How to Make Iced Coffee at Home Recipe

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Making iced coffee at home is absolutely one of the easiest recipes. Also, it costs much less and you can get a better size portion to your liking.

I love cooking and sharing, but am not use to writing it down and measuring everything. I kinda shoot from the hip when I cook, so bare with me while I learn to document all of this to where you can replicate it.

Leave comments or tips to help make this transition easier, especially if you are a food blogger. All though any blogger that is a “doer” not a “document-er” as you go, I am sure that you can offer up some great suggestions,too.

Iced coffee recipe poured together with cream and flavoring, ready to stir & drink.
Poured together, ready to stir & drink.

 The Cabana Boys Iced Coffee Recipe

This is the Cabana Boys take on “How to make iced coffee at home.” For some of us out there that still actually make a real pot of coffee in the mornings this recipe will possible resonate with you.

We all usually have a cup or two left over in the pot when we get home in the afternoons. Well, during the hot Arkansas summer afternoons I really do not want to drink something hot. Instead, I have started making iced coffee out of those leftover cups of coffee.

If you think about it just set the carafe in the fridge. Leave it there while you are at work. When not using it to make a drink; take the leftover coffee and make ice cubes out of it.

Just pour the leftover coffee into a plastic ice cube tray. Let it freeze; then empty out into a freezer bag. All these leftovers will be the start of something very tasty. Here is how I make what I like. You will need the following. Iced Coffee - ready to enjoy

How to Make Iced Coffee at Home

Southern Cabana Boy
Here's the perfect way to get your Starbuck's fix at the house or office.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1
Calories 195 kcal


Iced Coffee Recipe:

  • 3/4 Leftover coffee If you are Keurig only. Make an extra cup in the morning and stick in the fridge for later or make at night for iced coffee for morning time. Make a couple extra cups. Refrigerate one and freeze one in your favorite cup; where its half way assembled.
  • 1/4 Half and half Healthy version are Almond / Coconut / Cashew milk
  • 2-3 tsp Flavored coffee syrup - I use Sugar Free I like vanilla, but they make a lot of different flavors of this.
  • 4-6 cubes Ice Coffee ice cubes will keep you from having a watered down taste.


  • Making the Iced Coffee Magic: Iced Coffee - Ingredients
  • Get you a glass of your liking. I use a 24oz. Tervis. Iced Coffee - Glass & Coffee Ice
  • Fill it about half way up with ice/coffee cubes. Iced Coffee - Coffee Ice Cubes Poured up in trays on a cookie sheet to set in freezer.
  • Put in the syrup. Depends on how sweet you like yours. I do not like mine real sweet, so I use 2.
  • Pour the glass about ¾ full of coffee and then fill the rest of the way with the half and half or your choice.
  • Stir it up and then enjoy!


I make these all the time during the hot summer months down south. They are very refreshing.
Cabana Boy


Calories: 195kcal
Keyword Iced Coffee
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Iced coffee recipe ready to drink.

Iced Coffee Recipe is a Perfect Afternoon Delight

I have learned it’s just crazy to pay what these cost when you purchase them out. You could even do this with your leftovers at the office, that is if there’s access to a Fridge/Freezer. By some chance there’s not one, get a great insulated cup. Stick your coffee cubes in it; add cream & flavor of choice.

These glasses will keep cold until your ready later in the day. [I recommend you not leaving it out in the heat though.] Let morning office coffee cool, then add it for an afternoon caffeine fix. If available just refrigerate it and make something super refreshing and tasty.

Maybe this will inspire you to not throw out the left over cup of java and I’ve shown you it’s super easy & how you can make iced coffee at home.

Looking for a Little More Kick in Your Iced Coffee Recipe?

If iced coffee is something that you love, but you think that it could be even better? I have just the thing for you! An iced coffee recipe with a kick! Drunken Iced Coffee might just be for you. I know I love it! Wayne Welch - Southern Cabana Boy
Wayne – The Southern Cabana Boy


Hey everyone. Just a little bit to let you know who I am. Lived in Central Arkansas my whole life. So I am truly a southern guy. Been married for 25 years to the same wonderful wife. We have 2 great kids and one fantastic granddaughter.

I love to grill, bake, and cook. Red wine and beer are a passion. Very near and dear to my heart, right next to Jesus. Guess you can’t be a true southern guy and not love beer. We love to entertain family and friends. I hope you will enjoy my post and try some of my recipes.

I am the Southern Cabana Boy,


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24 thoughts on “How to Make Iced Coffee at Home Recipe”

  1. Oh this is near and dear to our hearts. We LOVE our iced coffee. Being from CT we count the days until we can switch over from hot to iced coffee. Almost there! Thanks for the great post!

  2. 5 stars
    Iced coffee is my favorite when the weather finally turns nice! I also LOVE Torani sugar free syrups and the idea to make coffee ice cubes, as nobody’s got time for watered down coffee! Looking forward to making this SOON!

  3. 5 stars
    I am lactose intolerant so instead of half and half I used almond milk and almond milk creamer and it was amazing!

    Tip: If you need an iced coffee ASAP just put a lot of coffee ice in the cup wait for it to become room temperature and then put in everything else!

  4. My dad had a secret way of giving our iced coffee more flavor. Make your favorite recipe. Put it into a huge, huge heat resistant glass or mug, no ice. About 32 oz. or larger. Set out glasses or mugs for each person,filled with ice cubes. SPOON the liquid over the ice filled glasses or mugs (use tablespoon). It makes your drink more flavorful with less melting ice. Try it, you might like it.

  5. 5 stars
    I found this post while googling DIY ice coffee, it was the first to pop up. As I was reading I got excited to see you are from Arkansas! I live in SE AR on the outskirts of Monticello. I can’t wait to find more recipes from you!

  6. SO EXCITED to find this!!! Finally caved to iced coffee last summer at 7Brew in Fayetteville and fell in love. While I haven’t been able to replicate that dessert disguised as coffee, I am still trying!!! Thank you so much….

  7. I have made it many times with your recipe; the success rate is quite good, my family and friends love it. I wouldn’t say I like sweetness, so I cut it down a bit. Thanks for your recipe

  8. 4 stars
    I make this iced coffee daily. Couple months ago, I had run out of creamer. I had a can of evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk, so I threw them together, added my flavoring and now I don’t buy store bought creamer anymore.

  9. 5 stars
    OMG, delicious! I used 1/4 cup planet oat coffee cake flavor creamer and 1 T of sugar free caramel syrup… it is amazing! Thank you so much!


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