Making your Iced Coffee Uniquely Yours

By Kristen Mercure

Having survived our first 100-degree spell this summer, we all now realize how that iced coffee is necessary! We’ve brewed, brewed, and brewed some more – and have stumbled upon some n’ice ideas to make this summer’s iced coffees – like Green Mountain Coffee® Dark Magic® Extra Bold Coffee and The Original Donut Shop® Donut Shop® Dark Coffee – simply brew over ice, on your smallest cup size setting!

Vanilla Infused Simple Syrup: No sugar clumps and it adds an extra burst of vanilla flavor?  Yes, please!  Here’s how to do it:

    1. Split a vanilla bean lengthwise into halves and place in a heatproof jar or bottle.


    1. In a saucepan combine 1:2 ratio of sugar and water. 
    2. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar dissolves. 
    3. Pour the hot syrup over the jar/bottle and let it soak up the vanilla-goodness for up to 10 hours. 

4.  Store in the refrigerator (up to a week – but it doesn’t last that long around here anyway).



Coffee iced cubes: Okay, you’ve heard us extol the wonders of this little cube before.  As Brew Over Ice coffee is made so the flavor won’t be diluted when the ice melts, this a great way to plus-up your coffee kick for those who have other coffee makers– or even add a different flavor to your go-to iced brew.




  • Pour the coffee into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer.



  • Pop the cubes out when you’re ready – just brew over it like you would with ice (Brew Over Ice (coffee cubes)).



Iced (cream) coffee:  Lots of people reach for cream and sugar when they make their iced coffee – so why not add a scoop of ice cream as a shortcut?  We love to use a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Vanilla, or, if you’re into a adventure, Coffee HEATH® Bar crunch!

What do you do to make your iced coffee uniquely yours?

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