Are you looking for a new and delicious iced coffee recipe to kick off your day in the summer? If so, you’re in luck!
This iced coffee recipe has a very fragrant and aromatic flavor profile. It’s quite unusual, it’s not too acidic or bitter, and it doesn’t have that “smoky” roast coffee taste to it. It’s just right!
Are you ready to find out everything there is to know about this recipe? Then read along and get to know how easy to make this recipe is.
What is a Starbucks blonde roast iced coffee?
Starbucks blonde roast iced coffee is a delicious and easy-to-make iced coffee made using Starbucks blonde roast coffee beans. These coffee beans make for a unique tasting iced coffee that you can’t find anywhere else.
Because of the way these coffee beans are roasted, you get an iced coffee that tastes robust in flavor with floral notes.
This coffee tastes very different from the regular coffee beans that you might have at home.
Now that you know what this drink is, let’s get into the ingredients you’ll need to make this amazing drink at home:
Ingredients used to make this drink
To make this iced coffee at home, you’ll need a few components. You probably already have most — if not all — ingredients at home. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Starbucks blonde roasted coffee beans
- Optionally: a sweetener you like
- Optionally: a splash of dairy or dairy-free alternative
The main ingredient to make this iced coffee is the blonde roasted coffee beans. The rest of the ingredients are optional.
After brewing the iced coffee, you can add anything to your coffee that you prefer. You can enjoy the same caffeine-charged iced coffee as your local Starbucks barista, right from the comfort of your own home!
Let me tell you a bit more about how to make iced coffee and which technique you’ll be using for this recipe:
How to make iced coffee at home
Iced coffee can be made using different methods. To make this an easy-to-follow recipe, you’ll brew a hot cup of coffee using the blonde roasted coffee beans and then cool it down completely.
This is the easiest way to make iced coffee at home, which makes it so great.
Making iced coffee by brewing coffee first and then cooling it down works as followed:
- Brew one cup of coffee using the blonde roasted coffee beans.
- You can use any brewing technique for this technique.
- After brewing the coffee, it needs to cool down.
- You can do so by adding a few ice cubes, so you can drink this iced coffee within minutes, or you can brew it and place it in the fridge overnight.
I’ll explain this technique of making iced coffee in-depth below in the recipe card, so it’s easy to understand, and you can follow along.
You can also use the stronger-tasting French press technique to make this delicious iced coffee at home.
Tip: If you want to learn more about these techniques, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
Now, let’s jump into the recipe:
- 18 grams of blonde roasted coffee beans
- 1 cup (0.24 l) of boiling water
- Ice cubes
- Optionally: a sweetener or a splash of dairy
- Start brewing coffee using the blonde roasted coffee beans. You can choose a pour over technique or use your French press to make your coffee.
- Once brewed, cool the coffee using a few ice cubes. You can also make the coffee the night before and cool it in the fridge overnight.
- Once the coffee is cooled enough, pour it into a nice tall glass.
- Add a few more ice cubes for that refreshing touch.
- Your iced coffee is now made. If you want, you can add a sweetener or dairy. It's all up to you.
Have a look below for some of my favorite sweeteners for iced coffee.
You can always adjust the coffee to water ratio to your preference. I think this ratio makes for an amazing coffee that is just right in flavor.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 1.8gSugar: 1.5gProtein: 1.4g
The nutritional information is based on adding one tablespoon of whole milk. This iced coffee without any add-ins has no calories.
How to sweeten your iced coffee
One of the best things about making coffee at home is that you can make it in the exact way you want to.
Do you prefer to add a tiny bit of whole milk to your iced milk, just like me? Or do you prefer to add a bit more? You can make this drink however you want.
Because this recipe is made with only iced coffee and some ice cubes for that refreshing touch, I’ll list a few sweeteners that I think will work great with this recipe:
If you think a sweetener will taste really good and suits your flavor, you can click on it, and it’ll bring you to the full recipe on that particular add-in.
I like adding just a splash of milk to my iced coffee. This changes depending on the milk I have in the refrigerator, so sometimes it’s dairy, but I also like dairy-free alternatives like soy milk and almond milk.
Tip: If you want to learn to make better iced coffee, then you can check out this article where I answer 10 frequently asked questions about iced coffee.
This coffee is great if you want to switch the flavors of your daily iced coffee. The blonde roasted coffee beans make for a unique-flavored iced coffee that is so enjoyable.
It’s a great coffee to drink throughout the day, and you can make a big batch at once, so you can make another coffee within minutes!
If you love to drink iced coffee, then I suggest having a look below. I’ve listed a few more iced coffee recipes that will be a great alternative to your morning joe.
Have you tried these coffee beans 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!