42 Icy Cold Coffee Drinks To Enjoy This Summer



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Looking for refreshing cold coffee drinks to enjoy this Summer? There are so many types of cold coffee – cold brew, a cold coffee shake, flavored iced coffee and so many more!

So if you’re ready to try something new, take a look at this awesome collection icy cold coffee drinks you can make at home.

From simple iced coffee to some of the most popular Starbucks iced coffee drinks recreated, you are sure to find some great new coffee recipes to try this Summer.

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The Best Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes

I love to drink coffee all year round, but when the weather heats up, I enjoy experimenting with summer coffee drinks and flavors. If you do too, then take a look at all the different types of recipes shared below.

The recipes are divided into 9 sections to help make it easier for you to find what you need:

  1. Cold brew coffee drinks
  2. Iced coffee drinks
  3. Starbucks copycat cold coffee drinks
  4. Flavored iced coffee drinks
  5. Coffee smoothies
  6. Coffee shakes
  7. Healthy cold coffee drinks
  8. Cold vegan coffee recipes
  9. Cold coffees with instant coffee

There will be some cross over between categories, so I recommend you browse through the full list! And if you enjoy adding a little creamer to your coffee, see my collection of homemade coffee creamer recipes.

I hope you’re inspired to try a few new cold coffee recipes and would love to know what your favorite cold coffee drink recipe is in the comments below!

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 my top 4 recommended coffee brewing methods thanks to how easy it is to make your own cold brew coffee at home!

If you’re ready to experiment with cold brew, I share the best coffee beans for cold brew here and the best nitro cold brew coffee makers here and 25 cold brew recipes to try here.

Quick And Easy Cold Brew Coffee

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Smooth, mellow coffee brewed cold in a french press is the perfect caffeine fix for Summer! I love this method of making cold brew coffee as it is pretty much foolproof and doesn’t require any fancy equipment. Enjoy black or add ice and milk for a delicious iced coffee drink.

Irish Cream Cold Brew

homemade irish cream cold brew in glass.
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Creamy and delicious, this easy homemade Irish cream cold brew recipe is inspired by the seasonal Starbucks Irish cream cold brew coffee drink. Once you know how to make Irish cream cold brew at home you can enjoy this delicious coffee year round!

Get the recipe: Irish Cream Cold Brew

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

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A quick and easy homemade salted caramel cream cold brew recipe just like Starbucks. This refreshing cold brew coffee drink is flavored with salted caramel syrup and topped with creamy sweet foam.

Cold Brew Float

cold brew icecream float.
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Smooth and refreshing, this cold brew coffee float is the perfect drink for hot Summer days. Topped with your favorite ice cream and coffee syrup, it’s a quick and easy icy cold coffee to make at home.

Get the recipe: Cold Brew Float

Coconut Cold Brew Coffee

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This combination of cold brew, homemade coconut coffee syrup and milk is one of the best flavored cold brew coffee recipes for coconut lovers. Sweet and strong, drink as is or top with a flourish of whipped cream.

Get the recipe: Coconut Cold Brew Coffee

Strawberry Foam Cold Brew

4 Glasses of homemade strawberry foam cold brew with bowl of strawberries in background.
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With just a few ingredients, the light cold foam on this pretty cold brew coffee has a lovely sweet strawberry flavor and is perfect for adding to your cold brew or iced coffee drinks.

Mason Jar Cold Brew Coffee

glass of cold brew coffee alongside a mason jar of coffee concentrate.
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Another simple cold brew coffee technique, this recipe uses a mason jar cold brew filter to produce tasty cold brewed coffee. Purchase a few jars and you will never run out of homemade cold brew coffee again.

Iced Coffee Drinks Recipes

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.

Iced coffee is one of the most popular kinds of coffee drinks and these recipes show you how to make homemade iced coffee. Some need an espresso machine, others a coffee maker or instant coffee to make yummy iced coffee drinks for you to enjoy on a hot day.

Iced Brown Sugar Latte

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photo credit: creators of coffee

Strong, sweet and icy cold – this brown sugar espresso is such a great way to enjoy cold coffee at home.

Get the recipe: Iced Brown Sugar Latte

Iced Espresso Tonic

orange espresso tonic drink.
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An iced espresso tonic is the perfect coffee drink for Summer. Bubbly and icy cold, espresso and tonic water is a little different but super refreshing and so easy to make at home.

Get the recipe: Iced Espresso Tonic

Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

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This delicious iced sugar cookie latte with homemade sugar cookie syrup is the perfect holiday coffee recipe to make this festive season. Inspired by the Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte, it is a sweet and festive coffee drink you can easily make at home.

Get the recipe: Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

Easy Iced Summer Coffee

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If you like to make coffee in batches or you need to make coffee for a crowd, this black iced coffee recipe is perfect. Simply brew coffee in your coffee maker, pour into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator until your guests arrive.

Get the recipe: Iced Summer Coffee

Iced Affogato Coffee

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Also known as an Affogato, this refreshing Summer coffee with espresso and icecream is a delicious way to enjoy your cold coffee and one of the very best Summer coffee drinks to serve after dinner.

Get the recipe: Iced Affogato Coffee

Simple Iced Coffee

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

Get the recipe: Simple Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Vietnam is home to a number of unique coffee drinks, and this recipe is one of the best! The combination of yoghurt, sweetened condensed milk and coffee is a delicious sweet iced coffee recipe you have to try.

Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

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

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Iced Coffee

Starbucks Copycat Cold Coffee Drinks 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 or frappuccinos at home, here are some sweet coffee drinks recipes to get you started.

Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew

Two glasses of honey almond milk cold brew.
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This icy cold cold brew almond milk coffee with honey is the perfect choice on a hot Summer day (or any season really!) With just three ingredients, this flavored cold brew coffee is super easy to make ahead in bulk and store in the fridge.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee

Closeup of pumpkin sweet cream cold brew in glass with spoon.
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A creamy cold foam with aromatic pumpkin spices combined with cold brew coffee, this Copycat Starbucks recipe is perfect if you enjoy pumpkin coffee drinks year round!

Peppermint Mocha Frappe

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This rich and creamy peppermint mocha frappe is more dessert than healthy smoothie! With a decadent blend of coffee, chocolate pudding and crushed candies, this iced mocha frappuccino recipe is a delicious Holiday alternative to expensive Starbucks or McDonald’s coffee drinks.

Get the recipe: Peppermint Mocha Frappe

Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

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This is an easy copycat Starbucks iced chocolate almondmilk shaken espresso recipe. With chocolate malt powder, espresso and almond milk it is a delicious dairy free iced shaken espresso coffee drink you can make at home in just a few minutes.

Copycat Starbucks Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew

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This copycat Starbucks drinks recipe is a yummy combination of caramel syrup, coffee and homemade salted cold foam. It is a unique flavor and such as refreshing drink to make at home.

Caramel Frappuccino With Instant Coffee

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One of the all time favorite Starbucks cold coffee drinks, this recipe shows you how to make the caramel frappuccino drink that Starbucks is famous for.

Get the recipe: Caramel Frappuccino

Caramel Frappuccino With Brewed Coffee

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An alternate recipe to try, this caramel frapp uses brewed coffee to make the popular blended coffee drink.

Flavored Iced Coffee Recipes

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

Iced Coffee And Chocolate Milk

iced coffee with chocolate milk in glasses.
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This easy iced coffee recipe combines chocolate milk with coffee to make a simple, sweet iced mocha coffee that takes just a few minutes to prepare and enjoy.

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Glass of iced caramel macchiato with straw
photo credit: creators of coffee

This easy iced caramel coffee recipe is a sweet and refreshing layered iced coffee. With a delicious combination of caramel syrup, milk and coffee, it tastes as good as it looks!

Get the recipe: Iced Caramel Macchiato

Easy Vanilla Iced Coffee

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Of all the flavored iced coffee drinks, vanilla really is one of the most popular iced coffee flavors. This french vanilla iced coffee recipe uses espresso and vanilla syrup to make a strong and tasty iced coffee drink.

Get the recipe: Vanilla Iced Coffee

Coffee Smoothie Recipe Ideas

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

Smoothies can be whipped up quickly and give you enough energy to keep you going throughout the day. You can even use left over coffee stored in the freezer or refrigerator. Here are some blended coffee smoothie recipes to try at home.

Healthy Banana Coffee Smoothie

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photo credit: creators of coffee

This easy banana coffee smoothie recipe is the best smoothie recipe for coffee lovers. With a hint of vanilla and cacao and your choice of milk, this healthy coffee smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. 

Breakfast Smoothie Without Banana

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If you love smoothies but don’t love bananas, this breakfast smoothie is a great recipe to try. Packed full of healthy natural ingredients, it is a complete meal in a glass with a nice caffeinated hit.

Dairy Free Coffee Smoothie

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If you want to start your day with an energy packed smoothie without the dairy, this recipe is a good choice. With cold brew, almond milk and coffee ice cubes, it is quick and easy to prepare.

Iced Coffee Shake Recipes

Coffee shakes are always a popular choice. Combining the caffeine hit with the ice cold milk is a great treat on a hot summer day. If you love shakes, try one of these coffee milkshake recipes.

Reese Coffee Milkshake

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This decadent cold coffee shake recipe is a yummy treat with a twist – a couple of spoons of REESE spread! Top with whipped cream for an extra treat.

Get the recipe: Reese Coffee Milkshake

Iced Coffee Milkshake

iced coffee shake with chocolate syrup in glass.
photo credit: a turtles life for me

This coffee and cream milkshake recipe is quick and easy to make with instant coffee, ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Get the recipe: Iced Coffee Shake

Iced Mocha Coffee Protein Shake

iced coffee protein shake in glass with straw.
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This healthy cold coffee protein shake is a great option for breakfast as it is a mix between a smoothie and a shake. Made with almond milk, protein powder and a good dose of coffee, it is the perfect pick me up.

Love smoothies? Find more coffee smoothie recipes here.

Healthy Cold Coffee Drinks Recipes

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

Quick And Easy Proffee

Top view of glass of proffee - protein coffee drink.
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A step by step guide on how to make proffee. Tiktok brought this protein coffee drink to everyone’s attention and here we share an easy coffee and protein recipe you can make at home.

Get the recipe: Quick And Easy Proffee

Cold Brew Mocha Iced Coffee

iced mocha latte in glass.
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With almond milk and cacao powder, this recipe uses a cold brew concentrate to make a tasty low cal iced coffee, perfect for summer.

Get the recipe: Iced Mocha Latte

Mocha Protein Smoothie

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Full of protein, energy and caffeine, this mocha smoothie recipe makes the perfect start to the day. Gluten free and Paleo friendly, it makes a great alternative for breakfast.

Get the recipe: Mocha Protein Smoothie

Dairy Free Iced Latte

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

Get the recipe: Dairy Free Iced Latte

Vegan Coffee Banana Protein Smoothie

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This iced coffee recipe is packed full of goodness (including some veggies!), and is a healthy, energy filled drink to start the day. Dairy free, gluten free and vegan, you will love this thick and creamy smoothie recipe.

Cold Vegan Coffee Drinks Recipes

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

Vegan Mocha Frappe

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With just three ingredients, this vegan iced coffee frappe 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!

Get the recipe: Vegan Mocha Frappe

Vegan Coconut Coffee Shake

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

Love dairy free coffee drinks? Discover delicious oat milk coffee recipes here.

Instant Cold Coffee Recipe Ideas

Greek Frappe

top view of instant iced coffee drink in tall glass with straw.
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With just a handful of ingredients, this Greek frappe is strong, icy cold and so refreshing. Completely customizable to your tastes, it is one of the quickest and easiest instant iced coffee drinks you can make at home!

Get the recipe: Greek Frappe

Dalgona Coffee Bubble Tea

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photo credit: creators of coffee

This boba coffee recipe combines bubble tea pearls, milk tea and coffee whipped to perfection. A creamy, fun dalgona coffee recipe for bubble tea lovers.

Easy Instant Iced Coffee

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Need a quick and easy coffee recipe? This is it! Instant coffee is blended with ice to create a thick creamy texture and a super cold and refreshing iced coffee drink.

Get the recipe: Easy Instant Iced Coffee

Maple Iced Coffee With Instant Coffee

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

Get the recipe: Maple Iced Coffee

More Cold Coffee Recipes and Guides

If you enjoyed these cold coffee recipe ideas, you may also like:

For more about making coffee, read my Coffee Brewing Guides. All of my Coffee Maker Buying Guides can be found here.

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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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