Top 8 Best Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Top 8 Best Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Milena Kukurekovic

As it gets warm outside, your heart wants a cup of iced coffee. A cup of iced coffee is the best way to kickstart your day.

Of course, you cannot go to Starbucks every single day. So we decided to tell you the best-iced coffee recipes you can make at home.

We will begin by preparing a syrup using coffee, sugar, and water and use it as a base for our recipes.

Prepare the Base

Instead of putting everything straight into a blender, prepare a concoction. It gives your iced coffee a rich flavor, making it taste like one from a fancy restaurant.

We shall share two ways to make the base for the iced coffee recipes. One is a syrup made by cooking coffee powder, sugar, and water together. The other one is the regular cold brew.

Coffee-Sugar Syrup


  • Water (1 ½ cup) 
  • Sugar (1 ⅔ cup)
  • Coffee powder (⅔ cup)


Bring water to a boil. Add coffee powder and sugar, and whisk until there are no lumps and the mixture thickens a little. That should not take more than 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the concoction cool down.

Cold Brew


  • Coffee powder (1 cup)
  • Water (4 cups)
  • Maple syrup (4 tbsp)
  • Cloth strainer


In a pitcher, add coffee powder, maple syrup, and water. Leave it overnight. Strain the cold brew into another pitcher using a cloth sieve.

You can make one of the two bases and use them in the recipes. The best part about these is that you can use them for 3-4 days. After that, they will be fine in your refrigerator.

1. Go-To Morning Iced Coffee

When you are in a hurry, make a simple iced coffee using the syrup we made. It’s better to prepare the concoction the night before so you can simply add milk and ice to your coffee and enjoy.


  • Coffee-sugar syrup (4 tbsp)
  • Milk (½ cup)
  • Ice cubes


Add everything to a glass, give them a mix, and drink! It’s that simple. You can also fill up a tumbler with this simple iced coffee and take it with you to work.

2. Caramel Macchiato

When the decadent coffee meets the luscious caramel and vanilla, it results in a rich and flavorful macchiato.


  • Coffee-sugar syrup/cold brew (4 tbsp)
  • Vanilla essence (1 tsp)
  • Caramel sauce (2 tbsp)
  • Milk (¾ cup)
  • Ice cubes


Make caramel sauce swirls inside a glass; it will give your iced macchiato the caramel touch while making the glass look pretty. Use one tablespoon of caramel sauce to create swirls, and mix the remaining one in the drink.

Add the rest of the ingredients plus an additional tablespoon of caramel sauce, stir, and enjoy.

3. Creamy Iced Coffee

Make your ordinary morning coffee creamy and more flavorful with this recipe. The twist here is the use of ice cubes made out of coffee. The more they dissolve, the more flavorsome your iced coffee becomes.


  • Coffee syrup/cold brew (2 tbsp)
  • Coffee ice cubes (5)
  • Milk (¼ cup)
  • Whipping cream (¼ cup)


Fill an ice cube tray with the coffee syrup or cold brew we made and freeze it overnight.

Take two tablespoons of coffee syrup or cold brew and whisk it until it turns frothy.

Put 4-5 coffee ice cubes in a glass, pour milk and cream on top, and add the whipped coffee. Stir and enjoy.

4. Ice Blended Coffee

Also known as frappuccino, this ice-blended coffee has a secret ingredient - condensed milk. It keeps the iced coffee from being too watery, giving it a rich flavor. What makes a frappuccino unique from other iced coffees is that you can drink it and eat it.


  • Cold brew/coffee-sugar syrup (4 tbsp)
  • Condensed milk (4 tbsp)
  • Milk (¼ cup)
  • Fresh cream (1 tbsp)
  • Ice cubes
  • Blender


Add everything to a blender and shake for a minute. Then, pour the frappuccino into a glass and drink (or eat!).

5. Coffee-Oreo Shake

Drink a glass of this coffee-oreo shake and forget hunger pangs until lunchtime. It is so fulfilling that it can be an energy-boosting breakfast to give you a kickstart for the day. Moreover, it’s perfect for the kids.


  • Coffee-sugar syrup/cold brew (4 tbsp)
  • Oreo biscuits (3)
  • Condensed milk (1 tbsp)
  • Chocolate syrup (2 tbsp)
  • Vanilla or chocolate icecream (1 scoop)
  • Ice cubes


Add everything to a blender and blend for a minute. Decorate the mason jar with swirls of chocolate syrup and pour the oreo-coffee shake into it. Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle chocolate syrup on top.

6. Iced Mocha

Iced mocha has the perfect combination of cocoa and coffee. 


  • Coffee-sugar syrup/cold brew (4 tbsp)
  • Cocoa powder (1 tsp)
  • Chocolate syrup (1 tsp)
  • Milk (½ cup)
  • Ice cubes


Add cocoa powder to the coffee syrup and whisk until there are no lumps. Next, make swirls of chocolate syrup in a glass and pour the mixture into it. Finally, add milk and ice cubes, stir, and enjoy.

7. Frothy Coffee in a Jar

You can make frothy coffee without a blender or electric whisk. Instead, you can make delicious coffee in an inexpensive jar.


  • Coffee-sugar syrup/cold brew (4 tbsp)
  • Instant coffee powder (½ tsp)
  • Milk (½ cup)
  • Whipping cream (2 tbsp)
  • Ice cubes
  • Mason jar with a lid


Add everything to a jar, cover the lid, and shake. 

8. Vegan Iced Coffee

Try this vegan iced coffee that’s as delicious as the other recipes.


  • Coffee-sugar syrup/cold brew (3 tbsp)
  • Coconut cream (3 tbsp)
  • Plant-based milk of your choice, prefer almond or oat milk (½ cup)
  • Ice cubes
  • Vegan condensed milk (1 tbsp)


Add all the ingredients to a glass, stir, and drink.

Choose Elegant Drinkware Glasses

Presentation matters!

Believe it or not, the drinking glasses you use affect the looks of your table. When making coffee at parties, you must choose exquisite plastic drinking glasses. The captivating colors of iced coffee will enhance even more in stylish disposable wine glasses.

In case you are wondering where to get the most stylish plastic drinkware, Smarty Had A Party is your go-to. We have durable, modish, and elegant disposable plastic cups so you can make your party tables fancy.

Try at least one of these iced coffee recipes and get ready to beat the heat this summer.


Party on Smarties! With Love, Smarty Had A Party!

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