How To Make Homemade Iced Coffee, Quick and Easy Steps!

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How to make iced coffee (Archie Binamira/Pexels)
How to make iced coffee (Archie Binamira/Pexels)

TheIndonesia.id - There is no reason to go to a coffee shop when you can make your own favorite tall iced coffee. It is not that hard to make your go-to iced coffee. Read this guide to understand the step-by-step instructions and anything related to the iced-coffee questions. 

How to Make Iced Coffee

Before making the iced coffee, we recommend you brew your coffee for at least 1 hour (and up to 12 hours) before you make it into iced coffee.

1. Brew Coffee

Brew your favorite coffee like you normally would. Brew the coffee for at least 1 hour (and up to 12 hours) before making it into iced coffee to give it time to cool down.

2. Cool the Coffee

After brewing the coffee, let it sit for a couple of minutes until the coffee turns to room temperature. To speed up the process, you can stash the coffee in the fridge. Another way, pour the coffee into ice cube trays and freeze it. If you want to enjoy it, simply let the iced coffee cubes melt in a glass.

3. Serve cooled coffee over ice

To serve the coffee, fill up the glass with ice and pour the cooled ice coffee over it.

4. Customize

The beauty of homemade iced coffee is you can customize it. Add your favorite milk, syrups, or sugars. 

How to Make Iced Coffee with Instant Coffee

If you just want to go through a shortcut, you can easily use instant coffee to make iced coffee. This is the fast way to make a single serving of iced coffee.

1. Brew the Instant Coffee

Brew the instant coffee according to the package instructions. The container will tell you the correct ratio of instant coffee to boiling water. Two teaspoons of instant coffee to 1 cup of boiling water is a perfect ratio you can make. Dissolve the instant coffee in boiling water. 

2. Cool the Instant Coffee

Sit the coffee until it turns to room temperature. Otherwise, you can speed up the process by stashing it in the fridge.

3. Serve over Ice

Serve the cooled instant iced coffee over ice with your favorite mix-ins, such as milk, sugars, or syrups. 

What is the Difference between Iced Coffee and Cold Brew?

Iced coffee is made of regularly brewed hot coffee that's chilled and then served over ice.

On the other hand, cold brew is made by stepping grounds in room temperature water to create a coffee concentrate. Then, it needs to be diluted with water or milk. No heat is used, which means the concentrate has none of the bitter notes in iced coffee. 

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