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Learn How to Make Iced Coffee With A Keurig In 3 Simple Steps

Written by

Erica Cervenkova

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Here’s the thing:

Keurig coffee makers have built a solid reputation for convenience and practicality when it comes to brewing hot coffee.

But did you know?

You can just as easily make iced coffee at home using your Keurig coffee machine.

So, keep reading to discover some incredibly easy steps and helpful tips for the best results.


Preparation Time:5 minutes
Preparation Difficulty:2/10
Serving Size:1 Cup (16 Oz)
Best Served:Cold

Ingredients and Equipment

K-Cup of your choice
Recommended: Dark Roast K-Cup Pod
Any Keurig Coffee Maker
Recommended: Keurig K-Elite Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Step-by-Step Preparation Procedure


Once you’ve prepared these ingredients, set up your Keurig coffee brewer by plugging it in and filling the reservoir. Then, follow these simple steps…

1. Add Some Ice to Your Cup

Ice in cup Keurig


Add a generous amount of ice to your temperature-resistant cup. It would be best to fill it to about a third of the cup because some ice would melt on contact.


Place the cup on the drip tray directly underneath the dispenser.

2. Insert a K-Cup Pod into Your Brewer

Keurig Insert K-Cup


Insert your preferred K-Cup pod into your Keurig machine and select the “6 OZ” button.


Opting for a smaller brew maximizes the strength of your drink.

If your Keurig has a “STRONG” or “SHOT” button, it would be best to click on it to avoid a watered-down coffee flavor.


The Keurig K-Elite coffee maker comes with a specific “ICED” button that brews a strong cup of coffee that doesn’t get diluted in the ice.

So, if you’re using a K-Elite, that is the button to push.

In any case:

Push the large “K” button at the center to begin the brew. And your Keurig should immediately start dispensing the coffee directly onto the ice in the cup.

3. Stir Thoroughly

Iced Coffee Keurig


When the brew is complete, give the content of your cup a thorough stir.

At this point:

It is up to you to include any sweeteners, ranging from flavored syrup to cream and sugar.

Whatever you choose, mix it in vigorously.


That is all it takes to make an iced coffee with your Keurig coffee machine.

Useful Tips & Tricks

  • When combined with ice, lighter roasts dilute and taste watered-down. As such, baristas and coffee enthusiasts recommend using a dark roast coffee pod to get the most flavor out of this drink.
  • Furthermore, If you have the time, you can make special coffee ice cubes to ensure your drink retains its intensity even as the ice melts. To do this, fill an ice tray with cold coffee and leave it in the freezer till it solidifies.
  • Also, an alternative to brewing directly over ice is to refrigerate a hot brew and then pour it into a glass of ice. This way, you get a stronger cup of coffee because the ice melts slower.
  • Finally, customize your iced coffee with a variety of sweeteners, creamers, and other ingredients. You could combine some condensed milk or creamer with chocolate, caramel, or hazelnut syrup for an elite experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make Iced Coffee with a Regular Keurig?

Although Keurigs are optimized for brewing hot coffee, you can make iced coffee with any model. All you have to do is let your coffee cool and add ice, or brew directly into a cup filled with ice.

How Do You Make Iced Coffee with Keurig Iced Coffee?

To make iced coffee with your Keurig coffee machine, you do not require special iced coffee K-Cups. Any regular K-Cup pod should be fine; however, we recommend using dark roast coffee pods for the best outcome.

Can My Keurig Brew Cold Coffee?

No, your Keurig coffee maker cannot directly brew cold coffee. Keurigs brew hot coffee, which can then be chilled and iced.

How Does Keurig Iced Coffee Setting work?

The Keurig K-Elite coffee brewer is manufactured with a button specifically for preparing iced coffee. This setting is designed to retain the strength and flavor of the hot brewed coffee while it cools over ice.

What Keurig Pods Are Best For Iced Coffee?

The best Keurig coffee pod for your customized glass of iced coffee would be your favorite coffee blend. However, most experts recommend using a dark roast Keurig coffee pod for your iced coffee recipe.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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