Published May 25, 2012
It's time to make the much anticipated yearly switch from hot coffee over to iced. In celebration of your transition from styrofoam cup to clear plastic drink domes, we've collected some of the world's yummiest and strangest iced coffee recipes. So grab your straw and a cold cup and get ready for summer.
Japanese Iced Coffee
Inspired by Japanese style iced coffee, which utilizes a hot brew method (instead of brewing coffee hours before and letting it sit), this recipe doesn’t require all the fancy coffee gizmos not everyone has, and it yields a great cup of iced coffee. The recipe, developed by Josip Drazenovich of iconic New York coffee roaster Dallis Bros. Coffee, is a really easy recipe for a home brewer to make in the comfort of his or her own kitchen.
Greek Iced Coffee
This froth-fueled recipe is great for a simple summer pick-me-up. It tastes even better if you picture yourself staring out at the Mediterranean from the cliffs of Crete. The recipe only calls for a few ingredients, but when you shake them together you get foamy iced coffee perfection.
Thai Iced Coffee
This recipe contains a savory blend of coffee beans and cardamom. The aromas alone are enough to make you drool. A special tip: Make sure to brew the coffee extra strong so that it is not diluted with the ice and cream.
Swiss Iced Coffee
In the typical Swiss fashion, this recipe calls for a bar of chocolate. Mix that with a little cinnamon, some heavy cream and some ice cold coffee and you will be flying high as the Alps.
Hawaiian Iced Coffee
This iced coffee recipe is perfect for a hot summer day or some quick relief from tropical climates. Just add a festive mini umbrella and you've got yourself a luau.