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Iced Coffee Recipe

A summer drink classic. This iced coffee uses the hot brew method for the smoothest and quickest iced coffee, AND it's ready within 30 minutes! Such a refreshing kick of caffeine!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 (1 cup) serving


  • 1 & 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (or more if you prefer a stronger coffee)
  • sugar or your preferred sweetener, to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cream, milk, or half & half (I used cream)


  • In a small pot, pour 1/2 a cup of your water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiled, pour into a heat safe bowl or cup, and whisk in the coffee and sugar until fully dissolved.
  • Pour in the remaining 3/4 cup of cold water to cool down the coffee mixture. It should be cooled to room temperature after the addition of the cold water, but if not, set aside to cool completely or chill until ready to use.
  • In a tall glass, combine ice, cooled coffee, and cream. Serve immediately!
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