Leftover Coffee + Coffee Ice Cubes = Easiest Iced Coffee Ever

I saw a pin come across Pinterest a couple weeks ago, and it was a simple, genius “why didn’t I think of that!” idea.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t link back to anything, but I believe it’s from this stock photography site to begin with. (Ahhh… the issues with Pinterest, there are plenty.) So I’m not going to embed it here, since I don’t know who to give credit to.

Anyway, the image appears to be of coffee ice cubes, covered in milk or creamer. Simple enough, right?

I made some ice cubes from coffee the next day. Then I tried them with creamer over them (because I pretty much hate milk) and it was too… creamy.  The day after that I had a fresh hot cup of coffee in the morning, then come that afternoon, I had half a pot of cold coffee. So I just poured the leftover coffee over my cubes, then added my two favorite and very unnatural, not healthy ingredients- International Delights creamer and Reddi Whip.

Now that? Was the perfect combo and the best iced coffee ever. Not to mention WAY easy.

I certainly don’t think I invented the wheel here or anything, but this new way of using up old coffee is pretty life-changing for me, especially during these hot months. Thought I’d share.

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  1. Rachel Lehman on

    Mmm I love iced coffee! And we always end up with extra in the bottom of the pot at the end of the day so I’ll have to try this!

  2. Melanie Mercier on

    Cinnabon International Delight is DELISH! I always stock up when I go to the US… I’ll have to try an iced coffee with my next batch!

  3. Very good! If you want a frappuccino, we make one using coffee ice cubes in the blender. Blend a whole tray of coffee ice cubes with half a can of condensed milk and add enough milk or cold coffee to make it blend together. Delish too!

  4. We do this all the time at work with the leftover coffee at the end of the day. We refrigerate the leftover coffee that didn’t make it into the ice cube trays, too.

    But, we also bake cookies in our car during the hottest parts of summer.

    If you have room for it in your fridge, the Pioneer Woman has a yummy iced coffee recipe.

  5. I’ll have to brew a cup of coffee especially for ice cubes. We have a keurig though, so I suppose I could just brew coffee over ice? But this way is better…since you don’t end up with watered down coffee at the end. Which is disgusting. I think I’ll get some more k-cups at the store today and do this.

  6. My husband does this all the time! Before he leaves for work, he puts coffee in his thermos, and then the leftover coffee in a pitcher, and sticks it in the fridge. Then when he wants iced coffee, he just pours himself a glass, and the coffee stays good for a few days (and he adds to it each day after we make a batch). We also have a “magic bullet” that also works really well with the iced coffee for blended drinks. 🙂

  7. We do this too! We just pour the extra coffee into cups and then stick it in the fridge once it’s lukewarm. Later, in the afternoon, we either drink it like that or for a special treat, we add vanilla ice cream.

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