A firm favorite in many places around the world, nothing hits ‘the spot’ like a cup of iced coffee.
Annoyingly, at an average minimum of $3 a cup, it is one of the most expensive beverages to call your favorite. However, if you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a Keurig coffee maker—this problem doesn’t apply to you.
The History Of Iced Coffee
I promise not to bore you with endless facts about iced coffee or cold coffee, but these were too interesting not to share. Believe it or not, this recipe has been around since the 1840s.
Originating in Algeria, the original iced coffee recipe is made with coffee syrup and cold water & goes by the name of Mazagran.
In the 19th century, similar drinks surfaced in France and Italy. It came as no surprise when industry big boys, like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts added it to their menu.
iced coffee has come a long way from its humble Algerian roots. Nowadays you can buy cans or cartons of pre-packaged iced coffee along with your groceries. Iced coffee is also a standard item that can be found on the menu of almost all coffee shops and cafes.
Today, iced coffee is known and loved all around the world. Many countries have their own variations of it as it is such an easily changeable recipe.But, three aspects of iced coffee remain the same regardless of your location:
Why Iced Coffee Is the Coolest Beverage Around
Before We Get Started
As the saying goes, fail to plan and you plan to fail! Regardless of what it is you’re doing, it is always best to be prepared.
Firstly, make sure you have everything you need to follow this recipe. Take out all the equipment and ingredients needed and lay them out somewhere you can easily reach them. Decide now which K-Cup roast you will use to make your iced coffee.
Keep in mind that there is a risk of the ice diluting the flavor so opt for a strong, full-flavored, extra-bold roast.
How To Make the Perfect Cup Of Iced Coffee Using Your Keurig Coffee Maker
To follow this easy five-minute recipe, you will need the following:
Iced coffee with keurig coffee maker
- A Keurig coffee maker machine
- A tall glass
- An 8-oz measuring cup
- Spoon (preferably a long spoon or stirrer)
- 4-6 PCS Ice cubes
- 2 PCS K-Cups
- sugar, sweetener, stevia, milk, cream or flavored syrup Optional
- Switch on your Keurig machine and select the smallest cup size available. Brewing two smaller cups of coffee is recommended. This is to ensure a stronger flavor to combat any flavor dilution caused by the ice.
- Fill your tall glass to the brim with ice cubes.
- Insert a K-Cup and place your measuring cup on the tray. Press the “brew” button. When this is finished, insert your second K-Cup and repeat.
- Now you add any additives you want to. It’s important to add them now while the coffee is freshly brewed, otherwise they will not dissolve properly—affecting the flavor and texture.
- Pour your coffee in the glass filled with ice and stir it quickly. Wait a few minutes before moving on to step 6.
- Finally, drink up and enjoy!
Are you after a restaurant quality glass of iced coffee? Or do you want to turn your glass of iced coffee into the focus of a perfect, Instagram worthy photo? If you are, it is very easy to elevate this beverage to a ‘gourmet’ level. Add a scoop of ice-cream or some whipped cream on top of your iced coffee. Sprinkle some ground coffee bean dust on top. You can even add a whole coffee bean or two. Drizzle a sauce of your choice all over.
If you’re anything like me, one perfect glass of iced coffee just won’t do it for you.
Why not make a jug’s worth and pop it in the fridge, ready for whenever the craving strikes?
To do this all you need to do is repeat the above steps, except you will need to select the largest available cup size as opposed to the smallest. Once your coffee is brewed, pour it into an empty jug.
Repeat this brew and pour process until the jug is full & place it into your fridge. Whenever you want to indulge, simply grab a glass, fill it with ice and pour some iced coffee straight from your jug & into your glass. You can thank me later.
Want to Turn This 5 Step Process into 1 By Keurig Iced Coffee maker?
If the above recipe is too much hassle for you, you can always purchase the Keurig K-Elite single serve coffee maker which has a dedicated button for iced coffee. At the push of a button your fresh, hot coffee will turn into a concentrated amount of smooth iced coffee. keurig iced coffee maker is a ideal and hassle free option to prepare iced coffee at home.
It just goes to show that when you speak, Keurig iced coffee maker listens.
Frequently Ask Question:
Q: Which keurig makes iced coffee?
Keurig-Elite has the dedicated button for iced coffee. You can also use any coffee makers to prepare iced coffee at home by the above described recipe. Here you also can watch the how to make iced coffee at home.
Q: Can I make iced coffee with keurig by a single button push?
Yes, it is possible in keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker to make iced coffee by pushing a single button. This machine has a dedicated button for iced coffee.
Q: Best k cups for iced coffee?
No special k cup pods available for the iced coffee, you can use any one from the available verities
Q: How to make iced coffee with k cups ?
We have discussed details about this recipes in this post. Please see the post from very first where you can find this recipe.
Q: What is iced coffee setting on keurig?
Keurig Elite has the functionality to brew a hot, and chill over the ice for full-flavored and delicious iced coffee by pressing the ice button instantly. It is called ice setting on keurig machine.
Q: What is the best type of coffee for iced coffee?
The best type of coffee for iced coffee is a light or medium roast as they tend to have a higher acidity and a brighter flavor. This allows the coffee’s natural flavors to shine through when it is served cold.
Q: How do I sweeten iced coffee?
Iced coffee can be sweetened with sugar, honey, or syrups. You can add sweetener to the coffee before brewing or before serving. Some people also like to use flavored creamers or milks to sweeten their iced coffee.
Q: Can I make iced coffee with instant coffee?
Yes, you can make iced coffee with instant coffee. Simply dissolve the instant coffee in hot water and then chill it before serving over ice. You can also add sugar, cream, or other flavorings to taste.
Q: How long does iced coffee last in the fridge?
Iced coffee can last in the fridge for up to 24 hours. It’s recommended to consume it within that time frame, as it can lose its freshness and flavor over time.