14 Refreshing Iced Coffee Recipes

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Flavorful, smooth, and completely delicious, be your own barista at home with these refreshing, caffeinated ice coffee recipes.

6 photos with different iced coffees.

Iced Coffee at Home

When you’re looking for a refreshing drink with a caffeine kick, there’s nothing like ice coffee. From easy, foolproof cold brew to decadent cream toppings, these recipes are sure to quench your thirst.

It’s easy to make decadent iced coffee drinks at home (and save you a lot of $$$) that tastes even better than the ones sold in coffee shops.

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Coffee Options

  • Cold brew coffee
    Cold brew is the easiest way to make iced coffee since all the work happens in the refrigerator while you sleep. Plus, you can make one batch and drink it over a few days.
  • Strong coffee made in a coffee machine
    To make strong coffee, use 1/2 – 1 tablespoon more ground coffee to make a cup in a coffee machine. Pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool it down quickly or in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Nespresso or Keurig
    Use a pod or capsule to make a cup of coffee and put it in the refrigerator for an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool it down.
  • Instant coffee
    For whipped drinks like Dalgona coffee and Greek frappes, instant coffee is a must.

Milky Topping Options

  • Cold Foam
    Make any iced coffee cafe-quality by topping it with cold foam. Take cold milk and put it in a French press and move the plunger up and down 40 times. Yup, that’s all there is to it! To make it creamier, you can do equal part milk and heavy cream.
  • Whipped cream
    All you need is handheld milk frother (my trick to making whipped cream fast and easy) to whisk together heavy cream and sweetener. Use flavored syrups to make the whipped cream even tastier.

Iced Coffee Tips

  • Don’t use sugar to sweeten your iced coffee since it’ll just sink down and settle down at the bottom of the cup. Instead, use simple syrup which will mix well with the drink.
  • Make homemade syrups and simple syrups ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • If you want your iced coffee to be super intense, use coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes.

14 Iced Coffee Recipes You’ll Love

Cold Brew Coffee Made Easy
Cold brew iced coffee is so easy to make with a cold brew maker — it's completely foolproof.
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Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
A delicious iced coffee drink topped with a fluffy pumpkin spice cream topping.
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Super Simple Iced Mocha
An incredibly easy mocha drink recipe that combines chocolate and coffee in one iced, delicious beverage.
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Decadent Iced Coffee With Cream Froth
Perfectly brewed iced coffee made completely decadent with a sweet and salty cream froth.
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Iced Salted Caramel Latte
A sweet and salty drink made with cold brew coffee and cold foam.
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Iced Brown Sugar Coffee
A sweet and delicious brown sugar iced coffee drink made easy at home. Get tips and tricks to make it layered.
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Easy Iced Mexican Coffee
A cold and refreshing iced Mexican coffee made with cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and cloves.
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Iced Vanilla Latte
Cold brew coffee and homemade vanilla syrup come together to make this tasty drink.
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Iced Vietnamese Coffee
5-Minute Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Quick and easy Vietnamese iced coffee recipe made in a French press. Just 4 ingredients, made in 5 minutes!
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Cold Brew Layered Latte
Cold Brew Coffee Latte
A refreshing layered iced latte made with cold brew coffee.
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How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes
Easy Coffee Ice Cubes
Coffee ice cubes are the perfect way to make an iced latte.
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Quick & Easy Greek Frappe
A classic Greek frappe that's super easy and quick to make at home!
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Easy Whipped Mocha
A fluffy caffeinated drink made with whipped instant coffee and chocolate.
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Dalgona coffee
Super Fluffy Dalgona Coffee
A super fluffy version of Dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee that’s made in seconds.
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