Chill Out With a Perfect Pour: How to Make Iced Coffee in a Keurig

Iced Coffees and Keurig

Are you a fan of iced coffee? Do you ever wish to know how to make iced coffee in a Keurig? You can quickly and easily make iced coffee in your Keurig with a few simple steps. No more waiting in line or spending money on overpriced café drinks. With this quick and easy hack, making great-tasting iced coffee can be yours anytime. Read on and learn how to make iced coffee with a Keurig.

Glasses of iced coffee

What Does Keurig Iced Coffee Taste Like?

The Keurig iced coffee tastes like a refreshing cup of lightly sweetened coffee. It has a smooth and light flavor with no bitterness. The sweetness is just enough to taste but not overpowering.

How to Make Iced Coffee in a Keurig

Keurig Iced Coffee Recipe

Time: 7 minutes

Serving size: 1 serving

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Equipment Needed

  1. A Keurig coffee machine
  2. A tablespoon
  3. A tall glass


  • 4 large ice cubes
  • 1 regular dark roast K-cup of your choice
  • 4 ounces (113.39 grams) of cold milk, or half and half


  1. For a bolder, darker flavor profile, brew one dark roasted K-cup in your coffee machine’s 4 ounces (113.39 grams) setting. If you don’t have the exact cup size, that is okay; use 6 ounces (170.09 grams) instead and enjoy an equally delicious cup of Joe!
  2. Fill a tall glass with four substantial ice cubes, then pour the coffee over the top a bit at a time. No need to wait for it to cool – take care in pouring slowly rather than dumping it all out rapidly. This is essential!
  3. Add 4 ounces (113.39 grams) of cold milk or half and half for a silky smooth cup of Joe. Stir gently until completely blended, then sweeten to your preference.

Making an iced vanilla latte or iced caramel macchiato is effortless for a compelling and refreshing drink. In addition, you can add some of your favorite vanilla syrup or caramel sauce to create a beverage you won’t get enough of!

Suppose you want to make this Keurig cold coffee vegetarian-friendly or dairy-free; switch the regular milk with almond, coconut, or oat milk. It’s a delicious and easy way to customize your beverage!

Make it even better: To take this iced coffee up a notch. It would be best if you tried adding sweetened condensed milk. It’s the secret to making a perfect copycat Vietnamese-style drink! 

Add 2 or 3 tablespoons (28.3 or 42.52 grams) of sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk during step two; then finish with some half and half for extra smoothness before giving it all one final stir. The result is an unbelievably delicious beverage that will tantalize your taste buds like never before!

Can you Make Iced Coffee in any Keurig?

Yes, you can make iced coffee in any Keurig! It would help if you pressed the Keurig iced coffee button to brew your Keurig iced coffee. The Keurig over ice setting will adjust the brewing temperature and set the number of coffee grounds for the perfect K-cup iced coffee.

Iced coffee on a dark table

How can I Make my Keurig Iced Coffee Stronger?

You must be cautious if you often crave an ice-cold cup of coffee. If not crafted precisely, your drink can become a watered-down version of its original flavor. To avoid this pitfall, it’s best to brew hot coffee directly over the cubes. However, that may cause some meltage and dilution. So how do we prevent such a disaster?

For a delicious and flavorful iced coffee, all you have to do is make coffee ice cubes! This easy technique guarantees your drink remains fresh-tasting, even as the ice melts. Freeze some of your favorite brews into cubes and use them instead of regular ice for added flavor in every sip!

To get a more robust cup of coffee, use the strong setting on your Keurig brewer. For an even better option, brew two K-cups into a glass filled with ice and reap the rewards of double flavor and caffeine!

For those who are a bit more patient, there is an alternative way to make iced coffee. Brew your cup of hot Joe in the usual fashion, but instead of pouring it over ice at once, give it some time. 

Let the brew cool off in the fridge for around 30 minutes, and then fill up your glass with ice cubes before pouring the cold liquid over them. As opposed to regular iced coffee that easily dilutes when you put too much ice into it right away – this method will maintain its potency until long after you’ve finished drinking.

No matter which method you use, K-cups or grounds, Keurig iced coffee has something for everyone. Get creative and enjoy the amazing flavors that make K-cup iced coffee your favorite! 

For a caffeine boost or something sweet and creamy, K-cup iced coffee will hit the spot. So grab a Keurig and some K-cups, and get ready to enjoy a delicious and refreshing K-cup iced coffee!

Coffee Snobs’ Top Keurig Iced Coffee Tips

Make Coffee Cubes 

Are you tired of watered-down iced coffee when sipped slowly? Fear not! It is now a breeze to sidestep ice dilution in cold brewed drinks–all with just a bit extra effort.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Make a generous pot of coffee, as you will need enough to fill the ice cube tray.
  2. When the brewing process is complete, carefully pour your coffee into an ice tray. A metal or silicone tray works best; however, if you use a plastic one instead, allow the mixture to cool before transferring it to ensure its integrity.
  3. Gently place the tray in your freezer and allow it to chill for 5 hours.
  4. After a 5-hour freeze, remove the ice cubes from the tray and transfer them to an airtight ziplock bag as soon as possible so that no off-flavors from the freezer can interfere with their taste! Additionally, it’s best practice to place the zip lock bag around the tray before freezing for maximum freshness. 

For trays of a suitable size, you could encase them in a gallon bag beforehand to ensure maximum protection.

Brew in Twos

If you find that your brew is lacking in flavor and strength, we suggest giving a two-brew method over ice a shot. Start by using 4 or 6 fluid ounces (118.29 or 177.44 milliliters) of water for each beverage; this will maximize the grounds-to-water ratio as you switch out pods between brewing sessions. 

As such, you should expect an improvement in overall taste and potency with this technique!

Avoid Overfilling Your Brewer

An overfilled Keurig can lead to a bitter beverage – not ideal for an iced coffee! Make sure to fill the Keurig with only enough water for one cup of coffee.

Choose a Darker Roast

Lighter roasts tend to lose their flavor quickly when iced. Try using a darker roast for a bolder cup of Keurig iced coffee.

Brew Hot and Cool Quickly

To prevent your Keurig iced coffee from becoming too watery, it’s best to brew it hot and then cool it down quickly. You can do this by pouring the hot liquid into a bowl filled with ice or adding lots of ice to your glass before pouring.

Keep it Simple

No need for complicated recipes here! For Keurig iced coffee, you only need some ice, Keurig-brewed coffee, and a generous helping of milk or cream.

Don’t Forget the Sugar

The key to a great Keurig iced coffee is adding the right amount of sugar. Too little and your drink will taste flat; too much and it’ll be cloyingly sweet. Adjust as needed to get a perfect balance!

With these tips, you’ll be able to make the perfect Keurig cold coffee every time! So next time you need a refreshing drink, try to make iced coffee with Keurig. You won’t regret it!


How Much Coffee Should I Use for Iced Coffee?

Generally speaking, you should use the same amount of coffee grounds that you use for hot coffee. However, if you’re looking for a stronger cup of iced coffee, add a bit extra.

Can I Use a Light Roast for Iced Coffee?

Generally, it’s best to use a darker roast when making iced coffee. The flavor of light roasts tends to be too delicate for iced coffee, so it’s best to opt for a darker roast.

Can I Make K-Cup Iced Coffee With Cold Water?

Yes, you can brew K-cup iced coffee with cold water, although we recommend using hot water for the best results. You can also refer to your Keurig manual for specific instructions on the cold water setting.

Can I Use a Dark Roast for My Iced Coffee?

Yes, darker roasts are ideal for making K-cup iced coffee, as lighter roasts tend to lose flavor quickly when iced.

Can I Add Sugar or Cream to My Iced Coffee?

Feel free to add sugar or cream (or both!) to your iced coffee for added flavor. Just be sure to adjust the amounts accordingly so as not to be too cloyingly sweet (or too flat). 

Does Keurig Have an Over-Ice Setting?

Yes, Keurig does have an over-ice setting! To use this feature, select the “over ice” icon on the Keurig display, and the Keurig will brew the coffee at the perfect temperature so you can pour it over ice. You can use this setting for both Keurig K-cups and Keurig Vue pods and enjoy your Keurig iced coffee!

Iced coffee caramel

That’s All, Folks

Amazingly, making coffee with your Keurig machine is a breeze and can be done on any model. Remember that if you’re brewing directly over the ice cubes, it’s best not to use glass cups – although transferring your brew into one when cooled slightly will work too! So there you have it: crafting delicious coffee from a Keurig machine just got easier than ever.

With K-cups, coffee brewing can be a fun and enjoyable experience due to the various flavors and options available. We hope this helped you discover new dimensions of flavor on your Keurig journey! Now, cheers to great iced coffee!