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Someone pouring creamer into a class of iced coffee.

How to Make Iced Coffee

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Coffee
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American


How to Make Iced Coffee – learn how to make iced coffee for a perfect hot weather treat! Make a big or small batch!


  • 1 cup coffee, refrigerated/cooled
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup, more as desired
  • 12 tablespoons creamer of your choice, more as desired (regular or dairy-free)


  • Brew your favorite cup of coffee (or make a big batch an store it in a pitcher or other container in the refrigerator for later use) until fully cooled.
  • Add ice cubes to a tall glass and pour coffee over top. 
  • Add simply syrup and the creamer of your choice.
  • Stir to combine and taste – add additional simple syrup or creamer, as desired (everyone has their own preference when it comes to their sugar/creamer). 
  • Enjoy!


  • Big Batch Iced Coffee: I recommend making a bigger batch of coffee and storing it in a pitcher or other container so you can easily make your favorite iced coffee for a couple days without having to cool your coffee first. You can cool your hot coffee with ice immediately, but it will get pretty watery as the hot coffee will melt the ice cubes immediately. 
  • Coffee Ice Cubes: you can also use coffee to make ice cubes and use those in this recipe so your coffee doesn’t get watery at all. 
  • Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee: cold brew is brewed in the refrigerator (see tutorial here) while iced coffee is brewed with hot water, but then cooled off in the refrigerator or over ice. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 17
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg