Iced Americano Recipe

To start of the new year, I thought we'd start with a healthier drink recipe, as in, no milk or sugar! The Americano was actually my first taste of unsweetened espresso, and embarrassingly, I cried when I tried to drink it. It was strong and it was unexpected. I did not come from a coffee-drinking family, and the Americano is not for the faint of heart. I eased into my love for coffees and espresso with a bit of milk and mocha, but today I can gladly say I usually drink a bold roast or espresso, plain black. For me, lattes are just a treat, not on my daily menu.

Today's recipe is actually an iced Americano, and contains nothing more than brewed espresso, water, and ice. It is refreshing in its simplicity, and a great way to cut unnecessary sugar out of your life without giving up the taste of espresso that you love.

Serves 1


2 ounces brewed espresso

6 ounces water



Brew espresso. Fill a 12 - 16 ounce glass 3/4 the way up with ice.

Pour water into the glass, followed by brewed espresso, and stir.

ashley paul indie pretty projectOut to find ways to make life simpler, Ashley is tackling life one DIY project at a time. Learning as she goes, she also spends her days writing Indie Pretty Projects and creating for her Etsy shop.


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  • Thanks for tasty recipe! I am new to your blog and already love it:) I found out this summer that animal products make me quite sick so I am learning how to eat vegetarian most of the time and vegan on good days so I am always looking for new recipes to spice things up. Your home is beautiful and I love all of the projects I’ve seen..still looking through archives:) Random question, how do you like Colorado Springs? My husband and I have been presented with an opportunity with his job that is in Co Springs Neither one of us have ever been to the town and don’t know how to compare it to the rest of Colorado? Excited to follow your blog this New Year!!

    • hey kristi! we were only in colorado springs for 6 months (moved to california this spring) but we loved it! it was a little big for out taste, but the city had lots of character. we especially loved manitou springs, the incline and the sunflower market. the main negative was that it is incredibly dry there, so stock up on chapstick and hand cream! haha. let me know if you have any questions! xox