Can You Microwave Starbucks Iced Coffee?

Perhaps you’re not a fan of iced coffee and ordered the wrong drink. Maybe your iced coffee sat too long, and now the ice has melted, leaving you with cold and watery coffee.

Whatever the reason, you’ve probably wondered if you can warm your brew up in the microwave.

The good news is, YES, but there are some steps required to do so, and the taste of your coffee may or may not be the same afterward, so be prepared to make alterations to your coffee after you warm it up.

Steps to Microwave Your Starbucks Iced Coffee

You may think, since it’s safe to microwave iced coffee that you can just throw your cup of Starbucks in the microwave and heat it for a couple of minutes, and you’d be okay, except…you can’t.

The reason is that Starbucks iced coffee comes in a container that is plastic in most cases, and trying to heat your coffee is not only unsafe, but it will also likely lead to a coffee mess in your microwave, especially if you leave the lid on.

The first thing you’ll want to do is place your coffee in a microwave-safe cup or mug. A standard coffee mug should do the trick nicely.

Then you will microwave the coffee in short intervals, about 1 or 2 minutes, until it is at the desired temperature.

Use caution when removing your mug (or anything else) from the microwave!

“Fixing” Your Microwaved Iced Coffee

Due to the way the coffee is made, mainly by brewing hot coffee, adding a bunch of sweeteners and ice, when you heat it in the microwave, it basically cooks your coffee twice. This leads to it coming out more bitter than it was previously.

As such, after you microwave your Starbucks iced coffee, you may need to add sugar, creamer, or other products to reach the desired taste.

Now add a donut (or two) and some bacon and eggs quickly made in the microwave, and you have a quick (and warm) breakfast.

Can You Microwave Starbucks Iced Coffee – Wrapping Up

Well, that’s all there is to it. Now you know how to heat and enjoy your Starbucks iced coffee from the microwave in just a couple of minutes.