30 Best Cold Coffee Drinks To Enjoy This Summer

Looking for refreshing cold coffee drinks to enjoy this Summer? 

I love to drink coffee all year round, but when the weather heats up, I enjoy experimenting with summer coffee drinks and flavors. There are so many types of cold coffee – cold brew, a cold coffee shake, flavored iced coffee and so many more!

Here we share 30 of the best cold coffee drinks you can make at home. From simple iced coffee to some of the most popular Starbucks iced coffee drinks, you are sure to find some great new coffee recipes to try this Summer in this list.

30 Summer Coffee Drinks

1. Best Cold Coffee Drinks with Cold Brew Coffee

First up, some simple cold brew coffee recipe ideas. There is nothing like sipping on a tall glass of smooth tasting cold brew coffee over ice on a hot Summer’s day. In fact cold brew is one our top 4 recommended coffee brewing methods.

Plus it is so easy to make your own cold brew coffee at home! If you are ready to experiment, we share the best coffee beans for cold brew in this article.

Quick and Easy Cold Brew Coffee

A french press is considered by many to be the best way to make cold brew coffee at home. This recipe by Our Home Made Easy explains how.

Simple cold brew coffee

Coconut Cold Brew Coffee

For something a little different so simple cold brew coffee, this recipe by Spa Bettie combines ground coffee with coconut water for a unique tasting cold brew coffee concentrate.

Easy coconut cold brew coffee

Mason Jar Cold Brew Coffee

Another simple cold brew coffee technique, this recipe by The Momma Diaries uses a mason jar cold brew filter to produce tasty cold brewed coffee.

Purchase a few jars (click to see just how affordable they are!) and you will never run out of perfect cold brew coffee.

Cold brew coffee drink recipes

2. Best Iced Coffee Drinks

If the idea of having to wait overnight for your coffee is too much, and you want a fast iced coffee recipe, here are some classic summer iced coffee drinks.

These recipes show you how to make homemade iced coffee. Some use espresso coffee, others regular coffee or instant coffee to make yummy iced coffee drinks for you to enjoy on a hot day.

Iced Summer Latte Recipe

If you need to make coffee for a crowd, this recipe by Melanie Cooks is perfect. Brew coffee in your coffee maker, pour into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator until your guests arrive.

iced coffee latte on table

Ice Cream Coffee Drink Recipe

Also known as an Affogato, this recipe by Yummy Mummy Kitchen shows you how to make one of the best summer coffee drinks to serve after dinner (or any time you have a craving for icecream!).

cold espresso drinks

Simple Iced Coffees Recipe

Stop spending crazy amounts of money on take out coffee and make quick iced coffee at home. This DIY iced coffee recipe by Curry Trail is so simple, anyone can make it! It has some great tips for how to make coffee ice cubes too.

easy iced coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnam is home to a number of unique coffee drinks, and this recipe by Delightful Plate shows just how many different types of iced coffee there are!

Combining yoghurt, sweetened condensed milk and coffee, it is a delicious sweet iced coffee recipe you have to try!

Vietnamese Yoghurt Coffee

Instant Pot Iced Coffee

If you are making iced coffee for a large group, this instant pot recipe by Recipes From A Pantry makes a large batch of coffee concentrate for you to whip up perfect iced coffee in no time at all.

instant pot coffee drinks

3. Starbucks Copycat Coffee Recipes

Starbucks iced coffee drinks are incredibly popular, but they aren’t cheap! So if you want to know how to make Starbucks iced coffee, here are four sweet coffee drinks recipes to get you started.

Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Recipe

One of the all time favorite Starbucks cold coffee drinks, this recipe by Mom Foodie shows you how to make the caramel iced coffee Starbucks is famous for.

starbucks caramel iced coffee recipe

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

If you love the combination of chocolate and coffee, this blended iced coffee recipe by Saving Dollars & Sense is a must to try. This recipe uses Starbucks espresso coffee and whipped cream. For the best flavor, use an espresso machine.

mocha iced coffee

Copycat Starbucks Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew Recipe

The creamy cacao protein iced coffee was short lived on the Starbucks drinks menu, but luckily this recipe by Healthy Helper captures the delicious cold brew protein shake flavors for you to try.

Unlike many other copycat Starbucks cold coffee drinks, this one is high in protein, gluten free and has no added sugar.

Starbucks iced coffee recipe

Copycat Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Brew

This copycat Starbucks chilled coffee drink recipe by Our Home Made Easy needs a little more time than the others on our list, but it has a unique taste that makes it worth the wait!

Starbucks cold coffee salted cream foam

4. Flavored Iced Coffee Recipes

There are so many flavored coffee drinks, and here we share two iced coffee recipes with great summer coffee flavors.

Iced Salted Caramel Mocha Recipe

This caramel iced coffee recipe by Fab Food 4 All is so quick and easy to make. It is sure to be a favorite amongst those with a sweet tooth in your household.

caramel iced coffee with ice cream

Easy Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

Of all the flavored iced coffee drinks, vanilla really is a classic and one of the best iced coffee flavors. This french vanilla iced coffee recipe by Momma Makes Dinner uses espresso and vanilla syrup.

We also recommend you purchase Torani Vanilla Syrup. Click here to check the price.

vanilla espresso iced coffee drink

5. Coffee Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Coffee smoothie recipes are great for breakfast and afternoon tea in summer. Not only can you get your coffee fix, there are so many healthy ingredients you can add to the smoothie too.

They can be whipped up quickly and have enough energy to keep you going throughout the day. You can even use left over coffee stored in the freezer or refrigerator.

Coffee Banana Smoothie

This recipe by Homemade Hooplah is super quick and easy to make for breakfast. It uses instant coffee, then combines banana and yoghurt for a tasty start to the day.

Iced coffee banana smoothie

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie

If you want to start your day with an energy packed smoothie without the dairy, this recipe by This Mama Cooks is a good choice.

This recipe uses a pre-made cold brew by Stok for super quick preparation in the morning – you can see it here

Coffee Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

6. Iced Coffee Shake Recipes

Coffee shakes are always popular in our house.Combining the caffeine hit with the ice cold milk is a great treat on a hot summer day.

Reese Coffee Milkshake

This decadent cold coffee shake recipe by Simply Stacie is a yummy treat with a twist – a couple of spoons of REESE spread!

cold coffee shake with reese spread

Iced Coffee Milkshake

This coffee and cream milkshake recipe by A Turtle’s Life For Me is quick and easy to make with instant coffee, icecream and chocolate sauce.

Iced Mocha Coffee Shake

This healthy cold coffee protein shake by Simply Happy Foodie is a great option for breakfast as it is a mix between a smoothie and a shake.

Cold Coffee protein shake

7. Healthy Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes

Now on to some healthy iced coffee recipe ideas! If you are trying to reduce your calorie intake and want to enjoy some Summer healthy drinks, here are 4 tasty recipes.

Cold Brew Mocha Iced Coffee Recipe

With almond milk and cacao powder, this recipe by Natalies Health uses a cold brew concentrate to make a tasty low cal iced coffee, perfect for summer.

iced mocha latte recipe

Mocha Protein Smoothie

Full of protein, energy and caffeine, this mocha smoothie recipe by A Clean Bake makes the perfect start to the day.

Gluten free and Paleo friendly, it makes a great alternative for breakfast.

Breakfast Protein Mocha Smoothie

Dairy Free Iced Latte

If you want to avoid dairy, but don’t enjoy black coffee, this quick iced coffee recipe by Cook Eat Paleo uses homemade cashew milk and a shot of espresso over ice.

paleo iced latte

Iced Coffee Protein Shake

This cold coffee protein shake by Natalies Health is made from all natural ingredients.

coffee protein shake

Cold Brew Banana Protein Shake

This vegan iced coffee recipe by Bites of Wellness is packed full of goodness (including some veggies!), plus there are tips on how to make ahead of time.

It is one of the best coffee drinks for breakfast in summer.

Vegan iced coffee smoothie

8. Cold Vegan Coffee Drinks

These vegan iced coffee recipe ideas are super tasty and worth a try when the temperatures are on the rise!

Vegan Mocha Frappe

With just three ingredients, this iced coffee frappe by Delightful Adventures is so simple to make. Just have a stock of coffee ice cubes in the freezer and you are ready to make this cold coffee drink all Summer!

vegan iced coffee frappe

Vegan Coconut Coffee Shake

A unique tasting coffee with coconut yoghurt and white beans, check out this recipe by Strength & Sunshine if you are looking for a high energy breakfast shake with a twist.

Vegan coffee breakfast shake

9. Alcoholic Cold Coffee Drinks

Summer calls for coffee cocktails, so here are some fun summer drinks with coffee!

Iced Mocha Cocktail

A combination of chocolate, coffee and coffee liqueur chilled over ice. What is there not to love about this recipe from Foodal?

Iced Mocha with alcohol

Spiked S’Mores Coffee

Are you going camping this Summer? This cold brew coffee cocktail by Totally the Bomb is the bomb!

S'Mores Cold Brew Coffee alcohol

10. Instant Cold Coffee Recipe Ideas

If you don’t own a coffee maker, here are some iced coffee recipes with instant coffee.

Instant Iced Coffee

This recipe by Spice up the Curry is a very easy iced coffee recipe with instant coffee. It is blended with ice to give it a thick creamy texture and it also makes it super cold.

instant cold coffee recipe

Maple Iced Coffee with Instant Coffee

With a touch of maple syrup, this recipe by The Kitchen Is My Playground is great for hot Summer days when you don’t want to drink milk. The perfect substitute for iced tea!

Maple Iced COffee with Instant Coffee

Which do you think is the best cold coffee recipe? Let us know in the comments! For more about making coffee, read our Coffee Brewing Guides. All of our Coffee Maker Buying Guides can be found here.

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About Rachel

Creator and writer for Creators of Coffee, Rachel is an everyday coffee lover who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine

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