Carlene Thomas

Starbucks Worthy Iced Coffee At Home

Carlene Thomas

This post was scheduled for Tuesday. But after the events in Boston I think we all deserved time to focus on what matters. I was all set to drive into DC for a party when I saw Twitter... and promptly emailed the hostess 'thanks but no thanks'. Because what mattered at 3 PM wasn't talking about a brand or food product or sharing the event on social media. What mattered was at home. -----

Warm weather and caffeine addiction for a latte lover can cause problemas...unless you can make Starbucks worthy iced coffee at home. When it's humid Virginia weather, the last thing I want to do is have a hot beverage. So in order to have barista brewed coffee ready to go, this is what I do...



  • coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla

See the mason jar in the background? That's the big key here. Take a large jar and brew coffee to fill. Make sure your grounds are super quality fresh for the best effect.  For an entire jar, I added 2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Add the sugar while the coffee is still hot to dissolve the sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and put the coffee in the fridge. When you're craving coffee, add ice to glass. I love Tervis tumblers to keep it cool. Fill with black coffee from the jar and top off with skim milk. Straw is a must. 


You could totally add other flavors like peppermint or hazelnut to suit your tastes. Are you an iced coffee person or still doing hot in summer? 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.