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Everything You Need to Make Your Own Iced Coffee

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We’re in peak iced-coffee season, and it’s glorious. Except for your wallet. (The cold stuff, if you haven’t noticed, can cost a lot more than the hot, because the process can be quite labor-intensive.) The good news is it’s actually not that hard to make your own iced coffee at home. These coffeemakers and accessories will give you a head start:

This brewer, recommended by Stumptown and many other coffee nerds, is easy to set up and use, and the result is well-balanced and smooth.

Alternatively, the Takeya coffeemaker is the top seller on Amazon. It’s not the most stylish, but you’ll welcome its simplicity on particularly groggy mornings.

Or, if you’re willing to splurge, this intricate drip tower, made in Taiwan, is a total stunner.

This New Orleans–style cold-brew concentrate, made by the well-respected Grady’s, is packed with a mix of coffee, chicory, and spices. Best of all: You just have to add water and soak it overnight.

If you’re looking to Starbucks-ify your iced coffee, mix in this delicious vanilla chai mix for a “dirty chai.”

What happens if you want to take your homemade cold brew on the road? Grab this canteen. (Or this other one we love.)

To whip up the best coffee sundae ever, start with Jeni’s espresso ice cream, which is made with Intelligentsia’s signature Black Cat beans. Then pour your cold brew on top.

Note: Unfortunately this flavor is no longer available, but some Brooklyn-made Van Leeuwen Coffee Ice Cream would be a nice alternative—classic or vegan.

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Everything You Need to Make Your Own Iced Coffee