“Hello. I’m coffee. Nice to meet you. I’m Olena’s newest addiction.” Well, not that new but since the baby #2 sleepless nights “yeeees” and “yeeees” and “yeeees”. Luckily those nights are gone and are NEVER coming back! Until those nights I never touched coffee, needless to say I would never create an iced coffee recipe.

Nowadays, I would be willing to brew fresh ground coffee every morning just to make my house smell like Starbucks or my Italian neighbours’ house.

On a hot summer day, this glass below is my late afternoon sweet tooth craving = throwing out morning organic brewed coffee guilt = “Starbucks, are you really going to charge me $4 ?!” FIX.


For you, it’s going to be either an “Aha!” or a “Duh?!” moment. Just because it’s so darn embarrassingly simple that I don’t even consider it to be a recipe. But after a few of my GFs tried this Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee and had a total “Aha!” moment, I decided to post it just for you.

And if you are feeling “Duh?!”, just enjoy the pictures and maybe have some “Aha!” with a Superfood Chia Green Smoothie.:)


This ice cold glass is full of flavour and no guilt:

1. You are drinking only 1/2 cup of coffee out of 2 cups of liquid.

2. You are drinking healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten free unsweetened almond milk.

3. You are drinking water from the melting ice.

4. You are drinking a yummy drink with no added refined sugar, duh?!

So, here they are… I can’t stand almond milk in a hot coffee but in an iced coffee = LOVE.

P.S. Gave this mug to Alex as a Valentine’s Day present 10 years ago and unofficially owned it since the same day.


Chill/store your coffee in the fridge for up to 2 days. My heart brakes to dump any coffee because it’s organic and very expensive. So I refrigerate it or freeze in ice cube trays which BTW you can use for making this Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Or just use plain good old ice. Love my built-in ice fridge.


Mix all ingredients in the tall glass with a long spoon. And pour…


The coolest thing is that it’s YOUR iced coffee!

1. Use skim milk, rice milk, soy milk or hemp milk.

2. Add or not add cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla.

3. Skip or don’t skip the sweetener part: pinch of stevia, teaspoon of agave or honey.

4. Last thing, change the ratio of coffee : milk. 50:50, 30:70 or whatever you want.

Enjoy this Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee your way! Just don’t add some condensed milk, won’t be skinnyyyyyyyy anymore;)

Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe


  • 1/2 - 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup coffee, cold
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of stevia (optional)


  1. In a tall glass add ice. Pour coffee, almond milk and vanilla extract on top. Add a pinch of stevia, agave syrup if you wish. Stir with a long spoon and enjoy immediately.
  2. You can also add cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa powder.
  3. Storing Instructions: Do not throw away "old" coffee. Refrigerate for up to 2 days and when ready combine all ingredients and make a Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 1 drink

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 27.5
Total Fat: 1.3 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 77.5 mg
Total Carbs: 1.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
Sugars: 0.5 g
Protein: 0.7 g
WW Points+: 0

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14 Responses to “Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe”

  1. olviya

    Your coffee shots look like they could be hanging inside of a Starbucks:)
    I love iced coffee! All year around.:) I usually use TJ’s almond milk too, but I never thought to add vanilla extract. Will try it tomorrow. :)

  2. Suzanne

    I just started doing this. I use Caramel Macciato flavored coffee from Starbucks and Vanilla Almond Milk. It is so good on those sticky humid Southern mornings.

    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Glad you like it, Suzanne! It’s so simple, cheap and tasty. You can vary this iced coffee as much as you like. Next time I will try it with whipped coconut cream on top. Stay cool.:)

  3. Emma G

    I looooove iced coffee! It’s actually the only way I’ll drink it. I came up with my own iced mocha recipe (which is posted on my blog) but I always feel guilty if I have it too often because I know it isn’t very healthy. I never even thought to use almond milk before. I think I’ll try your recipe next time and use a little chocolate syrup as the sweetener. Then it’ll be a bit healthier! I can’t wait to try it! :)

  4. Brandy

    So, I’m more of a hot coffee drinker…and I KNOW you also love your coffee. Do you make your own coffee creamer or what do you put in your hot coffee?

    • Olena

      You might be shocked right now but I quit coffee a month ago! LOL. Cold turkey. I LOVED my coffee, you are right. But funny I feel so much better now and it was the best decision next to quitting smoking. Anyways, before this nonsense happened, I was adding a few tbsp of unsweetened almond milk.:)

    • Olena

      Awesome! Don’t be sad, guys. Starbucks is full of cr@p and GMO ingredients. I buy only Americano with organic soy milk as a treat when I’m out.

        • Olena

          I like medium to medium dark roast coffee, preferably organic. My favourites are Ethical Bean, Kicking Horse, Seattle’s Best or when I’m out Starbucks Blonde or Pike Place Roast.

  5. SJW

    Thank you, will surely try these since most coffee drinks are quite high in sugar/calories. : )


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