When the weather gets warm, most of us like to trade in that piping hot cup of coffee for a more refreshing iced coffee.
If you have a Keurig coffee maker, and it’s not one of the Keurig machines for iced coffee, then you can still make an iced coffee with a few extra steps.
Basically, you gotta go old school with your iced coffee making but it is a really simple process.
Below we’ll walk you through making iced coffee with a Keurig that doesn’t have that “Iced” button.
What You Need
If you’re new to making iced coffee at home, then let’s get you all set up and prepared with the right ingredients and gear.
Here’s what you need:
- Keurig coffee maker
- K-cup pod (dark roast is best)
- Ice cubes (or coffee ice cubes)
- Non-glass cup or thermos (larger than normal to leave room for the ice)
- Milk or creamer (optional)
- Sugar or sweetener (optional)
Keep in mind that you cannot make the iced coffee directly is a class cup or mug, because pouring the hot coffee over the ice in a glass cup may result in the glass shattering.
But feel free to pour the drink into a glass cup after you have made it in a non-glass cup or thermos. (this is what I do)
Also note that dark roast coffees tend to be better for iced coffees since the ice cubes tend to water down the coffee as they melt.
We recommend: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Dark Magic, Single-Serve Keurig K-Cup Pods
The exception to this is if you are using coffee ice cubes instead of water ice cubes.
Steps To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig
Here’s how to make that refreshing iced coffee.
1. Prep the machine
Fill your water reservoir and put your K-cup in the Keurig coffee machine.
2. Get your cup ready
You have two options here – you can brew the coffee directly over the ice, or brew it separately and then pour it over ice.
Personally, I always spill coffee when I try to pour it into another cup so I just brew directly over the ice cubes.
Feel free to experiment and go with what works best for you.
3. Brew and enjoy
Once your Keurig machine and cup are ready, you just gotta brew that coffee.
And if you brewed the coffee separate from the ice cubes, then just pour the coffee over the ice cubes.
Keep in mind that if you add milk or creamer to the ice coffee, then it will prevent the ice cubes from melting as quickly.
How To Make An Iced Latte or Cappuccino With A Keurig in 3 Easy Steps
How To Make Coffee Ice Cubes With A Keurig
Do you want even more flavour in your iced coffee?
Raise your hand and say, “Freeze, please!”
Make a 10 oz. brew of your favorite K-Cup pod and pour it into an ice cube tray.
Repeat as needed to fill it entirely.
Once frozen, these cubes can be added to your iced coffee for brew times two.
How To Make An Iced Coffee Latte With A Keurig
Go ahead and fill a mug with your iced coffee cubes.
Then, use the “cool down” steam option for milk in your Keurig Milk Frother.
Stir it in with the coffee cubes and top with foam for the pour-fect iced latte!
How To Make An Iced Mocha Coffee With A Keurig
Guess what? There’s even more Keurig iced coffee options!
For the perfect iced mocha coffee, add some chocolate syrup to your iced latte and presto choco-chango!
You’ve got an instant iced mocha.
As you can see, making an iced coffee at home with a Keurig is a really easy process.
You can even get creative with an iced mocha coffee – my favorite!
Just remember to stock up on those dark roast K-cups.