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French press iced coffee

French Press Iced Coffee

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings (1 1/2 cups) 1x


Here’s how to make French press iced coffee! It’s a quick and easy way to make an iced version of your favorite brew.




  1. Grind the coffee: Grind the coffee beans to a medium grind using a coffee grinder (a burr grinder is most consistent but not required). The size of grind is important: if it’s too fine it can create sediment; if it’s too coarse it’s not flavorful enough.
  2. Heat the water: Heat the water to hot but not boiling (200 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit) using an electric kettle, or bring it to a boil on the stovetop and then let it sit for 1 minute to decrease in temperature.
  3. Add coffee grounds: Add the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Let coffee bloom for 1 minute: Add hot water to the height of the coffee and stir with a spoon. Set a timer and wait for 1 minute.
  5. Add water and brew 4 minutes: Fill the French press to the top (just below the spout) and stir again. Set a timer and wait for 4 minutes.
  6. Plunge: Place the lid on the French press and slowly press the plunger all the way down.
  7. Serve: Fill two tall glasses with ice. Pour the hot coffee over the ice (about half the ice should melt). Add additional ice if necessary. If desired, serve with a splash of milk or a drizzle of sweetener like maple syrup or simple syrup.


*Or, simply use French Press Cold Brew Coffee to make 5 servings at once.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: French Press
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: French press iced coffee