Iced coffee

Naeng-keopi 냉커피

Today I’m going to share my recipe for simple summertime iced coffee. It’s cold, sweet, and nutty with a strong coffee flavor. After having 1 glass of iced coffee on a hot afternoon, you’ll feel incredibly refreshed. It’s a shot of cool energy!

I’ve been making iced coffee like this for a long time, and have always used Maxim brand coffee with “prima” powdered cream. When I lived in Korea, most people drank instant coffee and brewed coffee was not easy to find. But you can use your own local variation on these ingredients. The important part is that the coffee shouldn’t be flavored, but it should be strong!

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Enjoy the summertime, and have some delicious iced coffee!

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons powdered creamer
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or sugar)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

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instant coffee

powdered creamer

Directions:

  1. Combine the coffee, powdered creamer, honey, and the water in a quick shaker.
  2. Cover and shake for about 30 seconds Until mixed well.
  3. Pour into a glass and add the ice cubes. Stir well and serve.

Iced coffee (naengkeopi: 냉커피)

How to make iced coffee without a quick shaker:

The ingredients are the same, but instead of 1 cup cold water, use ¼ cup hot water and ¾ cup cold water.

  1. Combine the coffee, powdered creamer, and honey in a glass.
  2. Mix with the hot water with a spoon until well mixed.
  3. Add the cold water and ice cubes. Stir well and serve.

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9 Comments:

  1. AdamB usa joined 12/14
    Posted November 23rd, 2016 at 9:34 am | # |

    I meant to add to my other post – yesterday we were in our Korean market to buy a Korean radish for the “relish dish.” (A favorite vegetable which we would not have known about without you.) They were giving out samples of Adlay Job’s Tears tea. It came in little individual packets, which I bought to put in Christmas stockings, as well as some for ourselves. So interesting, so delicious!

  2. AdamB usa joined 12/14
    Posted November 23rd, 2016 at 9:24 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi! I was looking for Korean coffee recipes and hopped on your site. I haven’t checked in for a while. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the states and a little dish of your mak kimchi will be on the table along with the traditional turkey menu.

    I have an apiary and an abundance of honey, so your iced coffee recipe will be in the making soon. I will probably add a dash of red pepper to my glass too.

  3. Lynnjamin New York joined 11/14
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 9:54 pm | # |

    What a fun summertime treat. When i saw the recipe this week, I thought, “Oh really? How can this be Korean?” But as usual, Maangchi delivered the authentic goods. Who knew there was Maxim instant coffee and Prima powdered cream in Korea? And the story about the department store disaster and its iced coffee-craving survivor was awesome. Maangchi has elevated the simplest of beverages to world-class level, don’t you agree? Even when she’s not cooking, she’s cooking!

  4. angelacab joined 8/15
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 4:10 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    Would regular Coffeemate powdered creamer be okay instead of the one you have? I don’t think my HMart has the kind you used.

    – Angela

  5. Tosin_Oc London, UK joined 3/15
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 5:21 pm | # |

    This looks amazing!

  6. Oxide California joined 2/15
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 4:06 pm | # |

    Hey Maangchi,

    That shaker you use to make you iced coffee was designed and originally marketed by Tupperware in the 1960’s and 70’s. It was opaque with measurements marked on the side for measuring ingredients as they were poured into it. The emphases was for mixing salad dressings but it could be used to mix other things such as eggs for scrambling. I took a quick look – Tupperware re-designed it extending the lip of the pour spout so it is now possible to drink directly from the mixer for stuff like protein drinks. It is in the Tupperware summer catalog for $16.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted August 13th, 2015 at 7:34 am | # |

      Yes, it can be used in many ways. I used to use it to mix my misu-garu (Korean grain powder), too.

  7. jordanmattes Arlington, WA, USA joined 11/11
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 8:05 am | # |

    It’s important for readers to know – most American brand instant coffees and powdered creamers won’t dissolve at all. Is the Korean stuff different, or do you just mix it very, very well?

    • sanne Munich joined 8/14
      Posted August 12th, 2015 at 1:56 pm | # |

      Mix the powdered ingredients with very little water (1 ts up to 1 Tbs); that will form a thick paste. Add the remaining water.

      Bye, Sanne.

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