Four iced coffee recipes to make at home this weekend

An iced coffee is the ultimate summer beverage.

Starbucks and Costa both do brilliant offerings – but sometimes it can get a little expensive splashing out on daily drinks. 

The good news is that it’s really simple to make iced coffee at home – you can use instant coffee, pods or ground beans.

So if you’re looking to keep costs down – or if you simply don’t want to leave the house – you can recreate them for yourself. All you need is a few simple ingredients. 

It’s worth pointing out that to give your coffee a bit more sweetness, there are lots of syrups that can be added to the below recipes – to suit personal taste.

How to make an iced coffee at home:

Instant iced coffee recipe – from The Ice Co.

Ingredients:

  • Handful of ice
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Hot water
  • Milk (to top up)

Method:

Iced flat white recipe – from Charli Robey, a barista at Hoxton Bakehouse

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • Milk
  • Hot water
  • Instant coffee

Method:

Additional iced coffee tips from Charli Robey:

  • ‘If you prefer an iced latte, use a bigger glass and add more milk.
  • ‘You can use any instant coffee from the shops – don’t worry if it’s really chunky or fine, or says it’s espresso.
  • ‘If you want sugar in your coffee, make sure to add it with your hot water – sugar doesn’t dissolve in cold drinks.
  • ‘Get fancy and whisk up your milk – even cold milk will froth a bit and add some texture (use a milk frother or elbow grease and a whisk).
  • ‘If you don’t drink milk and want just a black iced coffee – just swap the milk for cold water
  • ‘To get really fancy, switch the milk for a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself an affogato – perfect for summer.’

Freddo espresso recipe – from illy

Ingredients:

  • 1 double espresso (such as illy Ground Espresso CLASSICO Roast Coffee)
  • 10 ml liquid sugar
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Cappuccino freddo recipe – from illy

Ingredients:

  • 1 espresso (such as illy Ground Espresso CLASSICO Roast Coffee)
  • 60ml skimmed fresh milk
  • 10 ml liquid sugar
  • Ice cubes

Method:

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