Simple Iced Coffee

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
My husband came up with this recipe to replace the soda he was drinking every morning. It's a delicious alternative to expensive iced coffees from the local cafe.—Sarah Lange, Watertown, Wisconsin
Simple Iced Coffee Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or hazelnut flavoring syrup, optional


  1. Microwave water 90 seconds. Stir in instant coffee. Add sugar.
  2. Stir in milk, cream and, if desired, extract or flavoring until combined. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 174 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.