Summer is the perfect time for iced coffee. If you’re like me and you like to save a buck here and there, making a cup at home every now and then can save quite a bit. The trick is to make a cup that’s tasty. Here are some recipes I’m excited to try.


1. Brew coffee normally.
2. Mix in your usual amount of sugar/sweetener.
3. Pour coffee into an ice cube tray, and freeze.
4. Place five to eight iced coffee cubes into a glass, and pour in a glass of milk. (You can use whatever milk you like, including soy, skim and almond.)
5. Enjoy!


1 cup of coffee
Ice cubes
Milk or cream
Homemade vanilla simple syrup (can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Make sure it’s covered.)

Homemade vanilla simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1. Prepare the homemade vanilla simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves, add in vanilla and let cool.
2. Prepare a cup of coffee.
3. Fill a mug with ice cubes.
4. Pour hot coffee over ice.
5. Add milk or cream to taste.
6. Add vanilla syrup to taste.


1 cup ground coffee
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
3⁄4 cup milk

1. Brew coffee with four cups water in your coffee machine to produce four cups of very strong coffee.
2. Place in the refrigerator until chilled. In a small bowl, stir together both milks until smooth; refrigerate until chilled.
3. When ready to serve, fill four tall glasses with ice and divide coffee among glasses; pour over milk mixture and serve.

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Kelsey Reinhart

Kelsey Reinhart is the editor of About magazine. When she's not working, she's usually reading, running, knitting or spending time in the great outdoors.

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