Refreshing Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee Recipe

Are you tired of the same boring iced coffee routine? Look no further than this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee Recipe. Imagine indulging in a refreshing, creamy, and sweet drink all while feeling like you’re sipping on a delicious summertime treat. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also features unique and mouthwatering flavors that are sure to become a new favorite. Trust me when I say that you’ll want to make it again and again. So, why not break away from the mundane and treat yourself to something special with this recipe? Your taste buds will thank you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee
Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee

Are you looking for a refreshing and delicious iced coffee recipe? Look no further than the Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee! This delectable drink is a perfect blend of sweet and satisfying flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Firstly, this recipe uses high-quality ingredients that complement each other perfectly. The combination of ground coffee and cold water creates a smooth and rich flavor. The addition of sweetened condensed milk adds a creamy and indulgent touch that makes it impossible to resist. Moreover, the strawberry puree and syrup infuse the drink with fruity notes that provide a refreshing twist.

Secondly, this beverage is an excellent consumable for any time of day – whether as a mid-morning pick-me-up or an afternoon refreshment. With just one sip, you will experience an explosion of flavors that will invigorate your senses and help you power through your day. It’s especially fitting for summertime when strawberries are in abundance!

Lastly, this recipe is highly versatile, allowing for substitutions and variations based on your preferences. You can swap out the condensed milk for oat milk or add in flavored syrups for extra doses of sweetness. You can also experiment with different types of toppings like whipped cream or ice cream to give it an even more decadent feel.

In conclusion, the Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee is one of those recipes that everyone should know how to make. It’s simple yet elegant in its way, giving off nothing but good vibes with every sip you take. Trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed by indulging in this delicious iced coffee after just one taste!

Ingredient List

 Sip on summer with this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee
Sip on summer with this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee recipe:

Coffee Ingredients

  • 6-8 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup of cold water

Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Milk Strawberry Syrup

  • 3/4 cup of milk (you can use oat milk or regular dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup of strawberry syrup

Optional Toppings

  • Whipping cream and freeze-dried strawberries.

The Recipe How-To

 Fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and coffee: yes, please!
Fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and coffee: yes, please!

Brew Coffee:

  1. Take 6 tablespoons of ground coffee and 3 ¾ cups of cold water.
  2. Place the coffee grounds into a coffee filter in your drip coffee maker.
  3. Pour the cold water into the coffee maker’s tank.
  4. Turn on the machine and brew the coffee until it is done.

Make Strawberry Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water over medium heat.
  2. Whisk until the sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add 1 cup of diced fresh strawberries and let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until the strawberries are soft.
  4. Remove from heat and strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer, pushing firmly on the fruit to extract as much syrup as possible.

Sweeten with Sweetened Condensed Milk:

  1. Take a jar or a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice, then add ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup of milk or oat milk.
  2. Put the lid on tightly, then shake vigorously until well combined.

Assemble Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee:

  1. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  2. Put in ½ cup of brewed coffee, 2-3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup, and pour in milk mixture.
  3. Stir well for even distribution.

Enjoy your homemade Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 This iced beverage is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day
This iced beverage is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day

One of the best things about this strawberry shortcake iced coffee recipe is that it’s highly customizable. Here are some substitutions and variations you could try to give this recipe a unique twist:

– Milk options: You can substitute the whole milk with 2% milk, skim milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any other milk of your choice. For a creamier texture and taste, you could use half-and-half or cream instead.

– Sweeteners: If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk on hand, you could use regular milk and sugar. You can also add honey, maple syrup, agave nectar or stevia in place of the sugar.

– Coffee alternatives: If you don’t have ground coffee at home, you can use instant coffee powder mixed with cold water instead. You could also try making this recipe with cold brew or espresso shots for a stronger coffee flavor.

– Strawberry variations: Instead of using strawberry syrup or puree, you could add chopped fresh strawberries directly to the coffee for a more natural taste. You could also use freeze-dried strawberries or dried strawberry chips as a topping.

– Ice cream addition: To make this recipe even more indulgent, try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the whipped cream topping.

– Alcoholic twist: For an adult version of this drink, add a shot (or two) of your favorite spirit such as vodka, rum, or Kahlúa.

Remember to experiment with different substitutions and variations until you find the perfect combination that caters to your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Treat yourself to a taste of nostalgia with Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee
Treat yourself to a taste of nostalgia with Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee

The delightful Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee Recipe is an ideal drink for hot summer days that would surely hit your taste buds. This recipe is perfect for any casual gathering or afternoon snack-time, and you can also surprise your guests with this perfectly mixed coffee.

Pairing this recipe with the right snacks would give you the perfect coffee experience. The delicious iced coffee would go well with a plate of baked goodies like muffins, croissants, or even scones. You can also add some whipped cream on top of the iced coffee to make it more appetizing and presentable during parties or get-togethers.

Moreover, if you are looking to serve something light to complement the coffee, a fresh garden salad, seasonal fruit platter or a light sandwich with chicken or tuna would be an excellent option. A small side of cheese or crackers could also make up for your sweet tooth cravings and enhance your overall experience of the Coffee.

In terms of presentation, you can undoubtedly serve the Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee in clear glasses to showcase its lush pink color sprinkled with freeze-dried strawberries on top. You can even consider freezing strawberry slices as ice cubes to add an extra fruity touch to the drink.

The sweetness of this iced coffee complements perfectly with light brunch items like waffles and pancakes. The creamy texture and sweetness level are bound to accentuate your breakfast experience. With such versatility and easy-to-make-recipe, it is sure to impress your guests while also satisfying your sweet tooth cravings!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Try this rich and creamy coffee drink that's filled with strawberry goodness
Try this rich and creamy coffee drink that’s filled with strawberry goodness

If you’re planning to make a big batch of this delectable Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee, it’s best to prepare it ahead of time and store it the right way to maintain its quality and freshness. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or hosting a party, so here are some tips on how to make-ahead, store, and reheat this beverage.

To make ahead, prepare the coffee as directed in the recipe and let it cool down to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container or pitcher. You can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply fill a glass with ice and pour in the coffee until about ¾ full. Add a splash of oat milk, top with whipped cream or ice cream, and enjoy!

When storing, make sure that your container or pitcher is airtight to avoid any unpleasant odors and flavors from other foods in your refrigerator. It’s best to keep them in the back of the fridge where it’s colder to maintain its quality.

For reheating, you can either pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until heated through or reheat it on the stove. To reheat on the stove, pour the stored coffee into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until steaming hot.

Just remember that once you have added the whipped cream or ice cream toppings, you should consume it immediately as these toppings tend to melt quickly. But hey, that’s just an excuse to indulge in this deliciousness!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Your morning coffee just got a fruity upgrade
Your morning coffee just got a fruity upgrade

To ensure that your strawberry shortcake iced coffee recipe comes out just perfect, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: Using premium quality ground coffee, fresh strawberries, and sweetened condensed milk will elevate the taste of your coffee and make it more delicious.

2. Brew a strong coffee base: To make sure the flavor of the coffee is not overpowered by other ingredients, brew a strong coffee base using either Instant coffee or freshly-ground coffee.

3. Chill the entire coffee mixture before serving: Always chill the coffee mixture completely before serving with ice to prevent your ice from melting right away.

4. Adjust sweetness level: If you like your iced coffee sweeter, be sure to adjust the amount of sweetened condensed milk or strawberry purée accordingly.

5. Don’t skimp on ice: Use plenty of ice for a perfectly cooled and refreshing cup of iced coffee.

6. Experiment with different types of milk: Oat milk or almond milk can be used as non-dairy options to create a creamier texture and enhance the flavour of your strawberry shortcake iced coffee recipe.

7. Customize your garnish: Add toppings like whipped cream, pieces of shortbread cookies, fresh strawberries or freeze-dried strawberries for an extra special touch.

8. Make it your own: Feel free to experiment with this recipe to make it fit your preferences. Add more or less sugar according to taste, add shots of espresso if preferred, or change up the milk type based on choice; there are limitless combinations you could come up with!


As you start preparing the Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee using the recipe, you may have some questions and doubts about the ingredients or steps involved. To help answer your queries, here are some frequently asked questions with their answers and additional tips to ensure that you can make a perfectly delicious cup of strawberry shortcake iced coffee.

What is the secret to making good iced coffee?

As a barista, I have some useful tips to make different types of coffee that you can try at home. For the Japanese method, I recommend using filtered water to get the full flavor of the coffee. Also, using fresh and good quality coffee beans is essential to create a more enjoyable coffee experience. If you love cold brew, try using a coarse or extra coarse grind for a smoother taste.

For some extra flavor, I suggest using syrups according to your preferences. If you prefer iced coffee, try making coffee ice cubes. This way, the ice won’t dilute your coffee’s flavor. For those who love espresso, try shaking your espresso in a cocktail shaker to add some frothiness to your beverage.

Finally, if you’re in a rush, making a large batch of coffee is perfect for saving some time. You can store it in the refrigerator and enjoy it later. These are just a few techniques to make a great cup of coffee. Don’t be afraid to experiment and add your twist to your coffee recipe.

Is coffee and strawberry a good combination?

You can pair berries with almost any coffee, however, Haitian, Kenyan, and Tanzanian coffees are particularly delightful when enjoyed with a side of berries.

How to make your own iced coffee?

As a barista, one way to make iced coffee is to start by preparing your preferred coffee as you usually would. Allow it to cool down to room temperature and then proceed to pour it over ice-filled glass. Afterwards, you can add specific flavors or garnishes to give it a personalized touch.

Does pouring coffee over ice make it iced coffee?

Iced coffee refers to a beverage made by cooling down hot coffee and serving it over ice. While the brewing method and strength can vary, it’s important to prepare it ahead of time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee recipe is the perfect summer drink for any coffee lover. Made with sweetened condensed milk, ground coffee, cold water, and delightful strawberry syrup, this recipe guarantees a deliciously sweet and refreshing iced coffee experience. Whether you’re an amateur in the kitchen or a seasoned barista, this recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to your taste preference.

So why not give this recipe a try? With its creamy texture, fruity flavor, and bold aroma, this Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee will surely satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst on a hot day. Whether you enjoy it in the morning as a pick-me-up, or in the afternoon to beat the heat, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorite summer drinks.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients, follow the directions and prepare yourself for a delicious iced coffee experience that would impress even the most refined coffee connoisseurs. Enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee

Strawberry Shortcake Iced Coffee Recipe

A delicious iced coffee made with Dunkin' Donuts Strawberry Shortcake Ground Coffee, and a can of sweetend condensed milk. (You will need a 12 cup coffee maker to brew the coffee.)
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 58 ounces
Calories 22 kcal


  • 6 3/4 cups cold water
  • 7 tablespoons dunkin' donuts strawberry shortcake ground coffee
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • coffee ice cubes (*See recipe below)
  • ice cube


  • Add 7 tablespoons of ground coffee inside your paper-lined basket, and adjust basket to fit the coffee maker.
  • Pour the cold water into the coffee maker.
  • Start brewing the coffee.
  • After the coffee's done brewing, turn off the coffee maker, and set the coffee pot aside, for coffee to cool somewhat.
  • Combine the brewed coffee and sweetened condensed milk into a large pitcher; stir thoroughly until coffee and condensed milk is blended together. Refrigerate until coffee is chilled.
  • Onced chilled; pour coffee in glasses filled with coffee ice cubes, or regular ice cubes, or a combination of both.
  • Yields: 58 ounces of iced coffee.
  • Note: Prep time and cook time may vary. Depending on your coffee maker, cook time may take less than time stated, or perhaps a few minutes more.
  • *To make coffee ice cubes: Pour 2 cups of cold water inside your coffee maker. Place 3 tablespoons of the gound coffee inside your paper-lined basket. Start brewing the coffee. Once the coffee is done brewing, set the coffee pot aside to cool the coffee somewhat, then pour the coffee into an ice cube tray, and place the tray in your freezer to freeze the coffee. Note: Double the recipe to make 2 trays of coffee ice cubes.

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Serving: 2018gCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 3.7gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 2.3mgSodium: 9.5mgSugar: 3.7g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Breakfast, Brunch, Easy, Small Appliance, Weeknight
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