The Best Iced Coffee Makers You Need This Summer

updated Apr 4, 2024
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For many people, the day hasn’t truly started until they’ve had their coffee — it’s a fact. According to the National Coffee Association of America, 7 in 10 Americans drink coffee every week with 62 percent reporting that they drink coffee every day. Now, while coffee might be traditionally thought of as a hot beverage, chances are you’re one of the many that falls on the cooler side of the hot coffee vs. iced coffee debate. That being said, you may also be someone who relies on their daily Starbucks, Dunkin’, or local cafe stop to pick up said iced coffee. What if we told you that you could enjoy that iced americano, latte, or cold brew from the comfort of your own home? Well, with your very own iced coffee maker, it’s easier than ever.

What Is an Iced Coffee Maker?

These machines make coffee intended for serving over ice, so you have a perfectly chilled beverage every time. They contain features that tailor the brewing process — such as making it stronger for dilution over ice or a built-in feature for chilling after brewing. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best-iced coffee makers that’ll keep you cool this summer.

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was $25.00

Who said an iced coffee maker had to break the bank? An internet favorite, the Gourmia Iced Coffee Maker is a stellar budget find. It makes concentrated coffee poured over ice to ensure that your drink will be strong and not watered down — a must for those early mornings. You can also control the brew strength to make it exactly as you like. And, the machine comes with a double-walled tumbler perfect for keeping your drink cool on the go!

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was $129.99

The best thing about this K-Slim + ICED Single Serve Coffee Maker is that it can brew both hot and cold coffee. The two-in-one machine makes a perfectly potent iced brew by heating up the blend to extract deep flavor and then cooling it without ice — aka no water dilution. Plus, its slim size makes it a perfect pick for anyone looking for a machine that won't take up too much valuable counterspace.

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If you'd rather go with a glass option, try this cold brew pitcher on for size. It has a removable filter and makes six cups of perfect cold brew. All you have to do is add coffee grounds to the filter, pour cold water over it, and then brew overnight. Plus, lots of fans say it tucks away perfectly on a shelf on their fridge door making it a compact find, too.

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was $39.99

With the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker, you can have the brew you've been craving in just four minutes. Complete with an on-the-go tumbler, simply add water and coffee grounds to the machine, ice to the tumbler, and brew. That's it! You'll be sipping your favorite concoction in moments!

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Similar to its sister iced tea maker, the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker is a foolproof way to make delicious cold brew you can enjoy all week long. Simply fill the BPA-free glass pitcher with water, add coffee grounds to the fine mesh filter in the center, then put the whole thing in the fridge to brew overnight. Yep, it’s that easy, and it works every time — which helps explain why this simple product has more than 45,000 five-star reviews.

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Similar to our last pick, the Mueller Cold Brew Coffee Maker is another set-it-and-forget-it cold brew maker. The big difference? This one features a fine mesh strainer designed for both coffee and tea, making it the ultimate two-in-one for fans of both summer drinks.

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A favorite with coffee aficionados, the Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System does a lot, thanks to its six brew sizes and hot or cold capability. For cold coffee or tea, just brew over ice at a lower temp. Have a taste for both coffee and tea? This pick features two accompanying baskets that keep flavors separate so you can enjoy your favorite type of brew whenever, wherever.

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The only downside to traditional cold brew? Waiting for it to brew overnight. That's not a problem with the Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker. Expertly making ready-to-drink cold brew coffee in as little as 25-45 minutes, the glass carafe doubles as a refrigerator-safe storage container that'll keep your brew at the ready for up to two weeks.

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was $149.99

This one's for the latte lovers. Brewing the gourmet cafe-style drinks you crave is easy with the Mr. Coffee 4-in-1 Single-Serve Latte Lux. Designed to make iced coffee, hot coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos, this machine takes it to the next level with its built-in frother that'll make the ultimate cold foam topping to your favorite beverages.

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Williams Sonoma
was $199.95

Looking for a coffee maker that can do it all? Designed to brew drip coffee and iced coffee, the Cuisinart Coffee Center 2-in-1 Coffee Maker is a dream for anyone looking an all-in-one powerhouse. Best of all, it can use both ground coffee and coffee pods meaning your coffee choices are endless!