How To Make The Best Iced Coffee At Home

Some like it hot, I like it cold. Well, at least when it comes to my coffee. I adore iced coffee! It’s absolutely one of my favorite treats. Seriously, if you give me a choice between an iced coffee and sweet treat nine times out of ten I’ll choose the coffee. Today I’m sharing How To Make The Best Iced Coffee At Home!

Do you love iced coffee!?! Then you HAVE to try this Iced Coffee! It's seriously easy to make and will save you money!! With this recipe you can make iced coffee with cream, iced vanilla lattes or mochas...the possibilities are endless!

I love it when I can make things at home that are not only FABULOUS but that also save me money. I can use that extra cash for project supplies. I shared this coffee recipe with my friends over at One Krieger Chick a while back and I’m SO excited to share it with you today!

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Toddy Brewing System perfect for iced coffee!

To start you are going to need to need 12 oz. of coarsely ground coffee beans {the stronger the better. I like Starbuck’s Kenya Blend}, a Toddy Brewing System, and 7 cups of water.

Now let’s get brewing!

Step 1. Push the cork into the hole on the bottom.

Step 2: Dampen the filter and push that into the bottom of the Toddy container.

Step 3: Pour 1 cup of water into Toddy.

Step 4: Add 6 oz. of coffee grounds to water *DO NOT STIR AT ANY POINT DURING BREWING PROCESS

Step 5: Add 3 more cups of water slowly pouring in a circular motion {this will do all the mixing it needs}

Step 6: Add the last 6 oz. of coffee grounds and wait for 5 minutes.

Step 7: Slowly pour the last 3 cups of water in a circular motion then lightly press the grounds with the back of a spoon to make sure everything gets wet. {I like to cover mind with a piece of plastic wrap just because it’s sitting out on my counter and I don’t want anything other than coffee in my coffee.}

Step 8: Let it brew for 12 – 18 hours.

Step 9: Pull the cork on set on the Toddy glass decanter so the coffee concentrate can drain into the decanter. {This takes a few minutes so just leave it on your counter and go about your day.}

Now you have your cold brewed coffee concentrate ready to make the most delicious coffee drinks! Store this in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Make your own iced coffee at home without the bitter taste that you get when you just chill that hot pot of coffee.

Okay, now that you have your coffee concentrate you’re ready to make the BEST iced coffee at home! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 part coffee concentrate, 2 parts water, 1 part cream. {My measurements are about 1 oz. coffee, 2 oz. water, and 1 oz. cream}, glass with ice, and a cute straw to sip through is always nice!

Step 1. Pour the coffee concentrate over the ice.

Step 2. Add the water.

Step 3: Add in cream {you can use any kind of milk or cream: My friend Ariean’s 3 ingredient coffee creamer, almond or coconut milk, etc.} I’m a coffee and cream girl but if you wanted to sweeten it up a bit you could add a splash of flavored syrup  or sugar. My girlfriend uses chocolate syrup and makes a mocha! Or how about some vanilla syrup and some real caramel syrup for a caramel macchiato! The options are limitless!

Now I’m ready to start my day! Now that you know How to Make the Best Iced Coffee you can enjoy it this summer or if you are like me year-round!

Oversized Painted Easter Eggs

Have you seen those oversized plastic or foam eggs at Target or your local craft store and thought they were fun but wondered what you would do with them!?! You can make Oversized Painted Easter Eggs!

Oversized Painted Easter Eggs {Dolen Diaries}

 If your mind is going to crazy patterns or bright colors think again…my Oversized Painted Easter Eggs are both fun but on the more subtle side of the spectrum. However, it’s totally up to you how wild and crazy you want your eggs to be!


To make polka dots:

Completely cover the oversized egg with a few thin coats of spray paint.

Oversized Painted Easter Egg {Dolen Diaries}

I loved the way the Silver Metallic Spray Paint looked all on it’s own. It was reminiscent of something I had scene in the Pottery Barn catalog.

On the All-Purpose Gray Primer add polka dots with the Foam Pouncers and White Acrylic Paint. To add a little sparkle paint on the Ice Crystal Glitter Paint once the white paint is dry.

Oversized Painted Easter Eggs

For the smallest egg I used a brand new pencil eraser {the one on the end of the pencil} to create the dots.

Don’t these Oversized Painted Easter Eggs look darling in this vintage truck with my pom-pom bunny garland and painted bunny platter!?!

Let’s keep the spring inspiration going with a little blog hopping!! You have to check out these fabulous spring projects!
7 Lovely Spring & Easter Crafts

Happy Spring Watercolor Coloring Print by seven thirty three

Easter Bunny Treat Jars by Happiness is Homemade

Spring Mason Jar Vase by Here Comes the Sun

Jelly Bean Bunny Favor by Made to be a Momma

Oversized Painted Easter Eggs by Dolen Diaries

Pom Pom Easter Chicks by Practically Functional

Paper Bag Easter Banner by Crafting in the Rain