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Ice Ice Baby

by Emma on April 27, 2012

in Breakfast

It’s ice coffee season—finally! I am a coffee person. All the way. Love coffee. Probably drink it too much. If you like tea we can still be friends. Coffee is awesome.

I love to get coffee out but I try to brew my own at home most of the time. It just seems more economical. So while I spring for a latte here and there I am always trying to perfect my own at-home coffee favorites. A current favorite of mine is salted caramel ice coffee!

The only real trick to making iced coffee at home is that it involves a little more planning, because cold brewing coffee takes time. I use a french press to make coffee at home; to cold brew I simply coarsely grind my coffee beans (I use about a tablespoon or two more than when I am hot brewing, because ice coffee needs to be a bit stronger because it gets watered down with ice) add them to my press, fill with filtered (cold) water and let that set overnight. In the morning I’m ready to press and go! I love adding a spoonful of caramel with a little sprinkle of sea salt. And I love me some cream in my coffee.

Have fun making your own ice coffee this season! xo. Emma


Barnicles April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Have you tried making coffee ice cubes so it doesn’t dilute your coffee? I like doing this, and often i use leftover coffee that’s cooled down. I normally get slack around the sugar syrup part but coffee ice cubes with sugar syrup ice coffee is my fave :) in a tall glass


Rachel April 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

This is very smart! Great idea!

Mike @TheIronYou April 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I love the title of this post!!!!
And that’s some decadent ice coffee: AWESOME!

Lina April 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

That sounds delicious! Last summer, my cousin and I solved the cold-coffee conundrum by pouring leftover hot coffee into an ice-cube tray and leaving it overnight. They next day we would just blend it up with milk and chocolate syrup, and boom! Instant mochas.

The cold press is a good idea though. We have a bodum but tend to just use our coffee maker for every day stuff. I’m going to try this today!

Emma April 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Love the way you think Lina—I will have to try this soon it sounds divine!

From Cupcakes, With Love April 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

ooh this looks lovely. i could do with an iced coffee right now…especially with that salted caramel…

Allison April 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That looks amazing! I love coffee too. I’m crazy about Starbucks but home brewing is awesome too. Definitely economical. I loved your salted caramel idea :)

Katie April 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Aw! I saw this and was on the edge of my seat hoping it was gonna be some sort of trick for people with just a plain old keurig…some of them do have the cold brew option for your normal coffee pods, and they do make pods for iced coffee, hmm…I’ll have to play around with mine because this caramel and salt added to it sounds like a dream.


Emma April 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Sorry darling I don’t own a keurig, so I have not tricks up my sleeve for you today. But I’ve used one before and I quite liked it, love those little pods. :) You can just brew strong coffee, let it cool down and add ice. It’s better to cold brew, but it’s not biggie either way.

Mareen April 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I always make my own iced coffee too as the next Starbucks is about 2 hours from my house (which isn’t the worst, as it saves me tons of money =)
I brew 3-4 espresso shots, mix it with 3 cups milk, fill it in my cute 1 liter milk bottle and refrigerate it over night. Perfect =)

Jenna April 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I’d never heard of cold brewing coffee in a french press. You are one smart lady Emma :) Thanks for the tip- now I just need to buy one for my husband for his bday (so I can use it too)!

Rachel April 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

This looks yummy. The only u coffee I get is when my regular coffee gets cold from forgetting about it. I will have to take some time and make this for myself.

Hanna April 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Ice coffee – BÄM!
There is another way to make ice coffee for those who aren’t good at planning. Just brew espresso (or very strong coffee) and pour it in a glass filled with icecubes! It will cool down at once and this way you don’t have to miss the taste of freshly brewed coffee. :)
I hope my sentences make sense as I am not native-speaking…

Hither&ThitherGirls April 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I’m a tea lover by necessity -living in the UK and all…but recently have picked up the habit of putting tea in ALL of my baked goods, and I can’t say that I will look back. Still, coffee cake is always cool with me!


Kathryn Shaw April 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I’m not a coffee person (gasp! I know) but this makes me want to give it another try.
ps.. the title to this totally made me giggle :)

The life after April 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I’m really not a fan of cold coffee. For me coffee has to Italian, small and espresso. So it would only take 30 sec to be drunk. Anyhow I guess that for people who drink a long coffee a cold one would be perfect on Summer. Nice idea!

The Life After

jen@madeinminch April 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

This looks yummy.
coffee doesnt like me, but it looks yummy :)
Thanks for sharing!

grace April 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

SO SO GOOD. looks great! I need to try making this type of stuff at home since Iove it so much


Freya April 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love iced coffee too! I’m def trying this tonight :)

Jean April 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

that’s how i feel about tea, too! i love, love coffee!! still need to go out n buy another cold press as ours was one that was on recall :( any suggestions on what type brand to purchase?

and yes yes for iced coffee! so delicious! as guilty as i feel when i purchase coffee out.. i just love coffee shops, too! so artsy <3

Hanushka I April 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

omg!! this looks absolutely delicious, will save me a lot of money in starbucks! xxx

candace April 28, 2012 at 12:46 am

Yes! Salted caramel sounds like a dream. I cold-brew mine in the french press too. Have you tried So Delicious Coconut Creamer? I’m obsessed.

Tera April 28, 2012 at 1:08 am

I was a barista for a few years and we always froze our coffee in ice cube trays and used that for iced coffee! Sooo yummy and you don’t waste near as much coffee!

look see April 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

Looks so yum!

Grace April 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Hi Emma!

I just love following your blog! So, this might be random but I was on Pinterest & this TOTALLY made me think of you & your pug…

Hopefully the link works :)


Foodloveandhappiness April 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Looks ands sounds great! Love to drink one right now!

x Danielle

Ceri April 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I’m definitely going to have to have a go at this because I spend way too much money picking up iced coffees from coffee shops all around the city!

Kelsey April 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Yummy! Who needs Starbucks? ;)

Erin April 29, 2012 at 3:55 am

Yum, I’ve been wanting a french press, I think I have a reason to allow myself to pick one up now.

Ps. Your post title “theme song” will be stuck in my head for the remainder of the evening. Thanks a lot ;) xo

nicola lynde. April 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

mmm salted caramel and iced coffee what a great idea.

Katie April 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

mmmmmmmmmm :P

katie April 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

i put dulce de leche in mine [the kind you can buy in a squeeze bottle in the latino section of the grocery store]. it’s sweet and caramel-y but also creamy … so yummy in iced coffee.

DNA (designers+artists) April 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

Also love official ice coffee season, especially on hot mornings.

gigi April 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Huge coffee fan. But I never have time to make iced coffee…must try! Thanks!

simplemittens May 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

Wow that’s so simple! I think I will put some on tonight and then out it in the urn sobi can still have my hot brew in the a.m. Thanks!

kittie kat May 11, 2012 at 3:57 am

I did this and I used Almond Milk instead of cream and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. The sea salt makes it! Thanks for the recipe!