How to Make Iced Coffee with Keurig Coffee Maker? Nothing hits the spot like a cup of iced coffee to wake you up in the morning
The History of Iced Coffee
The first iced coffee we know about cropped up in Algeria and was called Mazagran. It was a cold, sweetened coffee drink, reportedly invented by the French military during the Battle of Mazagran – hence the name. The French were busy fighting Arab and Berber forces as part of their conquest of Algeria and when they ran out milk they added water to their coffee, and also decided to drink it cold to combat the heat.
Well this evolved further and These days, iced coffee tends to consist of espresso, filtered coffee, or coffee syrup mixed with milk and ice cubes. It continued evolving to the point that Starbucks and Dunkin donuts sell it and not only do they sell it but many people have made iced coffee there preferred way to drink coffee. Also to avoid a diluted taste, iced coffee generally incorporates a stronger brew than hot coffee. So yeah iced coffee is stronger due to the fact that the ice cubes water it down, so a little stronger brew to keep the caffeine high is made.
Why Iced Coffee
– It is incredibly refreshing on hot days
– It is very easy to make at home.
– You don’t have to worry about burning your tongue when drinking iced coffee
– You don’t have worry about scalding yourself if you spill the coffee on yourself
Although were talking about making iced coffee with a Keurig coffee maker. Not to discredit it cause it is a great option if you have it but the real best way to make iced coffee is through cold brewing coffee and then icing it. This takes a-lot more planning because it takes several hours to cold brew coffee, but your not making the coffee hot and then cold. Which could take away from the flavor of the coffee. Hot brewing coffee to then making it iced coffee in the way that it is made when making it in a Keurig coffee maker makes the flavors and aromas a little flat. The hot and cold takes away a bit from the flavors.
Keurig now offers a dedicated “iced coffee” button on its Elite model coffee maker that brews a smaller, stronger cup of hot coffee so that the flavor doesn’t get diluted when you pour it over ice. It’s a fun option to have, but following our recipe any Keurig coffee maker machine will give you the same result: a tasty glass of iced coffee that will keep you going all day long.
Make sure you have
All the ingredients to make this and also have them all ready to go as well as laid out. Considering you don’t have the Elite Model Keurig coffee maker. Decide which K-cup roast you will use to make your iced coffee. I would suggest you go for a strong bold roast like stated earlier the ice will dilute the caffeine content and the taste. A good suggestion is Maud’s “Tall, Dark, and Handsome” Dark Roast. Also if your adding milk this will be even more important.
Also if your brewing over ice do not use a glass cup because the cup could shatter.
How To Make Iced Coffee With Keurig Coffee Maker:
EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED
A Keurig coffee maker machine
A tall glass
An 8-oz measuring cup
Spoon (preferably a long spoon or stirrer)
4-6 PCS Ice cubes
2 PCS K-Cups
sugar, sweetener, stevia, milk, cream or flavored syrup Optional
1. Switch on your Keurig coffee maker machine and select the smallest cup size available. Brewing two smaller cups of coffee is recommended. This is to ensure a stronger flavor to combat any flavor dilution caused by the ice.
2. Fill your tall glass to the brim with ice cubes.
3. Insert a K-Cup and place your measuring cup on the tray. Press the “brew” button. When this is finished, insert your second K-Cup and repeat.
4. Now you add any additives you want to. It’s important to add them now while the coffee is freshly brewed, otherwise they will not dissolve properly—affecting the flavor and texture.
5. Pour your coffee in the glass filled with ice and stir it quickly. Wait a few minutes before moving on to step 6.
6. Finally, drink up and enjoy!
Bonus If you Don’t want to add much water to your coffee with the Ice cubes
The day before you plan on making your iced coffee. Make ice cubes out of coffee.
1. On your Keurig Machine use the same setting your gonna use for your iced coffee. So the ice cubes are just as strong as your coffee.
2. Then fill an ice tray with the coffee you just brewed and place the ice tray in the freezer for about 6 hours.
The reason to do this is because if you add regular ice cubes to your coffee they will water down your coffee. But make Ice cubes out of coffee won’t. So you’ll have the same flavor and coffee strength.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Best K-cup for Iced Coffee?
There is no special K-cup pod for Iced coffee use whichever one you want. Again though a strong bold coffee would be best.
Which Keurig makes iced coffee?
Again the Keurig elite model coffee maker. You just push a button and it makes less coffee so it is less diluted for you to be able to make iced coffee. A-lot of people have asked and Keurig has listened so they made this feature. Now they just have to find a way to make cold brewing a little faster or with minimal heat.
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