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3 simple steps and you’ve got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you the week! Say goodbye to expensive, over sweetened commercial iced coffee with this easy DIY recipe found on www.accidentalhappybaker.com @AHBamy
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Iced Coffee by the Pitcher

3 simple steps and you've got a pitcher of delicious iced coffee to last you all week! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 168 kcal
Author Amy D.


  • 1 full pot freshly brewed strong coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fat free half and half


  1. Brew a full standard 12 serving pot of strong coffee and allow to cool completely.
  2. While the coffee is cooling, make a simple vanilla syrup by combining 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved, this will only take a few minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Allow to cool. Pour cooled coffee and simple vanilla syrup into a 2 quart pitcher with a tight fitting lid. Store in the fridge.
  3. When ready to serve, pour 3/4 cup coffee over ice and top with 1/4 cup fat free half and half. (Or milk if you prefer.)