The Key To Brewing Dunkin'-Style Iced Coffee At Home

Coffee beans, water, ice — it's that easy to make an iced coffee at home. But why does it always seem to taste a bit better when you buy it? Chances are that it isn't some strange placebo effect. Quality, tools, and methods could result in a tastier cup of joe, notes Serious Eats. Luckily, we've got the solution on how to brew Dunkin'-style iced coffee at home.

Unsurprisingly, the pandemic curbed coffee consumption outside of the home, leading 85% of Americans to craft at least one cup of coffee at home and leaving 35% to realize just how much they missed their favorite coffee shops (via 2021 National Coffee Data Trends). Offering a solution to satisfy those temptations, Dunkin' provides customers with a selection of whole beans, ground coffee, capsules, and K-pods in a variety of roasts and flavors with the intention of helping to recreate the Dunkin' experience from the comfort of your kitchen.  

While making iced coffee at home can seem ridiculously simple, it can actually be hard to make it perfect. Using fresh, high-quality coffee is a given, but there's also one insider secret that will make your icy brew taste just like Dunkin'.

Double your beans

Chilling coffee after brewing or even brewing with cold water are good methods to make cold coffee, but they can also be time-consuming. Ready in five minutes or less, there is a more efficient approach called the pour-over method. However, when made incorrectly, this can lead to a weaker cup of coffee since adding freshly-brewed java into a glass will melt ice, thus diluting the coffee. 

Don't worry, though. There is a solution to that watery coffee. Dunkin' advises brewing twice the amount of coffee that you would normally use — think 3 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of water. The result will be a bolder, more flavorful iced coffee that is ready in a fraction of the time when compared to other cold coffee methods. 

If you want to take it to the next level, you can even customize your iced java like you would at Dunkin'. Stir in a splash of cream or dairy alternative along with your choice of simple syrup and get ready to be amazed.

The next time you're having a Dunkin' iced coffee craving, use these helpful tips to get that bold flavor from your own coffee pot.