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3 Easy Homemade Iced Coffee Ideas

Summertime is iced coffee time, but it can get expensive. Interested in making your own? Here are three easy ideas to step up your coffee game at home:

Iced Vietnamese coffee

If you love sweet coffee, Vietnamese coffee will make you happy. It’s basically just coffee and sweetened condensed milk. To prepare, begin by brewing at least one cup of coffee. Pour ⅓ of a can of sweetened condensed milk into a glass. When the coffee is ready, pour into the glass and stir, so the coffee and milk are combined.  Fill another glass with lots of ice, and pour over the milky coffee. Let it sit for a little while to chill, then enjoy! If you are concerned about watering down your coffee with ice cubes, try using frozen coffee cubes instead.  

Cold coffee lemonade

The idea of mixing coffee and lemonade may sound really weird to you, but adding lemon to coffee is actually very common in countries like Sweden, Mexico, Germany, and Russia. The drink goes by many names like Kaffelemonad, Thunderbolt, and Laura Palmer. For the best results, get a cold brew concentrate or if you have an espresso machine, make a few shots and chill. To prepare the drink, simply add a store-bought lemonade to your cold coffee. There aren’t really any rules about ratio; add a little at a time and taste as you go.

Iced honey latte

For a while, Starbucks had an iced caramelized honey latte, but it’s been discontinued. To make your own at home, all you need is coffee, milk, ice, and honey. To combine, a mason jar is a good glass, because you can shake it to mix everything well. You can use cream, half-and-half, almond milk, or any other creamer that you like, as well. First, prepare cold-brew coffee (or use store-bought concentrate) and pour into a mason jar. Add honey and ice. Seal the jar and shake. Add your creamer of choice, and serve!