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Iced Coffee Recipe

Iced Coffee Recipe

When my sister introduced me to iced coffee, I didn't think I'd like it. Not only did I like it, I decided I could make my own. My fast-to-fix version is a refreshing alternative to hot coffee. —Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar, optional
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve coffee in water. Add sweetener if desired. Stir in the milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla; mix well. Serve over ice. Yield: 2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 80 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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Kelley User ID: 8977201 257510
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"Made this for my daughter, a Starbucks addict, and it was a big hit. Bye Starbucks!!"

gloria1967 User ID: 6828203 229040
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"I just made this tonight for the first time, and it is so good. I will no longer buy it in the mornings before work. I can just whip this up at night so it can be nice and cold for the morning."

Ccolagirl User ID: 5921963 48110
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This is so much better than store bought. I had no chocolate syrup on hand so I used Nestle quick. It turned out great. Love this recipe."

chris28304 User ID: 2137086 57073
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Super easy to make and to adjust to your taste."

TheHarveys User ID: 3102485 24086
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I think I drink this every day since I tried the recipe! I will have to try the coffee ice cubes to make it even better."

anitamm User ID: 7158753 24060
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"I also used "coffee" ice cubes but with decaf so I could enjoy it after dinner. Delicious!!"

HeyJulieBaby User ID: 2744038 83916
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"My boss at the library mixes up a big container of this delicious recipe for us each summer. It's wonderful!"

Motorhomegal User ID: 2005041 69362
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"And to make this "over the top GOOD" try adding a scoop of Hagen-daz Vanilla Bean of Coffee ice cream.  WOW !!"

Kerry Amundson User ID: 2054089 31088
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Why not use COFFEE CUBES instead of ice cubes??  It will make your drink more coffee-e! and when they start to melt you just have more coffee not a watered down  drink. I have one ice cube tray that is dedicated just for leftover coffee. I do the same for ice tea and lemonade (ah ~ it's endless)! "

nsmom User ID: 3860578 51672
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"I used some leftover coffee from this morning. It was very good."

cbheatwole User ID: 1699039 83914
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"this was excellent. I loved it. Had really good flavor."

1DomesticGoddess User ID: 2778356 65751
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"Excellant iced coffee!! I halved the recipe to make for one person, but still added the 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract. If I were to make as written, making 2 servings, I will add 1/4 teaspoon of the vanilla. I also used 2% milk, plus after taking a few sips, I topped my coffee with some Reddi Whip Whipped Topping, and drizzled with some chocolate syrup for a tasty treat. I highly reccommend this recipe, and look forward to making it again. Thanx for the recipe, Jenny, it's very good!!"

cdtraywick User ID: 4428536 18735
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"I used this recipe and made some changes until we found the perfect way for our taste. Followed the recipe exactly using all fat free items and also added 1/2 cup french vanilla creamer. Saves me money now on iced coffees for my boys."

bakingmad User ID: 875200 57056
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"I use leftover Starbucks from our morning pot of coffee, but omit the sugar and vanilla. Sometimes I purposely make extra coffee and store it in a covered pitcher in the refrigerator so we have plenty on hand to make this refreshing drink (especially during the hot summer months). Just a tip: If making this with cold coffee from the refrigerator, it is easier to stir the chocolate syrup into the milk and then add the coffee, than it is to stir it into the coffee first. You can easily adjust the amount of coffee to milk ratio to make it the strength you want.  We think this tastes every bit as good as the iced coffee from Starbucks, and it can be made for a LOT less!"

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