Home Brew Guide — 3 Ways To Make Iced Coffee At Home – Old Spike
Home Brew Guide — 3 Ways To Make Iced Coffee At Home

Home Brew Guide — 3 Ways To Make Iced Coffee At Home

How To Make Iced Coffee At Home

Although it hasn’t felt like it at times, summer’s here, and as such, we’re going to show you three easy iced coffee recipes to take your home brewing game to the next level. In this journal entry, we will highlight 3 recipes for home brewing using filter coffee, espresso, and cold brew. So, get your ice in the freezer, your brewing equipment out and strap in.

Old Spike iced filter coffee with a straw on a table

Iced Coffee Recipe with Filter

Old Spike Coffee Tip: Wilton Benitez

Brew Ratio

It's all about balance, my friends. For a stellar iced coffee with a filter, aim for a brew ratio of 1:15. That means for every gram of coffee, you'll use 15 grams of water.


Use a dose of 30 grams of freshly ground coffee for a 450ml serving.

Grind Size

We want a medium grind, somewhere between table salt and flakey sea salt. Too fine, and you'll get an over-extracted mess. Too coarse, and you'll end up with a weak & watery cup.

Brewing Steps

  1. Boil your water and let it sit for about 30 seconds to cool slightly.
  2. Add ice to your serving glass to chill it.
  3. Place a filter in your brewer, add the coffee grounds, and level them off.
  4. Start your timer and slowly pour the hot water over the coffee, making sure to saturate all the grounds evenly.
  5. Let it steep for about 3 minutes, giving it a gentle stir at the 1.5-minute mark.
  6. Once the time's up, give it one last stir and let it drip into your chilled glass filled with ice.
  7. Add more ice to your liking, and you've got yourself a killer iced coffee that'll make any summer's day that bit better. 

Full filter coffee brew guide here

Person hold three Old Spike iced lattes

Iced Coffee Recipe with Espresso

Old Spike Coffee Tip: Arnhem Blend 

Brew Ratio

We're turning up the intensity here. Shoot for a brew ratio of 1:2.5. That's 1 gram of coffee to 2.5 grams of water.


Take 18 grams of finely ground coffee for espresso.

Grind Size

We're talking fine. Think powdered sugar, and you're on the right track.

Brewing Steps:

  1. Pull a shot of espresso into a small pitcher or shot glass.
  2. Grab some ice, fill your serving glass, and get that thing chilled.
  3. Fill the glass with water or milk depending on your preference
  4. Pour the freshly extracted espresso over the ice, and watch that liquid gold cascade down.
  5. 4. If you're feeling fancy, you can add a dash of simple syrup, but if it were us, we’d leave it to maximise the flavour coming through from the coffee! 
  6. Mix it up, sip it slowly, and savour the caffeinated glory that is iced espresso.

Full espresso brew guide here 

Old Spike cold brew coffee being poured into a glass

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Brew Ratio

We're going full-on coffee concentrate here. Aim for a brew ratio of 1:5. That's 1 gram of coffee to 5 grams of water.


Use a dose of 100 grams of coarsely ground coffee for a 500ml serving.

Grind Size

We're going coarse for this one. Picture breadcrumbs, and you're spot on.

Brewing Steps

  1. Mix your coarsely ground coffee with cold water in a jar or pitcher.

  2. Stir it up, making sure all the coffee is fully saturated.

  3. Cover it and let it steep in the fridge for a good 12 to 18 hours. Patience, my friends. Good things come to those who wait.

  4. Once the time's up, strain the coffee through a fine-mesh sieve or a coffee filter.

  5. Dilute it with water or milk to your liking, or if you really want to hear the flavour sing, we recommend drinking straight!

  6. Store the rest in the fridge for a caffeine fix anytime you damn well please.

Three iced coffee recipes, three different methods, three equally delicious results. Summer, sorted. Grab your favourite coffee beans, pick the method of your choice and get brewing.