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By Stormi Verret

Last updated: April 15, 2021

We can all appreciate a refreshing iced coffee every now and again. Unfortunately, they can run you about $5 a pop at a coffee shop, which gets out of hand pretty quickly if this is your go-to. So is it possible to make iced coffee with a Keurig in the comfort of your own home? Yes! Stay tuned to find out how. 

For Convenience’s Sake

Most people opt for a Keurig because their primary concern with coffee is speed and convenience. These machines, and other pod brewers like them essentially sacrifice some elements of quality brewing in exchange for these features and (sometimes) a lower price point than their higher end competitors. 

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We get it, sometimes you just need to get the job done. And the Keurig method can definitely handle this job with minimal hassle on your end. Plus, sometimes single serve machines can come in handy if your other options can only brew in larger batches.

However, just in case you are interested in getting a stronger or smoother brew, we are also going to include some alternative iced coffee methods at the end of this article. 

How to Make Iced Coffee With a Keurig

What You Need:

  • Any K-Cup* of your choice or My K-Cup Reusable Filter
  • Thermos or glass**
  • Ice or frozen coffee
  • 2 tbsp Milk or other creamer (optional)
  • 3 tsp sugar (optional)

* We recommend going for something dark, with intense, rich flavors, like Maud’s “Tall, Dark, and Handsome” Dark Roast. The ice will water down your drink over time, and if you adding milk, that will also dilute the coffee taste.         

**If you are brewing directly over ice, do not use a glass cup. It may shatter due to the temperature difference between the ice and the fresh brew. Also, use a larger cup than you usually would for the brew size you use. 

Let’s Brew It!

Set up the Machine

Prep for this method is pretty simple. All you need to do is turn on your Keurig, make sure you have enough water, and pop in your K-Cup or My K-Cup. If you are using the latter, you will need to put grounds into it before putting it into the machine. 

Prep the Cup

There are two different variants for this bit. You can fill your cup with ice first and brew directly over it. Or, you can brew into one mug and put ice in a separate glass. Then, when it is done brewing, you would slowly pour the hot coffee over the ice. 

We prefer the first method because as long as you use an appropriate sized glass, there is less chance of making a mess. Plus, you end up cleaning one cup instead of two. However, if this is your first time and you aren’t sure of how much ice to use or if your glass is going to cut it, go for the second method. 

Brew

Once you’ve decided which cup method you want to use, go ahead and select your cup size and start the brew. This step is usually pretty quick, so you can go ahead and grab your milk or creamer of choice out of the fridge and putter around a bit while you wait. 

Finish Up

Lastly, you will put the finishing touches on your Keurig Iced Coffee. That is, you are going to pour in some milk. We recommend using cold milk to help cool down your drink faster. This will also help prevent your ice from melting excessively fast.

Keurig Machine for Iced Coffee?

Now, you can use whatever Keurig machine you want. Seriously, iced coffee is so easy that you could use just about any brewing tool you want. However, Keurig does offer one machine that has an iced coffee brewing option, so we thought we should talk a little bit about it here. Meet the K-Elite. 

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As we mentioned, this is the only Keurig machine with a dedicated “iced” button intended to brew a concentrated coffee over ice. Keurig advertises this feature as having the ability to create a stronger-than usual brew that will hold up to the dilution caused by icing your beverage. 

Upon further research, it seems that Keurig hasn’t actually said anything about how  the machine does this, but we do have a few guesses as to what exactly this button does. 

Firstly, we think it likely lowers the brewing temperature a bit to give you a cooler brew from the get-go. Secondly, it probably also adjusts the volume of your brew to account for the space the ice takes up as well.

So, does it work? Yes. Do you need this specific model in order to make Keurig iced coffee? Absolutely not. In fact, if you go for a model with the “strong” or “shot” option, then you’ll likely get near-identical results. And, honestly, just about any model will do. 

In fact, Keurig sells tea pods specifically intended to “brew over ice.” They released this promotional video to go through the brewing method, and they use a different Keurig model. So, it follows that you probably don’t need to spring for the K-Elite to get iced coffee either. 

Hot Tips for Iced Coffee

Make Coffee Cubes 

One of the main complaints people have about iced coffee is that the ice dilutes the brew if you are taking your time drinking it. But thankfully, that doesn’t need to be a problem. However, this technique does require a good bit of extra effort on your part. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Brew a fairly large batch of coffee, you will need enough to fill the ice tray.
  2. After brewing, pour the brew into the ice tray. We recommend using a metal or silicon tray, but if you are using plastic, let your brew cool down a bit before pouring. 
  3. Carefully put the tray in the freezer and leave it there for 5 hours. 
  4. After 5 hours, the “ice” cubes should be frozen through, and you will need to transfer them to a ziplock bag. Or, at the very least, have put a ziplock bag around the tray before freezing. You don’t want any funky freezer flavors sneaking in. 

* You could also put a gallon bag around the tray itself to begin with if your tray is an appropriate size.

Also, Delish has some fun tips to try if you want to flavor your coffee cubes. 

Brew in Twos

If you are dissatisfied with the strength of your brew, try brewing two 4 or 6 ounce brews back to back over  ice rather than one 8 ounce brew. This definitely improves the strength and flavor of your brew because you are technically using a higher grounds to water ratio (because you switch out the pod between brews).

Unfortunately, this method does create extra waste if you are using disposable cups. So we recommend using a brand that has recyclable or returnable cups or simply opting for a My-Cup that you can empty and refill. 

Additionally, if you opt to use this method, we recommend brewing into a separate mug first and pouring the finished brew over your cup with ice in it afterwards. If you were to use the other method (brewing directly over ice), the ice would melt too soon and partially defeat the purpose of making a stronger brew.

Easy Ice-ternatives

Here at Roasty, we’ve covered a ton of iced coffee recipes for you to try out from Vanilla Iced Coffees to Mochas and even Thai iced coffees and blended brews, we have you covered on that front. Many of these can be accomplished with a Keurig, so we recommend you check them out if you are just wanting to mix things up in the flavor department.

However, we do want to mention a few iced coffee method variations here for you to try out. We have dedicated articles for each of these to explain things in more depth, so simply click the headers if you are interested. But, we’ll still include a little bit about each one here to get you started.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

While it would be straying from authenticity, you can technically use a Keurig to make Vietnamese-style iced coffee. Typically, you would use a specific drip tool to make some extra-strong brewed coffee. However, if you have a Keurig with a “strong” or “shot” button, then you can get the job done. 

Basically all this method involves is putting a couple tablespoons of condensed milk at the bottom of your cup, brewing your coffee over it, stirring, and pouring over ice. Seriously, it is that simple. 

Cold Brew

Now, if you are on the market for an ultra convenient iced coffee, cold brew is probably the best way to go. This is an especially good method for someone who drinks this type of coffee every day and is often in a bit of a hurry. Keurigs are fast, but you still have to deal with things getting watered down and potentially brewing multiple cycles to get your desired intensity. 

Cold brews basically do most of the work overnight for you. All you have to do is put some coarse grounds and room temperature water in a jar, stick it in your fridge and wait 10-20 hours. Once it has steeped, you just filter it and voila! You have yourself a coffee concentrate that you can dilute as you please with water, a spot of milk, and some ice. 

What is great about this method is that the concentrate that you make will last in your fridge for a whole week. So if you make enough of it, you won’t have to worry about much more than throwing things into your travel cup and hitting the road throughout the week. 

Iced Out

There you have it! It is indeed possible to make coffee with your Keurig and it is surprisingly easy to do. You can use any Keurig machine you want. But remember that if you are brewing directly over the ice, you should not be using a glass cup (though you can transfer your brew into one after the temperature homogenizes a bit).

Brewing with K-Cups can be fun thanks to the convenience and the array of flavors available to you. We hope this helped spice up (or chill out) your Keurig coffee routine.

Happy Caffeinating!

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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee In A Keurig Machine – TheCommonsCafe

by Linda

Cold brew coffee is coffee that is brewed at a lower temperature over a longer period of time. This results in a coffee that is less acidic and has a smoother flavor. Keurig machines are not designed to brew cold brew coffee, but there are ways to hack the machine to make a decent cup of cold brew.

Simply fill a 16-ounce tumbler (not a glass) with ice, insert your favorite K-Cup pod (any kind works), and press the “iced” button. The beverage will be released into the atmosphere as soon as it is hot and cold enough to drink over ice.

With the Keurig 2.0 machine, you can brew both hot coffee and iced coffee at the same time. However, there is a better option.

Can A Keurig Brew Cold Coffee?

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The new brewer is called K-Slim ICEDTM. Iced coffee with a refreshing touch of flavor and a full-flavored cup of coffee – always right and simple. With the Keurig® machine, you can now have both a hot cup of coffee and an iced tea at the same time, whether you want to get to work early or take an afternoon break.

With the Keurig K-Supreme Plus brewer, you can enjoy your favorite K-Cup flavors on ice while also making coffee. The three strength and three temperature settings enable you to make the perfect iced coffee, iced tea, or iced cocoa every time. The Keurig K-Supreme Plus brewer is an excellent choice whether you want a refreshing drink on a hot summer day or a strong, hot cup of coffee.

Make Delicious Iced Coffee At Home With This Easy Method!

The pods should be placed in the included cold brew filter before being brewed, and the “brew” button should be pressed when brewing iced coffee. With a few simple steps, you can make a delicious and refreshing cold brew that can be served on ice or over coffee in about six minutes.

How Do I Make Cold Brew Coffee In My Keurig?

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To make cold brew coffee in your Keurig, start by adding cold water to the reservoir. Then, add coffee grounds to the filter basket and close the lid. Place the brew cup on the drip tray and select the cold brew setting. Once the brew cycle is complete, remove the brew cup and enjoy your coffee!

Iced-coffee is one of my summer must-haves. Iced coffee at Starbucks is quite pricey when you consider how much money I have already spent on it. In addition to the Large Removable 80 oz Water Reservoir, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System comes with an Extra Large Removable 70 oz Water Reservoir. There are 5 cup sizes, including the option for an iced beverage setting (I’m a big fan). If you wait a few seconds, you’ll be drinking a delicious cup of freshly brewed iced coffee. Every morning, it’s so convenient to wake up early and brew a perfect cup of coffee in less than four minutes. You can also freeze pre-made coffee in ice cube trays and use it as a warming beverage when making iced coffee.

There is no function to the Keurig K Cup embedded button. Most people are aware of how their Keurig coffee maker interacts with the Iced button. If you need to make a small amount of coffee or have a short deadline, this button will allow you to brew it with less water. However, according to a Keurig customer, the Iced button on the coffee maker reduces the amount of coffee that is brewed. According to this customer, the only time the Iced button actually makes a difference is when the reservoir is not full. Despite the customer’s experience, it is worth noting that the Iced button has some advantages. This, for example, could help you save time if you need to get to work quickly. If you’re only making a few cups of coffee, the sip button may be useful as well. As a result, while the Iced button on a Keurig coffee maker is unlikely to do anything more than function as a convenient and useful feature, it can still be useful.

The Best Way To Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig

There is no need to purchase a pitcher or cold water; instead, you can use our SteePack TM filters. This feature can create a stronger brew than usual due to the amount of dilution that is produced by icing your beverage, according to Keurig. This Keurig machine is the only one in the market with a dedicated “iced” button that allows it to brew a concentrated cup of coffee over ice. If you’re looking for a simple way to make iced coffee on-the-go, the Keurig K-Elite Single Serve is an excellent choice. Simply add the k-cup of your choice to the machine after filling it with cold water. Furthermore, it includes a SteePack filter for a smooth cup of coffee.

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Beer contains substances that “harmonize” the state of a woman in certain periods, nutritionist Olga Perevalova said in an interview with Sputnik radio. RIA Novosti, 21.08.2022

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MOSCOW, August 21 – RIA Novosti. Beer contains substances that “harmonize” the state of a woman in certain periods, nutritionist Olga Perevalova said in an interview with Sputnik radio. Beer is always harmful for men, and in some cases it can not only harm women, but also bring relative benefits, the doctor believes. According to her, this drink can help to endure premenstrual syndrome (PMS) more easily. The reason is that it contains phytoestrogens that can restore the balance of female hormones in the body. “As a doctor, I can say that there are advantages to beer, but not for everyone and not always. The fact is that beer contains a lot of phytoestrogens, which is very useful for women’s health. With PMS, an imbalance of female hormones occurs, and beer harmonizes the situation,” Perevalova explained. However, women should not drink beer regularly, she warned. The drink contributes to weight gain, negatively affects the intestinal microflora and leads to the development of beer alcoholism, the doctor specified. fermentation, for example, the same beer. It is because of this that many fall into beer alcoholism, “Perevalova noted. Frequent beer drinking can have disastrous consequences for a woman’s appearance, the nutritionist continued.” she has a big belly and small legs, as well as swelling and a gray complexion,” Olga Perevalova concluded in an interview with Sputnik radio.

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MOSCOW, August 21 – RIA Novosti. Beer contains substances that “harmonize” the state of a woman in certain periods, nutritionist Olga Perevalova said in an interview with Sputnik radio.

Beer is always harmful for men, and in some cases it can not only harm women, but also bring relative benefits, the doctor believes. According to her, this drink can help to endure premenstrual syndrome (PMS) more easily. The reason is that it contains phytoestrogens that can restore the balance of female hormones in the body.

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“As a doctor, I can say that there are advantages to beer, but not for everyone and not always. The fact is that beer contains a lot of phytoestrogens, which is very beneficial for women’s health. PMS causes an imbalance of female hormones, and beer harmonizes the situation,” Perevalova explained.

However, women shouldn’t drink beer regularly either, she warned. The drink contributes to weight gain, negatively affects the intestinal microflora and leads to the development of beer alcoholism, the doctor said.

“Those women who like to indulge in beer begin to get fat. In lovers of this drink, such a fungal flora grows in the intestines, which begins to constantly demand products that cause fermentation, for example, the same beer. It is because of this that many fall into beer alcoholism “, – said Perevalova.

Frequent drinking of beer can be disastrous for a woman’s appearance, the nutritionist continued.

“A woman who loves beer can be seen from a mile away, because she has a big belly and small legs, as well as swelling and a gray complexion,” Olga Perevalova concluded in an interview with Sputnik radio.

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Is cold beer a good idea?

Beer is best served at the right temperature: Properly chilled (but not too cold), pour into a glass mug so that a lush foam forms on top. Served in this way, the “golden drink” is a celebration of taste and an ideal way to cool off on a hot evening, as well as relax a little. However, sometimes our beer is not chilled properly and we want to drink it quickly. Then some people reach for the ice cubes they plan to add to the drink.

Is that a good idea though?

Don’t drink ice-cold beer!

In short: NO! Frozen beer is absolutely not the best idea and you should beware of it. Even if my friend sees, my friend sees, and my friend’s cousin sees nothing wrong with what is happening to my uncle’s son-in-law. Okay, survive, the world will not collapse, the thunder from the clear sky will not shine, and the trumpets of Jericho will not play. Well, for God’s sake, you will deprive your beer of the most valuable thing: taste.

Ice is a bad idea to speed up the cooling of beer. If you add ice cubes to a golden drink, the bubbles will disappear faster, and with them the aroma. Otherwise, we will drink some chilled beer, a similar liquid without any expression. But it can even be considered a waste of beer.

What influences the taste of beer

Do you add water to beer? No! And yet ice is water, which will further melt and dilute your drink. What actually affects the taste of beer? It is defined by three main ingredients. The first is hops, or rather the cones of the plant of the same name (perennials). The type and type of hop cones (and even the place on the globe where these cones are grown) determine the final flavor of the beer. The second ingredient is malt. It is he who largely determines the aroma of the drink: whether it will be strong (for example, Pils malt), deep (for example, Munich malt) or sweetish (caramel malt). Malt is obtained from cereals: barley, wheat, spelt, rye, oats or buckwheat. Moreover, the final taste of the beer itself depends not only on its variety, but also on the time and temperature of drying.

And the third ingredient that affects the taste of beer is water! It’s 97-98% beer! And it is the type of water used in the production of beer that greatly affects the taste of the drink. Even the hardness of the water is important. Soft is used when brewing delicate and thin beers (pilsner, lager), in the case of beer with a more characteristic taste and bitterness – hard water with an admixture of sulfur! What if you yourself add water (ice cubes) to your drink? Such a procedure destroys all the painstaking work of brewers.

You don’t always know what kind of water the ice cubes are made of, and adding it will upset the ideal proportion of water in the beer.

Can beer be cooled with ice?

Ice can be used to chill beer provided it is not added to the drink itself.