There are few things more refreshing in the morning than an ice-cold coffee, and nowadays there are so many ways to enjoy it! Whether you like it sweet, frozen, and blended, or black with a little ice, we've got a recipe in this round-up to help you with your morning pick-me-up.
You may have heard of cold brew, which has gained considerable popularity lately, especially as an option for iced and blended coffee drinks. Cold brewing is a method of brewing coffee that allows grounds to infuse room-temperature water over the course of hours, resulting in a coffee concentrate that is less acidic than coffee brewed with hot water. Once brewed, it can be diluted with water or milk for a smooth satisfying drink that won't immediately melt all the ice you put in it! We highly recommend using it for any and all of the coffee drinks included here.
Wondering how to make your own cold-brew coffee? Just keep on reading!
Whether you like your coffee sweet, black, blended, flavored, alcoholic, or all of the above, we've got something on this list for you. Let's get started!
This simple cold brew recipe from Janel at Nellie Bellie has all the tips you need to know to make the perfect cold brew concentrate for all your cold coffee drinks. The resulting cold brew is also perfect for freezing into cubes that won't water down your iced coffee, no matter how long your nurse it.
Speaking of iced coffee cubes, this cocktail using baileys and vodka gets more delicious coffee flavor the longer it rests as the ice cubes melt. If this drink is a bit strong for you, it's perfect with a splash of milk or cream to dilute it.
This amazing blended mocha coffee drink from Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee at Tastes of Lizzy T might be awesome at breakfasttime, but it's even better for dessert, with ice cream and chocolate syrup blended in. Topped with whipped cream and a donut hole (as pictured), it's an amazingly satisfying sweet treat.
This coffee-flavored smoothie also contains oats, raw cashews, dates, and cocoa powder for a breakfast drink that's complexly flavored and very satisfying. Perfect for those who have that nasty habit of only drinking coffee for breakfast.
This spiked iced coffee from Rosemary at An Italian In My Kitchen is a little chocolatey and very creamy, using heavy cream, baileys, and very strong coffee resulting in an awesome desserty cocktail. Not only that, but it's also really easy to make and incredibly refreshing.
One more boozy coffee cocktail before we close: This blended drink combines flavors of ice cream, whiskey, brandy, and of course coffee. It's awesome when enjoyed on a cozy night in or even on a weekend morning if you're more fond of day-drinking. (Don't worry, we won't judge.)
Janel authors her blog Nellie Bellie while being mother to her 2 teenage kids and being a jack-of-all-trades gardener, painter, party planner, and more. She believes in the power of sitting around the table together at mealtimes and her blog is dedicated to this mission.
Julie and her daughters Maddie & Kinslee run Tastes of Lizzy T with a focus on healthy, heartfelt, comforting food and the joy of cooking together. They especially love baking cakes and cookies.
Rosemary, author of An Italian in my Kitchen lives in Rome and has a passion for authentic Italian cooking and believes that the best cuisine has everything in moderation, but also that "there is nothing wrong in eating a delicious creamy dessert or sharing a plate of pasta among friends."
What's your favorite way to enjoy coffee? Let us know in the comments, and have a great morning or night.