Homemade Iced Coffee
We all love our Keurig machines when it comes to fulfilling our caffeine needs, who doesn’t enjoy waking up when it’s cold out and pouring a delicious steaming cup of coffee goodness. However, with summer being fully underway, downing a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning now somehow seems unappealing. Obviously giving up your morning jolt of caffeine isn’t an option, which is why we have created this article to help you to start your summer days with a smile and kick off your journey on unleashing your ultimate coffee creativity.
Many people tend to think that iced coffee is just a strongly brewed cup poured over ice but it’s actually much more complex than that. When you brew iced coffee it’s an art and when done wrong, you’ll end up with nothing more than cold, watered-down coffee.
As a regular Keurig machine user, it’s crazy to think that I never figured out how to make homemade iced coffee in my Keurig machine sooner. If you’re an iced coffee fan and a regular at your local Starbucks, you probably spend somewhere around the $4 mark on an iced coffee day in day out, what’s even worse is when you realize on average, you’re paying around $1460 per year, that is when reality truly hits you. So now it becomes time to say that painful goodbye to the baristas you know and love and hello to creating iced coffee magic that can be consumed any time of day.
For all you iced coffee cravers out there, your prayers have been answered. We’re going to walk you through an easy way to make delicious homemade iced coffee using your Keurig machine faster than your local barista can cry over her number 1 customer leaving.
What You Need To Make a Mugnificient Iced Coffee With Your Keurig Machine
PureHQ Tip 1: Do not attempt to make your iced coffee in a glass cup, it may crack when you combine the hot coffee with ice. If you do want to use a glass cup, make sure its heat resistant to avoid any nasty accidents.
What You Need:
- A PureHQ K-Cup Reusable Filter or any K Cup of your choice
- A mug or thermos
- A separate cup (heat resistant glass or preferably a solo cup to put the ice in)
- Ice or frozen coffee ice cubes
- Water for the Keurig machine
- 3 tsp sugar (optional)
- Milk or cream — optional
- Sweetener — optional
PureHQ Tip 2: Whether you’re using your reusable K Cup or a regular K Cup we always recommend when making iced coffee in your Keurig machine, you go for a dark, intense, rich flavor. We say this because the ice will most probably water your drink down over time and if you add milk, it will also dilute the coffee taste.
However, we do recommend that you use a reusable K Cup, not just because it’s the most cost-effective option or because you instantly become a planet-saving hero when you buy one, it’s because you become much more than that, you become a master iced coffee maker who knows no limits or boundaries.
Let’s Brew It!
Step 1: Prepare your Keurig machine
- Get ready to brew and switch on your Keurig machine
- Select the smallest cup size available
PureHQ Tip: Brew a 4oz cup but 6oz is good too. If you’re looking to have a stronger flavor to combat any dilution from the ice, brew 2 smaller cups instead of 1 for a large.
Step 2: On your marks, set, glass!
- Grab a tall heat resistant glass or a solo cup and fill it with ice cubes
PureHQ Tip: You can use your own coffee ice cubes instead. We found out that using ice cubes made with coffee instead of water will really give you the coffeels and kick your icey goodness experience up a notch!
Step 3: Fill up your reusable K Cup like the hero you are
- Proudly insert your favorite coffee into your reusable K Cup
If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry! Click here to purchase one of the best reusable K Cups in the market directly from PureHQ, with a 100% money-back guarantee you can have peace of mind that you’re getting the quality you deserve. For now, you can just go ahead and use your prepurchased K Cup.
PureHQ Tip: Whether you’re choosing to brew with a reusable K Cup or a prepurchased one, make sure to use an ‘’extra bold’’ dark roasted coffee to ensure a rich flavor.
Step 4: Start brewing
- Once you have inserted your K Cup, place an 8oz measuring cup on to your Keurig machine coffee tray
- Press ‘’brew’’
- Once complete, refill your reusable K Cup or add a new K Cup into the machine and hit the brew button again
- You should now have around an 8oz-12oz cup of coffee, depending on the size of the cup you used to brew each time
Step 5: What’s your flavor?
- Get creative and kick the flavor up a notch with any desired add-ins
PureHQ Tip: Make sure that if you do add in extra flavors, you do it whilst the coffee is still hot to ensure that any sweet stuff dissolves nicely. Adding milk is a good option as it cools the coffee down before the final pour. You can add anything your heart desires, but before you go too crazy, we thought we’d leave you with some suggestions:
- Caramel syrup
- Chocolate syrup
- Almond milk
- Soy milk
Step 6: It’s consumption time! Pour your coffee in your cup
- Pour your coffee over the cup that has ice in and give it a stir. It’s time for the creator to indulge in their creation. Sip away and enjoy the buzz!
Bonus how-to: Make yourself some coffee ice cubes to enhance your experience
As we mentioned earlier in the article, you can make your very own coffee ice cubes to consume along with your iced coffee. They’re the perfect way to prevent your coffee from unsatisfying you after all your efforts and losing its kick.
Step 1: Use your Keurig Machine to brew a new batch of coffee
- You can use the 12oz setting on your machine, it should be able to fill up a whole tray using just 1 reusable K Cup
PureHQ Tip: If you’re looking for the same strength in your ice cubes as you have in your drink, you can use the same ounce setting for both. Bear in mind that this might take a couple of K Cups to do.
Step 2: Pour the coffee into your ice cube tray
Step 3: Stick the tray in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours
- Not everyone always plans ahead of time by prepping their cubes the night before and putting them in the freezer but if you do manage to stop procrastinating and go ahead with freezing them before you go to bed, your coffee ice cubes will be ready for you the next day whenever you’re ready.
Hassle-free – Homemade Iced Coffee
Do you want homemade iced coffee to be simplified even further?
If you don’t have time or completing the above steps are too much hassle for you, you always have the option of purchasing the Keurig K-Elite single-serve coffee maker which is equipped with a dedicated button specifically for iced coffee. All you have to do is press a button and your steamy hot coffee will turn in to refreshingly smooth iced coffee to get you through those tropical summer days.