Set Up an Iced Coffee Bar

Iced Coffee bar set up on bar cart

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or other occasion, in lieu of hot coffee.

I’m loving this idea, and making iced coffee at home is really very easy to do. To be honest I had never made it my self before, but after a little research I came up with my own method and it turned out perfectly. I’m going to share my simple recipe for iced coffee and show you how I set up my bar cart for a serve-yourself bar.

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Details:

  • Provide the essentials in a stylish way. I recently found a vintage glass coffee carafe for $1! It’s such a cool piece and adds instant charm when mixed in with more modern pieces. I filled it with the iced coffee and it’s ready to pour.
  • I used pretty Moroccan tea glasses because they’re the perfect size, they add a touch of glam with gold and bright colors, and they’re a little unexpected.
  • Set out at least 3 flavors of International Delight creamer so guests can choose how they want to flavor their iced coffee. Pour them into small carafes and add a printed tag to indicate what each one is.
  • Add some sweet treats to the bar, like colorful macarons and doughnut holes.
  • A few details like a bar sign, paper straws, and flowers help fill the space and add color.
  • Make your coffee and prepare the supplies the night before. This will make setting up quick and stress free before the party.

How to Make Iced Coffee

  • Brewed coffee, chilled {see directions below}
  • Skim milk
  • Flavored coffee creamer
  • ice cubes

Brew 8 servings of coffee using 12 scoops of coffee grounds {or a 1 to 1 1/2 ratio of water to coffee grounds}

Let cool, then transfer coffee to a container to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night.

Add ice cubes to a pitcher, then 3 cups of chilled coffee, and 1 cup skim milk. Stir to combine.

Pour coffee mixture in a glass over ice and add flavored coffee creamer to taste {about 1-2 Tablespoons}.

Serve with a straw.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.