How to add sugar to iced coffee?

In this short text we will teach you how to add sugar to your iced coffee recipes without leaving it looking gritty. In addition, we will inform you of two simple and practical recipes for iced coffee and iced coffee with creamy caramel sauce.

How to add sugar to iced coffee?

The best way is to make a sugar syrup and add the syrup instead of the grain sugar. The sugar grains will leave the iced coffee with a grainy texture, while the syrup will leave it with a smoother texture, as the sugar will blend better with the drink.

To make the sugar syrup you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • Optional: 1/2 split vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks, sliced ginger, citrus zest, herbs, star anise, cardamom pods, dry chiles, instant espresso powder—obviously not all together.

Stir the water and sugar over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens to the desired consistency. If you’re adding extra flavorings, wait a few extra minutes on the heat.

Allow to cool completely before straining the solids and transferring to an airtight jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month. Mix with iced coffee, iced tea and cocktails.

In this text we will teach you two iced coffee recipes for you to make on hot summer days using sugar syrup, to give your iced coffees an even better consistency.

Simple creamy coffee recipe

Starting with the basics, we are going to teach you here how to make creamy coffee in a super simple way.


  • 5 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 1 cups (tea) of sugar syrup
  • 150 ml of warm water

Preparation method

  • Mix all the ingredients and beat them in a mixer for about 15 minutes, until the cream is aerated.
  • Store the cream in a jar and put it in the freezer, the mixture will not harden.
  • Now just add a tablespoon to a glass of hot milk and drink. However, if you prefer a creamy iced coffee, just don’t heat the milk.

Tip: if you don’t want to use sugar syrup, you can replace it with 5 tablespoons of xylitol, or whatever sweetener you prefer.

Creamy caramel iced coffee recipe

Are you coffee driven, but have a hard time enjoying the drink on hot days? Betting on iced coffees is a great solution. They give the dose of energy needed to carry out everyday tasks and also help to refresh the body. Not to mention they are delicious!

Just give wings to your imagination to create several versions with varied and even unusual combinations of ingredients, from the simplest to the most elaborate. For a satisfactory final result, it is essential to use quality ingredients – pay particular attention to the coffee.

One of the versions most loved by ‘coffee lovers’ is the one that combines frappe and cappuccino coffee. The basis of the recipe are the following ingredients: milk, coffee, chocolate and whipped cream. Including other ingredients, it is possible to create versions that please different palates and also enhance the flavor of the coffee.

Ready to make your day much more lively and tasty? Learn how to make an iced coffee recipe with creamy caramel and vanilla that is pure creaminess and freshness.


To make this recipe you will need the following ingredients

  • Iced coffee (500 ml of very strong brewed coffee)
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or essence
  • 100ml fresh whipped cream

To make the creamy caramel you will need the following ingredients:

  • 200g crystal sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200ml fresh cream
  • Salt to taste

Preparation method:

The preparation of this recipe is very simple and will be divided into two parts: the preparation of the creamy caramel and the preparation of the iced coffee.

Creamy caramel

In a heavy-bottomed pan, melt the sugar over low heat.  Add the butter and stir quickly until completely melted. Then, add the cream little by little (as in mayonnaise), letting it reduce until it reaches the point of syrup.

Tip: Keep the syrup very liquid, as the caramel thickens after cooling. Finish with salt.

Cold coffee

Make the coffee. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Then, blend the coffee cubes in a blender with the milk, sugar, caramel and vanilla extract.

Serve in a glass with whipped cream and finish with the caramel sauce on top.

Other FAQs about Sugar that you may be interested in.

Can you put brown sugar in coffee?

Is brown sugar in coffee healthy?

How can I decrease the amount of sugar in my coffee?


In this short text we teach you how to add sugar to your iced coffee recipes without leaving it looking sandy. In addition, we show you two simple and practical recipes for iced coffee and iced coffee with creamy caramel sauce.