9 Iced Coffee Recipes to Swig Before Summer Ends
Summertime affords us several opportunities that winter doesn't. We can wear jorts, relax in a hammock, or settle in for 10 hours of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel — all at the same time, if we so desire.
But one the coolest perks of summertime, quite literally, is iced coffee.
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Just like hot coffee, iced coffee can be dressed up in any number of sweet, fruity or minty ways. There's several variations at most of our local coffee shops (and probably a dozen or so on the Starbucks menu alone), and when we think to brew it ourselves, the possibilities are almost endless.
For proof, look no further than the food bloggers we list below. Each has a favorite recipe for brewing up a cup of cold caffeinated bliss:
(Clockwise from top left: Offbeat + Inspired, 10th Kitchen, The Dabblist)
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
A thick layer of condensed milk and quality coffee beans lend a sweet and refreshing taste to this recipe for Vietnamese iced coffee from Todd and Diane at White On Rice Couple.
(White on Rice Couple)
White Chocolate Caramel Mocha Cookie Iced Coffee Chillers
You're gonna need to whip out the blender for this recipe from Cat at Food Family & Finds, but boy, is it worth it.
(Food Family Finds)
Caramel Iced Latte
Make your own sweet creamy treats with this helpful tutorial for caramel iced lattes from Sarah at Offbeat & Inspired.
(Offbeat + Inspired)
Orange and Cardamom Infused Cold-Brewed Coffee
Cold-brewed coffee steeps with warm spices and orange zest in this smooth recipe from Danguole at 10th Kitchen.
Spiced Iced Coffee
For those who like their iced coffee spicy (and spiked with brandy) try this recipe conceived by Surangi at Hillary & Dijon.
(Hillary & Dijon)
Honey Mint Iced Coffee
Each cup of this sweet creation has just 95 calories thanks to this light recipe from Coco at Opera Girl Cooks.
(Opera Girl Cooks)
Kahlua Mocha Iced Coffee
If brandy isn't your thing, how about Kahlua? Brandy J over at Pretty Plain Janes serves up her refreshing recipe for this iced coffee cocktail.
(Pretty Plain Janes)
Iced Coffee Cubes
It's not exactly a recipe for iced coffee, but this "cubular" idea — from Becca at The Dabblist — will keep any brew brisk without watering it down.
Like the last entry, this affogato isn't exactly an iced coffee, but it's well worth trying on a summer evening. Katherine and Ken at Two Bites at a Time make this espresso/ice cream treat with their own homemade cardamon custard, too.
(Two Bites at a Time)