How To Make An Iced Coffee

It’s an iced coffee, what more is there to say? It’s not for everyone, but those that love this drink will knock it back come rain or shine. Want to know how to make an iced coffee at home? Is seriously easy, just follow the steps below.

Where did ice coffee come from?

Iced coffee is coffee served cold, often over ice. The history of iced coffee takes us back to 1840 Algeria. The first iced coffee, then called mazagran, was a cold and sweet drink invented by the French army during the Battle of Mazagran in Algeria.

In the midst of battle, when the French army’s milk supply had run out, they added only water and drank the coffee cold, to combat the high Algerian temperatures. After the Battle, they took their idea back to Paris, and the origins of iced coffee were born.

How to make an iced coffee

What you’ll need: 


  • Add 4 ice cubes to the glass
  • Add the milk to the ice (if using)
  • Make a double shot of coffee using your Grind coffee pods into a separate glass 
  • Float the espresso on the top of your milk to create layered effect

What’s The Difference Between Cold Brew Coffee and Iced Coffee?
Although both are served cold, there are a few subtle differences between iced coffee and cold brew coffee to note. The differences lie mainly in the process of making.

  • Cold brew coffee is coffee that has been brewed in cold water, with no heat used at all. It has twice the amount of caffeine as regular coffee and boasts a smoother, less bitter taste.
  • Iced coffee is also a cold coffee, but has been brewed hot and cooled down, often using milk or ice. This has a thinner taste profile than regular coffee. Try the recipe above to make the perfect iced coffee at home.

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