I totally love coffee. I never thought I would be a coffee lover as a child. I always loved the smell of it, but when I would taste it I would cringe! I did not like it! As I got older I started to have a cup of cappuccino and decided I liked it. Then I met Grumpy. Grumpy had to have his coffee in the morning…and believe me, I made sure he got it. That jolt in the morning as far as I was concerned was something he had better have if I didn’t want him to be, well, grumpy! So, I got in the habit of having a cup with him once and a while. Then, my boys got a job a the local Dunkin’ Donuts. Um, well, that meant mom had to try out those specialty coffees so she had an excuse to stop in and see her boys too. Needless to say, I started to have an addiction. It got so that in the afternoons at work, about 2-3 times a week I would decide that I needed to run over to Java City and get a coffee there. I was so sad when the semester was over because that meant Java City would be closed!

Today I was home and I remembered reading on my cooking friends forum about a homemade iced coffee that sounded good to me. So, I went in search of the thread and found the link to the recipe (which was on recipezaar.com). Chris had said he wanted a cup of coffee, so I jumped up and said “I’ll make it!” knowing I wanted a full pot so I could try this drink out!

The recipe is quite simple AND you can make a large pot and keep it in your fridge for when your wanting more!

Here is how we make it:

Iced Coffee
from recipezaar.com

6-8 cups strong coffee (I used 8 cups)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (I used about 3/4 of the can)

Combine brewed coffee and sweetened condensed milk in large pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.

TIP given on recipezaar – use leftover coffee to make coffee icecubes with. Then you can chill your iced coffee without watering it down.

I decided to flavor my coffee a little bit….you know, plain coffee is good, but flavored coffee is better! 🙂 I put a little bit of amaretto in my cup – and it was sooooo good! I would say you could buy the flavored syrups also to flavor it up some, but if you do, you probably would want to adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk to allow for the sweetness of the syrup you are going to use.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. noble pig August 9, 2008 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Oh wow, I have never seen an iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk. I bet it is so good!

  2. Clumbsy Cookie August 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    With sweetened condensed milk! I’m also a bit of a coffee lover, more like in lattes form, so this one is for me!

  3. Megan August 10, 2008 at 1:22 am - Reply

    This would be a great drink at a luncheon I’m planning! Thanks! It’s the sweetened condenced milk that is talking to me! 🙂

  4. Hannah August 10, 2008 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Iced coffee is one of the only things that keeps me going in the summer. I usually take it black though… Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to justify having sweets for breakfast!

  5. Antonio Tahhan August 10, 2008 at 4:11 am - Reply

    haha, I love how you used more coffee and less condensed milk… I also like my coffee on the stronger side. Oh, and the amaretto – BRILLIANT! who needs those faux syrups anyway 🙂

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