Making iced coffee is not exactly the same as making a hot cup of coffee. There are two tricks to achieve that wonderful balance so that your iced coffee tastes like it was mixed by a professional barista.

Iced Coffee

Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Keyword coffee
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/4 cup very strong brewed coffee (think twice the strength of a regular espresso)
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sugar (see notes below)
  • milk as much as you like


  • Stir the sugar into the coffee until dissolved. 
  • Stir in the milk, cream or non-dairy creamer.
  • Place ice cubes in a tall glass, about three-fourths full.
  • Pour the coffee into the glass. Stir. Serve.


You can use sugar syrup (simple sugar) in lieu of table sugar for a smoother iced coffee.
To make sugar syrup, boil equal amounts of water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. DO NOT allow to caramelize. Cool the syrup and use.
Excess sugar syrup can be store in an air-tight container and kept in the fridge.