My ultimate Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee

I am an iced coffee addict. I drink it whenever I can and am often disappointed. That’s why I try to make it myself whenever I can and have experimented with different flavours and forms of dairy and have finally come up with my ultimate version.

  My ultimate Iced Coffee  My ultimate Iced Coffee

  My ultimate Iced Coffee  My ultimate Iced Coffee

I like to make mine in a similar way to the classic Vietnamese coffee which is strong black coffee sweetened with condensed milk. What I don’t like however is when the ice melts and waters down the coffee so I like to freeze coffee in ice cube trays and use that to cool down my coffee. Just writing about it has me salivating and believe me, this iced coffee is incredibly addictive!

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My ultimate Iced Coffee
 
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Recipe type: Drinks, Iced Coffee
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • strong black coffee
  • sweetened condensed milk
to serve
  • coffee ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Allow the coffee to come to room temperature.
  2. Fill a glass with coffee ice cubes and pour in the coffee.
  3. Pour in a generous amount of sweetened condensed milk, stir and serve.
 

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Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • zaamissbowtie
    Reply

    Beautiful photos ;)

  • Aninas Recipes
    Reply

    Absolutely Gorgeous phodies!! Love the recipe! xxx

  • Zirkie
    Reply

    Ek is nou so lus vir so ‘n koffie! Love die idee om koffie-ys te maak. Jou fotos en styling is pragtig!

  • Rosie
    Reply

    I’ve never tried coffee and condensed milk together, but it sounds so good! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Emily Maldonado
    Reply

    Your photos are amazing and the drink sounds delicious!

  • DJ
    Reply

    Thank you!! Thank you! Thank you! Have been looking for a good Iced coffee like you have tried several diffrent recipes. Just so happen to have all the ingredients and made me a tall glass, just do have the coffee ice cudes. OMG!! So good!! Sitting on my deck enjoying the morning with a excellant iced cofee :)

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      That sounds like the perfect place to be enjoying the perfect iced coffee. :)

  • Italian Girl
    Reply

    When you say “black coffee”, do you mean espresso or do you mean regular american coffee with nothing added (cream or sugar)?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Regular American coffee with nothing added will be best.

  • ryansamm
    Reply

    Made my coffee ice cubes yesterday & bought some sweetened condensed milk, can’t wait to try my iced coffee today :)

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      And? What did you think?

      • ryansamm
        Reply

        Perfect! I also now love sweetened condensed milk in my coffee whether it is hot or cold.

  • Susan
    Reply

    I like the same. I buy condensed milk like there is no tomorrow . Have you tried tea and condensed milk . Tea must be strong too. More tea less brewing time = less bitterness. YUMMO

  • Anita
    Reply

    How “strong” do you make the coffee? Can you estimate amount of coffee per cup?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Anita, you should make it as strong as you would drink it. So make each cup as you would drink it.

  • mary
    Reply

    I ??????? vietnamese coffee

  • Kelly @ IdealistMom.com
    Reply

    Oh dear. I’ve never been an iced coffee person, but these photos have me drooling! Pinning now…

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    Shall we start a club? ;)

  • yung loner
    Reply

    oh my. this is amazing thank you so much.

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    My biggest pleasure!

  • Ashley Spencer
    Reply

    Literally got up, walked into my kitchen and made this! Delicious!! Thank you!!

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    So glad you liked it. It’s a goodie!

  • Pang
    Reply

    I was reading your “food styling” post, and saw the pic from this iced coffee post. After I made myself a nice cold one, I then visited this post of yours. The pics are SO STUNNING. I love your recipe and everything.

    And Thank you for all the posts for new blogger like me. They are really helpful & you are very thoughtful for doing that. :)

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thank you for your lovely comment Pang. And It’s the biggest pleasure. I know that when I first started I would’ve loved to have a more seasoned blogger giving me tips! :)

  • MiisVegas
    Reply

    Oh My Goodness!!! O.O Your pictures are STUNNING!!! Like naughty Coffee Porn … Tastefully done though. LOL! ;] (Spotted this pix on Pinterest, which lead me to your lovely blog!)

    I LOVE iced coffee, but a STRONG version. And only recently started making my own iced “coffee” cubes to add to in my drink. Great idea!!! Without all the watering down accompanied by boring iced cubes. On top of that I just discovered sweetened condensed milk is WONDERFUL!!! It’s silky creamy sweet consistency mix very well into a “cold” drink. I have no idea why I had not heard or thought of this before? These two things brought my boring iced coffee to the next realm.

    Now iced coffee perfection (my opinion only) is a cold brewed coffee concentrate. Give it a try … There truly is a world of difference. Cold brewing gives an outstanding SMOOTH coffee. It’s significantly less bitter and less acidic, something that hadn’t bothered me in my hot brewed version, that is until I tasted the difference in a cold brewed coffee. It takes a little more preparation/time and more patience (in filtering), but a big batch of concentrate will last you for a bit. I highly suggest giving it a whirl. I think you’d be surprised at just how much it could improve your GORGEOUS iced coffee!!! :]

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks for your lovely comment! I will definitely give that cold brewed a try! x

  • ridhima katyal
    Reply

    coffee ice cubes. = ftw!!!

  • Kristi
    Reply

    Wow! Just tried this! All I can say is YUM and THANK YOU!!! :)

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    It’s such a pleasure! Glad you liked it.

  • Darlene
    Reply

    What brand of coffee do you use?

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    Darlene, I just use whatever I have in the house. Often Jacobs, sometimes I’ll use a Nespresso pod. Really just whatever I have, really.

  • Sandi
    Reply

    How do you store your SCM? I store mine in the fridge but have to heat it up before putting it in iced coffee ( or else it won’t mix in well) .

  • Alida Ryder
    Reply

    Sandi, I just keep it in the fridge and it does thicken up slightly but nothing too bad. Perhaps add it to the coffee before adding the ice cubes to prevent it from settling at the bottom?

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