How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig [+Video]

How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig [+Video]

Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 14:17

Learning how to make iced coffee with a Keurig coffee maker will help you to enjoy great coffee and caffeine kicks all summer long without the uncomfortable sweating from drinking a hot coffee on a hot day.

It’s a must-drink summer essential, iced coffee or cold brew.

This article details how to make an amazing and tasty iced coffee with your Keurig coffee maker, no matter which model you have.

Keep reading and keep your eyes open for the bonus tips and the Vietnamese iced coffee that is so easy to make!

How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig

When you know how to make iced coffee with a Keurig and make it amazing and tasty you will have no reason to spend US$3 to US$6 per cup and save a small fortune as it costs you less than US$1 per cup of coffee brewed!

Most coffee lovers and enthusiasts tend to skip making iced coffee due to a lack of confidence in their brewing skills, and unfortunately they think that it will take longer or just that they can’t do it properly.

If that sounds like you, then this recipe is for you. Kiss goodbye to the weak and watery coffee.

The recipe that I am sharing is perfect for all Keurig coffee machines.

Keep your eyes open for the super tips for instantly chilling your hot coffee and making it perfect for iced coffee with your Keurig.

How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig
Make Great Iced Coffee With A Keurig

Read: How to make espresso with Keurig

Keurig Iced Coffee Recipe

Let’s get started with this Keurig iced coffee recipe!

Ingredients Needed For Making An Iced Coffee With A Keurig

  • 1 Keurig K Cup Dark Roast Coffee Pod.
  • 4 Oz (120 ml) Cold Milk Or Half And Half Cream.
  • 3 Or 4 Ice Cubes.

Instructions Step By Step

Step 1: Brew Your K Cup Pod

Take advantage of the Iced or over ice setting on your Keurig coffee maker. If you don’t have an iced or over iced setting on your coffee maker, press the strong button and then brew a 4-ounce (120 ml) cup size.

If the 4 Oz (120 ml) cup size is not possible on your coffee machine, select the 6 Oz (180 ml) cup size.

Step 2: Put Your Ice In Your Glass

Put your 3 or 4 ice cubes in a heat-resistant tall glass. Slowly pour your freshly brewed hot coffee over your ice cubes.

Step 3: Add Your Milk

Add your 4 Oz (120 ml) of cold milk or half-and-half cream. Stir well and add sugar as per your own taste.

Effortlessly you can add vanilla syrup and turn your Keurig iced coffee into an iced vanilla latte or get more exotic iced caramel macchiato by adding caramel sauce.

If you are vegan, don’t worry, just switch your dairy milk for coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk or oat milk.

If you want an even more amazing iced coffee, use condensed milk. Making your coffee this way replicates Vietnamese iced coffee cà phê sữa đá. Just two or three tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk is enough. Stir well. At Latte Love Brew we encourage you to try the Vietnamese version, it’s so delicious!

Bonus Tip: The Shakerto Technique

To instantly chill your hot coffee, add two or three ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and pour your hot coffee slowly into your cocktail shaker and shake well with vigor and energy for a minute or two. This will rapidly cool your hot coffee.

Pour your coffee over fresh ice in a tall glass.

Bonus Tip 2: Make Coffee Ice Cubes

To make your ice coffee super taste as the ice melts, you can get a step ahead of it by making a batch of iced coffee in advance and pour the contents into an ice cube tray and make coffee cubes, coffee ice cubes.

Pro Tip: As you are making your coffee ice cubes, put your ice cube tray in a ziplock bag to prevent any scents and flavors from foods from spoiling your coffee as it freezes.

Coffee Ice Cubes
Coffee Ice Cubes

Can You Make Iced Coffee With Any Keurig

Yes, you can make iced coffee with all Keurig coffee makers. You just need to be aware of which function to use for the machine that you have. If you have a Keurig Supreme Plus Smart, it’s the over ice feature.

On the other machines, press the ice button, strong button or brew the smallest cup size possible if your machine doesn’t have any of these special features.

Do You Need Special K Cups For Iced Coffee?

Even though there are many special K-Cups for making iced coffee, it is not absolutely essential that you use these coffee pods for making iced coffee.

Any full-bodied dark roast coffee pods will make a great iced coffee. I particularly advise looking at French and Italian roasts.

What Are The Best K-Cup Coffee Pods For Making Iced Coffee?

In all essence, any coffee that you love and enjoy the taste of as long as it is a dark roast will produce a great tasting iced coffee. At a squeeze I suggest medium-dark roast.

Here are my top tasting coffee pods for making iced coffee:

  • Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason’s Blend.
  • Pioneer Woman Flavored Coffee Blend.
  • Starbucks Dark Roast Sumatra
  • Green Mountain Dark Magic.
  • Solimo French OR Dark Roast Coffee Pod

Can You Make Cold Brew Coffee With A Keurig?

No, cold brew coffee is a particular brewing technique that needs to use cold water and brewed in the fridge to extract the low flavor compounds.

The brewing time for cold brew is typically 16 hours to more than a full day. It’s a very particular brewing method and technique and is not the same as an iced coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig

Yes, you can most certainly make a great iced coffee with a regular Keurig coffee pod. Be sure to use a dark roast Keurig K-Cup for making your iced coffee as they have a stronger flavor and more dominating taste.

Make coffee ice cubes and let the coffee cool or instantly cool your coffee by putting it in your cocktail shaker with 2 or 3 ice cubes and shaking for a minute or two. Strain and pour over fresh ice cubes.

The iced button on a Keurig coffee maker is for making iced coffee. Using this button tells your machine to brew a more focused coffee with less water to account for the melting ice having a dilution effect on the coffee.

Yes, you can put ice-cold water in your Keurig coffee maker, but there is no reason or benefit in doing so.

In fact, you might even end up negatively affecting the taste of your coffee. Keurig’s machines are set to brew coffee at 88C (192F) which is below the ideal temperature range of 92C to 96C (195F to 205F). If you use ice-cold water in your Keurig to make Keurig iced coffee, the coffee will be brewed at a colder temperature. It will quite possibly end in tasting sour or overtly sour.

If anything, I’d suggest adding hot water in an attempt to raise the temperature to nearer 92C (195F) minimum brewing temperature. Coffee brewed below this range tends to extract more of the sour notes while coffee brewed above this temperature range tends to be overtly bitter.

The Keurig K-Latte does not have a special iced coffee feature. You can still make a great Keurig iced coffee by taking advantage of the shot button and the cold froth to brew a few different and delicious iced coffee drinks like an Iced latte, and iced cappuccino and more.

Yes, even though your Keurig coffee maker has a built-in water filter I still suggest that you use filtered water as a double safe, belts and braces way of ensuring that you don’t get mineral build up or lime scale in your coffee maker.

If there is too much air in your Keurig K-Cup coffee pod, you can poke it with a pin before you brew. You can also push it down when you insert the cup to puncture the bottom of the coffee pod with the brew needle (exit needle).

Final Thoughts – How To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig

When you learn how to make iced coffee with a Keurig you will save both money and time from going to Starbucks and enjoy fabulous and delicious coffee at home.

Don’t forget to try that Vietnamese version of iced coffee.

Join our active and fun coffee community. Participate by sharing your Keurig iced coffee creations and recipes. Find us on Facebook/Meta.

Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or, mentioning your name and location

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