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Blended Iced Coffee

A creamy cafe frappe, this Blended Iced Coffee is a quick and easy drink that you can make at home. This healthy iced coffee is dairy-free, sugar-free, paleo, Whole30 compliant, and keto-friendly. 

a canning jar glass of blended iced coffee with a green straw on a plate with a spoon and coffee beans.

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Is it possible to make a cold and creamy blended iced coffee at home just like your favorite coffee shop? You bet, and I’ll show you how!

Most frozen coffee drinks you’ll buy at the shops are made super smooth because of excessive amounts of creamer, syrups, sugar, and powdered mixes that aren’t usually nutritious. My version uses a scoop of collagen to make a smooth and creamy frappe.

This recipe is free of added sugar, but if you want to add a sweetener, and you’re not doing Whole30, go for it. Sugar won’t dissolve during the blending process. So, if you want to add it, you would need to heat your milk and combine it with the sugar and chill it prior to adding it to the mixture.

You could always use some Honey Simple Syrup if you want a more natural sweetener.

How Can I Make This Plant-Based?

Collagen is essentially an unflavored powdered version of bone broth and therefore not vegetarian or vegan-friendly. If you eat a plant-based diet, you can sub in your favorite protein powder, OR use coconut cream and 1/4 tsp of xantham gum to mimic the creamy texture of the collagen coffee.

two photos of a blender making blended iced coffee

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If your blender is underpowered, let the cubes sit for 10 minutes with the milk and cold brew. This will soften them up a little bit to make for easier blending, while still giving the drink an icy base.
  • You can use whatever milk works best for your dietary needs. Coconut will be lovely and creamy or use almond milk to make an iced drink with almond milk. 
  • Once you’ve strained your cold brew, get another batch started and make more ice cubes. I transfer my concentrate to a half-gallon canning jar and keep that in the fridge.
  • Need help getting started with the Whole30? You’ll love my free printable Trader Joe’s Whole30 shopping list and my Whole30 Costco shopping list.

A mug with iced collagen coffee with a straw

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Blended Iced Coffee

Prep Time3 mins
Freezing/Resting Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 3 mins
A creamy cafe frappe, this healthy iced coffee is a quick and easy "fancy" drink that you can make at home.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chilled cold brew concentrate {instructions below}
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 8 coffee ice cubes {instructions below} {about 1 oz each}
  • 1 scoop collagen

Equipment

Instructions

Making Cold Brew Concentrate

  • Combine 1/2 cup coarsely ground organic coffee with 30 oz of cold water. If you prefer your coffee dark, increase the amount of grounds to 1 cup.
  • Let your coffee sit for 12-18 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger it gets.

Making Coffee Ice Cubes

  • Add your cold brew to an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-5 hours. 

How to Make Blended Iced Coffee

  • Combine coffee ice cubes, milk, cold brew concentrate, and collagen in a blender.
  • Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until the coffee is creamy and smooth.

Notes

Each ice cube in the tray I used is 3/4 oz.
If your blender struggles with actually blending ice, let the coffee cubes sit for 10 minutes with the milk and cold brew. This will soften them up a little bit to make for easier blending, while still giving the coffee an icy base.
You can use whatever milk works best for your dietary needs.
Once you've strained your cold brew, get another batch started and make more ice cubes. 
Nutrition Facts
Blended Iced Coffee
Amount Per Serving (20 oz)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 20g40%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 comments on “Blended Iced Coffee”

  1. So do you strain the coffee grounds or blend them up?  Or do they dissolve after sitting?

  2. Love this coffee drink!5 stars

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe you have in coffee. It must be delicious. Can’t wait to try them out!5 stars

  4. I was hesitant about this because normally I hate collagen powder, but this was great! Tasted so good 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. Now I can use all the collagen powder that’s been pushed to the back of my pantry! 5 stars

    • Justice, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it worked out for you. Hurray for using up the rest of the collagen powder! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  5. Just got my first Thrive order and I got Nutpods creamer. I love my hot coffee black, but my iced coffee with a little extra. Questions-
    Are you still using the Rumble Jar to make your cold brew?
    Do you ever make your iced coffee not blended?
    What coffee do you buy?

    • Yahoo! Do you love it?

      Yes, I am still using my Rumble Jar. I now prefer blended iced coffee but I will make plain iced coffee if I don’t have time for the blender (or I need to be quiet). I buy whatever organic and shade grown coffee Costco happens to have at the moment. The brand seems to change every few months.

  6. Sorry I think I’m being a little dense. When you say: MAKING COFFEE ICE CUBES: Add your cold brew to an ice cube tray and freeze for 4-5 hours, do you mean that I should separate from the coffee concentrate make just a regular batch of coffee and chill it and then turn it into ice cubes. OR do you mean use the coffee concentrate to make ice cubes? Thanks!

    • Coffee concentrate and cold brew are the same thing. So, once you make the cold brew/concentrate, you’ll freeze some of it into ice cubes. Make sure to reserve some for the blending.

      If you plan to just brew normal coffee and then chill it and freeze it, that totally works too! Hot brewed coffee tends to be more acidic than cold brew but it is totally up to you.

      Let me know if that clears it up. I want the directions to be as clear as possible so I’ll edit it if needed!

  7. Oh, bless you! It’s in the 80s in Alabama and it’s time to switch from hot coffee to cold. I started putting collagen in my coffee this winter and I was just wondering if it would work in iced. Can’t wait to try this!!

    • I’m sorry…80’s in April? That should not be allowed!!

      What brand of collagen are you using?

      • LOL, there’s no spring, only tornado season. It was in the 40s Saturday for our neighborhood egg hunt!

        Currently using Sports Research collagen from Amazon but once it’s out I’ll be checking Costco for the Vital Proteins