How to Make McDonald’s Iced Coffee – 2023 Guide

How to Make McDonald's Iced Coffee - 2023 Guide
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Are you a fan of McDonald’s iced coffee? Save yourself a trip to the drive-thru and make your own with this clone recipe. I know it’s mine.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine sugar and water to make McDonald’s iced coffee. Once the sugar has completely dissolved, stir.

For perfect flavors, adhere to the recipe’s instructions.

What is McDonald’s Iced Coffee?

The sweet vanilla flavor and silky coffee finish of McDonald’s iced coffee are well-known. Even those who dislike coffee seem to enjoy a cup or two!

The cups from Mickey D’s and the more expensive specialty stores are indistinguishable from one another. Currently, you can make this upscale beverage at home!

I assume it must be difficult to make coffee this good. No, this coffee is so simple to make.

You can make your first cup in the kitchen in just a few minutes, excluding the time it needs to chill.

Even simple equipment won’t be required! To make this delicious brew, only your coffee maker is needed.

A very short list of ingredients is also included. Most likely, your kitchen already contains all of the necessary ingredients.

Let’s start brewing; get your grounds ready! When you need a caffeine boost, this iced coffee might become your new favorite.

What Makes McDonald’s Iced Coffee Taste So Good?

The proportion of bitter coffee to sweet simple syrup to luscious light cream is the key to the distinctive flavor of McDonald’s iced coffee, not just the chain’s exclusive Arabica beans. While you can request your coffee black or without syrup, if you order McDonald’s iced coffee directly off the menu, you’ll receive a beverage that is served light and sweet.

How to Make McDonald’s Iced Coffee

How to Make McDonald's Iced Coffee - 2023 Guide


  • 1-1/2 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons light cream or full-fat, non-dairy creamer
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup, or a flavored simple syrup like caramel, hazelnut or French vanilla
  • Ice


Step 1: Make the McDonald’s iced coffee base

In a 16-ounce glass, mix the cream, simple syrup, and roughly 1/2 cup of coffee. Thoroughly combine by stirring.

Step 2: Add ice

The cup should be almost completely filled with ice cubes.

Step 3: Add the coffee

When the glass is nearly full, add the remaining coffee and stir slowly with a spoon or straw.

How to Make McDonald’s Iced Coffee Your Own

Classic, caramel, hazelnut, and French vanilla are the four flavors of simple syrup that McDonald’s offers to flavor its iced coffee. Add your preferred flavor of store-bought syrup to McDonald’s coffee, or try making your own! We adore this sweet butter pecan syrup recipe and enjoy using the gingerbread syrup all year long in our iced coffee.


What Does McDonald’s Put in Their Iced Coffee?

The McCafé Iced Coffee recipe uses only 100% Arabica beans, cream, and your choice of caramel, hazelnut, french vanilla, or sugar-free french vanilla flavored coffee syrup.

What Brand of Coffee Does McDonald’s Use for Iced Coffee?

Coffee from Gaviña, a supplier to McDonald’s.

How Do You Make McDonald’s Iced Coffee Taste Like Starbucks?

Ask for the caramel sauce to be added to your medium sugar-free French vanilla iced coffee.

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