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Refreshing AeroPress Iced Coffee Recipe (Simple Steps)

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The AeroPress is a portable, lightweight brewer that produces delicious, concentrated cups of coffee. But when it’s hot out, you might be in the mood for something a little more refreshing.

You can easily turn AeroPress coffee into AeroPress iced coffee using ice and a mason jar. Here’s the simple process, plus a few fun flavor tips!

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cold brew aeropress

AeroPress Iced Coffee

Brewing AeroPress coffee directly onto the ice can quickly turn a hot drink into a refreshing one. Shake your complex coffee with the ice for surprisingly speedy chilling. Then add your favorite flavorings!
5 star average
Prep Time 4 mins
Brew Time 3 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink(s)
Calories 10 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Bring your filtered water to a boil and grind your coffee beans. You want the water at about 200 F, just below boiling. The beans are best at a medium-fine consistency.
  • Set up your AeroPress. Rinse a paper filter and attach the filter cap to your AeroPress brewing chamber.
  • Add ice to your mason jar. We like to use coffee ice cubes for a stronger drink, but you can use regular ice instead. Then place the AeroPress on top of it with the filter cap at the bottom. Pour your coffee grounds into the brewer and tap gently to flatten the bed.
  • Pour an ounce of water over the grounds in a gentle circle. Let the coffee bloom for about 30 seconds.
  • Carefully pour in the rest of the water, making sure you evenly distribute it over the coffee. Give the wet grounds a stir or two while they’re brewing. Let the coffee steep for two minutes.
  • Attach the plunger and push the coffee through the filter until you hear a hissing sound. Then remove the AeroPress.
  • Put the lid on the mason jar and give it a good shake to thoroughly chill the coffee. Then pour the AeroPress iced coffee into your tall glass. Add milk, sugar, or other flavorings if you’d like!

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal
Keyword AeroPress, AeroPress iced coffee

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Brewing Tips

Ready to start brewing? Here are a few helpful tips:

Coffee Ice Cubes

We love using coffee ice cubes in every iced coffee drink because it helps preserve the best flavors. Regular ice cubes will add water to your drink as they melt, messing up the coffee to water ratio that’s so important to getting a great flavor. But freezing your leftover coffee will let you have the best of both worlds: a cold coffee drink with no extra water! Keep a tray of coffee ice cubes in the freezer all the time for effortless iced coffee.

Coffee Ice Cubes
We’re going to show you how to make coffee ice cubes, which will cool your perfectly brewed coffee down without ruining the flavor. It's so easy and delicious, we guarantee you’ll never look back!
Try this delicious recipe!
coffee ice cubes in a glass

AeroPress Method: Regular or Inverted?

You can use your favorite AeroPress recipe to make iced coffee. If you prefer the inverted method, go for it! Experimenting with brewing methods is one of the best parts of owning an AeroPress. The crucial part of this AeroPress iced coffee recipe is brewing it over ice. Shaking the coffee and ice in a mason jar speeds up the chilling process.

Set up AeroPress

Extra Flavors

AeroPress iced coffee is delicious on its own, letting the unique flavors of your coffee beans shine through. But if you’re not a fan of black coffee, why not add a splash of homemade coffee creamer or syrup? We also like muddling fresh mint leaves into our iced coffee or sprinkling on a little cinnamon or turmeric.

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Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve seen our simple AeroPress iced coffee recipe, you know how to quickly brew a delicious cup for yourself. Wasn’t that easy? All you have to do is make a concentrated cup of AeroPress coffee and shake it with ice. This chilled coffee drink is incredibly refreshing and versatile!

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Featured image: Image Credit: Roland Tanglao, Flickr CC 2.0 (cropped)

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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