How To Make Iced Coffee

How To Make Iced Coffee

– Homemade Iced Coffee –

It’s spring time now, with summer just around the corner.  As the seasons change cool refreshing drinks sound a whole lot better than hot mochas and lattes.  The perfect caffeinated antidote when the weather gets warmer is an iced coffee.  Here’s how to make iced coffee easily.  This is just a black iced coffee, and of course you can add what ever you’d like to it to flavor it, or make it creamy, but I will cover those in a later post.

Time: 8 min.

– What You’ll Need –

Making iced coffee from french press

You won’t need much for this one, just:

  • Coffee coarse ground
  • French press
  • Metal steam pitcher or similar


– Step One –

How to make iced coffeeFrench Press

First things first, this is based off of a standard french press, so read my post on how to make french press if you need to learn how to make coffee with a french press.

You might want to brew your french press a little stronger than usual since it will get a little watered down later on when ice is added.

– Step Two –

How to make iced coffeeIce your pitcher

Grab out a metal steam pitcher, or something similar.  Be careful, you don’t want to use anything that is fragile, or might shatter since we are going to be pouring steaming hot liquid into a frozen container.

The idea here is that the frozen pitcher will cool the coffee quickly and without having to water the coffee down by using a lot of iced, or waiting for it to cool in the fridge for a long time.  But, you can stick one or two ice cubs into the bottom of the pitcher to help things cool down a little quicker.

– Step Three –

making french pressLet it cool

At this point I will usually stick the steam pitcher into the freezer to help it finish cooling all the way.  The iced coffee will fully cool in around five minutes.

Don’t forget it!  I have.  I had one giant coffee ice cube the next day, it was very sad.

– Step Four –

Drink up

That’s it, you’re all done.  Just pour the cooled coffee over ice to get it nice and frosty, and you’ve got one nice iced coffee to keep you wired and refreshed on a warm sunny day.

Iced coffee

Let me know how this works for you, or if you’ve got your own way of making that a perfect iced coffee in the comments.