Here’s how to make the BEST homemade iced coffee at a fraction of the price of a coffee shop! This recipe makes a big batch that is great for a party or keeping in the fridge so you can enjoy iced coffee every day.
When I want a second cup of coffee in the afternoon, iced coffee is always my first choice. Especially since summer is in full swing here in Florida.
I’ve been grabbing an iced coffee while I’m out and about a lot lately, so I wanted to save some money and try making a big batch of it at home.
That’s when I discovered the ingredient that makes the BEST homemade iced coffee.
Sweetened. Condensed. Milk.
Mmmmm…. this delicious ingredient is the key to my no churn ice cream recipes (like this Raspberry Swirl Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream).
Turns out, it’s also amazing as a combination creamer/sweetener for iced coffee. Add a splash of vanilla and you have a perfect drink!
How to Make the Best Iced Coffee
To make a big batch of this iced coffee goodness, I started by brewing a pot of extra strong coffee. I refrigerated it overnight so it got nice and cold.
The next day, I mixed it the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Then I filled a cup with ice and poured in my coffee. It’s so easy!
How to Customize The Sweetness Level for this Iced Coffee
You can customize the level of sweetness by adding more or less of the sweetened condensed milk. I don’t like my iced coffee to be overly sweet, and I like it to still have a strong coffee flavor.