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Mexican Iced Coffee

If you’re a coffee lover you must try this amazing Mexican iced coffee. It’s absolutely delicious!

It will become your favorite beverage of the summer. Although this drink doesn’t contain chocolate it tastes like a cold version of my Mexican hot chocolate coffee.

mexican iced coffee

My husband absolutely loves coffee. Years ago I used to drink it everyday.

Now I drink it occasionally when I’m trying to wake myself up a bit.

But this recipe is so yummy it makes me want to drink it everyday!

When I was in high school I would buy iced coffee every single morning.

Since I was living with my mom and didn’t have any bills that was fine.

But these days that would get really expensive fast!

Let me tell you, this Mexican iced coffee recipe is so good. It tastes better than any iced coffee you get at a restaurant.

The best part is it’s way cheaper too.

What ingredients are needed?

  • Mexican cinnamon stick (canela)
  • water
  • white sugar
  • Nescafe instant coffee
  • evaporated milk
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • regular milk (I used 2%)
  • Mexican vanilla

The ingredients are simple. You may need to visit a Mexican super market in order to find the Mexican cinnamon stick known as “canela” and the Mexican vanilla blend. I use the Molina vanilla blend.

If you can’t find these two ingredients you can substitute with the regular cinnamon sticks you find at any grocery store and vanilla extract.

If you’re going to use vanilla extract you’ll want to use less as it’s stronger

iced coffee

How do you make Mexican iced coffee?

It’s very simple. Just fill a pot with some water and add the cinnamon stick. Bring the water to a boil. Then let it simmer for a few minutes.

Then remove the pot from the heat and add the sugar and coffee and stir well. Let the cinnamon soak in the water for 5-10 minutes then remove it and discard it.

Let the coffee sugar mixture cool for about an hour. Then pour it into a pitcher. Add more water to the pitcher.

Then add the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, regular milk and vanilla and stir.

That’s all there is to it. At this point you can put the pitcher in the refrigerator to chill or you can go ahead and serve it over lots of ice.

How long will this last in the refrigerator?

This iced coffee will last for up to three days. This recipe contains milk so it’s important to refrigerate it after making.

iced coffee in a glass

Looking for more delicious drinks? Try these:

This easy and delicious iced coffee has become one of my favorite cold beverages this summer. I really hope you give it a try.

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iced coffee
4.37 from 19 votes

Mexican Iced Coffee

This delicious Mexican iced coffee is easy and inexpensive. Try it this summer!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua de cafe, coffee agua fresca, iced coffee, mexican iced coffee
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 288 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nescafe instant coffee
  • 5 oz can of evaporated milk
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups regular milk
  • 2 tbs Mexican vanilla blend


  1. In a pot bring 3 cups of the water and the cinnamon stick to a boil.

  2. Let simmer for a few minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and add the sugar and coffee to the pot and stir.

  4. Let the cinnamon stick soak in the water for 5-10 minutes. Then remove it and discard.

  5. Let the coffee sugar mixture cool for about an hour.

  6. Pour the mixture into a pitcher.

  7. Add the remaining 3 cups of water, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, regular milk and vanilla to the pitcher and stir.

  8. Serve over lots of ice. Refrigerate leftover coffee.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Iced Coffee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 630mg18%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 266IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 314mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Thursday 19th of August 2021

What are the actual measurements of the ingredients for this iced coffee? It sounds really good, but I imagine it is quite important to have correct proportions. Thank you!


Saturday 21st of August 2021

Hi Christine, the actual measurements are at the bottom of the post in the recipe card. I hope you enjoy it!

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