Coffee Concentrate For Iced Coffee

Homemade coffee concentrate for iced coffee is a simple process to brew. Once you make your own concentrate you will be less tempted to purchase those cold coffee drinks from a coffee shop!

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Coffee Concentrate

Ahhhh, delicious iced coffee right at your finger tips. Do you add soy, coconut milk or delicious sweetened condensed milk to your iced coffee?

Not if you buy it from a coffee shop like Starbucks!

With this DIY recipe you can add any combination you want to your cold coffee brew!

But wait, there are some other perks as well! There is no line to wait in, the barista won’t butcher your name, even after repeating it and spelling it for them (check out these misspelled names).

And you’re not going to spend money for a cup of ice with a splash of coffee!

I suggest you freeze some of the coffee concentrate in ice cube trays, so if you want your drink to be a little chillier, the cubes will freshen up your iced coffee not water it down!

Ok, let’s get down to business and save you some bucks!

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Pour filtered water over ground coffee.
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Give it a stir so that all the coffee grounds are moist.
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After 24 hours, strain the coffee into a clean container.

How simple is that??! VERY!

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Freeze some concentrate to add more flavor not dilute your coffee
Top view of coffee with coffee iced cubes.

Coffee Concentrate for Iced Coffee

Easy delicious iced coffee made from DIY concentrate. Save a few bucks!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beverage, coffee, diy, drink
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1/2 pound medium roast coffee beans ground fine
  • 4 quarts filtered water at room temperature I used tap water filtered in my PUR container


  • Place grounds in a clean 6 quart container. Pour water over the grounds.
  • Stir ensuring all the grounds are moist.
  • Cover container and let sit for 24 hours.
  • Using a small sieved strainer and cheese cloth or coffee filter, strain coffee into a clean container. Refrigerate concentrate until ready to make iced coffee. Pour concentrate in ice cube trays.
  • To make iced coffee, fill glass half full with concentrate. Add Milk and sweetener of your choice. Enjoy. Repeat.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This recipe was adapted from America’s Test Kitchen.

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Iced coffee made by you!

You are going to love having iced coffee waiting for you in your refrigerator, indulging whenever you want.

I like to pour some concentrate in a thermos and take it with me to work.

While the rest of the work world is standing in a line long enough to make you imagine you are waiting for a popular movie at the theatre, I am sipping my iced coffee – fat free half and half with some stevia.

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Iced Coffee to go!

Go make yourself some coffee concentrate. Your morning and afternoons will have an extra caffine bounce in them.

Note: The coffee I used for this coffee concentrate was given to me from ONEHOPE Coffee, but not with the intent to advertise their product.

I liked it as a hot cup of coffee, and I wanted to see how a cold brew would taste.

Delicious! Half of their profits are donated to make a social impact. Click here to learn more about ONEHOPE Coffee.

How about trying Bunny’s Warm Oven, Iced Chocolate Latte using he concentrate you just made?!

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  1. What a great idea, Sandra!
    You know I am a COFFEE ADDICT.
    I have an “iced” setting on my coffee maker, but basically it’s just a strong brew and the heater doesn’t come on, which IS NOT great for making it sweet! This is super 🙂

    1. It’s so nice to have your own concentrate. Next time I think I’ll make a whole pound because my son is liking it too 🙂 Make it!!