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Condensed Milk Iced Coffee

Treat yourself to a condensed milk iced coffee for a refreshing caffeine boost! The recipe requires only 2 ingredients (plus ice) and is super easy to make. The perfect cold drink on a hot day!

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Iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk

No need to rush out of the door early to stop by the coffee shop when you can make the most delicious iced coffee at home.

And what is the secret to the best iced coffee? Two things: richly roasted coffee beans (aka your favorite coffee) and sweetened condensed milk.

From pies to cheesecakes to cookies, we love cooking with condensed milk and often end up with some leftover milk.

So one day, I decided to prepare my iced coffee with these leftovers and ended up with the best iced coffee I had ever tasted.

Condensed milk pairs so well with coffee. It gives this icy drink a fantastic, milky sweetness with a hint of caramel. Unbelievably good!

Want a hot version? Check out my hot condensed milk coffee recipe for the step-by-step instructions.

♥ Reasons to love condensed milk iced coffee

  • Easy: It’s such an easy process. You only need a few simple ingredients and no fancy equipment. Just plan some time to soak the coffee overnight (cold brew) or let your hot-brewed coffee cool.
  • Delicious: Condensed milk iced coffee is a refreshing caffeinated drink on a hot day. It tastes equally as delicious as you’ll get at any coffee shop and comes for a fraction of the cost!
  • Adaptable: When you make iced coffee at home, you can make it as mild or intense in flavor as you want, and adjust it to be as sweet or creamy as you wish. Plus, you get to create all kinds of iced coffee flavors. Yum!
condensed milk iced coffee ingredients

Ingredients

Let’s chat about everything you need to make this tasty iced treat. Please refer to the printable recipe card below for exact quantities.

  • Coffee: You need 1 cup of prepared coffee (chilled) or cold brew. I like medium roast, but any is fine.
  • Sweetened condensed milk is the milk and sweetener part all in one. I like regular, full-fat sweetened condensed milk, but low-fat condensed milk will also work.
  • Ice: Have plenty of ice ready to keep your drink nice and frosty.

Cold Brew VS. Brewed Coffee

For this condensed milk iced coffee recipe, you can use cold brew or brewed coffee – it all depends on your personal preference.

  • Cold brew coffee is my favorite. It tastes milder and less acidic than hot brewed coffee. And since it’s already cold, you can make your iced coffee right away. I always store a big jar of cold brew in the fridge to use throughout the week. You can see my cold brew recipe below.
  • Brewed drip coffee: Alternatively, brew your favorite coffee as you usually would and set it aside to cool for 1 to 2 hours, until it reaches room temperature.
  • Espresso: You can also make condensed milk iced coffee with espresso, but you will need to add extra milk (whole or 2%). See my condensed milk latte recipe for the instructions.

Ingredient notes

How to make cold brew coffee
  1. Add 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans to a large mason jar or pitcher.
  2. Stir in 4 cups of filtered water.
  3. Cover airtight and chill for 12 to 24 hours. The longer you let the coffee sit, the stronger the flavor.
  4. Stir the mixture and then pour through a coffee filter into a measuring cup or bowl.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  6. This cold brew is quite strong. You can dilute it with water for a milder taste.
What is the best type of ice for iced coffee?

Choosing the right ice for your iced coffee key. Crushed ice is the most popular at coffee shops, but it melts and dilutes your coffee faster. Not my preferred choice.

Medium-sized ice cubes are probably what most of us have on hand and it works great.

Large blocks of ice are an excellent option to drink your iced coffee outside on a hot day because it takes longer to melt.

How to make iced coffee with condensed milk

Sweetened condensed milk iced coffee is so good and so easy to make! All it takes is a few steps, and then you have a delicious, cold drink on your hands!

Step 1 combine coffee and condensed milk
  • Combine coffee and condensed milk. Pour the coffee and sweetened condensed milk into a tall glass, measuring jug, or pot (something with a spout works best). Using a spoon or whisk, stir until everything is well combined and the condensed milk is fully dissolved.
step 2 pour coffee over ice
  • Assemble iced coffee. Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the coffee condensed milk mixture over the ice. Pop in a straw and serve right away. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Blend the condensed milk and coffee first: Making sure that your condensed milk dissolves into the coffee before you pour it over the ice is the most important step in making this recipe. I find mixing the coffee and condensed milk difficult once it’s poured over ice.
  • Less sweet: For a slightly less sweet version, dilute the sweetened condensed milk with whole milk, half-and-half, or evaporated milk. Use 1 tablespoon of condensed milk and 2 to 3 tablespoons of half-and-half / evaporated milk / whole milk and adjust from there.
  • Sweeter coffee: For a sweeter coffee, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of condensed milk.
  • Dairy-free: For a vegan or dairy-free drink, substitute condensed oat milk or condensed coconut milk.
  • More servings: My recipe makes 1 serving. If you need more, simply double, triple, or quadruple the ingredient amounts.
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Variations

Vanilla, mocha, caramel, and peppermint are 4 of my favorite iced coffee flavors, and here is how to make ’em:

  • Vanilla: To make a vanilla iced coffee, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract when combining the coffee and condensed milk.
  • Mocha: For a chocolate iced mocha, mix 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk with 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder until perfectly blended. Then combine with the coffee and pour over ice.
  • Caramel: Replace the sweetened condensed milk with dulce de leche to create caramel iced coffee. You can find dulce de leche in jam or ice cream aisle at the grocery store. Or try this homemade dulce de leche recipe.
  • Peppermint: Add a few drops of peppermint extract. Peppermint extract is potent stuff, so go lightly. You can always add more if you’d like.
  • More flavors: You can mix and match to create endless flavor options. Try adding ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, hazelnut or almond extract, or a little Bailey’s.
3 jugs of condensed milk iced coffee

Storage instructions

Can you store leftover iced coffee?

Yes and no. You can store the sweetened creamed coffee mixture (without the ice) well-covered in the refrigerator.

  • Cold brew coffee will last for up to a week in the fridge.
  • Drip coffee has a shorter shelf life and will taste stale after 24 hours. However, it will still be okay to drink.

Once you’ve poured the coffee over the ice, you should drink it immediately. The ice will eventually melt and dilute the aroma of the coffee.

jar of Vietnamese iced coffee

FAQ

What is condensed milk iced coffee?

It’s a sweet and creamy beverage made from coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and ice. Condensed milk acts as the sweetener (instead of sugar or simple syrup) and creamer (in place of milk or cream).

What does condensed milk iced coffee taste like?

Condensed milk iced coffee tastes cool, refreshing, and sweet. The dominant flavor is from the variety of coffee used in its preparation, with a lovely toffee note from the condensed milk.

The condensed milk makes the mouthfeel a little creamier and thicker than iced coffee with regular milk.

Overall, this recipe is great if you like iced coffee and milkshake. And since the drink is served over ice, it’s a wonderful beverage for the summer.

Is there caffeine in iced coffee?

Yes, condensed milk coffee contains caffeine because there is caffeine in coffee, which is the basis of this drink.

Can I make caffeine-free iced coffee?

Absolutely! Simply swap in your favorite decaf coffee and prepare the recipe as instructed.

Is this Vietnamese iced coffee?

No, my recipe isn’t Vietnamese iced coffee, but simply iced coffee with condensed milk.

Traditional recipes use dark-roasted Cafe du Monde or Trung Nguyen coffee, which is dripped through a Vietnamese coffee filter.

Visit White On Rice Couple for an authentic Vietnamese iced coffee recipe.

More cold drinks

Stay cool this summer with some of our favorite cold drink recipes! They’re all super delicious and great for staying cool on hot days. For more ideas, browse our full list of beverages!

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sweetened condensed milk iced coffee recipe.

Condensed Milk Iced Coffee Recipe

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Treat yourself to a condensed milk iced coffee for a refreshing caffeine boost! The recipe requires only 2 ingredients (plus ice) and is super easy to make. The perfect cold drink on a hot day!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 240 ml / 8 fl oz coffee, at room temperature or chilled
  • 1 to 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Make coffee. Prepare a batch of cold brew or hot-brewed coffee and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine coffee and condensed milk. Pour the coffee and sweetened condensed milk into a tall glass, measuring jug, or pot (something with a spout works best). Using a spoon or whisk, stir until everything is well combined and the condensed milk is fully dissolved.
    Tip 1: I find mixing the coffee and condensed milk difficult once it's poured over ice, so I recommend blending them first (before pouring them over the ice).
    Tip 2: Start with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and adjust from there. For a sweeter coffee, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of condensed milk. For a less sweet version, use only 1 tablespoon of condensed milk and 2 to 3 tablespoons of whole milk, half-and-half, or evaporated milk.
  3. Assemble iced coffee. Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the coffee condensed milk mixture over the ice. Pop in a straw and serve right away. Enjoy!

Notes

Flavor Variations

  • Vanilla: To make a vanilla iced coffee, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract when combining the coffee and condensed milk.
  • Mocha: For a chocolate iced mocha, mix 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk with 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder until perfectly blended. Then combine with the coffee and pour over ice.
  • Caramel: Replace the sweetened condensed milk with dulce de leche to create caramel iced coffee. You can find dulce de leche in jam or ice cream aisle at the grocery store. Or try this homemade dulce de leche recipe.
  • Peppermint: Add a few drops of peppermint extract. Peppermint extract is potent stuff, so go lightly. You can always add more if you'd like.
  • More flavors: You can mix and match to create endless flavor options. Try adding ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, hazelnut or almond extract, or a little Bailey's.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

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