Copycat Chick-fil-A Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe


Chick fil A Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

We are so excited to share our copycat recipe with you for Chick-fil-A Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe. The process of making this delicious, iced coffee is very simple, and you are rewarded with a tasty, iced coffee you can enjoy anytime and anywhere. All you need are a handful of ingredients to make this tasty drink. Check out the step-by-step instructions for details on how to easily make this recipe! 

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Chick-Fil-A Iced Coffee

There’s nothing quite like Chick-fil-A’s iced coffee. Iced coffee is great, no matter what the temperature or time of year. And no one does it quite like Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A’s vanilla iced coffee is surprisingly easy to make at home, and you are rewarded with the delicious taste you can enjoy anytime. Today we are excited to share our easy copycat recipe with you, that will allow you to enjoy Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee recipe anytime you want. 

Vanilla Iced Coffee — Simple and Easy Recipe 

There are a few different ways you can enjoy vanilla iced coffee at home. No matter how you choose to do it, it is surprisingly easy to make and taste delicious. Our easy recipe will walk you through the step-by-step process of how you can make this simple recipe anytime you desire.

Homemade Chick-Fil-A Iced Vanilla Coffee | 5 Ingredients 

The process of making a homemade copycat version of Chick-fil-A’s vanilla iced coffee is simple. This recipe is so easy, but it only requires five ingredients to make the delicious goodness. Let’s take a look at what those five ingredients are how to make this tasty coffee at home. 

How To Make Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Coffee At Home

Making a copycat version of Chick-fil-A frosted, or iced coffee at home is simple. Please see the ingredients needed to make a homemade version of Chick-fil-A’s vanilla iced coffee recipe below. 

Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Instructions:

Before you begin making the coffee, it is important to make sure you have all the ingredients needed on hand. Please see the outline of ingredients that you will need to have on hand below. 

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Coffee. There are a few different ways you can brew your coffee for iced coffee. Our preferred method is to use a cold brew method, where we simply insert the coffee beans into a filter and fill a jar with water, then insert the filter so that the coffee has time to seep into the water and brew slowly in the refrigerator.

Another way that you can brew your coffee for iced coffee is to make it in a pot like normal, only make it on the stronger side. And then, place it into a container and refrigerate it until it is cold. However, you choose to brew your coffee, will work as long as it has time to chill before it’s made into coffee. 

Vanilla. Vanilla extract is used to help flavor your copycat Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee. You can use vanilla extract, or regular vanilla, either one will work well. 

Ice. Ice is used in your coffee, to give it that delicious, iced coffee flavor and texture. You can use any kind of ice cubes, however chewy ice cubes are often preferred, but normal ice cubes out of your ice cube tray will work just fine as well.

Simple Syrup. Simple syrup is what we like to use to sweeten this coffee recipe. Making simple syrup is very easy, and only requires water and sugar. For a detailed tutorial on how to make simple syrup, please check out our step-by-step instructions HERE

Milk. Milk is used in your Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee to enhance the overall flavor. We typically like to use 2% milk; however, you may also use whole milk, or a mixture of milk, and heavy cream to give you a creamier flavor. You may also use half-and-half if desired. Just note that the richer the cream you use, the richer your coffee is going to taste. 

How to Make

Now, let’s turn our attention to the process of how you can go about making your copycat Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee recipe. The steps to making the iced coffee are surprisingly easy. But for details, please see below. 

How to Make Cold Brew:

Hot Brew Then Chill. There are a couple of different ways you can go about making cold brew coffee. One of the common methods is to brew your coffee in your coffee maker like normal, only instead of making your coffee your normal potency, you will want to add extra grounds to make your coffee extra strong. This method works well, however, if you are in a hurry, and make your coffee the day you plan to drink it, this could be a bit of a hindrance. 

Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Our preferred method is to make cold brew coffee. At our house, especially in the summertime, we tend to go through a lot of cold brew coffee, so we have invested in a cold brew coffee maker, that is inserted into a mason jar.

To do this, you will fill your cold brew coffee maker, with your coffee grounds, then place it into a jar with water. Refrigerate overnight and allow the water to steep with your coffee grounds. This makes a delicious version of cold brew coffee. There are other cold brew coffee makers available as well, this is just the one we have found is easy and works well for our house. 

How to Make Simple Syrup:

The process of making simple syrup is very easy. All you need to make this is water and granulated sugar. You will want to boil them together so that they do not separate, then allow your mixture to cool before adding it to your iced coffee. For details on how to make simple syrup, please see our simple syrup recipe

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Where to Buy Chewy Ice:

Although not a necessity, some people enjoy ice in their iced coffee. Chewy ice is basically small ice cubes, that are chewable. They are also sometimes known as nugget ice cubes. Typically, these ice cubes can be found at large grocery stores such as Walmart, Sam’s, and Target. If you are not able to find chewy ice, you can simply use ice from your ice cube tray, or your average freezer ice. 

Now, let’s look at a brief overview of how you can easily make this coffee. 

Step 1: What You Need 

To make our copycat Chick-fil-A’s vanilla iced coffee recipe, you will need cold brew coffee, milk, vanilla, ice, and simple syrup. 

Step 2: Making the Coffee

Begin by making your coffee in advance. If you are making hot coffee, brew it extra strong, then place it into the refrigerator to chill. If you were making cold brew coffee, place your water and coffee grounds together in your cold brew container, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. 

Step 3: Measuring the Ice

You can choose to measure your ice, or you can simply fill your glass as desired with ice. Either way works out well.

Step 4: Pour the Coffee

When your ice is added to your glass, add approximately ¾ to one cup of your cold brew coffee to your glass. 

Step 5: Add Vanilla Creamer

After your coffee is added to your ice, it’s time to add your simple syrup and vanilla. Then stir together. After your coffee mixture has been stirred, add your milk. 

Step 6: The Straw

If desired, you can enjoy your coffee with a straw, or skip this. A straw will work well to mix your coffee if desired. 

Step 7: The Finishing Touch

To finish off your coffee, you can add whipped cream to top it off, along with a drizzle of caramel, or chocolate sauce if desired. Then serve right away and enjoy your delicious iced coffee. 

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Recipe for vanilla iced coffee


¾ – 1 cup coffee, cold brew

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp simple syrup

½ cup milk, or 1/3 cup milk and 3 Tbsp heavy cream

Ice, as desired



Begin making your iced coffee by brewing your coffee. If you are using the hot brew method, brew your coffee slightly stronger than normal, and then refrigerate until chilled. If you are using a cold brew coffee maker, combine your coffee grounds with water, and chill to brew. 


No matter which method you are using, you’ll want to chill your coffee until it is cooled off. Once cooled, you can begin making your copycat Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee. 


Begin making your iced coffee by adding ice to your cup, then add in your cold coffee, along with vanilla and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Add milk, and any desired toppings such as whipped cream, caramel syrup, chocolate sauce, etc. Serve right away and enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts

We have estimated the above recipe to contain one serving or one glass of iced coffee. The above recipe is estimated to contain approximately 267 calories. It is also estimated to contain approximately 2.6 g total fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 56.9 g total carbohydrates, and 4.3 g protein. Please note that these nutritional facts may vary depending upon the specific ingredients you include. 

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Is Chick-fil-A’s iced coffee good?

Well, it probably depends upon your standing for coffee in general, however, most coffee lovers think that Chick-fil-A’s iced coffee is delicious! 

Does Chick-fil-A have iced coffee?

Yes, typically Chick-fil-A carries iced coffee of various flavors.

Is Chick-fil-A’s vanilla iced coffee sweet?

Yes, Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee is fairly sweet. 

How much does an iced coffee cost at Chick-fil-A?

The price of an iced coffee at Chick-fil-A can vary depending upon your location. To check the price of an iced coffee, visit Chick-fil-A’s website or store for details. 

What are the calories in a CFA iced coffee?

Our copycat recipe for Chick-fil-A vanilla iced coffee is estimated to contain approximately 267 calories for one glass. 

What is the best coffee to use for iced coffee?

Typically, the best types of coffee to use for iced coffee, are cold brew-specific coffees. However, if you are not able to find cold brew specific coffee, medium roast, they are typically sweet and creamy are generally your best bet for coffee grounds to used when making iced coffee.

Does Chick-fil-A give free refills on coffee?

No, Chick-fil-A does not give free refills on coffee. 

Does Chick-fil-A have flavored iced coffee?

Typically, Chick-fil-A’s iced coffee flavors consist of original or vanilla. Although they may have other short-term flavors available, their main menu is made of just two iced coffee flavors.

What Is The Chick-Fil-A Frosted Coffee Made Of?

Chick-fil-A is frosted coffee is made from similar ingredients as their iced coffee, only it’s blended together to make it into a frosted coffee. Some frosted coffees also have vanilla ice cream at it as well.

How long does it take to make vanilla iced coffee?

The amount of time it takes to make vanilla iced coffee depends on how you brew your coffee. Brewing the coffee is what takes the longest amount of time, after that it takes only moments to prepare your iced coffee. 

What is a Frosted Coffee?

A frosted coffee is very much like a coffee-flavored smoothie. To make a frosted coffee, you could easily use the above recipe, only add it to a blender, to crush up the ice and make it into a smoothie-like coffee.

Is this a dessert or just a good refreshing coffee?

Iced coffee is typically considered a good refreshing coffee, however, you can add ingredients to it that make it taste very much like a dessert. 

How do you prepare iced coffee at home?

You can easily prepare iced coffee at home by cold brewing coffee and then adding in your other ingredients of vanilla, ice, milk, and simple syrup. 


It only can you easily make original, and vanilla iced coffee that is very similar to Chick-fil-A, but you could also easily adapt the above recipe into a few different variations. A couple easy recipe variations, that you can make include mocha, caramel, and frozen coffee. Below are the details on how you can make these delicious coffees to enjoy anytime.


To easily make the above iced coffee recipe into a mocha iced coffee, you can simply whip in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, or chocolate syrup to taste. This will allow you to make a delicious mocha iced coffee.


Delicious caramel iced coffee, you can use the above recipe, and simply add 2 tablespoons of your favorite caramel syrup. You can choose to make homemade caramel syrup, or you can simply use store-bought caramel syrup or even caramel ice cream topping. 


You can easily adapt the above recipe into a Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee Recipe. To do this, you can simply prepare your iced coffee as instructed above, minus the ice, then pour it all into a blender and blend with ice cream. If desired, you can add more cold brew coffee until it is your desired consistency. Then pour into a serving glass, top with whipped cream, serve, and enjoy. 


Another way you could make iced coffee would be to substitute the milk and simple syrup for your favorite creamer flavor. Simply add your creamer as desired, and enjoy your coffee that is flavored using creamer rather than using milk, sugar, and even vanilla if desired. 

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Pro Tips

The place to Purchase Chewy Ice:

If you prefer to use chewy ice in your iced coffee rather than your average ice, you can purchase chewy ice from many large grocery stores. Stores such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Target stores typically carry this type of ice. 

Professional Ideas

To make your iced coffee more professional, you can add delicious toppings to it such as whipped cream, or a drizzle of your favorite toppings such as chocolate sauce or caramel sauce. You could even try adding chocolate shavings or chocolate chips to the top as well.

Tips on how to Make

There are a few different tips and tricks you can try that will help to make the process of repairing your iced coffee very simple. Below are a few ideas for you. 

Tips on how to Make Chilly Brew:

Cold Brew. The best tip for making cold brew coffee is to purchase a filter or a way to make your cold brew coffee, in a container that will capture your grounds but allow your coffee to brew at the same time. For the best results, you can brew your coffee for several hours, or overnight in the refrigerator. 

Warm Brew. The other way you can make your coffee for iced coffee is to brew your coffee in a coffee maker but add extra coffee grounds so that your coffee is slightly stronger than normal. Then transfer it to a container and refrigerate until cold. 

Tips on how to Make Easy Syrup:

Making simple syrup is very easy. You will use a one-to-one ratio for making simple syrup and only need two ingredients. To make simple syrup you will need water and granulated sugar. You can boil the mixture together so that it does not separate, and then refrigerate to chill. After your mixture is chilled, you can add it to your coffee as desired to sweeten your iced coffee. 

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DIY Chick-fil-A Iced Coffee

Making your own DIY Chick-fil-A iced coffee is surprisingly easy. You only need a few ingredients to enjoy this delicious iced coffee anytime, and anywhere.

French Vanilla Iced Coffee

Making French vanilla iced coffee is easy, and you are rewarded with a delicious taste. Iced coffee is not only good during the summertime, but can be enjoyed any time of year with just a few simple steps. 

Chick-Fil-A Iced Coffee Recipe

Making our copycat Chick-fil-A Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe is surprisingly easy, and tastes delicious. To make this recipe, there are only a handful of ingredients needed, and the process takes just a few minutes.

Give this delicious copycat Chick-fil-A Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe a try today and let us know what you think about it! Also, if you enjoy mixing up your iced coffee, write to us and let us know what your favorite flavor is we love to hear from you!

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