Frozen coffee is quick and simple to blend up at home! It makes a tasty puree that’s better than any coffee shop.

Frozen Coffee

Here’s a coffee drink that’s icy, bold and rich: and so easy to whip up at home: Frozen Coffee! There are lots of different ways to make a frozen coffee, like a frappe or even an iced mocha. But this recipe is quick and simple with just 3 ingredients! Grab some leftover strong coffee, ice and a blender to make this easy and refreshing coffee drink.

What’s in frozen coffee?

Frozen coffee is a drink made by blending coffee with ice and sugar. It’s similar to a frappé, a frozen drink of blended instant coffee, sugar and water or milk. This drink is even simpler, because all you need are three ingredients:

  • Strong coffee (see below)
  • Ice
  • Sugar

This drink is so quick and easy to make, it’s become of a favorite caffeinated treat to whip up in the afternoons or especially in summer! The recipe below makes a nice medium-sized drink, but feel free to double it if you prefer a large drink, closer to the size you’d find at a coffee shop.

Frozen Coffee

How to make the strong coffee

What’s the definition of a strong coffee? Here are a few methods for making a cup of joe that works in this frozen coffee recipe. You’ll want it strong enough so the coffee flavor shines through, so a normal pot of coffee doesn’t quite do the trick.

  • Use 2x the grounds of your usual coffee method. Try our Pourover or French Press Coffee methods.
  • Use a Moka Pot. The Moka Pot (aka Bialetti) makes a strong coffee similar to espresso. You can use straight Moka Pot coffee or water it down slightly (one recipe makes nearly enough for two of these drinks).

For the topping

If you like, you can top your frozen coffee with a good dollop of whipped cream. We don’t think it’s necessary, but it makes for a fun garnish! Here are some options:

Frozen Coffee

More frozen coffee drinks

There are loads of ways to make frozen or iced coffee drinks! Here are a few more cold coffee drinks we love:

This frozen coffee recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free omit the whipped cream or use vegan whipped cream.

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Frozen Coffee

Frozen Coffee

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium drink (double for a large drink) 1x


  • ¾ cup strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • Whipped cream, for topping (optional)


  1. Place the coffee, ice, and sugar in the blender and blend until combined.
  2. If desired, top with whipped cream to serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Frozen coffee

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. Yum! This looks so good. I’m partial to an iced coffee at home, but will give this recipe a try this summer (I reckon it will be perfect for those 40 degree (celsius!) days we get here in Australia). Love the tip about using the moka pot too to make it a stronger coffee!