20 Iced Coffee Recipes To Make in Any Season

Iced Coffees for Hot Days

iced coffee glasses

A legend says we have to thank the African goats (not gods!) for giving us coffee since the said animals apparently discovered the goodness of the tiny beans long before humans had made coffee generally accepted and consumed all over the planet.

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To think that it only took half a millennia for a tiny bean to become probably the most acknowledged social drink! And in Europe, it almost did not make it at all, since the priests who first tasted it when it arrived in Venice declared it “Satan’s bitter invention!”

Thank god a pope had more common sense (and authority!) and approved it; otherwise, I would not enjoy my only addiction five centuries later!

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The Italians ended up loving coffee so much that they even provided household names for different varieties. Cappuccino is my favourite, especially with a slice of decadent chocolate cake.

But I also love a proper Turkish coffee brewed on hot sand or a lovely Greek strong coffee with a completely different taste to the Italian espresso, even if it looks similar.

One thing is sure: every morning, I press my coffee machine’s start button even before getting on with the breakfast. By the time I finish eating, a steamy, creamy cup of coffee waits for me to enjoy it! But as you’ll see here, a little espresso can go many wonderful ways!

There is a lot of talk about coffee’s health benefits and risks. For once, I will ignore the bad and focus on the good and the happiness a single cup of coffee can offer to those who drink it.

We all make coffee at home when we don’t meet socially to have one. Here are a few delicious ways to enjoy a homemade iced coffee on a hot day or a more decadent coffee cocktail if the occasion is more special.

  1. Affogato (Espresso Ice Cream)

Recipe provided by theforkedspoon.com

The Affogato is a classic Italian dessert consisting of sweet vanilla ice cream topped or “drowned” with hot espresso coffee. A sweet mid-afternoon treat, or after-dinner pick-me-up, this espresso ice cream is just what you need to survive the hot summer months – thank you, Italy!

2. Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee

pumpkin spiced iced coffee

Recipe provided by theurbenlife.com

Enjoy this iced pumpkin spice cold brew coffee in the comfort of your own home every fall, even if the heat of the summer has appeased. Easy to make, using real pumpkin!

3. Pomegranate Grenadine Iced Mocha Latte

pomegranate grenadine iced coffee

Recipe provided by slumberandscones.com

An iced mocha latte is one of the best treats during the summer. In this version, the addition of homemade pomegranate grenadine makes this even more decadent and enjoyable.

4. Mint Mojito Coffee

mint mojito cold coffee

Recipe provided by atasteofmadness.com

Easy Mint Mojito Coffee recipe is a Philz copycat drink – the best and most refreshing way to start the day.

5. Lavender Iced Coffee

lavender iced coffee

Recipe provided by fittyfoodlicious.com

Everyone needs a go-to drink. One that can send all the stresses of life away and make a person feel at home. Made with coconut sugar, dark roast coffee, honey-infused lavender syrup, and a touch of cream, this will be one drink you’ll come back to all summer long!

6. Homemade Iced Coffee

homemade iced coffee

Recipe provided by windingcreekranch.org

This is a simple recipe for delicious iced coffee at home that tastes just as good, if not better, than at the coffee house. With only a handful of ingredients, you can be sipping on a delicious iced coffee in just a few minutes.

7. Shaken Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espresso

brown sugar oatmeal espresso

Recipe provided by sugarandsoul.co

This Shaken Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espresso is a Starbucks Copycat recipe made with brown sugar syrup, espresso, oat milk, and cinnamon. It’s easy, delicious, and perhaps even better than the original!

8. Boozy Bittersweet Iced Mocha Latte

boozy iced latte

Recipe provided by theurbenlife.com

This homemade boozy bittersweet iced mocha latte cocktail recipe is indulgent and delicious. The recipe yields two cups of spiked coffee, making it the ultimate adult beverage.

9. Simple Iced White Chocolate Mocha Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

white chocolate mocha

Recipe provided by sugarspiceneverythingnice.com

You will love how easy it is to make a chocolate Mocha for yourself! It needs barely few ingredients and about less than ten minutes of your time. Next time you think of stepping out of the comfort of your home to get an iced white mocha for yourself, think again!

10. French Vanilla Dalgona Iced Coffee

French vanilla dalgona

Recipe provided by ottawamommyclub.ca

Dalgona coffee (Korean Coffee) is all the rage on TikTok, Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook social media pages. It’s also called Frappe Coffee in Greece and Beaten Coffee in India. This new craze started with a South Korean actor named Jung Il-woo. Check this recipe for the rest of the story!

11. Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Frappuccino

cookie and cream frappuccino

Recipe provided by strengthandsunshine.com

Move over, Starbucks! This Cookies & Cream Frappuccino is gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan – a homemade recipe has all the sweet deliciousness without the cost and is made right in your blender with minimal fuss!

12. Cinnamon Dolce Iced Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

cinnamon dolce iced latte

Recipe provided by snacksandsips.com

A cinnamon dolce iced latte is an iced coffee drink made using cinnamon dolce syrup, cooled coffee, milk/cream, and ice. The difference between a frappuccino and iced coffee is that a frappuccino is blended and has a base made from vanilla ice cream or something similar. Iced coffee is simply coffee served over ice.

13. Cold Brewed Iced Mocha Latte

cold brewed iced mocha latte

Recipe provided by natalieshealth.com

This iced Mocha Latte is a perfect morning drink – smooth, bold, and chocolatey: deliciously refreshing with a coffee boost. Cold-brewed coffee, creamy almond milk, and velvety cacao with a hint of superfood maca powder make the ultimate indulgence in this iced coffee drink. 

14. Salted Caramel Vanilla Iced Latte

Recipe provided by thesuburbansoapbox.com

Turn down the heat this summer with salted caramel vanilla iced Latte – a simple frosty beverage that gives you a little pep in your step no matter how hot it is outside. And it is ready faster than a trip to your local coffee house.

15. Easy Homemade Caramel Frappe

caramel frappe

Recipe provided by thriftyfrugalmom.com

Learn how to make a caramel frappe with this delicious, easy recipe. Not only will this homemade frappe save you money, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover coffee!

16. Grapefruit Cold Brew Coffee

grapefruit iced coffee

Recipe provided by fittyfoodlicious.com

Grapefruit cold brew is the perfect way to ring in the summer months. With two shots of espresso, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and a little honey, this is one drink you’ll come back to again and again! With the days being so hot, this delectable, refreshing pomelo grapefruit drink will help you slide into summer effortlessly.

17. Healthy Iced Mocha

vegan iced mocha

Recipe provided by thishealthykitchen.com

This is a healthy iced chocolate that is low in sugar, naturally sweetened, and incredibly delicious – a no-guilt vegan iced coffee that can be yours in under five minutes!

18. Café con Leche Martini: Espresso Vodka Cocktail

café con leche martini

Recipe provided by senseandedibility.com

Café con Leche (coffee with milk) is a way of life in many Hispanic cultures. There’s a whole mood associated with it. You can’t go to someone’s house and not have them ask you, “¿Quieres café?” 

19. Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cafe Sua Da)

Vietnamese iced coffee

Recipe provided by delightfulplate.com

Vietnamese Iced Coffee is a cold coffee drink made from brewing Vietnamese medium-ground dark roast coffee. When sweetened condensed milk is added, it is called ca phe sua da (or cafe sua da). The version without milk is called ca phe den da.

20. Iced Caramel Macchiato

iced caramel macchiato

Recipe provided by createyum.com

If you like a Caramel Macchiato from any coffee chain, then this is a delicious drink you can have any time by following these simple directions to make it for yourself.

Surely there are many more ways to enjoy an iced coffee in summer’s heat. Please comment below with your favourite recipe; I would love to know what people prefer.

Iced Coffees for Hot Days

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29 Responses

  1. Jeanine says:

    I do like the stronger less cream and ice Ice Coffees the best… ha ha but can be talked into the occasional affogato…that’s iced coffee?

  2. Lisa says:

    These look amazing! I had no idea there were so many delicious options for iced coffee. Thanks for this epic list!

  3. Kay says:

    Such a great selection of iced coffees can’t wait to drink my way through them!

  4. Addie says:

    Such a great roundup for the summer!

  5. Oscar says:

    I am a huge coffee lover, these all look amazing. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes this weekend. The caramel frappe is going to be the first one I make, looks so good.

  6. Wow! So many fun and different iced coffee recipes. I’m not sure where to begin on which one to try first….but I’m thinking it might be the French Vanilla Dalgona Iced Coffee. Thanks for the awesome recipes!

  7. Nora says:

    This is the perfect recipe-collection for me! I am such a coffee lover! Thanks for sharing those wonderful recipes!

  8. Mae Alexis says:

    LOL I’ve been limiting my coffee intake, but these are some amazing recipes!! I’ll have to try at least a few 😉

  9. Gloria says:

    With the heat we have been experiencing, these cold coffee drinks are perfect. No need to go to the coffee shop. Make these at home and save money too.

  10. Ashley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I absolutely love iced coffee… like, I’ll drink it when it’s 0 degrees outside! Your recipes sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them!

  11. Genevieve says:

    Thank you so much for sharing my recipes and all of these other amazing bloggers recipes! Such a beautiful round up and perfect for summer!

  12. Akshita says:

    These are amazing! Perfect for this hot weather. Cant wait to try em all!

  13. Such a wonderful collection of iced coffee drinks! I am a coffee lover and drink iced coffee all summer. I will be trying several of these recipes, thanks for sharing!

  14. Katherine says:

    Oh. I love iced coffee! This is great! Hot days here I come!

  15. All of these look deliciously refreshing. As a non coffee drinker, I’d totally try a select few 😉 Perfect for summer weather!

  16. Anaiah says:

    Wow, I had no idea that coffee was called Satan’s bitter intervention and that a pope approved it. So crazy! Thanks for including that quick history in this list of iced coffee recipes. I learn something new every day with you, haha.

  17. Sue says:

    This list has me craving more coffee!!

  18. Audrey says:

    These all look wonderful!! I can’t wait to try some of these.

  19. Emily says:

    My new favorite list! Pinning this for my summer coffee fix!

  20. Jeannie says:

    great collection! I love making dalgona coffee 🙂

  21. Gabriela Herrera says:

    You outdid yourself with this roundup as a coffee lover I feel the need to try all of them.

  22. Natalie says:

    Wow, that is one amazing collection. So many new recipes for me to try. Thanks! 🙂

  23. Black Couture says:

    I live by coffee and absolutely love it. All these recipes will have me tempted to just drink all winter long they have me excited

  24. Sarah says:

    I absolutely LOVE iced coffee! The oat milk brown sugar one looks soooo good. Since Starbucks took theirs off their menu, I’ve been looking for an at-home version!

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