Summer is the perfect time for delicious cold drinks, and Oreo iced coffee is one of my favorites.
This creamy, chocolatey coffee treat is easy to make and perfect for a hot day. Read on to learn more about Oreo iced coffee and how to make it yourself.
I’ll show you the different ways you can make this iced coffee using various coffee options so that it fits your taste perfectly!
What is Oreo iced coffee?
Oreo iced coffee is a coffee beverage made by blending coffee and Oreo cookies. It’s then served over ice with a whipped cream topping. It gets its name from the Oreo cookies that are used to flavor it.
Many people enjoy Oreo iced coffee because it combines two of their favorite things: coffee and cookies.
It is also a convenient way to make a cold coffee beverage without having to use ice cream or milk.
However, as you’ll quickly see when reading through the article, you’ll want to use whipped cream for that extra touch and flavor.
Tip: This recipe is based on this iced coffee recipe. If it’s your first time making iced coffee at home, I suggest reading that article first for the best tips and tricks.
First, let’s get into the ingredients that are used to make this iced coffee:
Which ingredients are needed to make an oreo iced coffee?
For this recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients. The best part is that you probably have everything at home already:
- Coffee – This recipe can use brewed coffee, espresso coffee, or cold brew coffee. I’ll dive into the best option for your taste further down in the article.
- Oreo cookies are used as a sweetener, and little pieces can be used as a topping.
- Whipped cream is the perfect add-on to make this iced coffee just a little more exciting and decadent. Plus, it’ll look great along with the Oreo pieces on top!
- Ice cubes – You can use regular ice cubes to cool things down or opt for coffee ice cubes instead (check out the recipe for it here).
As you can see, you need just a few ingredients to make a delicious and refreshing drink.
You can customize it to taste by choosing a different coffee or a different-flavored Oreos, which I’ll go over below:
What is the best coffee to use in this recipe?
For this iced coffee, you can use brewed coffee, espresso, or cold brew coffee.
My personal favorite is cold brew coffee because it has a really smooth flavor and doesn’t have any bitterness. Plus, it’s easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.
You can check out this complete recipe to make a nice batch of cold brew coffee at home.
Mixing the Oreos cookies in freshly brewed coffee will be a bit easier, so keep this in mind when choosing the coffee to use.
If you have a Nespresso machine at home, you can brew your favorite coffee or use espresso pods for a stronger flavor.
Let’s go over the best coffee beans to use for this iced coffee before jumping into the different ways you can prepare this Oreo iced coffee at home:
What kind of coffee beans are best used?
The best coffee beans for this Oreo iced coffee are dark roast beans. Dark roast beans have a deep, rich flavor that can stand up to the sweetness of the Oreos.
Lighter roast beans will be more delicate and aromatic but might not be strong enough to cut through some of the sweetness, while medium roasted coffee beans are a great middle ground.
Depending on the coffee you’re going to use, you can check out some of the best coffee beans for them below:
- Best coffee beans for French press coffee
- Best coffee beans for Chemex (pour over coffee)
- Best coffee beans for cold brew
- Best coffee beans for espresso
The beans should also be freshly ground for optimal flavor and used within eight weeks of their roasting date.
Now that you know about the different coffees you can use and the best coffee beans to brew it, let’s go over the difference in preparing the Oreo iced coffee basis below:
How to make Oreo iced coffee
There are a few ways you can make this Oreo iced coffee, depending on the coffee you’d like to use:
- If you want to make this recipe with cold brew coffee, it’s best to blend cold brew with Oreo cookies at high speed until the cookies have broken up.
- Rather make it with freshly brewed coffee? Pour the hot coffee over Oreo cookies to let it steep. Strain to get out the cookie bits and let the coffee cool completely before pouring over ice.
- Do you like using espresso coffee? You can use the same technique as listed above. Pour the hot espresso coffee over Oreo cookies and let them dissolve before straining and letting the coffee cool.
I prefer using freshly brewed coffee as this is closest to making regular iced coffee and tastes great, but all coffees will make an incredible Oreo iced coffee.
You can have a look below at the steps involved in making the Oreo coffee base with brewed coffee:
As you can see, it requires a bit more time to prepare the coffee basis for this recipe. But you can make a bigger batch to serve later.
I wouldn’t recommend making a huge batch to serve multiple days, but if you make a bigger batch for same-day use, it’ll still taste great.
Can you use flavored Oreos for this as well?
Of course, you can use different-flavored Oreos for this iced coffee! In fact, I tried it with my favorite—mint Oreos. The result was delicious.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your coffee, give it a try and see if it fits you.
There are so many delicious Oreo flavors; see which one you like in this iced coffee.
If you’re not sure which would fit your flavor, I’d recommend using the regular ones first:
Now, let’s get into the recipe so that you can put this Oreo iced coffee to the test!
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of brewed coffee
- 4 Oreo cookies
- Ice cubes
- A serving of whipped cream
- Start by brewing your favorite coffee.
- Collect three Oreo cookies and add them to a tall glass.
- Pour the hot coffee into the Oreo cookie-filled glass and let it steep for a few minutes.
- Once the cookies have completely dissolved into the coffee, strain the coffee to remove the leftover Oreo cookies.
- Let the coffee cool completely now.
- In a tall glass, add enough ice cubes to fill it to about halfway.
- Pour the cooled Oreo-flavored coffee into the ice-filled glass.
- Top with a generous amount of whipped cream and crumble the remaining Oreo cookie on top.
- Serve with a straw for easy sipping, and enjoy!
Choose the coffee you love most. This can be Nespresso coffee, regular brewed coffee, espresso coffee, or cold brew coffee. Blend the cookies with the cold brew coffee and strain the liquid as mentioned above before serving it over ice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
So, if you’re looking for a summer drink that’s both refreshing and indulgent, give Oreo iced coffee a try.
I love that it’s simple to make and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and that it helps you get through these hot summer days!
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