5 Tips for Making Great Iced Coffee at Home

Nothing quite beats an iced coffee from your favorite restaurant or coffee shop — but, did you know that you can make the perfect iced coffee at home?

Now I admit I am a wee bit of a coffee snob.  There are only two brands of coffee I like and I stick with them faithfully. One you may already know if you follow me on social media. The other is Community Coffee. Whether brewed hot or enjoying it cold Community Coffee is my go to. Plus with their new Cold Brew recipe, I am even more in love.

Now I know what you are thinking how can you make a perfect cup of iced coffee at home. I’m sure you have seen all the DIY tutorial out there and when you try them you get water down coffee.  stick with me I’m going to tell you how to fix that and get a great cup of coffee to boot.

Iced Coffee

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Tips for Making Great Iced Coffee

Tip 1

Start with a high-quality coffee. As I said Community Coffee is my go to. Their coffee is made with 100% select Arabica beans and roasted to perfection.  Plus they offer many varieties to fit everyone’s taste. My current favorite is the cold brew because it makes the best-iced coffee.

Iced Coffee

Tip 2

Make coffee ice cubes. This is very important and the key to making great iced coffee.  Freeze leftover coffee into an ice cube tray, and pop ’em into your iced coffee the next morning. The best part? When they melt, they add flavor to your brew instead of diluting it. If you really want to get creative, you can drizzle some chocolate or sprinkle a little cinnamon into your ice cubes before freezing them.

Tip 3

Add flavor. You don’t have to spend a fortune on flavoring trust me. You can get coffee flavoring and creamer at your local dollar store that tastes amazing. The key is to find the one that you like.

Iced Coffee

Tip 4

Make a big batch. Most of the time we are rushing out the door and don’t think about brewing coffee. So make a double batch.  whether it’s hot coffee you refrigerate or cold brew(my fave) double up. The key here is to keep it in an airtight container so it stays fresh for drinking.

Tip 5

Experiment. This is also another key point other than using coffee ice cubes. You have to experiment with what your taste palette likes. Whether it’s the perfect sweetener, creamer or strength fo coffee you have to make it the way you like it. Once you find the equation you will have found the perfect iced coffee for you.



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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.


  1. Bryan Vice says:

    I love to drink lemonade and nice hot days but to get my day started i love my Latte macchiato coffee

  2. Sharon Rooney says:

    Iced tea is my favorite summer time drink but recently I have started to drink iced coffee too.

  3. annette campbell says:

    My favorite drink in the summertime is pink lemonade. It is so refreshing!

  4. monique s says:

    I love iced lattes in summer

  5. Kim Avery says:

    My newest summer drink is cold brewed coffee I make at home! It’s so easy & much cheaper!

  6. I like a fruity lemonade!

  7. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love a good Arnold Palmer!

  8. Farrah Shumway says:

    Same as my winter drink lol Rockstar Recovery Orange! 🙂

  9. My favorite is an iced vanilla latte.

  10. Alexandra Y says:

    I drink ice cold sweet tea in the summer.

  11. Heather B says:

    I love Strawberry Lemonade during the summer!

  12. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite summer drink is sweet tea

  13. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like sweet southern iced tea.

  14. Peggy Nunn says:

    I like cold lemonade. It is so refreshing.

  15. Tracy Shafer says:

    Iced coffee or Frappes!

  16. paige chandler says:

    I love pink lemonade in the summertime.

  17. Darlene Carbajal says:

    My favorite drink in the summer is pink lemonade.

  18. My favorite summer drink is iced coffee. I am about to cold brew a batch for tomorrow. I love coffee drinks of all kinds.

  19. My favorite summer drink is cold ice water with lemon !!!! Thanks,,,

  20. I love all tea year round. I think Thai Iced Tea is my favorite, plus blended or iced coffees. So tasty!

  21. Cynthia Conley says:

    It’s coffee in the morning and plain water during the day.

  22. Donna Clifford says:

    My favorite drink in the summer is a nice cold glass of water with a slice of lemon.

  23. I love to make mocha frappes during the summer

  24. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    My favorite summertime (or anytime) drink is Sangria!

  25. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats says:

    My favorite summer time drink is lemonade (and i wont complain if a fruit flavored vodka is in it)

  26. My favorite summer drink is half sweet half unsweetened iced tea from Mcdonakd or Sonic. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. My favorite summer drink is unsweetened iced tea with fresh lemon.

  28. My favorite summer drink is fresh-squeezed lemonade!

  29. Denise Higgins says:

    Love a cold glass of lemonade during the summer

  30. Melissa Storms says:

    I love iced coffee and would love to try this cold brew.

  31. My favorite summer drink is an iced vanilla latte.

  32. vera wilson says:

    Homemade lemonade with lots of ice.

  33. Karley Moore says:

    My favorite summer drink is iced tea with lemon.

  34. Azeem Isaahaque says:

    I loved a cold lemon iced tea

  35. Gina Ferrell says:

    My favorite summer drink is Pink Lemonade and Sweet Iced Tea.

  36. jalapenomamamn says:

    My favorite summer drink is iced coffee.
    I started drinking it just this summer and it is a keeper.
    thank you

  37. My favorite summer drink is ice tea

  38. My favorite summer drink is an ice tea with some lemon

  39. Mandi Smith says:

    in the summer I love to do drink anything with a lot of ice… Water… tea.. coffee. The colder the better in the summer

  40. Haley Scully says:

    My favorite summer drink is Peach Coke.

  41. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I love Iced Thai Tea

  42. My favorite summer drink is something I call Momma’s Juice. – Fresh Watermelon and fresh mint, Cran lemonade, ice and Cocomania which is a coconut flavored rum

  43. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Both me and my hubby love to drink ice tea in the summer.

  44. Samantha Cornelius says:

    My favorite summer drink is lemonade!!!!

  45. heather eg Kaufman says:

    I like caramel frapps.

  46. I like raspberry iced tea.

  47. My favorite cold drink in the hot summer months is Gold Peak Green Tea, love that stuff. 🙂

  48. Christine Middleton says:

    I am all about lemonade!!! Summer time needs regular or frozen lemonade.

  49. Michelle C says:

    I love iced coffee with caramel when it’s hot outside!

  50. Andrea Williams says:

    I love a good sweet iced tea.

  51. Lemonade s my favorite

  52. Carrie McCarthy says:

    My favorite summer drink is sweet tea 🙂

  53. Roel Saenz says:

    My favorite summer time drink is coffee. It has to be very hot. Surprisingly, it cools you down on these scorching days.

  54. My favorite summer drink is freshly squeezed lemonade or even lemonade with strawberry or raspberry in it.

  55. Nicole Flynn says:

    I love Strawberry lemonade or some sweet Southern iced tea.

  56. I like Arnold Palmers.

  57. I love coffee year-round and also like iced herbal tea too.

  58. I love vanilla cold brew in the summer.

  59. Julie Bickham says:

    I ice coffee from Dunkin Donuts is my favorite drink for the summer.

  60. Everyone has their own fav that is wrapped up in a memory! My favorite is pink lemonade! Not just regular lemonade (which i do love) but pink lemonade. I wish I could tell you why? But I really just know its my fav.

  61. Jeanna Massman says:

    Ice cold water is my favorite summer drink!

  62. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I love drinking iced tea in the summer time with a little lemon

  63. Jenn Reed says:

    My favorite summer drink is ice cold light beer or tea.

  64. Stephanie Liske says:

    I love Minute Maid Lemonade with Watermelon Vodka! So yummy!

  65. Awesome tips for making cold brew at home. I just starting to make it at home myself.
    Hazelnut lattes with two creams and two sugars are my favorite. I would love to win. Thank you so much for the chance.

  66. My favorite summer drink is cherry limeade.

  67. Fredrick Pauly says:

    My favorite summer drink is ice cold pink lemonaide.

  68. Francine Anchondo says:

    my favorite is lemonade

  69. Debra Francis says:

    I like iced tea.

  70. Jane McGregor says:

    My favorite summer drink is a Margarita on the rocks!

  71. Theresa D says:

    My favorite summer drink is iced coffee, I love it.

  72. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite summer drink is a fresh fruit smoothie in the morning!

  73. I love Frappucinos from Starbucks!!

  74. Jaque Richards says:

    I drink mostly water all year around, but I love flavored, iced coffee. I add honey and flavored creamer to make a “to die for” treat! 🙂 Thank you.

  75. Jackie Drake says:

    All year around I started my mornings by drinking coffee (with half and half) but during the summer after 11 a.m. I drink I nice ice tea, plenty of ice maybe a little bit of lemon or lemonade but mainly just tea. Thanks for chance.

  76. I love iced Carmel coffees.

  77. My favorite drink in the summer is iced tea, lemon, no sugar.

  78. Michelle H. says:

    I love iced coffee.

  79. I lovee drinking cold coffee

  80. I am a coffee drinker but if its a cold drink its Snapple Trop A Rocka!

  81. Charlene S. says:

    Lemonade is my favorite Summer drink.

  82. Susan Climan says:

    Water is definitely what I drink the most, but I love a glass of cold sangria when it’s hot outside.

  83. Andrea Chandler says:

    I enjoy iced tea in the summer. Especially with fresh lemon.

  84. Mariel D. says:

    My favorite drink in the summer is iced tea.

  85. Hesper Fry says:

    Raspberry lemonade is my favorite.

  86. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love lemonade on a nice hot summer day.

  87. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    My favorite Summer drink is iced coffee. I love it!

  88. Wendy McBride says:

    My favorite Summer drink is a slushie type drink such as an Icee!

  89. Cassandra D says:

    My favorite summer drink would be strawberry and peach lemonade.

  90. I am a huge peach iced tea fan.

  91. Robby Rob says:

    besides beer? lol. I do a enjoy a nice homemade Frappuccino. The store bought ones are too expensive.

  92. Nicole Davis says:

    I like iced drinks in the summer and hot mochas when cold.

  93. Kayla klontz says:

    I most like iced caramel macchiatos! delicious!

  94. Patti Lambert says:

    I love iced tea in the summer

    • Shannon M. says:

      I love a Coca-Cola Slurpee!

  95. Cold water is my favorite drink in the summer! But a special treat is making my own fruit and vege slushies 🙂

  96. cindy mahoney says:

    My favorite summer time drinks are zero calorie ice tea and iced coffee.

  97. Tim Kidder says:

    The Wife loves her iced coffee

  98. Tabathia B says:

    My favorite drink during any time of the year is southern sweet ice tea.

  99. Shelton Rogerson says:

    My favorite is sweet tea with a slice of an orange. Real tea, not that instant junk.

  100. I love a nice cold fruity drink or sweet tea in the summer, thanks for the chance to win!

  101. I love drinking iced coffee in the summertime.

  102. Melissa Lane says:

    My favorite is iced coffee so I hope I win!

  103. My favorite summer drink is lemonade.

  104. Trisha Musgrave says:

    I love unsweetened Iced Tea!

  105. James COyne says:

    I love a nice glass of lemonade

  106. ladymagnolia99 says:

    During the summer I enjoy a large glass of cold lemonade!!!

    Judy Cox

  107. Kathleen Hand says:

    Depends on where I am at and the time of day. Mornings I like iced coffee, afternoons, I like iced tea lemonade and evenings I enjoy a wine cooler.

  108. My favorite summer drink is an iced caramel latte.

  109. My favorite summer drink is iced green tea.

  110. Katrina Angele says:

    I love classic lemonade in the summer.

  111. katie bellamy says:

    I love me some Sun Tea in the Summer! 🙂

  112. Anything cold and refreshing is right up my alley in the summer. When working out in my yard Iced Sun Tea or Kool-Aid is my go-to. My kids won’t touch my tea, but I sure will drink their Kool-Aid LOL because I make it. Outside of that, love me some iced coffee.

  113. Michelle Macaluso says:

    My favorite summer drink is an iced white chocolate mocha.

  114. Philip Lawrence says:

    My favorite Summer drink is pink lemonade.

  115. Trisha McKee says:

    My favorite summer drink is iced coffee.

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