A perfectly personalized balance of flavors makes this drink a coffee lover’s dream. The fact that it’s clean eat and simple to make is really just a bonus! 😍
To make this recipe we only need three ingredients: whole milk, freshly-brewed coffee (brewed to your desired strength), and pure maple syrup.
While you can make this using any type of coffee, I highly recommend using freshly brewed coffee (pre-ground or whole bean that you grind yourself) instead of instant for the best results. My personal favorite is a Brazilian Bourbon Santos as it has a low acidity which means it’s not harsh on your teeth or stomach, and the flavor is rich and smooth with a caramel undertone that gets perfectly complemented by the flavor and sweetness of the maple syrup.
Simply combine all ingredient in the ratio that best suits your taste. Stir well and enjoy.
A 1:1 milk to coffee ratio results in a strong, coffee forward beverage.
A 2:1 ratio highlights the coffee’s flavor but doesn’t pack as strong a punch.
A 3:1 ratio is very mild, giving just the slightest hint of coffee flavor. This one is likely the most reminiscent of a Starbucks iced coffee.
This recipe is great for experimenting with the ratios to figure out what works best for you. Once the coffee and milk are combined add in the maple syrup. Start with 1 tbsp. Mix it well and adjust the sweetness to taste. When compared to a 9.5fl oz bottle of Starbucks® Bottled Mocha Frappuccino® drink, our 12 fl oz recipe clocks in at less calories, less sugar, more protein, and contains less ingredients all of which are clean-eating!
Tip: If you pre-brew your coffee and allow it to chill in the fridge (even overnight) you won’t need to add any ice which can water the flavors down a bit.
Or perhaps a deliciously smooth icy blended coffee beverage is more to your liking? If so my Copycat Coffeehouse Frappe is the PERFECT recipe for you ❤️
Simple 3-Ingredient Iced Coffee (Starbucks Copycat recipe)
- Combine all ingredients together and stir. Adjust the ratios of each to suit your personal taste.
- For a strong iced coffee use a 1:1 milk to coffee ratio
- For a balanced iced coffee use a 2:1 milk to coffee ratio
- For a milk iced coffee with just a hint of coffee flavor use a 3:1 milk to coffee ratio.
- Always start with 1 tbsp of maple syrup and taste before adding more. Maple syrup is deceptively sweet in this recipe and a little goes a long way.
- For the best possible results, use fresh brewed coffee instead of instant.