Coffee ice cubes give you the ability to make yourself an iced coffee at any time, with any temperature coffee, without watering down your coffee or fiddling with cold brew.
I have a non-recipe recipe for you today. Less an actual recipe, more like a hey, you should start doing this because it’s kind of amazing.
Turn your coffee into ice cubes!!
Coffee Ice Cubes: The Perfect Way to Use Up Leftover Coffee
Why are we not all making coffee ice cubes all the time in the summer??? This is the best way to use up leftover coffee (okay, maybe a close second to baking it into cake…).
Having a batch of these in your freezer means that you are always just a couple minutes away from a glass of iced coffee. And in the miserable heat of summer, who wouldn’t want that?
The Fastest, Easiest Iced Coffee
With coffee ice cubes, you can make yourself an iced coffee with any temperature coffee without watering it down with melting (water) ice cubes or fiddling with cold brew. You just pop a handful of these in a glass and pour coffee over the top.
If you’re using hot coffee and it melts the cubes but you still want ice, you can add more coffee cubes or regular ice cubes since your coffee should now be chilled and ready to sip.
Then stir in a little heavy cream and some simple syrup if you like things sweet or use the chilled coffee to make an Iced Mocha or Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
A Note on Coffee Ice Cube Trays
No need to buy special ice cube trays for your coffee cubes. Any basic one will do, though if you’re making a lot of coffee cubes, you might want to consider keeping a designated coffee tray since plastics can start to absorb strong odors over time, and you don’t want to make ALL your ice cubes smell/taste like coffee.
I used this tray for the cubes in the photo, and while I love how sturdy it is and how neat the cubes look, I don’t know that I would recommend it for everyday use since the cubes are a little difficult to remove from the tray.
More Coffee Recipes
Looking for more ways to caffeinate? Try:
Coffee Ice Cubes
- Pour coffee into ice cube molds and freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
- Transfer frozen coffee cubes to an airtight container or freezer bag. Store for up to 2 months.
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Luna Regina says
Classic and awesome way to make sure you have perfect coffee every day <3 Thanks for sharing other coffee recipes, too, Tracy! 😀