The number one question our customers ask is how to make iced coffee using a Keurig® brewer. I am always happy to answer. But secretly I am thinking…its so self explanatory…ice, coffee, brew, done. Then I remember, in this day and age, consumers expect things to be complicated! Making iced coffee in a Keurig® brewer really is as simple as it seems.
There are three steps to take to keep your iced coffee from getting watered down:
You can add cream or sweetener or just drink it black. See Mom Click created this great video how to make iced coffee using a Keurig® brewer, keep it from getting watered down, and alternative methods.
Cold brew coffee has grown tremendously popular in recent years. It is now served in most coffee shops. The term is often used interchangeably with iced coffee. This is erroneous because cold brew is prepared in a much different manner. As the name states it is made with cold water. To make cold brew, ground coffee is steeped overnight. The slow preparation leads to a smooth coffee with little bitterness. Your Keurig® machine is not equipped for this process.
Perhaps a contributing factor to the confusion is the special “Brew Over Ice” K-Cup® pods that you may have seen in the marketplace. Those are fine to use but, by no means required. You can brew any Keurig® hot coffee K-Cup® or tea over ice and have the similar results. I prefer using a dark roast or extra bold K-Cup® because I like to taste coffee in my coffee! As with anything relate to Keurig® it is your preference but read this article, “Which Keurig® Pods to Use for Iced Coffee” to learn more.