20 Delicious Iced Coffee Recipes to Make at Home

6-Burnt sugar simple syrup + cold brew iced coffee :

This cold brew system is easy to use and it’s cheap. The filter comes with directions that make a coffee concentrate that lasts me about a week (though I have an extreme white girl relationship with it). It also comes with a fantastic carafe that fits in the fridge.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions :

  • Place the sugar in a pot with high sides on medium heat.
  • Stir often (I used a silicone spatula) so it does not burn.
  • To achieve the burnt taste, heat until the sugar turns a darker color and just until it starts to smoke and smell a bit.
  • The sugar may also form strange chunks in the beginning, but do not worry – these will melt.
  • Once the sugar is melted, quickly pour the water over the sugar, but stand back and be careful, as the process is quite dramatic and may sputter.
  • Stir and melt on low or medium-low until any remaining chunks of sugar are dissolved.
  • Set aside to cool and then store in an airtight container. The syrup will keep for 2 weeks.
  • Add two tablespoons to your iced coffee, or even bourbon-based cocktails!