DIY - Easy Iced Latte

2:57 PM

I'm a big iced coffee fan and like making my own!  About a year ago I posted a recipe for DIY iced latte.  I think I called it Mason Jar Coffee.  That recipe will works great and I stand by it.

I have, however tweaked the recipe so here is my new version.

DIY - Easy Iced Latte
 To tell you the truth, this whole thing started because I found this bottle that I really liked.  I like the way it looks and I REALLY like the way it closes.

I like this closure!

Yes, that's a silly reason to change a recipe, but whatever.  It is what it is!  You can TOTALLY still make this recipe in a mason jar.  The coffee is still just as good!

Mason Jar Coffee

For this recipe you will need:
Instant Coffee
Sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
Non-Dairy Creamer (or milk of your choice)
flavor syrup (optional)
Hot tap water
25oz bottle (or mason jar)

Funnel or measuring cup with a spout

This is all you need!

I mix my coffee in a pyrex measuring cup with a spout.  You could also mix directly in the bottle if you have a funnel.  (I can't find mine-thanks kids!)

In a mixing vessel combine:

4 heaping Tablespoons of instant coffee (I use 1/2 regular and 1/2 decaf)
6 heaping Tablespoons non-Dairy Creamer
1 1/2 teaspoons flavored syrup (optional)

Instant Coffee

Next add 3/4 cup of hot tap water.  Stir until combined.  You will have a thick coffee syrup.

Mix with 3/4 c. hot tap water
Still until everything is mixed
If all of the creamer doesn't melt, don't panic.  It will.

Pour the coffee syrup into the bottle.
Pour coffee syrup into the bottle

You're almost done!

Finally, fill the bottle the rest of the way with cold tap water.

Add tap water

Wasn't that easy!

Serve cold or over ice.

This coffee makes the perfect Brunch or Housewarming Gift!


Empty bottles like this one are available at The Container Store and some department stores in the summer time.  It's usually a seasonal item.  It's called a Swing Top Bottle.

I found my bottle at the Farmer's Market for less than $2.  Sure it was filled with soda when I bought it, but that's an easy fix.  Look for Lorina Soda (it's French).  They make beautiful bottles (and the soda is good too)!

Lorina Soda makes lovely bottles!

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