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.
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. Paired with a slice of cake or a simple cookie, it is the perfect afternoon treat.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!).
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.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Combining yoghurt, sweetened condensed milk and coffee, it is a delicious sweet iced coffee recipe you have to try!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dairy Free Iced Latte
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
This cold coffee protein shake by Natalies Health is made from all natural ingredients.
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.
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 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.
9. Alcoholic Cold Coffee Drinks
Summer calls for coffee cocktails, so here are some fun summer drinks with coffee! For even more ideas, see our extended list of 20 alcoholic coffee drinks recipes here or try our white russian cocktail recipe with espresso.
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?
Spiked S’Mores Coffee
Are you going camping this Summer? This cold brew coffee cocktail by Totally the Bomb is the bomb!
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.
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!