Coffee Ice Cubes Will Keep Your Iced Coffee Strong ’Til the Last Sip

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Warmer weather signals the return of many things, my favorite being the start of iced coffee season. It’s a refreshing way to start the day and a cool afternoon pick me up when it’s too hot for a cup of hot joe.

If you’re like me, a slow coffee drinker, then you’re familiar with how quickly melted ice can ruin an otherwise blissful cup of iced coffee. And if you’re not familiar with this problem, count yourself lucky because there’s nothing worse than going in for a big sip only to find that your once cold brew is a distant memory, replaced with coffee flavored water. Yuck! I find that even when I brew extra strong iced coffee I don’t like the way regular ice cubes water my drink down.

Learn how to make iced coffee: How To Make the Best Iced Coffee

Thankfully, there’s a simple solution — coffee ice cubes. As they melt, coffee ice cubes keep your drink tasting rich, full and strong 'til the last sip.

Tips for Making Coffee Ice Cubes

All you’ll need is coffee and an ice cube tray.

  • Use a separate ice cube tray: I have a separate ice cube tray that I use just for coffee ice cubes to prevent any lingering coffee flavor from making its way into the regular ice.
  • Use leftover coffee (or not): As for the coffee, you can use leftovers from the morning (if you have any…I never do) or brew a fresh pot.
  • Then freeze away! Simply fill your ice cube tray with coffee, then pop it in the freezer to chill for 3 to 4 hours. Store the coffee ice cubes in a large freezer bag or keep them in the tray.

(Image credits: Kelli Dunn)