How to make an iced coffee at home

Coffee is hands down my favorite drink and just because it is a hot summer’s day outside, it is not going to stop me from enjoying my cuppa. On such days I enjoy my brew cold, served as an iced coffee and there is no better place to get my fix on than at Father in Braamfontein.

However, when getting there is easier said than done, or when I am in the middle of binge watching a new series or in the middle of writing my latest blog, I make one myself, and it is not too shabby even if I say so myself.

I have observed the baristas carefully when they construct and put an iced coffee together and I have been able to replicate it at home. So let me share my secret with you and show you how easy it is to make an iced coffee at home.

You will need:

  • Ice
  • Espresso, Depending on how strong you like your coffee either a single or a double. I prefer a double as it adds a bit more of a kick
  • Sugar if you prefer your coffee sweetened
  • Milk, if you prefer black coffee you can always top up with water

I have invested in a Nespresso machine and enjoy having my iced coffee using the Arpeggio espresso, but any espresso or cup of black coffee that you enjoy will work just as well.

If you want to have your coffee sweetened, do that first, add the sugar to the espresso before anything else. The sugar will dissolve whilst it is still hot, should you add it afterwards the sugar granules might not dissolve and it will loose the flavor and the sugar will end up sitting at the bottom of the glass.


Next, pour the espresso into the glass with ice.


Then, top up with milk or water if you prefer.


And voila, your iced coffee is ready for enjoyment.

Remember, with trial and error you will find what your tastebuds enjoy so go ahead and experiment. Adding vanilla flavored milk adds a whole new flavor to the coffee.

Instead of ice you can also use vanilla ice cream, it is just as yummy.



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