How to Make Iced Coffee

Let me teach you how to make iced coffee at home. It’s easier than you think.

Photo: Julia Bobak

Few things hit the spot on a hot day like a cool glass of iced coffee. It’s the perfect refreshing pick-me-up, and it couldn’t be easier to make. In fact, I bet you already have everything you need.

In this guide, I’ll teach you a basic recipe and explain how to add milk or sweetener to make it your own.

How Do You Make Iced Coffee?

Making iced coffee is no more difficult than brewing hot coffee. Indeed, the best way to make iced coffee at home is to brew hot coffee, cool it, and serve it over ice. Just remember to always use fresh, good coffee for the best results – advice that holds true for everything on Home Grounds’ coffee drink chart.


  • 8 ounces strong brewed coffee
  • Ice to fill a 12-ounce glass

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