Tim Hortons’ Iced Capps – I dream of them all winter, and then I drink them up all summer. This icy addiction can be a little expensive, so I did some research (and experimentation), which led to the perfect recipe for homemade iced capps!
This recipe takes just a few ingredients and very little finesse! Are you ready for this?! There’s no turning back. Delicious Iced Capps are headed your way!Check out this fabulous, easy-to-make, inexpensive, Iced Capps knock-off recipe! #summerdrink #summerrecipe Click To Tweet
Yes, I’m going to share this scrumptious recipe here, with you, today.
Before you decide to make this delicious treat, make sure you have a fabulous blender that can handle a lot of ice cubes (I used to use my Magic Bullet, and it worked wonderfully for this recipe). However, I recently purchased an Instant Pot Ace Cooking Blender and it’s even more amazing!! I simply select the crushed ice setting and 45 seconds later, I have the PERFECT Iced Capp.
I found inspiration for this recipe on Babble. I decided to make my own version of it. The changes I made are due to the fact that I do not have (nor do I like) instant coffee and I prefer the taste of brown sugar to white sugar.
Homemade Iced Capps
- 5 oz. brewed coffee (strong and Tim Hortons' brand is naturally the best)
- 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar (3 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup for a drink free of refined sugar)
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup cream (canned premium coconut milk for a dairy-free version)
- 12 ice cubes
- Mix hot coffee, brown sugar, and vanilla in a cup
- Stir mixture until sugar is dissolved
- Add cream and let mixture cool for 5 minutes
- Add mixture to blender
- Add ice cubes
- Blend for approximately 1 minute (if using a high-speed blender, pulse the mixture so you don't accidentally liquefy the ice)
- Pour into cups, add straws, and enjoy!
If you love Iced Capps as much as I do, you can thank me later (or now if you prefer).
PSST – Are you looking for other great knock-off recipes? You might want to try the Cuban Lunch Chocolate Bar!
Sounds yummy. I’ve never had a Tim Horton’s Iced Capps!
They are soooooo good!
Im making some today!!!! I love ice caps!! I had one when i visited my family in Michigan and i was hooked!!!!!! So thank you soooooo much for the recipe.
Yay! Enjoy! This recipe is so versatile, so it might take a little experimentation to get them to taste exactly the way you want. I find the blender you have affects the consistency – so you may need more (or less) ice.
Hi Jennifer- I gave a party in hot weather and made a batch of the cream and coffee sauce… I have a lot left and wondered how long I can keep it in the frig? Thank you for the recipe! Doug
Hi Doug! I would recommend using the refrigerated mixture within 2 days.
Ur recipe is actually the closest I’ve come across yet ! Nice and thank u !
Yay! I’m glad you’re enjoying it Julia!
Am so glad to find this recipe. my hubby picks up a icecap everyday he passed a tim hortens coffee place am so in love with with them and it’s getting to get costly. going to try this recipe. hope I like this homemade one. if I do going to save ?
I hope this recipe hits the spot for you! I personally love them and make this recipe regularly!
Thank you for this great rècipe. I am lactose intolerant so I was glad to read a recipe for coconut milk. Thank you so much.
How many iced Capps does this particular recipe make? Thanks so much for the recipe! Cant wait to try it out and save money at the same time. They get expensive every day. Lol
Hi Trevor – I find this makes two small servings or one large serving. Enjoy!
Hi there! I found your recipe and am gonna give it a try. I absolutely love Tim Horton’s Ice Capps! I do have a question though, if I don’t have cream but do have coffee creamer will that work almost the same by chance? Thank you! :)
Hi Kaylee – That will definitely work! Enjoy!
I’ve never had one of these before but it sounds soooo tasty! I don’t do dairy so I’ll have to try it with coconut milk. I love coffee based drinks so I’m excited to try this one out. I’m pinning it for later! :)
I’ve made it with the coconut milk and it’s just as tasty! Thanks for pinning!
One way to make it better is to add less vanilla or more cream but other than that it is so good
Thanks for sharing your suggestions. It’s definitely a flexible recipe – that’s for sure!
I’m just wondering….I’m going to go shopping to pick up ingredients tomorrow….I LOVE ice caps year round. I’m curious though….what type of cream….whipping? Coffee cream? Half and half? Much thanks!
Hi Heather – thanks for reaching out. I used half and half cream – it’s delicious. Enjoy!
I would recommend using almond milk I find that it tastes better when it comes to drinks
Now you’re making me crave for a glass! That looks so yummy!
I am not a coffee drinker, but my girls would love this – with decaf for the 12-year-olds who adore coffee, of course :)
If it is anything like McDonald’s Mocha frappes, I’m in. Will have to drink them at 5a.m. The last time I drank one after 5.p.m. I was awake for 3 days! Jody, The Medicare Mom at http://themedicaremom.blogspot.com
This sounds wonderful and you must be Canadian to be toting Timmy’s coffee, which is delicious, you are so right!
Thank you for the recipe, I’m going to try it.
Looks good to me!! Definitely will try it! Thanks for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays!
I just made myself one this afternoon. I swear it’s delicious Michelle! Plus it gives me that caffeine kick without having to drink a hot beverage!
Thanks for hosting the party Michelle! I’m slowly converting my recipes into this fancy recipe plug-in on WordPress. As I update them, I’ll make sure to share at the Foodie Friday party!
I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.
Which plugin are you using? I’m not sure if I love mine.
It’s called Recipe Card. So far I like it (although I’ve only used it twice so far).
Thanks, it was amazing
I’m delighted you enjoyed it!
Love this thank you. I’m always looking to try doing this at home. Right now I’m loving the Starbucks caramel ribbon frappe but going to try out some of the new Timmy’s flavours.
Do you mind sharing the recipe and how you make the caramel frapp at home? I always go to starbuck and get the caramel frapp but it seems a little expensive these days
I can’t wait to try this. Can you use milk? Would that change anything?
Yes you can use milk! It just isn’t as creamy in taste.
I order with chocolate milk from Timmy’s all the time and am going to try it with this home recipe. So yummy!
oooh- that should taste delicious!
So, tried it out with a fresh brewed aeropress shot in my Braun identity series jug blender on high speed. The heat of the coffee and the speed of the 1000 wat motor were enough to liquefy the ice, so be careful how you whip these guys up.
Thanks for sharing that Benny. I’m so glad you commented because I actually modified this recipe for my own personal use and forgot to update here.
After dissolving the sugar in the hot coffee, I add the cream and let mixture cool for 5 minutes. Then I add the mixture to the blender with ice cubes.
I use a Nutribullet – so I give little blasts of mixing. The blender would impact how the drink holds up.
Thanks again for sharing. I modified the recipe’s instructions for future reference.
This looks delicious! I’ll have to add it to my list of iced coffee recipes. :) thanks, Jennifer!
They are delicious Stefani (and so easy to make too)!
is it 1-2 ice cubes ? not 12?
I know it seems like a lot but it’s 12 ice cubes. I’ve gotten away with 10 ice cubes before but less than that and it’s not slushy like it should be.
I’m going to have to try this recipe out, I miss Timmy Ho’s Ice Cap’s and Since no longer living in buffalo I crave these all the time.
I hope you enjoy it John! I find it a delicious alternative when I can’t get my hands on an iced capp.
Hey, by cofee, which kind do you mean? Which coder do they use specifically for ice caps in general? I love French vanilla cofee however I do not think they use that for ice caps.. which coder do you recommend?
I use regular fine grind coffee but you can use whatever coffee brand/flavour you like! This recipe is totally versatile! Enjoy!
“”Buy” regular dry (fine) grind, too!
Hi Jennifer! My husband and I are so totally addicted to Iced Caps that we may have to join a 12 step program if such exists (oh and are also quickly going bankrupt I might add lol). After trying some of my own versions which were not even close, I searched the internet and found your recipe. It is so good I actually prefer it to the original store bought. Thank you so much for sharing your divine creation with us all!
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on my knock-off Tim Horton’s Iced Capp Recipe! I’m delighted you enjoy this recipe Nicole! I prefer it to the store-bought version too (plus it’s less calories)! *big smile*
Can I use a food processor for this recipe? I know it says to use a blender, but my blender is a little tricky to use and my food processor works well even though it’s smaller. Does it matter which one I use? Thanks!
Hi there Cassandra.
I don’t have a food processor so I’m really not sure! Why not give it a whirl anyway (and then report back to us in case anyone else is in a similar predicament). I hope it works for you… these drinks are delicious!
I want to try this but when i went to buy cream, I realized there is more than just one kind… half and half, 10% and 18%… which do you use? Does it matter?
Hi Debbie! You’re in for a treat! I’ve only used 10% half & half in this recipe – I’m not sure if it matters if a different cream is used because I’ve never tried making it with anything else. Enjoy!
I had a Tim Hortons Mocha Icedcapp and was wondering if this is different from your recipe. Might it have some cocoa in it?
The mocha is different. Although I imagine if you used chocolate milk instead of cream and a bit of cocoa, you would have a mocha iced capp (or something close to it).
the mocha iced Capps are the same idea, just mocha flavoured. This is meant to taste more like the original. Mocha ones are more rich I find. I prefer original!
I am addicted to tims ice cap and spend way too much there lol. I have a good blender and am going to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!
They are sooooo yummy! I’ve saved quite a bit of money (and some calories) by making my own! Enjoy! :)
Can you make a double recipe instead of one?
Hi Dianne! You can absolutely double the recipe. Enjoy!
Whelp. I’ve been wanting to cut down sugar and Iced Capps are that thorn in my side
I might be able to make a sugar free iced capp now
You can definitely make a sugar-free version! Enjoy!
This looks DELICIOUS. And it’s easy! I need this every day. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Jennifer!
You’re so very welcome Chris! It’s delicious!
I don’t drink coffee or tea but enjoy the taste of a Tim’s Iced Cap.Tried this recipe with the maple syrup and coconut milk. LOVE IT!! I’m so glad I found your recipe and its healthier ingredients. Thank you!
I’m delighted you enjoyed this recipe and made your own healthier version! Thanks for sharing.
Could you also use Tims instant coffee or the Tims coffee from a Keurig machine?
You could absolutely use those as substitutes! Enjoy!
Is this vanilla syrup, or vanilla extract?
It’s vanilla extract, but good question… I’ll edit the recipe to clarify for others. Thanks for asking.
I buy the cans of French Vanilla from Tim Hortons. Could i use this instead of the reg instant coffee?
I actually use brewed coffee in my recipe but I say go for it – experiment with the French Vanilla. I would suggest reducing the sugar you add though, because the French Vanilla probably has its own sweetness.
This is so good! I made it and topped it with a little chocolate syrup!! So good and taste like the real thing
I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe Jessica (I’m sure that chocolate syrup made it extra-special too)!
I made this and to be honest they don’t taste much like ice Capps from timmies but they are 100% delicious and I now make them alllll the time I love them
I’m delighted you’re enjoying these so much.
Could you use vanilla creamer or milk instead of cream?
Hi Mark! The cream gives it a richer consistency. A vanilla creamer would be fine – as it’s thicker in texture. A homogenized milk probably would be okay too.
I wanted to leave you feedback (positive!)
As a Canadian, I moved to Ecuador 2 years ago, and just had a massive craving for tim hortons iced cap. I googled, and found your recipe.
I just made it, and my loooooord, it’s perfect!
I didn’t use regular ice cubes, I had frozen coffee cubes ready to go .. and I also cut the sugar in half. But it totally tastes great. The vanilla, is what really sets it apart! Thanks for this recipe!
I’m delighted you enjoyed this Lindsay! The recipe is very versatile and it’s quite easy to customize it to accommodate specific tastes. Thanks so much for sharing.
I almost every year visit Brampton and I love iced capp moka I was searching in the web and I’m so glad I found your recipe , because in my country , Cuba, we have a good coffe and this is a very good drink for our hot climate all the year.
I will try to do it finally with your recipe
Wonderful! This recipe is very flexible. Have fun with it and enjoy!
Im trying to cut back on ice caps and my husband found this recipe, it looks so good that i want to go get the real thing.
Its a real addicition year round, everyday.
Can I use the Tim Horton’s dark roast coffee for the 5 oz of strong brewed coffee?? Came out with Caramel Macchiatos cold or hot Will you be doing your own version of this one too. Love these too btw
Glad you enjoyed this Karen! Yes, I say experiment and use whatever roast you want… I would just recommend if you like that Iced Capp taste, then maybe use a little less coffee?
With everything going on in the world right now, we have had to stay in a LOT more than usual. I have really been missing my iced caps and this hit the spot. I had trouble getting the consistency right…it was more liquidy than slushy. But I am looking forward to trying again and again and again. 💗
LOVE this, I added milk instead of cream and then just added a bit of my regular coffee creamer to sweeten it up and it was amazing! I split it with my boyfriend and he constantly asks me to make it now, we both love it!
Yay! I’m thrilled you and your boyfriend are enjoying it so much.
I am addicted to Tim Horton’s Iced Capps! I am writing this in March 2020 and I can’t go to Tim’s for who knows how long because of the coronavirus pandemic (we all have to stay home). This is my first time trying it, but I had to do with what we have here at home. So I had to use milk instead of cream. It’s not the same, but still very good. I can’t wait to try it with cream. Thank you!
I’m delighted this hit the spot Stephanie. It’s definitely a comfort “drink” for these uncertain times. Be well. <3
Tastes like a Starbucks coffee frapp! Delicious nonetheless!
Alright it just changed my life!
then add Hersey caramel syrup for caramel flavor or Hersey chocolate for mocha flavor i used to work in a coffee shop
Hi Jennifer, being Canadian, Tim Horton’s Ice Capp is part of our summer motorcycling adventure. We’ve (wife & I) enjoy this treat each time we go out for a ride. With this recipe we can now enjoy anytime at home on the deck or in the pool. Thank you for sharing! I must say it is an excellent copy cat version.
Thank you so much for sharing your memories of summers with Ice Capps! I’m delighted you’re enjoying this recipe.
They are soooooooooooooo delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m delighted you’re enjoying them!
This is sooo good! I am Canadian and love Tim Hortons Iced Capps! I will have this every morning! #YUM
Great to hear Isla! I’m thrilled you’re enjoying it so much!
I’ll try it, these iced capp are my craving too. I could drink 3 of those a day. So if your receip is fine I’ll save around $10 a day. If it taste the same maybe i’ll drink 5/day…quite sad.
Yes!! This is the recipe I was looking for, thank you! I just made it this morning, and the texture is perfect. I personally didn’t add vanilla, and use almond milk instead of cream, and I still found it too sweet, but it’s only based on personal taste if someone else has similar taste.. it’s super easy to make it a little less sweet! Once again, thank you!!
Just made this and it was amazing! I used Starbucks blonde cold brew and it worked out great, highly recommend!
I’m delighted you enjoyed it Anna!
SOO YUMMY! I might try adding chocolate syrup next time too!
So glad you enjoyed it!! Chocolate syrup is an interesting twist. Please come back and share your findings!
Dont use french vanilla coffee with it, its not good🤣
Thanks for the heads up! lol
I could only really taste the brown sugar at first but after I added more cream it was really good I would make it again
I made this with my granddaughter and sheloves Tim Hortons Ice Cap. THIS WAS SO YUMMY Thankyou
I have been enjoying this recipe for a few months now. I will pour leftover coffee into an ice cube tray and use frozen coffee cubes instead of ice to enhance the coffee flavour. Adding coffee creamer and topping up to 1/3 cup with cream or milk/milk alternative adds some extra flavour, too.
FYI, I think someone has copied this recipe and not given you credit. https://www.fastfoodmenuprices.com/tim-hortons-iced-capps-recipe/