This Cool Hack Will Keep Your Iced Coffee From Getting Watered Down

Iced coffees and cold brews? Yes, please! Those first few sips are a delicious way to kick off your morning. But after a while, that perfect drink starts to get watered down from the ice melt. Flavors dilute, ingredients separate, and all you once loved is gone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a quick and easy hack to keep your iced coffee drinks from getting watered down.


Use coffee instead of water to freeze some ice cubes. When you plop a few in your iced coffee, no water will be added to your drink. It’ll just get another punch of flavor and ‘joe.

Here are two flavors you can make with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.

Mocha Ice Cubes

Equal parts:

  • 1 ¼ cup cold brew (or cooled coffee)
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup chocolate milk powder

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cubes

Equal parts:

  • 1 ¼ cup cold brew (or cooled coffee)
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

Mix the ingredients together and pour into an ice tray. When frozen, add to any cold coffee drink in place of tradition water ice.

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