By Anna Kocharian

Published on July 16, 2018

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When that summer heat hits first thing in the morning, the last thing you want is to indulge in a steaming hot cup of coffee. And in lieu of shelling out the big bucks for an iced coffee at your neighborhood joint, why not whip up a batch at home? If you find yourself in need of a little inspiration, we’re here to help. Read on for the mouthwatering iced coffee recipes we’ll be making all summer long. 

mint mocha shake

These almond milk-based shakes come with a refreshing hint of mint and a bold touch of chocolate.

Get the recipe on DesignLoveFest.

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vietnamese iced coffee 

Made with condensed milk, this version brings on a whole new meaning to sweet and indulgent. 

Get the recipe on Food52.

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the ultimate iced coffee 

A dark roast combined with condensed milk and coffee ice cubes makes for a powerful blend that will wake you right up.

Get the recipe on Simply Delicious Food.

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coconut iced coffee

Pair your go-to iced coffee recipe with coconut milk, chocolate sauce, and vanilla for a decadently sweet touch. Mini donut garnishes strongly encouraged. 

Get the recipe on Half Baked Harvest.

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shoeless joe

What makes this iced coffee recipe so different from the rest? The black cherry simple syrup and cola combo may have something to do with it.

Get the recipe on Bon Appetit.

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the diy cold brew

A concentrated brew with the unadulterated flavors of coffee.

Get the recipe on Besotted.

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iced cashew mocha

This delicious and dairy-free take features a unique mix of dark chocolate, cashews, and vanilla!

Get the recipe on Nothing But Delicious.

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creamy coconut iced coffee

This mouthwatering mix features a non-dairy coconut milk and coffee blend with a whipped coconut cream and toasted coconut garnish.

Get the recipe on Heather Christo.

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iced mocha with coffee cubes

Avoid a watered-down glass of coffee by incorporating “coffee cubes” in lieu of ice. They go perfectly with a chilled glass of mocha!

Get the recipe on Honestly Yum

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the cocktail shake

Mix the recipe up in a cocktail shaker to ensure a cool glass of iced coffee, chilled to perfection.

Get the how-to on Martha Stewart.

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salted caramel affogatos

There’s an ice cream float and then there’s this: an utterly decadent coffee float featuring bold hints of salted caramel and espresso. 

Get the recipe here

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the classic

The secret to the perfect brew? Keeping things low and slow. Get the scoop here.

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french press cold brew

A budget-friendly iced coffee hack you can make with a french press!

Get the recipe on Fork, Spoon, Knife

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cold brew iced coffee

A deliciously simple homemade brew that tastes just like the one from your favorite neighborhood coffee shop. 

Ge the recipe on With Salt and Wit.

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coffee and doughnuts milkshake

An indulgent take with iced coffee, ice cream, and a cinnamon sugar donut garnish!

Get the recipe on How Sweet Eats.

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thai iced coffee

A three-ingredient brew that may become your new go-to summer drink.

Get the recipe on Saveur.

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boozy iced coffee

This cold brew comes with a splash of vodka and a hint of caramel.

Get the recipe here.

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lavender honey iced latte

With a lavender and honey simple syrup, this creamy drink is simply delicious. 

Get the recipe on Off Beat and Inspired

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the no-fuss frap

Layered coffee cubes and a frosty cold brew complete this utterly decadent drink.

Get the recipe on Refinery29

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dublin iced coffee

We can’t decide if this mouthwatering blend is more coffee or dessert. And yes, obviously there’s a little Guinness in there. 

Get the recipe on Bon Appetit

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lavender chai tea concentrate

With delicate hints of lavender, this soothing blend is the perfect way to start the day.

Get the recipe on The Simple Veganista

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batida de cafe

Mix up jigger rum, egg whites, and a strong brew for this Portuguese-inspired blend.

Get the recipe on What Katie Ate.

This story was originally published on April 13, 2016, it has been updated with new information.

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