For coffee lovers, the Keurig coffee maker is a priced procession since it guarantees you the perfect cup of coffee every time. However, this versatile machine can allow you to make various other types of coffee drinks if you want to try something new.
Since summer is officially here, Keurig iced coffee should be in your list of recipes to attempt for any coffee lover. It is cooling, delicious and you can make it in different ways, and you will get the perfect drink with Keurig.
How to Make Iced Coffee at Home
Depending on what you like, you could make your favorite iced coffee with what you have. It is a simple yet delicious drink to make. Here are a few Keurig recipes for you to try out.
Easy iced coffee with Keurig
This is the most basic recipe that you can make within 10 minutes if you have already brewed coffee.
- Ice cubes.
- Your choice of K-cup or reusable filter
- Sugar or sweetener
- Milk or your choice of creamer
- A ceramic coffee mug. Avoid glass as it may break due to the hot and cold ingredients.
Turn on your Keurig; ensure that you add enough water for the coffee you want to brew. A more robust K-cup choice is recommended to avoid it getting too watery. Put your K-cup in place and get the coffee brewing.
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Add enough ice into the mug and leave it for a couple of minutes so it can cool the cup down. Take your brewed coffee and pour over the ice. You may fill it up or pour it halfway if you want to add creamer or sugar.
Add your creamer or milk if you prefer it. If you want to use sweetener or sugar, you can go about it in one of two ways. You can add it to your coffee before pouring over the ice or stir it in hot water before adding it into your drink. It is better to add it directly into the coffee to avoid further watering down.
Mix everything up and adjust to your taste. You may garnish with some whipped cream if you prefer it.
Peanut butter Iced Coffee
If you want your iced coffee with a twist, this peanut butter recipe could give you what you want. It is creamy and delicious and is great if you love nuts.
- Strongly brewed coffee
- Milk or creamer
- Sugar or sweetener
- Vanilla pods or essence
- Ice cubes
- A blender
Assemble all your ingredients depending on how much iced coffee you want to make. You will need about a tablespoonful of Nutella for every glass of iced coffee.
Take all your ingredients and put them into your blender and turn it on. Keep it going until you achieve a frothy and creamy consistency. If you use more peanut butter, then you may end up with a thicker product so ensure you measure well.
Add ice cubes into a glass and pour the contents of your blender into it. If the consistency is too thick for your liking, you should water it down while in the blender using coffee or milk. You don’t want it to be runny. Garnish with some cocoa powder or chocolate shavings you use when making a Keurig hot chocolate.
Vietnamese Style Iced Coffee
This is a different way of making iced coffee with Keurig, but it is effortless so you can do it fast.
- Strongly brewed coffee
- Condensed milk
- Sweetener (optional)
- Ice Cubes
This recipe requires strong coffee, so if this is not your style, then you may not like it very much. Using the Keurig, you can achieve this by pressing the shot button that will give you the desired results.
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Add about two to three tablespoons of condensed milk into a separate cup then add your coffee shot. Stir this well, so the liquid is mixed then pour this mixture into a different glass with ice cubes. If you wish to use sweetener, you can add it to the condensed milk before brewing the coffee over it.
Tips for Making Better Iced Coffee
While making iced coffee is a simple process, there is always room for improvement depending on how adventurous you are. The following tips should help you get the best beverage you possibly can.
Ice Your Coffee Instead of Throwing in Ice Cubes
If you like your coffee strong, then you may not want the watering down effect that is as a result of using regular ice cubes. To avoid this, brew using Keurig iced coffee pods as you would typically, allow it to cool then add it into your ice tray.
You can use frozen coffee for your recipes, and this will ensure that you have a strong cup of iced coffee. If you like your coffee sweetened, you can add it to the coffee before cooling, and it will do the trick when you make the cold drink.
Incorporate different flavors
The great thing about iced coffee is that it works with most tastes that you may want to try out. Depending on what you like, you may want to add different flavors such as caramel, coffee, chai, banana, or different types of peanut butter. The best way to do this is by using the blending method so all the flavors may incorporate correctly.
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Once you make iced coffee for a while, you will learn what you like and tweak the recipes according to your taste. With your Keurig iced coffee maker, you can come up with some of the best-iced coffee since you are sure of high-quality coffee. The great thing about iced coffee is that it can be as healthy as you want, and you can substitute any high-calorie ingredients for healthier options. It can be vegan or your best treat whenever you need something sweet.