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Iced Coffee Cubes for the Win

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It’s the day after Mother’s Day AND a Monday, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share with you my new obsession: ice coffee cubes! I promise they are going to turn your world upside down in the very best way possible!

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Before we delve into that, did everyone have a great mama’s day? My boys totally spoiled me! I was gifted with photoshop {YES!! now I need to learn how to do use it! tips are welcome!}, a new apple watch band {turns out he did read my mother’s day gift guide post}, and gorgeous flowers! So I asked for photoshop but the flowers and watch band were a COMPLETE shock. My hubs was actually out of town all weekend but really went above and beyond from afar! And when he got home in the middle of the day yesterday, he completely took over with Brody. I am the luckiest. But enough about me!! Tell me about your day at the end of this post, please and thanks!!! 

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Okay, back to the cubes! You know when you drink ice coffee and then the ice cubes melt and your drink is completely watered down and practically undrinkable?! For lack of a better word, it sucks, right!? Yeah, I know. I’ve seen ice coffee cubes featured on the ‘net as well as on Pinterest but they were never on my radar to recreate. However, the other morning I woke up CRAVING iced coffee! It was a rainy, windy, and crummy day so walking to get coffee was out of the question. Instead, I decided to make it myself and put regular ‘ol ice cubes into my coffee… but blahhh! Not so great. The ice melted so quickly making my delicious drink {which was fine at first} pretty gross before I could even finish it. FAIL.

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I typically drink my homemade coffee with a little bit of cream {you know I fancy mint so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love Coffee Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mint creamer – it’s gluten free and way too good} so I decided that I would add that into my ice coffee cubes, too. Just a drop, you guys, but I figured it would be a smart thing to do in order to keep the coffee to cream ratio equal once the cubes melted. 

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Guess what? It was a genius idea!! My iced coffee honestly has never tasted better! It was even more delicious than when I go to Starbucks or my local coffee shop! Seriously! Why isn’t everyone on board with ice coffee cubes?! Like, Starbucks needs to read this post and start selling them because they are such a game changer! Anddd #YUM! 

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They are also the easiest things to make everrrrr. First, I used my Keurig to brew my favorite coffee K-cups. Once it was done, I poured the coffee into this amazing silicone iced cube tray, then added some creamer, and put the tray in the freezer. A few hours later and the ice cubes were totally frozen and ready to go! #toldyaitwaseasy

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Another obsession of mine: my Starbucks venti plastic cold cup. I’ve literally had it for probably 8 years! Not a joke. It’s just one of those amazing inventions that I’ve constantly used since the day I bought it! Shop it for yourself here {just in time for those perfect summer days!} 

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Omgosh people, what are you waiting for?!?! Go make your iced coffee cubes so they’re ready to use for your midday pick-me-up! You will not be disappointed. That’s a fact! 

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Cheers to a new week!

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Ready to hear about your Mother’s Day!! Tell me all about it below!
PS will you make these iced coffee cubes?

75 Comments

  • Courtney May 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I love that idea for iced coffee cubes!! And I love photoshop but still find it a little confusing, so I’m thinking about trying to find a course/seminar about how to use all of the features!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 10:31 am

      They’re the best!! About photoshop: I haven’t really played around with it yet but I’m excited to! Will prob need to sign up for a course or seminar as well. Let me know if you find a good one!! Happy Monday!!

  • Lily Ayala May 9, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sounds like you were spoiled, friend! You totally deserve it! :)
    I prefer iced coffee over hot coffee any day…I need to try this!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Aww you are so sweet! And yes! Try it girl!!!!! Xx

  • Biana Perez May 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    i honestly don’t know why I’ve never tried to make these iced coffee cubes!! Aww you’ll have to show us a picture of that new apple watch band…I’m always on the hunt for new ones!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

      You must try these!! And yes! I will def show you guys when I get it! He actually had to order it so it hasn’t come in yet! But it’s the woven pink one on the apple website!! Hope you had a great weekend girl, going to your blog to read about it now! Xox

  • Shauna C May 9, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Hands down THEEEE cutest idea!! How have I not thought of this before? That coffee looks pretty good right now, not gonna lie! XO

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 10:35 am

      I don’t know why they aren’t a staple at all the coffee shops!! So amazing! And the easiest to make!! Let me know if you try! Xox

  • Jalisa May 9, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I’ve never thought of this, but this is why you’re in my life, Dana, haha! I always tell you, you have the best hacks and ideas and I always leave your blog having learnt something new or have been reminded about something I’ve completely forgot about! As much as I love iced coffee, I hate when the barista adds too much ice because I know it’ll become super watery, super fast! If you tell them not too much, it’s never enough! This is such a great solution because I, too, brew my own coffee at home. Now, I have a question, do you brew your coffee like you typically would and just add the cubes to it and do you add the creamer to your coffee or do you leave it out since the cubes have it already? I hope that wasn’t confusing, haha! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

    PS: I’m so happy you enjoyed your Mother’s Day, you deserved all those lovely gifts, you’re such a great mama and wife!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Hahahah not confusing at all, Jalisa! I totally get your q!! So I brew the coffee like normal, add a little cream like normal, and let it sit for a bit. Thennnn, I’ll add the iced coffee cubes hoping they don’t melt immediately because the coffee isn’t crazy hot! {But if they do melt, totally fine, I just add more coffee cubes!} Basically, to answer your q- I add the cream in the cubes and the coffee in order to make sure the coffee to cream ratio is how I typically like it! Ha!

      Anddd I hope you had a great mama’s day as well! You are so sweet! Happy Monday and let me know what you think of these coffee cubes!!! Xox

      • Jalisa May 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Gotcha, I’ll definitely have to give this a try! I hope you’re having the best day so far, gorgeous! xox

  • Hanna May 9, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for sharing! This is a great idea –Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: How to look Chic in High Waisted Shorts this Summer

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Right?! Let me know if you make it girl! Xox

  • Nicole Miller May 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Omg! So easy and smart…I might even save some $$$ with fewer trips to Starbucks this summer now :)

    http://www.blundersandabsurditiesblog.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      My thoughts exactly, Nicole!! Happy Monday girl! Xox

  • Nellwyn May 9, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This is such a good idea! Why didn’t I think of this? Definitely going to make these for summertime.

    Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Ha, right?! I really didn’t think of it either {except I did randomly decide to put the cream in them} But the whole thing is clever. You will love!! Happy you found my blog and hope you’ll be back for more! Xox

      Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  • karenmsmith77 May 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Great idea

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks Karen! Glad you like it! Xox

  • Follow My Gut May 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    First, PS as a gift is AWESOME!!! OMGawd once you get the hang of it, you’re gonna wonder how you ever lived without it. Ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s still true. In regards to these ice cubes, I keep tellin myself to try this and now I have to. They look so good and will probably be amazing in the summer. The spring too. Heck, fall and winter! Lovely post, Dana! <3

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Hahaha hilarious! Yes! Perfect for alllll the seasons! You are so sweet! I am so glad you found my blog and hope you’ll be back to read more! Xox

      • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

        Oh and about Photoshop I am literally giddy with excitement to get started with it!!!!

  • WhatWouldVWear May 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Dana, OMG! This is the BEST idea ever! How come I’ve never thought of that? They are fantastic for our warmer weather ahead! Gosh, I can’t wait to tell my hubs all about! Totally pinning this!

    Happy Monday, love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      So happy you liked this idea! I didn’t exactly think of it myself but I did randomly decide to put the cream in the cubes. Never seen that done before! And it literally takes zero effort to make!! So good! Let me know what you and your hubby think!!
      Anddd thanks for the pin!! Yay!! Hope you had a great mother’s day! Xox

  • Tamara May 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I love having iced coffee in the summer but hate how ice cubes water it down. This idea is great though! Gotta try it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      You MUST, Tamara!! You won’t regret it! Xox

  • Jill May 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Those coffee cubes do look great Dana! But Mothers Day was even greater! 💕💕💕

  • Jill May 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    THose coffee cubes do look great Dana!… But Mother’s Day was even greater! 💕💕💕💕💕

  • Jesica May 9, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Um, holy yum!! I just downed an embarrassing amount of cold brew coffee yesterday and some matching coffee ice cubes would have been amazing. Definitely going to make some, thanks for the fabulous idea!

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      You must!! So freaking good and it literally takes zero effort to do! Let me know what you think, Jesica!! Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you’ll come back to read more! Xox

      PS when I first read your comment I thought it said you “downloaded” the cold brew… hahaha not so much ;)

  • Kathryn May 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I was just thinking about iced coffee cubes this weekend, so this is the push I need to make them! It’s really the worst when regular ice dilutes your drink, it makes it taste so “blah” and is actually pretty disappointing, haha.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      The worst is right!! Make those cubes girl! It’s so easy!! Hope you had a happy Monday my friend! Xo

  • katelyn ryan May 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    yum! now that it’s warm i drink iced coffee on the daily!

    http://www.katelynryan.com

  • Erika May 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve seen these before, but have never tried them! looming forward to trying them all summer!!

    • Dana Ivy May 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Heck yeah!!! Enjoy!! And thanks for stopping by the blog, Erika! Hope you come back to read more!! Xox

  • Alyssa May 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I always wanted to try this, maybe I should now since it’s so freakin’ hot in my country right now. It’s almost 40 degree Celsius

    STYLE VANITY

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Try it!! You will love! Let me know what you think! So happy you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more :) Have a great day, Alyssa!!!

  • Glenda Rivera May 10, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Great! This is something I always wanted to try/do but always forget lol :)
    http://www.expatpetite.blogspot.com

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 9:17 am

      I know! I was the same but it literally takes no effort so I finally did it and have been doing it ever since! The best!! Thanks for stopping by the blog, Giendai! I hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Heidi Wood May 10, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Wow, amazing, I never try this before!
    X
    http://www.missydress.com.au

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Oh you need to! I am actually drinking an iced coffee with my iced coffee cubes as we speak. So delish! Thanks for stopping by the blog, Heidi! I hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Dara May 10, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Genius. When the coffee ice melts, it’s just more coffee rather than waters down what you already have! Love. Also, I’m totally obsessed with Coffee Mate too. I have a hard time drinking coffee without it!

    – Dara // http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      OMG!!! Yes! I feel you on the coffee mate thing. I actually bought those to go ones but they aren’t the same as the refrigerated bottles. LOVE! And yes, it is pretty genius if I do say so myself. I didn’t exactly come up with it but the cream idea was my own! Though I’m sure it’s been done before! Ha! Hope you had a great day!! Xox

  • Jeri May 10, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Just saw Kaitlyn from the Bachelorette making these on Snapchat! Now that you’ve endorsed them as well, I think I will make some today!

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      No way! Did she read my post?! ha {doubtful} What are the chances though? Did you make them today? It’s seriously a zero effort recipe, if you can even call it a recipe?! Let me know what you think, Jer. Xx

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista May 10, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Yay for being spoiled on Mothers Day! This sounds delish! I hate how watered down my iced coffee gets near the end, problem solved <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Haha yay is right, my friend!! You MUST try! Let me know what you think!! Xox

  • Natalie May 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    This is such a handy trick – love it! I hate drinking watered down coffee, it’s the worst. Thanks for sharing this!

    Natalie
    thecityandsea.com

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Ugh, watered down ANYTHINGGGG is nasty! Glad you like this idea girl! Xox

  • Falasha May 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I have seen these on Pinterest in the past but I will certainly have to try it. Thank you for sharing.

    xx Falasha

    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’ ll Join the Secret Guide

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      You definitely do!! And you’ll love! Happy you found my blog and hope you’ll be back to read more, Falasha!! Xox

  • Charity May 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I’m not a big fan of iced coffee but what a great idea for those who are! So glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and that your hubby and Brody spoiled you ;)
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks Charity!! I hope you had the best Mother’s Day as well! Hope to read about it on Life after Baseball =)

  • Carina Vardie May 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Of course! Glad you like this idea and let me know what you think! It’s SO easy, Carina! Xox

  • Ashley May 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    YUM! I love iced coffee, but I always hate when it gets watered down. These are the perfect solution!

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Right?! So delish! Thanks Ashley!!

  • for seven seasons May 10, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    On man, I need to try this!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Emily May 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    These look yummy! I’ve seen something similar and have been dying to make these. Especially since coffee is a staple in my diet. ;)

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Dana Ivy May 10, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      They are sooo good, Emily! Let me know what you think!! So glad you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more! Xox

  • The Lilac Press May 11, 2016 at 12:04 am

    What a phenomenal idea!! Why didn’t I think of this?

    • Dana Ivy May 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Hhaha well I didn’t exactly think of it but I’m glad I could enlighten you! Def give them a try! And so glad you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more :) Xox

  • Stephanie May 11, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Can’t believe you’re a mom (look so young)!! Happy mother’s day!! Congrats on the photoshop and wristband! That’s super cute. Lovely tips on the ice coffee cubes will put it into use right now!!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • Dana Ivy May 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Ha! Yup, I’m a 31-year-old mom! Thanks for the compliment girl :) My son is 16 months so this was my second mother’s day! So fun! Did you try the iced coffee cubes yet? Really great, right? Let me know what you think!! Xox

  • Trang Do May 11, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Wow! Amazing! Looks so yummy!

    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Dana Ivy May 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Yes!! So amazing, Trang!! You’ll love! Let me know what you think!!

  • Llinos @ The Lilac Linnet May 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I have always wanted to try this but doubted if it works… think you’ve convinced me!

    • Dana Ivy May 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      It works it works! Try it and let me know what you think! So glad you found my blog! Hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Mica Cataletto May 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I literally have the Venti Starbucks Iced cup in my hands at this moment. It’s SO old, but it’s my favorite and travels everywhere with me. LOVE the ice cubes idea and will have to try myself this weekend.

    • Dana Ivy May 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Omgosh!! How funny! And what a coincidence! I love mine too and take it with me wherever I go as well! So glad you love the ice cubes idea, Mica! Did you ever give it a try?!!? Let me know if you did! Want to hear what you think!! Also, so glad you found my blog and hope you’ll be back to read more!! Xox

  • Raina Elegado May 16, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Yesss! I’ve been doing this too and it’s the best! I hate when my iced coffee gets all watery. I also have that same tumbler! :)

    xo Raina
    http://www.themamaqueen.com

    • Dana Ivy May 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

      The best!! Both to the iced coffee cubes and to the tumbler! Great minds think alike, Raina! Clearly! Xox

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