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How to Make Iced Coffee with Keurig (Recipe & Pictures)

Keurig iced coffee

You already know how to brew fast, tasty cups of coffee with your Keurig. These single-serve coffee makers are incredibly convenient, brewing flavorful coffee in just a few minutes.

But did you know that you can also make iced coffee? Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a refreshing glass of Keurig iced coffee in no time at all! Scroll down for the process and a few tips to get the best possible flavor.

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How to Make Iced Coffee with Keurig:

This process is incredibly simple! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Ingredients
Equipment

1. Make coffee ice (optional).

coffee iced cubes pouring

This step is optional and will only work if you’re willing to wait a few hours, but it will make your iced coffee stronger. Brew a large cup of Keurig coffee and let it cool. Then pour it into an ice tray and let it freeze for several hours. This will keep your coffee from getting watered down as it cools.

SEE ALSO: Our Step-by-Step Guide to Coffee Ice Cubes

2. Set up your Keurig.

Keurig Starbucks K-Cup

Get your Keurig ready to brew as usual. Insert a tasty K-Cup and fill the water reservoir. If your Keurig has a strong setting, you may want to push that.

3. Fill a glass with ice.

iced Keurig cup

You’ll want to use a glass that can handle temperature changes. Don’t use anything fragile, since you’ll be combining hot and cold temperatures inside the glass. Fill the cup to the top, because some of the ice will melt immediately. If you froze coffee in step one, use your coffee cubes. You may need to remove the drip tray to get your cup to fit.

4. Brew directly onto the ice.

brew Keurig onto ice

Push the brew button and watch your Keurig make iced coffee!

5. Add cream and sugar (optional).

Keurig iced coffee with half and half

If you drink your coffee black, you’re all done! If you add cream and sugar, now’s the time. Either way, give your coffee a stir to mix it with the ice.

6. Enjoy!

That’s it! You now have a cup of delicious iced coffee — brewed for you by your Keurig coffee maker.

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How to Make Your Keurig Iced Coffee Stronger

Iced coffee is delicious, but if you’re not careful, it can end up with a weak, watered-down flavor. When you brew hot coffee directly over ice, some of the ice melts, which alters the coffee-to-water ratio. So how can you combat this?

strong Keurig iced coffee

One simple way is to make coffee ice cubes. This process will ensure that your iced coffee tastes like coffee even as the ice melts. Freeze coffee into cubes and use it instead of regular ice!

Another option is to make the coffee itself stronger. To do this, you can use the strong setting on your Keurig brewer — if it has one. Otherwise, you can brew two small cups of coffee (using two K-Cups) into the same ice-filled glass. Twice the flavor and caffeine!

And the third method? If you’re willing to wait half an hour, you can brew a cup of coffee as usual, without ice, and then leave it in the refrigerator. Once it’s cooled, pour it into a glass with ice. Because the coffee’s already cool, the ice won’t melt as quickly, leaving you with a stronger cup of iced coffee.

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We hope this guide has shown you how to make iced coffee with a Keurig machine. It’s a simple process that results in a delicious, refreshing drink! So go ahead and try it — you’ll be amazed. Next time you’re craving a cool glass of iced coffee, no need to find a coffee shop. Your pod coffee machine will do the trick.

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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