We Tried HyperChiller, the Instant Iced Coffee Maker
The HyperChiller promises to chill coffee, wine, tea and other drinks in one minute or less—so we tried it.
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Even when it’s cool outside, I look forward to iced coffee. But the idea of a watered-down drink from the inevitable melting ice cube has historically been a roadblock to my caffeinated satisfaction. That is, until now.
In my never-ending pursuit of the best coffee products and gadgets, I found the HyperChiller. It’s an ice cube-free way to instantly turn even the hottest coffee into a chilly sip—and it’s brilliant. Plus, it works on all types of coffee drinks you want to chill. I tried it on tea, cocktails and even an heirloom gazpacho soup recipe.
What is the HyperChiller?
The HyperChiller will chill your coffee in 60 seconds or less. It’s a cordless, chemical-free wonder that uses the simplicity of regular ice in a new format to almost instantly chill even the hottest fresh brews. The patented design has made it a popular Amazon kitchen prep product that has earned an impressive 15,000 reviews (and counting).
It works by pouring coffee of any temperature into a pre-frozen chamber that surrounds every drop with Arctic-cold temperatures. You can use it with most drip machines, coffeemakers with grinders built-in, and the best single-serve coffee makers. (It can even be used in a pinch to chill wine!) Plus, it’s affordable and makes a brilliant addition to any meal that may benefit from a cool beverage without the worry of ice cubes diluting oh-so-important flavors.
How We Tested It
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While I’m not entirely proud of drinking two to three cups of coffee each day, that is the reality and I heartily enjoy iced coffee and cold brew styles. Iced coffee recipes are just fun to sip, aren’t they? I figured I’d give the HyperChiller a shot just the way the brand suggests, by freezing its inner chamber and then brewing the coffee right into it (I placed it under my NutriBullet Brew Choice K-cup). Good news: laziness totally wins this round of delicious coffee!
Seriously, all I had to do was fill the HyperChiller with a little water, screw the cap back on and pop it in the freezer overnight. By the time I woke up in the morning all I had to do was take the frozen capsule and place it beneath the brewer where I normally put my travel mug. That’s basically it! I just let the K-cup brew directly into the Hyperchiller and waited for a full minute. Then I poured the magically very cold coffee into my oversized glass with a splash of my favorite coffee creamer, stuck a straw in it and carried on with life.
It almost seemed wrong that it was that easy, so I repeated the process several more times over the next few days almost hoping to find a fault with this thing. It just continued to impress me, though. I also tried it on iced herbal teas, a couple of fun weekend cocktails and my grandmother’s gazpacho recipe that started with room-temperature tomatoes.
HyperChiller Product Features
If you’re not convinced by the 15,000+ Amazon reviews and impressive ratings, you’ll love that the HyperChiller is a cordless wonder that requires nothing more than a little water and some time in the freezer. It’s also an affordable item that makes a thoughtful hostess gift or practical graduation gift for iced coffee lovers. (Treat ’em to a cute coffee mug while you’re at it.)
- Takes only one minute to chill a full pour of coffee
- Heat-safe plastic can be put directly under a coffee maker’s drip
- It’s entirely cordless and portable
- Dishwasher-safe components
- Built-in pour spout for mess-free mornings
- Simple to use
- Also ideal for wine and cocktails
- It won’t hold a large pour (so no venti-sized iced drinks) or enough for multiple drinkers. You can easily repeat the process at least five to six times before the chilling feature diminishes a bit, though.
- The included directions booklet actually overcomplicates it! It’s incredibly easy to use but seems like more of a project than it really is if you read the included literature.
How tall is the HyperChiller?
The product is 6.75-inches tall, so it easily fits below the drip spouts of most coffee makers with ease. The only exception is the Keurig Mini, which is simply too short to fit the HyperChiller. In that case, you can brew it into a typical coffee mug and pour it into your HyperChiller.
How much liquid can the HyperChiller hold?
It can hold 12.5 ounces at a time. That’s enough for a large iced coffee drink or two oversized white wine pours.
How do you clean the HyperChiller?
All the parts are dishwasher-safe. You can also clean them by hand with soapy water and a sponge.
What Other Reviewers Had to Say
“My son loves cold coffee but doesn’t like the process or taste of trying to cool it the traditional way,” shares Monica, a verified Amazon purchaser. “Instead, he would go buy a cold coffee, so when I saw this I got it for him as a gift. He called me the other day just to tell me how much he loves this chiller. He says it works perfectly to give him instantly cold coffee. All he has to do is pour his fresh-brewed coffee into the chiller, and it is immediately turned into ready-to-drink cold coffee. He told me I really scored with this gift.”
Verified Amazon purchaser Sophia explains that she couldn’t live without her HyperChiller. “I use my HyperChiller every single day! I primarily use it for my espresso to make iced coffee for work everyday. It fits nicely in my freezer, doesn’t take up too much room and is easy to clean.” She also notes: “Drinks that are room temperature become ice cold without the need for ice! I have bought 2 HyperChillers for friends as gifts because I have absolutely loved mine! I cannot recommend this product enough.”
If you’re as obsessed with iced coffee as I am, and you hate the watered-down taste melted ice cubes leave behind, the HyperChiller is a total must-buy. It’s ideal for those who are low on time and patience and demand almost-instant gratification. The patented design means there’s really nothing else like it on the market, so don’t waste your time looking for dupes or no-name knock-offs.
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