The answer is yes, they are very different!
Iced coffee is brewed hot and served cold. You can chill your hot coffee by pouring it over ice or refrigerating it for a few hours before serving.
Cold brew coffee, however, is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in water for 12 hours. The lack of heat results in a brew with a much lower acidity, more smoothness, greater sweetness, and less overall bitterness.
A batch of cold brew coffee is generally more concentrated, stronger and perfect for the addition of any milk or sweetener.
While they are both served chilled and over ice, the process in which they are brewed cause the result to be very different.
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