This warmer weather means iced coffee season will soon be in full swing. If you’re like me, you'll probably have a glass (or three) most days. And with all that iced coffee comes... Coffee ice cubes.
If you’ve never made coffee ice cubes before, let me ask you a question.
Do you ever experience that thing where your freshly-made iced coffee starts tasting watered-down about, oh… 10 seconds after you've finally sat down to enjoy it?
Well, that's what these little guys are for. They keep your iced coffee "icy" without watering it down.
But have you ever tried making flavored ice cubes? Why not, right? They have all the benefits of their unflavored brethren, and they can add a little extra flavor—and caffeine—to your glass of iced coffee.
And who doesn't love flavor and caffeine? (If you don’t, you just may be in the wrong place.) So, if you’d like to elevate your glass of iced coffee quickly and easily—give these coffee ice cube recipes a try!
Honey Vanilla Coffee Ice Cubes
These are very simple. Just make your coffee as you’d like and let it cool on the counter for about 20-30 minutes. Mix in honey and a few drops of vanilla extract, to taste.
Pour the room temperature coffee with the vanilla and honey into silicone ice trays and let freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
Mocha Coffee Ice Cubes
This one is for all the chocolate + coffee lovers out there. Simply brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Once it’s around room temperature, stir in some chocolate syrup, or cocoa powder and natural sugar.
Pour the mixture into silicone ice cube trays and freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
Peppermint Mocha Coffee Ice Cubes
It's not exactly the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy a little peppermint in your iced coffee. For a twist that’s probably even more refreshing in the spring and summer as it is in the winter when every single thing on earth has peppermint in it—try making these minty coffee ice cubes.
Brew your preferred coffee as usual, then let cool. Add a little bit of peppermint syrup and a good amount of chocolate syrup to the coffee and stir with a spoon until well blended. Pour the blended mixture into silicone ice cube trays and freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
(Optional) When the coffee is in the tray, stir in some finely crushed peppermint candies or some fresh mint.
Our check out our Meadow Ridge Mocha Mint Ground Coffee.
Cinnamon Latte Coffee Ice Cubes
Mix up a pot of coffee as you normally would, and let cool. Add in some cinnamon syrup—or if you don't have cinnamon syrup, use freshly ground cinnamon powder and natural sugar, to taste.
Pour the mixture into silicone ice cube trays and let freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
Caramel Macchiato Coffee Cubes
Start by brewing a pot of coffee and allowing it to cool. Once it reaches room temperature, stir in some caramel syrup until well blended. Add a few drops of vanilla extract, and stir again. Pour the mixture into silicone ice cube trays and let freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
(Optional) When the coffee is in the tray, try adding some chocolate shavings or some fine coffee grounds.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to these homemade flavored coffee ice cubes. So get creative and experiment with your favorite coffee flavor combinations.
Looking to change up your iced coffee even more? Stop by our shop and check out our wide selection of coffees from around the world—we have something for everyone, from classic roasts to unique blends. Your coffee is about to get a lot more interesting!
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