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Monday, August 15, 2016

Rosh Does - How to make a Starbucks Iced Coffee for less

Yesterday, I vowed to stay up until the early hours of the morning (02.25am UK time) to watch Mr Usain St Leo Bolt take Gold in the 100m Rio Olympics Final. After celebrating what we all know was an inevitable win I finally got to bed and started drifting asleep around 03.00am, bearing in mind my alarm clock for work goes off at 6.25am (yikes!).

I knew I would be seriously lagging this morning and so as Andy Murray was still piling the pressure on del Potro, I made a quick, cheap and delicious iced coffee. 

Here is my easy to follow recipe:

What you will need


Two tablespoons of dried soluble coffee granules - I used Carte Noire
500ml of cold, preferably, filtered water

Milk, to taste - I used Soya Milk

Sugar or Sweetener, to taste 

Ice, to taste


  1. Add two tablespoons of dried coffee granules to a clean glass jar or tall glass cup
  2. Add 500ml of cold filtered water, using a spoon stir the mixed liquid until most of the coffee granules have dissolved
  3. Cover the top of the jar or cup with clean film and refrigerate overnight (which is what I did) or for at least 5 hours.
  4. Having let the cold coffee brew, place a sieve over a clean bowl and place two sheets of paper towel in the sieve.
  5. Pour the brewed liquid through the sieve and let the coffee drain until all the undissolved coffee granules are caught in the kitchen paper.
  6. Add sugar and milk to your desired taste – I added two splashes of Soy Milk and three tablespoons of Fairtrade cane sugar to mine.
  7. Serve your iced coffee with two extra ice cubes and voila you will have a tastier imitation Starbucks Iced Coffee at a fraction of the price. This recipe fills around two and a half regular sized mugs and costs less than 50p to make compared to the £1.95 price tag for a tall Iced Coffee .


Rosh xx


  1. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe :D


  2. Thank you for your comment means a lot! Let me know how you get on if you decide to make your own version xxx


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