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My Favorite Iced Coffee Recipe

"Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed"

Can anyone else relate to this quote as much as I can? I looooove coffee, whether I'm enjoying a cup of my favorite roast at home, or meeting my girlfriends at our  local spot, coffee is the drink I reach for the most. (sorry water!) In my world, it's always coffee time and on those mornings when I've been up all night with my little one, coffee truly feels like a hug in a mug, wrapping its hot arms around me, helping me get through my sleep deprived day, while maintaining some semblance of being a human.

On that note, I thought I'd share my go to, at home iced coffee recipe. My summers are full of iced coffees, lattes and fraps and I don't always have time to get out and grab one. This recipe is great for those hot summer days, when you're looking for a refreshing iced coffee beverage, but don't have the time, or the money to head to your local cafe. 

My Favorite Iced Coffee:


  • Vanilla Simple Syrup*
  • 1 cup coffee, chilled or at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp half and half, can swap for your favorite milk substitute
  • 1 scoop of ice cubes


Scoop ice cubes into your glass, or jar. Add 1 tbsp simple syrup (more or less depending on how sweet you like your coffee!). Pour in your coffee until about an inch or two blow the rim of your glass, then add the half and half. Stir and sip! 

*If you would rather not have flavor with your sweetener, omit adding the vanilla when making your simple syrup. When it comes to this simple syrup recipe, if you don't have a vanilla bean on hand then make the simple syrup as usual (1/2 cup water and sugar in pot over medium heat until sugar has dissolved completely and mixture is no longer cloudy)and when you remove from heat, add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and stir, letting it cool completely before using.

Let us know how you like your iced coffee in the comments below. Will this recipe be your new go to? Do you have any cool flavors you add to your simple syrups? Snap a picture and tag us in Instagram with #ThirstyThursdays and remember to Get Thirsty!

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