Easy Coffee Ice Cubes

by Beatrice MarkenzonJun 22, 2022

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Homemade coffee ice cubes are so easy to make, it is literally summer in a cup. There's nothing like frozen coffee cubes topped with your milk of choice and sweetener. Super refreshing! What a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Learn how to make it in simple steps with your coffee of choice.

What is so great about homemade coffee ice cubes

  • No one likes watered-down iced coffee or lattes and the best way to get more out of your coffee is by making it into ice cubes.
  • You can use any type of brewed coffee of choice. I have used instant coffee but cold brew is a popular choice too.
  • No-fuss and 2 ingredients recipe.
  • It is simple and quick to make.
  • The coffee can be customized to taste before freezing.
  • You can use any favorite milk of choice, whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, or whatever tickles your fancy.
  • It can be sweetened with white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, and many more.

Tools Needed

Iced cube trays or silicone ice cubes tray.

Mug or a Keurig to brew the coffee.

What You Will Need to Make Frozen Coffee Cubes

Coffee: this can be a coffee pod, instant coffee, espresso, or ground coffee of choice.

Water: hot water if using instant coffee or brewing ground coffee. Filtered water if using the cold brew.

Sweetener of choice: any type of sugar works for the recipe. If you would prefer not to have sugar in the coffee cubes then a simple homemade vanilla syrup would be best as it dissolves easily into the iced beverage.

How to Make Coffee Cubes Step by Step

1. Brew coffee.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee to a mug or a heatproof glass, and add 100 ml of hot water to dissolve the granules.

3. Then top with 200ml cold water or enough to make 2 cups of coffee. Leave to cool. Alternatively, brew your coffee as you would normally if using ground coffee.

Add sugar to sweeten at the point you added the hot water and stir until dissolved. This is important before moving on to the nest stage.

4. Pour the cooled brewed coffee into ice cube trays and freeze for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

 5. When ready to use, remove the ice cubes from the ice trays, add to a coffee glass or mug of choice, top with your favorite milk, or sugar syrup, and stir to combine. Drink and enjoy! 


Run the ice trays under warm water for a few seconds to make them easy to release from the tray. Alternatively, use a silicone ice tray, the iced cubes pop out easily with no restraints.

How to Store
  • Do not refreeze thawed coffee.
  • Frozen ice coffee can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 month if stored in a Ziploc bag.


Keep your summer cool and your coffee cooler. Start brewing your own coffee ice cubes today!

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(Article excerpted from thedinnerbite.com)