There is actually a difference between the two. A cold brew is made without any heat at all, this creates lower acidity in the drink and therefore creates a smoother and sweeter taste. An iced coffee, however, is brewed and then cooled, this creates the refreshingly light drink we love. Iced coffees are often served sweetened with a little milk.
Our iced coffee recipe is really straightforward and it’s likely you’ll already have all these ingredients at home already! Just simply follow the steps below to enjoy a delicious iced coffee at home.
Rest assured; you won’t miss out on a great-tasting iced coffee at home if you opt for the dairy free options. Thanks to our non-dairy guide, making a delicious iced coffee at home, has never been easier. The options below are guaranteed to give you barista-style homemade iced coffee.
Oat milk has quite a thick, full-mouth feel. Oat milk is a little heavier in density, despite this, oat milk pairs well with darker roast homemade iced coffees.
Many people don’t seem to think that coconut milk can be added to coffee, however, coconut milk is much softer, and adds a little extra nutty taste to your homemade iced coffee.
Soy milk is made with soybeans or soy protein isolate. Soy milk often has a milk and creamy flavour, making it a great non-dairy choice for your iced coffee.
Almond milk is made with whole almonds or with a mixture of almond butter and water. Almond milk has a light texture which is complemented by its slightly sweet and nutty flavour. Almond milk is a great choice if you like your homemade iced coffees on the sweeter side!
Rice milk is a non-dairy alternative that is made from milled white or brown rice and water. The taste of rice milk is mild and naturally sweet in flavour. However, due to its watery consistency, it pairs perfectly with dark roast or blended coffees.
Now, that is our guide on how to make an iced coffee at home, with or without dairy! If you want to know how to make other cold coffee drinks at home, why not take a look at how to make an espresso tonic, next?
Top tip, if you don’t want your iced coffee to dilute as the ice cubes melt, use ice cubes made from coffee instead.
If you want to enjoy your iced coffee at home first thing in the morning, we suggest making the coffee the night before and allowing it to chill in the fridge overnight. That way, come morning you’ll have a perfectly chilled picked me up to start the day.