Iced coffee with condensed milk in a mason jar with a straw and cupcakes in the background

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This recipe makes 1 Gallon of Iced Coffee Concentrate. You can easily double everything if you’re serving a large crowd. By the way, this is an awesome party drink on a hot summer day (or even if it’s just a little warm out, you should go ahead and make a batch).

I took my jug of coffee to my parents house for Sunday lunch and my creative sister Alla added a little extra condensed milk and poured it into a blender to make an amazing coffee frappe. Yeah it’s seriously awesome. It’s just as good (maybe a little a lot better) as the stuff in coffee shops that are $4-$5 a cup.

Be your own barista and offer iced or blended (don’t forget to put out a tip jar!). We love having this iced coffee concentrate in the fridge; it’s so easy to make an amazing iced coffee on the go!

Ingredients for Perfect Iced Coffee:

1/2 lb Ground Coffee (~3 1/4 cups)
8 cups Boiling Water
8 cups Ice Cold Water
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

What You’ll Need:

Either a large french press or a fine mesh sieve with 6 layers of cheese cloth

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How To Make Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk:

1. Pour ground coffee in a large heat proof bowl or pot. Add in 8 cups boiling hot water. Stir to get all of the coffee grounds wet then let it sit 5 minutes. (Note: if grinding your own coffee, don’t grind it too fine or it will go right through your cheese cloth).

Three photos of ground coffee in a bowl with ingredients being added to the bowls

2. If you have a french press, put it through the press in a couple batches, otherwise, Place the colander over a clean, heat proof bowl or jug and line the sieve with 6 layers of cheesecloth (this will catch the stray coffee grounds)

Two photos one of a strainer and one of the coffee being strained

3. After the coffee is all strained, discard the coffee grounds and add in 8 cups ice cold water to the coffee. Refrigerate until ready to use. This concentrate lasts 3 weeks to a month in the fridge (it will likely be consumed long before that, but just in case you’re wondering).

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4. To serve, fill a tall glass or mason jar almost to the top with ice. Pour your coffee concentrate to the top of the ice. Add 1-2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk depending on how much of a sweet tooth you’ve got. I thought it was perfect with 1 1/2 Tbsp. Stir with a spoon until the condensed milk is well incorporated (it tends to sink to the bottom). Add a straw and drink it on a hammock in the shade. 🙂

Three photos of iced coffee with condensed milk being put together in a mason jar

Oh yeah… I just don’t think you could really over-do it with condensed milk (It’s just as good as nutella; there I said it).

A mason jar with iced coffee and condensed milk is being added to it

Natasha holding an iced coffee with condensed milk in a mason jar with a straw

So, iced or a blended frappuccino?

A close up of an iced coffee with condensed milk with cupcakes, coffee and coffee beans around the jar

What’s your favorite summer drink?

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk Recipe

4.86 from 41 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Iced coffee with condensed milk in a mason jar with a straw and cupcakes in the background
This recipe makes 1 Gallon of Iced Coffee Concentrate. You can easily double everything if you're serving a large crowd. You can also add a little extra condensed milk and pour it into a blender to make an amazing coffee frappe. !What You'll Need: Either a large french press or a fine mesh sieve with 6 layers of cheese cloth.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 12 -14
  • 1/2 lb Ground Coffee, ~3 1/4 cups
  • 8 cups Boiling Water
  • 8 cups Ice Cold Water
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Instructions

  • Pour ground coffee in a large heat proof bowl or pot. Add in 8 cups boiling hot water. Stir to get all of the coffee grounds wet then let it sit 5 minutes. (Note: if grinding your own coffee, don't grind it too fine or it will go right through your cheese cloth).
  • If you have a french press, put it through the press in a couple batches, otherwise, Place the colander over a clean, heat proof bowl or jug and line the sieve with 6 layers of cheesecloth (this will catch the stray coffee grounds).
  • After the coffee is all strained, discard the coffee grounds and add in 8 cups ice cold water to the coffee. Refrigerate until ready to use. This concentrate lasts 3 weeks to a month in the fridge.
  • To serve, fill a tall glass or mason jar almost to the top with ice. Pour your coffee concentrate to the top of the ice. Add 1-2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk depending on how much of a sweet tooth you've got. Stir with a spoon until the condensed milk is well incorporated (it tends to sink to the bottom).
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

This recipe was adapted from 2 lovely ladies: The pioneer woman’s iced coffee and Steamy Kitchen’s Vietnamese Coffee.

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Lillian
    September 23, 2022

    This is pretty much Vietnamese coffee 🙂 only difference is the coffee is slowly dripped through a metal filter.

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  • Cindy
    July 2, 2022

    Can you use already brewed coffee or instant coffee for this?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2022

      Hi Cindy! That should work!

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  • Miriama Gonewai
    June 15, 2021

    Mahn I so love all your recipes. They’re so easy and make and super yummy. More importantly your ingredients are very much affordable and healthy. Thank you so much for sharing your skills and knowledge with us.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2021

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Amy
    February 20, 2021

    When I lived on Oahu, the nice lady at Hilo Hattie told me this similar recipe (it’s what they were serving as free samples): Brew a pot of flavored Hawaiian coffee, put in fridge. Next day, mix in a jug with a small can of sweetened condensed milk, serve over ice.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      Yum! That sounds delicious!

      Reply

  • kenny martin
    October 26, 2020

    love all those recipes and try to make and eat as many as I can. LOL,high metabolism, wow I needed to get a large pickle jar for all of that coffee.then had to lay the jar over on its side but it it very good, Thank you again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2020

      You’re welcome! Thanks for your great feedback, Kenny.

      Reply

  • Ana Valentin
    July 9, 2020

    Love all your recipe!! Love to see all your video which I enjoyed and laugh with you. I made most of your recipes and came out so good. Thanks my friend.!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 10, 2020

      My pleasure! Thanks for always watching my videos, so great to hear that you are enjoying them!

      Reply

  • Mia
    July 9, 2020

    Can I add instant coffee?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      It would work, but I don’t think it would taste as good. Maybe as a last resort if the store ran out of coffee. lol.

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  • JP
    September 22, 2019

    Really loved this recipe thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Gail Helmick
    August 19, 2019

    I was wondering if I can add a caramel or chocolate sauce to this iced coffee? My husband likes a mocha iced coffee

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2019

      Hi Gail! I haven’t tested that but I think it could work & that sounds delicious! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Linda
    July 8, 2019

    I’m vegan, can a swap the condense milk with another type of milk that would give the same taste, or close to it. Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      July 8, 2019

      Hi Linda, yes you can definitely substitute with different ways of sweetening the coffee.

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  • Batts Laury
    June 27, 2019

    I was wondering if you could use coffee filters? Thank you for the coffee recipe.

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    • Natasha
      June 27, 2019

      Hi, Coffee filters filter very slowly and it’s tricky figuring out what to set them in unless you have the right size colander where the grounds won’t spill over the side. If you are very patient, you can make it work with coffee filters.

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  • Liza Roy
    April 11, 2019

    Thanks for the best coffee recipe!
    It looks yummy!
    will definitely try it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2019

      I hope you love it Liza, thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Jenny
    October 7, 2018

    This is what I am looking for my coffee listing to treat my friends at weekend. Thanks for your great recipes. I will be back with reviews.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2018

      I look forward to hearing how you like it!

      Reply

  • Ignatius
    September 2, 2018

    Wow, Such a great recipe you have shared. I love the article too much. I read all the details very carefully. I enjoyed to read your post because you have described the process one by one. Off course I will try this recipe at home. Thank you. Ignatius

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2018

      Thank you so much Ignatius!

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      • Sue
        June 26, 2019

        Hello –
        I’m wondering why you can’t add the condensed milk to the whole batch. Seems like it would be easier if serving at a brunch it it were ready to drink. And I know 3-stars is a low rating but I find it misleading when people rate things as 5-Star when they haven’t tried it.
        Thanks

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        • Natasha
          June 26, 2019

          Hi Sue, everyone has a different preference for sweetness; some love their coffee black, some love it super sweet and some love just a drop of sweetness. This is why we let people mix in as much as they desire.

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          • Sue
            June 26, 2019

            Thanks for clarifying. I’ll have to find a pretty way to present the condensed milk on the buffet table.

  • Jennifer
    August 24, 2018

    Life is always busy, always thinking but when a cup of iced coffee with condensed milk of any kind, it also gives us a fresh start and excitement to be able to complete the work of the day.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2018

      Yes! I completely agree Jennifer! Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Hanna
    July 13, 2018

    Look Awesome! This will be a great drink for my friends to enjoy when we have gossips.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2018

      That sounds fun!

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  • Alexandra McGee
    May 28, 2018

    As amazing as this recipe was, I was disappointed when I got towards the end of my pitcher of coffee. I would shake it every day when I used it and at the end there was this thick black powdered residue that made the coffee taste horrible. Almost like a smoke taste. I gagged as I tried the last cup and had to just dump the rest out. I followed the recipe to the “t” as they say. And the first few cups were great. Anyone experience something like this?

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    • Natasha
      May 29, 2018

      Hi Alexandra, a little bit of sediment is pretty typical for coffee drinks. I would suggest not stirring and when you get to the last 1/2 cup of liquid or so, discard what is left with the sediment. If you are seeing a ton of sediment, that is not normal and maybe try adding an extra couple of layers of cheesecloth to make sure too much sediment isn’t getting through. I hope that helps for next time!

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    • Delbrie20
      July 1, 2021

      This is expected and very normal for any coffee recipe like this. There’s really no way around it. Your better off not shaking it and let it settle and discard the last little bit at the end. Just the way it works.

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  • Sasha @ Just Coffee Maker
    May 22, 2018

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Have been looking for a good Iced coffee like you have tried several different recipes. Just so happen to have all the ingredients and made me a tall glass, just do have the coffee ice cubes. OMG!! So good!! Sitting on my deck enjoying the morning with a excellant iced cofee 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2018

      You’re welcome Sasha! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much. Thanks for sharing your outstanding review!

      Reply

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