15 Addictive Iced Coffee Recipes That Are Easy, But Not Basic
Iced Coffee Recipes
There's nothing wrong with a splash of milk and a few ice cubes—but if you're a big iced coffee fan, you should definitely consider taking the refreshing beverage to a new level. (You'll be even more java obsessed after you check out the latest science that proves coffee is great for your health.)
Here, 15 easy, creative, and (mostly) healthy iced coffee recipes that make it more delicious than ever to cool down. (And, since you're making them at home, it's a great excuse to use that eco-friendly tumbler cup you definitely already own.)
Fresh Mint Iced Coffee
This isn't your ordinary iced coffee recipe. The coffee ice cubes and homemade mint syrup will make every other cup pale by comparison. Bonus: The mint might counteract any coffee breath, so it's a win-win.
Get the recipe: Fresh Mint Iced Coffee
Coconut Cowgirl Coffee
By now you've probably heard the buzz about bulletproof coffee—coffee blended with butter and oil. This iced coffee recipe is based on that concept with coconut oil providing healthy fat. Vanilla extract and unsweetened cocoa powder round out the flavor for a dessert-like treat.
Get the recipe: Coconut Cowgirl Coffee
Skinny Caramel Frappé
You walk into a coffee shop, see the frappuccinos with the caramel syrup and mounds of whipped cream and suddenly *need* to have one. (Speaking of coffee shops, did Starbucks predict your correct order based on your zodiac sign?) But then you look at the calorie count and swiftly change your mind. Defeat! This sugar-free frappé recipe is your answer to that iced coffee craving without all of the cals.
Get the recipe: Skinny Caramel Frappé
Golden Milk Iced Coffee
Spiced turmeric milk, or golden milk as it's called, is a great way to take advantage of the many anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. This summer, try this typically hot drink served as a superfood version of iced coffee instead. (Then try these tasty recipes to add more turmeric to your life.) Don't forget the grind of black pepper—it maximizes the absorption of the turmeric.
Get the recipe: Golden Milk Iced Coffee
Cinnamon Iced Coffee
It doesn't get any easier than this iced coffee drink recipe—it only has four ingredients and you probably already have them in your kitchen. Make the coffee ice cubes the night before. The next morning you'll just put several in a glass and pour the milk of your choice on the top.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Iced Coffee
Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
OK, so this isn't technically an iced coffee recipe. But for anyone who prefers their caffeine in the form of tea, this is for you. Matcha is high in antioxidants, boosts your concentration, increases energy, and burns calories—making it the perfect drink to start your day.
Get the recipe: Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee
The secret ingredient in Vietnamese-style iced coffee? Sweetened condensed milk. Since this addition is high in sugar and calories, you'll want to stick with only a tablespoon and reserve this drink for when you want a treat. (Real talk: How much coffee is too much?)
Get the recipe: Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee
Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino
As soon as the weather warms up, your brew taste buds automatically switch from hot coffee to cold. Celebrate iced coffee season with this caramel frappuccino—sweetened with homemade caramel sauce made from dates. (Related: The Healthiest Drinks You’ll Find on the Starbucks Menu)
Get the recipe: Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino
Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee
Your friends are going to love this iced coffee for a Saturday morning boozy brunch. Frangelico, a liqueur flavored with hazelnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla extract, gives this iced coffee its edge. If you keep a pitcher of iced coffee in your fridge, you can make this alcoholic java drink in one minute flat. (BTW, have you seen this spiked cold brew that has as much booze as a glass of wine?)
Get the recipe: Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee
New Orleans Iced Coffee
If you're a true java aficionado, this classic but a little more complex brewing method from the pros at Blue Bottle Coffee will give you a sweet, creamy, and consistently delicious iced coffee drink. Cold brewing freshly ground beans for 12 hours with roasted chicory results in a coffee concentrate far more potent than your usual latte. (Related: Would You Add Broccoli Powder to Your Coffee?)
Get the recipe: New Orleans Iced Coffee
Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake
This creamy, frothy iced coffee smoothie is a delicious way to get your caffeine fix and protein needs all at once. With cold-brewed coffee, vanilla protein powder, yogurt, and milk, it couldn't be easier to make for a perfect post-workout snack after a.m. exercise.
Get the recipe: Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake
Rise and Shine Iced Coffee Smoothie
Start your morning off with this vegan iced coffee drink that's packed with bananas, and coconut milk. Topped with coconut flakes and an optional swirl of chocolate syrup, we can't imagine a better way to greet the day. (Check out 10 more vegan smoothies that are *actually* satisfying.)
Get the recipe: Rise and Shine Iced Coffee Smoothie
Cool down with this classic, creamy cocktail at the end of a hot summer day. The coffee flavor, along with vodka and Kahlua, adds richness and depth to the iced coffee drink.
Get the recipe: White Russian
Homemade Cold Brew
Save $$$ (and create less waste!) by skipping the plastic-bottled cold brew concentrate in the store and instead making your own. It's super easy; this cold brew iced coffee recipe will teach you how to make you own using just ground coffee, water, and 14-18 hours of waiting time. Top with your own homemade oat milk for the freshest cup of iced coffee in the game.
Get the recipe: Homemade Cold Brew Iced Coffee