Iced coffee is a delicious, refreshing drink. The best way to make iced coffee is with rich whole milk, a touch of vanilla, and a dollop of whipped cream.

In this article, I’ll share with you my personal recipe for this delicious drink. If you love a sweet and creamy coffee, then you’ll absolutely love this recipe.

What is iced coffee with whipped cream?

Iced coffee with whipped cream is a concoction made with freshly brewed coffee that is then cooled completely, milk, and is topped with a serving of whipped cream and additional flavoring like vanilla to taste.

Iced coffee with whipped cream.

The cold coffee provides a nice jolt, while the creaminess of the whipped cream creates a sweet treat.

If you’re interested in making this sweet beverage at home, check out the following recipe. It’s guaranteed to be a hit at your next dinner party or family gathering.

What ingredients are used in this recipe?

Iced coffee is one of the most refreshing drinks to make during the summer, mainly because it doesn’t require that many ingredients to make a delicious coffee. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Brewed coffee
  • Whole milk
  • Homemade whipped cream (or store-bought)
  • Ice cubes
All ingredients used to make iced coffee with whipped cream at home.

Coffee is the most important part of this recipe, as it fills the glass to about halfway. Below, I’ll talk more about the coffee to use.

As for the milk, I like to use whole milk to dilute my iced coffee. Whole milk gives a nice mouthfeel and tastes delicious in combination with the strong coffee notes.

You can also substitute it for lower-fat milk or even a dairy-free alternative if you’d rather use it.

Also, make sure you’ve got a few ice cubes ready in your freezer. They will chill your iced coffee, so you can sit out in the sun and enjoy it for a longer time.

If you want to take your iced coffee to the next level, you can also prepare some coffee ice cubes.

Coffee ice cubes are made by freezing brewed coffee. You can then use it the same way you’d when using regular ice cubes.

But instead of watering down your iced coffee over time, coffee ice cubes will leave an even stronger coffee taste to your iced coffee.

If you want more information on how to make coffee ice cubes at home, you can read more about it here.

What coffee is used in this recipe?

Even in the summer, there are always those days when you need extra help waking up. With a shot of espresso, iced coffee with whipped cream is the perfect way to give you a sudden jolt of energy with a taste that’s quite pleasant.

The best coffee to use for this recipe is freshly brewed coffee. You can also add an espresso shot to the concoction if you need the extra caffeine.

Because iced coffee is best made with coffee that has been cooled completely, you can brew a nice batch of coffee before going to bed and cooling it in the refrigerator overnight.

"Adding all water to the Chemex coffee brewer."

You can make this iced coffee with whipped cream within a few minutes by already cooling the coffee beforehand.

You can brew coffee with any coffee brewer you have at home, like the Chemex, Hario V60, or French press.

If you want that extra caffeine boost and plan to add a shot of espresso, you can brew it with a Moka pot or AeroPress.

Brewing coffee can be quite hard. If you want to learn all about it, you can find more information in my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee. Over there, I’ll go over everything you need to know about brewing coffee at home.

Does whipping cream taste good on iced coffee?

Adding whipping cream to iced coffee tastes great. The whipping cream adds a creaminess to the robust tasting coffee that is unique and makes for the perfect combination.

You can use any whipping cream for this recipe. Store-bought whipping cream is the easiest choice, but you can also make it yourself.

Below, I’ve listed an easy way to make whipped cream at home, which tastes amazing in this coffee recipe.

Can heavy whipping cream be used in an iced coffee?

If you’re out of milk, heavy whipping cream is an excellent alternative. Heavy cream in iced coffee makes for a delicious combination.

You can choose to pour the heavy whipping cream into your coffee, just like you’d with milk, but whipping the heavy whipping cream makes for an even better combination.

After the recipe card, I’ve listed a recipe for homemade vanilla whipped cream you can make with heavy whipping cream.

Iced Coffee With Whipped Cream

Homemade iced coffee with whipped cream.

This easy-to-make iced coffee with whipped cream is a delicious after-dinner pick-me-up or can be drunk as a nice start to the day.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cooled brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 grams) of whipped cream
  • Ice cubes


  1. If you haven't already, start brewing your coffee. You can use any coffee brewer you prefer.
  2. After brewing the coffee, cool it down slightly with a few ice cubes or overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Add a handful of ice cubes to a tall glass.
  4. Pour the cooled coffee into the glass.
  5. Slowly add the whole milk to the coffee. You can give this a stir if you want.
  6. Finish the drink with a good serving of whipped cream.
  7. You've now made an amazing iced coffee with whipped cream!

I suggest serving this drink with a straw, so you can stir the whipped cream through the coffee before drinking.


You can switch out the whole milk for any alternative you prefer. You can use your favorite ingredients to customize this drink.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 7.1gUnsaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 1.4gProtein: 10.1g

The nutritional information is based on the recipe; if you change the ingredients, you might also change the number of calories.

What whipped cream is used best?

Whipped cream is an essential part of this recipe. Because you’re only sweetening this coffee using the whipped cream, you want it to be of good quality.

Making homemade whipped cream is the best way to achieve this.

Homemade whipped cream is easy to make, and you can whip it up within minutes. If you want to make it at home, you can check out the full recipe here.

Homemade vanilla whipped cream, ready to use.

You can also opt to use store-bought whipped cream. This is a much easier way because you won’t have to whip the cream yourself.

Most store-bought whipped creams are sweetened, but if you feel like your coffee needs a bit more sweetness, you can use a bit more of it or dilute your coffee with more milk for a more easy-going flavor.


Adding whipped cream to your iced coffee is the perfect way to enjoy a sweet and creamy coffee drink after work or as a start to your morning.

When preparing the coffee beforehand and cooling it, you can make this recipe within minutes the following day, perfect if you want to have a caffeinated start to your day.

If you love drinking iced coffee as much as I do, then you can check out some more iced coffee recipes below.

Have you added whipped cream to your coffee before? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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