cold Brew. I like iced coffee but have never mastered a perfect cup at home.
    As for the giveaway! I LOVE Coffee Mate's Sweet Italian Cream creamer. I brew a medium roast with about 2 tablespoons of creamer. No sugar! The creamer is sweet enough!
    I do afternoon cups of coffee too.

  25. I love my coffee-mate French vanilla creamer with hot coffee but I'm absolutely going to be trying this cold brew method once it gets a little warmer in NH!

  26. I like my coffee very light with cream and sugar, like a hot version of coffee ice cream. Mmmm!

  27. Sounds delicious! I like my coffee with cream, sugar and hot!!

  28. I love my first cup of the day, nice and hot with sweetener and cream; but as our weather warms up, I do "iced!"

  29. My husband likes his coffee with vanilla creamer
    thanks for the giveaway

  30. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    Cream and sugar please!

  31. I prefer my coffee with cream and sugar; however, it's not the healthy way -- so strong and black it is! πŸ™‚

  32. Yummy this looks so good! My hubby is hooked on coffee mate, won't drink coffee without it πŸ™‚

  33. Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker says:

    I take mine with flavored creamer!

  34. Coffe and cream, most times. Sometimes I have flavored creamer, but most times its just straight up heavy whipping cream or almond milk (unsweetened)

  35. Rachel Nash says:

    I like lotsa Vanilla & Caramel creamer & a dash of sugar in the raw in my breakfast blend, iced coffee.

    What a brilliant way to have iced coffee on hand!!

  36. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I take my coffee with cream and sugar!

  37. I like my coffee iced with a whole lot of sugar and some cream. I also love iced white chocolate mochas!!

  38. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like hot coffee with cream and sugar.

  39. I Love a good cup of Hot, Fresh Coffee. I Love mine with lots of Coffee Mate, and real Sugar!!!! πŸ™‚

  40. I love iced coffee too! Well - I love it hot as well! Great giveaway and post!

  41. Thanks for shearing... I love ice coffee even when is cold outside!

  42. I like half & half and sugar in my coffee. I started cold brewing my coffee to reduce the acid, and now I find I like it much better than brewed coffee.

  43. DELICIOUS I love iced coffee. I only wish we could share a cup together!