Homemade blender iced coffee - an easy method to make delicious frappe style iced coffee at home that is the perfect treat for a hot summer's day!
One of my favourite things about summer is iced everything! Ice-cream, ice-blocks, iced coffee!! Josh is one of those weird people who only likes his coffee hot...even at the beginning of a 30 degree day. I just think there is something so much more satisfying about drinking your coffee cold.
I've been trying to crack the perfect blender iced coffee recipe for a while now. I love Starbucks Frappucinos (and have the perfect at home recipe for these) and I especially love the iced coffees from cafes...but I just KNOW they have ice-cream in them! Not that I am in any way against ice-cream for breakfast, but I wanted to find a happy medium. I had also tried recipes that involved brewing the coffee and then letting it cool in the fridge but I definitely think coffee needs to be fresh. So the other morning I looked at the last recipe I tried, saw what didn't work and then just threw a bunch of stuff into the blender. As it was blending I wasn't really sure if it was going to be quite right, but as soon as I took a sip I died and went to iced coffee heaven. Nailed it!
How to make good iced coffee at home
I brewed a small amount of coffee in my plunger/French Press and then added it to a blender full of ice, a little bit of milk and the secret ingredient. And by secret ingredient I mean it is 100% essential-please don't leave this out-it will turn you into the iced coffee maker of legends-ingredient...condensed milk. Also known as my favourite ingredient in anything.
Blend it all together and you have 1 perfect iced coffee. It takes no longer to make than a regular ol' cup of joe, and in our house, this means that I can brew a big pot of coffee, Josh can have his strong and hot and I can blitz together an iced one!
I find the amount of coffee I used to be perfect for this drink but if you are after a stronger coffee hit, you could go ahead and double the amount of coffee used, but make sure you still only use ½ cup of water when brewing the coffee, otherwise it will be too watered down.
How do you make blender iced coffee with instant coffee?
We are kind of coffee snobs in these parts and only use brewed coffee but if you are an instant coffee drinker, follow the same method I used for brewed coffee. The same amount of coffee you would use in 1 cup (or double for a stronger coffee) but with half the amount of water. It should work no problems at all.
How do you make iced coffee without a blender?
If you don't have a blender or can't be bothered lugging it out, just add all ingredients (including ice) to a large jar with a lid, give it a good shake, remove the lid and enjoy, right out of the jar! You can also just give it a good stir in a glass.
The chocolate sauce around the inside of the glass is optional, but highly recommended. And if you're really feeling treaty, go ahead and put a little cream on top! Hey, there's no ice-cream in it ok?
- 1 Tablespoon ground coffee beans (2 TBSP for a stronger coffee taste)
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp condensed milk
- Brew the coffee as you normally would (I used a plunger/french press and let it brew for about 10 minutes before plunging)
- Add brewed coffee, ice, milk & condensed milk to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.