We love iced coffee. What we don’t love is watery, weak iced coffee. We want it strong. We want it to be flavorful. And we want it cold! This can actually be hard to do.
However, we actually have the answer to this problem. We have figured out how to make perfect iced coffee. What is the magical trick? Coffee ice cubes.
Coffee ice cubes are simply ice cubes made with coffee. They are used to make iced coffee without watering it down. The coffee ice cubes starbucks uses is actually the secret to why their iced coffee is so great. We will teach you that secret today!
There are a few different ways to make coffee ice cubes which we will go over here. There are also quite a few exciting, new ways to use coffee ice cubes that you may never have thought of.
We will tell you about that too! Coffee ice cubes are going to be your new favorite thing.
Making our coffee ice cubes recipe is extremely easy. If you know how to brew coffee, then you can make coffee ice cubes! Here is a quick look at what to do:
- Brew the coffee using our recipe ratio. The right amount of water to coffee grounds is important!
- Let the coffee cool. Some ice cube trays may melt from the heat of the coffee! The ice cubes will also freeze and form best when cooled first, then frozen.
- Once the brewed coffee has cooled, pour it into an ice cube tray.
- Place the ice cube tray in the freezer and let the coffee ice cubes freeze for at least four hours.
- Once the coffee ice cubes are completely frozen, pop them out as needed and store the rest in the fridge!
Seems pretty easy, right? We told you it was! If you can brew coffee and if you can make ice cubes, then you can make coffee ice.
So how long do coffee ice cubes last in freezer? About 6 months. Just keep your ice cube tray covered and your coffee ice cubes will stay fresh.
Now, let us tell you a little bit about how to use coffee ice cubes in the very best way.
We have made coffee ice cubes thousands of times. We have actually come up with a few fun ways to use coffee ice cubes, making them a multi purpose treat. They are not just for iced coffee!
- Add coffee ice cubes to your favorite iced coffee or iced latte. They will keep your drink cool while also keeping your coffee tasting strong.
- Toss a tray of coffee ice cubes into a blender, add about ¼ cup of water and puree until smooth. You just made the world's easiest coffee smoothie!
- Add a few coffee ice cubes to your espresso martini to keep it chilled while you sip.
- Make your iced Americano even fancier by using coffee ice cubes.
- Add coffee ice cubes to a chocolate cherry smoothie to give it a little bit of a caffeine boost.
Do you have a good way to use coffee ice cubes? Any secrets you want to share? We need to know! Tell us below how you use your coffee ice cubes so we can try too!
Coffee ice cubes are incredible when they taste like strong delicious coffee. However, they are even better when they have a little extra flavor.
We have come up with quite a few ways to make your coffee ice cubes even more delicious. You must try them all
Vanilla Coffee Ice Cubes
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the hot, brewed coffee and stir. Freeze the ice cubes as directed once the brewed coffee is cold.
Use the vanilla coffee cubes just as you would use regular coffee ice cubes. Your beverages will just have an extra, delicious hint of vanilla!
Chocolate Coffee Ice Cubes
After brewing the coffee, stir in 3 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Be sure to stir thoroughly and dissolve the chocolate completely. Let the coffee cool then stir again before you pour the chocolate coffee into the ice cube tray then freeze!
Chocolate coffee ice is a great way to add a little flavor to your iced coffee. So easy, but so fantastic.
Coffee and Cream
After you brew the iced coffee and it has cooled, add ¼ cup of heavy cream to the mix. Freeze the coffee and cream ice cubes then you will have perfectly chilled, pre measured cream to add to your drink.
Coffee and cream ice cubes are fantastic to toss in a blender and puree to make a latte smoothie. Just remember to just use the ¼ cup cream and not much more otherwise the cubes may get a little soft.
Add 2 tablespoon of honey to the warm brewed coffee and stir the mix to dissolve the honey. Freeze the ice cubes and then enjoy some sweet ice in your iced coffee or non alcoholic martini.
So which coffee ice cube variation sounds the best to you? Do you have another great flavor idea to try? Let us know!
Coffee ice cubes essential to making perfect iced coffee if you ask us. They prevent watery coffee and cool down your drinks quickly. Coffee ice cubes are so easy to make that there is no reason to skip them.
Make our coffee ice cubes and we know you will be hooked. Soon enough, there will be a tray of coffee ice cubes in your freezer all the time! Enjoy
Do you have questions about coffee ice cubes? Hopefully the FAQs and answers below will help you! You can always leave more questions below and we will be sure to answer them as quickly as possible.
Can you make ice cubes out of coffee?
You definitely can! We like to brew extra strong coffee to use for coffee ice cubes (our recipe is nice and strong!) but if you have leftover, brewed coffee, this will also work great.
It is the perfect way to use left over coffee and set yourself up for some great iced coffee in the future.
What are the benefits of coffee ice cubes?
It is much better to use coffee ice cubes to chill your iced coffee than regular ice cubes. When regular ice cubes melt, they water down the coffee, making it weak and not as flavorful.
When you use coffee ice, the cubes melt into coffee, giving your drink a powerful boost and keeping it strong and tasty. There is a huge difference between coffee ice cubes and regular!
Does Starbucks use coffee ice cubes?
Starbucks does actually use coffee ice in their iced coffee. That is one simple reason why their iced coffee is so great!
Now you don’t have to go to Starbucks to get that amazing iced coffee since you can make the ice cubes right at home. You now hold the secret to making the perfect iced coffee.