We all love an iced coffee on a summer day, but having blended iced coffee makes it feel like you’re treating yourself to something special!
For you today, I have 3 ways you can make blended iced coffee right at home in under 10 minutes.
No matter what kind of coffee you have on hand, you’ll be able to make a delicious blended iced coffee.
Here are few ingredients that you’re going to need for the recipes down below:
That’s all it is really! There are some extra things you can add to your blended iced coffee to spruce it up. I’ll list a few of them for you, but you can really put anything you want into your blended iced coffee.
- Adding flavoring to your blended iced coffee is an easy way to really take it to the next level. There are tons of flavors in syrup and sauce form that you can easily order or pick up at the store.
- Add a thickening agent to it. A thickening agent adds some creaminess and smoothness to your blended iced coffee. It can give you the same texture as a Starbucks Frappuccino. I like to use xanthan gum for a thickening agent.
- Toppings are a really easy add-on that you can do. Cinnamon, sprinkles, whipped cream, caramel, melted chocolate, just about anything you can think of!
How To Make Blended Iced Coffee
Making blended iced coffees is really easy! There aren’t too many steps and I have a few helpful tips to improve how your coffee turns out.
All you have to do is put all the ingredients into the blender: coffee, milk, ice, flavoring(optional), thickening agent(optional) and that’s it!
Okay! Let’s go over a few recipes:
Blended Iced Coffee Recipes
All of the recipes down below are made for single servings. If you want to make more servings, just multiply the ingredients by the amount you want to serve.
Note: If you want to add in a thickening agent, start off with a tablespoon and add more if you think it needs to be thicker, you don’t want to end up with a gummy blended iced coffee.
2.5 ounces of cold brew concentrate
2 ounces of milk
1 cup of ice
Espresso (caramel Frappuccino)
1 cups of ice
2 shots of espresso
4 ounces of milk
1 ounce of vanilla syrup
6 ounces of coffee (double strength)
2 ounce of milk
1 cup of ice
I hope you found this helpful in making your iced coffee. There are tons of flavor combinations that you can try out!
Tips To Make Better Blended Iced Coffee
Starting on a lower setting and then building up speed at a higher setting will give you a fluffier texture in your blended iced coffee.
Different types of milk will have a change on how your blended iced coffee turns out. The higher fat content in your milk, will give you a thicker and creamier texture.
Non-fat milk, low percentage fat, and non-dairy milks tend to give you big chunks and don’t mix together well. Blending a slower speed can help you out with this though!
Sugar-free flavorings/syrups also don’t like to blend nicely when making blended iced coffees. Slower speeds on the blender do help out though.
Not everyone has the same kind of ice. Depending on where you’re from or what kind of ice you’re using, can have an effect on the outcome of your coffee.
The easiest way to get past this is by adding in about half of the ice that’s called for and then slowly adding in more until you get the texture you like!