Where we live, summer is very slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the whether isn’t still hanging on for dear love, and we couldn’t possibly be happier to have it stick around! Being the massive coffee lovers we are, we’ll take any excuse to enjoy our favourite cold summer treat- iced coffee- a little longer. Naturally, we’re also big DIY enthusiasts, so we’re not often content with just buying pre-made iced coffee and calling it a day. Instead, we love finding new recipes of all kinds and trying them out at home, just to make sure we’re really, thoroughly enjoying the whole realm of iced coffee to our heart’s content.
Just in case you love and cherish a really good iced coffee just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best homemade iced coffee recipes, flavours, and tutorials we’ve come across so far!
1. Overnight New Orleans style iced coffee
If we’re going to go to the effort of making fancy coffees from scratch and trying our hand at all kinds of unique flavours, it only makes sense to start discovering new, delicious kinds that come from all different places! Making ourselves iced coffees that hail from different places make us feel like we’re going on a small, fragrant tour of the world without ever leaving our breakfast table. This particular recipe featured on Hummingbird High, which originated in New Orleans, is infused overnight with cinnamon and chicory before serving.
2. Vegan iced cinnamon mocha
Do you find that you adore nothing more than making fancy iced coffees for your friends to come over and enjoy with you while you catch up on the patio in the afternoon sun but you also have trouble finding recipes that are friendly for everyone you loved to consume because you have a lot of vegan eaters in your life? Well, thanks to this delicious vegan iced cinnamon mocha recipe outlined step by step on Vegetarian Gastronomy, your vegan friends can enjoy a sweet and creamy chocolate treat too! Check out their tutorial to see in more detail how it’s mixed by making cinnamon infused chocolate sauce that’s entirely free of animal products to put in the coffee for flavouring.
3. Viennese iced coffee
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about how fun and delicious it is to try coffees from all over the world, but you fully admit that you have a big sweet tooth and you’re looking for something a little creamier that what we’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Lil’ Vienna made this mouth watering Viennese iced coffee using dark, strong coffee to balance the sweetness of the vanilla ice cream piled on top!
4. Iced salted honey latte
Have you been falling under the deliciously sweet spell of the flavour combinations you’ve seen in slightly more gourmet coffee shops but you’re convinced you can make them just as well at home, so you’ve been looking for recipes instead of rushing to the most popular shop downtown? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Sweet Phi made this iced salted honey latte that perfectly blends sweet and salty flavours together in one yummy place.
5. Samoa iced coffee
Have you always been a big fan of unique, nearly over the top combination recipes, where the thing you’re making tastes like something else you love? Well, if you’re an avid Girl Guides cookie fan like we are, then we have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll be very excited indeed to learn about this coconut cookie inspired Samoa iced coffee outlined step by step, with full ingredients and mixing instructions, on The Lovely Life!
6. Wild child coffee
Of course, coffee isn’t really recommended as a beverage for actual children, since its far too caffeinated to be healthy for their little bodies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your own coffee as a way to let your inner child out! We simply adore the way Brit + Co. used whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to jazz up their classic iced coffee and give it a bit of a sweet, colourful twist!
7. Kahlua iced coffee
Are you the kind of coffee lover who, although interested in adding a fun spin to your favourite drink, still likes to keep things pretty simple? Well, if you’d also like to add a little extra kick to your drink, then perhaps you’d enjoy the way Lick My Spoon made their drink a little creamier and a little sweeter all at once by adding a touch of Kahlua to the mix! Its the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long work day.
8. Rosewater cardmom iced coffee
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Are you still thinking about the ideas we talked about earlier of trying your hand at making some of the trendiest, gourmet style iced coffee flavours that you’d find in stores, but at home instead… even though you’re not really into the idea we showed you above because you actually don’t like salty flavours mixed in with your sweets? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Brit + Co. made this lightly floral flavoured rose and cardamom iced coffee instead!
9. Condensed milk coffee
Are you the kind of coffee lover who genuinely believes that the sweeter and creamier your beverage is, even when it’s iced, the better it will taste, even if you’d rather keep the flavour itself simpler than some of the added flavour ideas we’ve shown you so far? Then we have a feeling this condensed milk iced coffee recipe outlined on Delicious Shots might be right up your alley!
10. Coconut caramel cold brew
Have you been thinking about the caramel elements of a few of the iced coffee recipes we’ve already shown you but you haven’t been quite convinced just yet by any of the specific flavour combinations you’ve seen so far? Then here’s another deliciously unique idea that practically made us drool! Check out how The Gourmet RD made a coconut caramel cold brew that’s incredibly scrumptious but somehow still tastes light and perfectly not-too-sweet.
11. Vanilla iced coffee frappe
If you’re going to make yourself a delicious cold coffee of some kind, putting in the time and effort to make something special from scratch, would you rather make yourself something absolutely decadent? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how A Zesty Bite made this absolutely delicious vanilla iced coffee frappe that features flavoured syrup drizzle and actual vanilla ice cream floating right in the top.
12. Iced ube latte
Are you actually still thinking about how neat you find the idea of taking a bit of a tour around the world in the form of iced coffee while you sit at your own breakfast table, but you’ve been hoping to find something even further from home than what you’ve already seen? In that case, we absolutely think you should take a closer look at how Brit + Co. made this fantastic tasting (and wonderfully hued) iced ube latte using actual ube, which is a sweet purple yam from the Phillippines!
13. Lemonade iced coffee
Besides iced coffee, has your other favourite summer drink always been the homemade lemonade your grandmother used to make in big batches kept nice and chilled in the fridge and sweetened to perfection? Well, if you’ve ever had trouble choosing between which one you should make yourself, we think you’ll be very intrigued indeed to learn about this delicious recipe from Sprudge that will make it so you don’t have to choose at all! It might sound like a strange combination, but we promise that this lemonade iced coffee is actually one of our very favourite things on this whole list.
14. Sparkling mineral water iced coffee
Now that we’ve talked about mixing coffee and lemonade, are you feeling kind of adventurous and hoping to come across even more recipes that have a much different flavour or liquid texture than usual? In that case, we think this sparkling water coffee, although a little odd sounding at first, might actually be right up your alley! Check out how Epicurious made a sort of fresh tasting fizzy cold brew coffee by mixing their favourite blend with sparkling mineral water.
15. Fresh mint iced coffee
We’ve definitely mixed mint flavours with coffee before in order to enjoy things like peppermint mochas near Christmas time, for example, but we’d actually never thought of combining mint and coffee together as a cold beverage until we scrolled by this deliciously refreshing recipe featured on Brit + Co.! The idea might not sound like it would blend well without all the creaminess and sweetness from the hot mocha idea we just described, but we firmly believe you’ll be just as pleasantly surprised as we were by how light and tasty this blend really is.
Do you have another favourite kind of DIY iced coffee to enjoy in the summer but you don’t see it on our list? Tell us all about how it’s made or link us to the recipe in the comments section!