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How to Easily Make Iced Coffee

June 1, 2016

It’s been so warm in New York lately that it’s the perfect iced coffee weather.

When my husband and I used to make iced coffee years ago, we would make a hot cup of coffee in our Keurig, and try to cool it down with ice. What usually resulted was lukewarm coffee and too often I would find myself ordering an iced coffee whenever I was out or getting it delivered with our breakfast sandwiches because what I made at home was just ehhh.

Knowing how much we like iced coffee, as my husband’s birthday rolled around last year, I figured it was time for an iced coffee maker.  As a teacher, I figured he would enjoy his iced coffees all summer long, so I started out on my quest to find the perfect iced coffee maker. I had seen a friend get one at a shower, but when I asked her how it worked, I was a little turned off when she said it had to brew overnight – while I’m a huge planner, I don’t plan that far in advance when it comes to my coffee and let’s face it, I was going to enjoy this gift too! After doing some research on Amazon, I settled on the Hario VIC 02B V60 Iced Coffee maker. Why? It was under $20 and you could make iced coffee easily.

Here’s how to easily make iced coffee with the Hario VIC 02B V60 Iced Coffee maker:

Step One: First, heat up water. We have an electric kettle which makes it super easy to pour into the iced coffee maker.

Step Two: Add ice to the ice chamber in the iced coffee maker.

Iced Coffee Making

Step Three: Pour coffee into the coffee filter. Note, these filters are recommended for this particular iced coffee maker (and are only $6 for 100). As for coffee, I tend to scour the racks at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx for bags of coffee on clearance.

Coffee Grinds

Step Four: Pour hot water over grinds in a circular motion. You’ll watch the coffee pour over the ice and instantly cool down. You’ll do this step a couple times to get to your desired amount of coffee.

Make Iced Coffee

Step Five: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Iced Coffee

Isn’t that super easy? If you are thinking of an iced coffee maker, I can’t speak highly enough about this product. I’ve been using it over a year, and couldn’t be happier. So much so that whenever I work from home, I easily consume at least two pots of my iced coffee!

Do you make iced coffee at home? Have any tricks?

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1 Comment

  • Reply Kim June 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I use a cold coffee toddy to make my concentrate and love love ice coffee. I will have to say the iced vanilla latte is my favorite but I love most all of them.

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