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Iced coffee drink recipes

3 luxurious iced coffee recipes to try at home this summer

By LLM Reporters on 18th August 2021

There’s nothing quite like that first sip of quality coffee in the morning to get you going for the day ahead – especially when it’s made with some of the finest coffee beans money can buy and brewed to absolute perfection. But in the summer months, there’s something about a steaming cup of java that doesn’t quite hit the spot in the usual way, and you might often find yourself craving something a little cooler.

Enter, iced coffee – the perfect summer solution when it comes to getting that much-needed caffeine hit. Cold, refreshing and the ideal partner for those long and hot summer days, the good news is that they couldn’t be quicker and easier to make at home – all it takes is a few good recipes, and you’ll be sipping your way into summer satisfaction in style.

Here, we take a look at five of the very best luxury iced coffees to try your hand at this season. 

Caution: These iced coffee recipes might have you scrambling to sign up for one of the luxury coffee subscription services currently available to keep your supplies in flow – and in our opinion, rightly so.

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Delicious caramel macchiato
Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of the most popular coffee recipes for warm days spent outdoors

This first iced coffee recipe is a favourite that just about every coffee lover will love – and comes with an added sweetness that makes it feel like a bit of a treat that can be served in lieu of ice cream.

Ingredients

Caramel sauce
Vanilla Syrup
Espresso
Ice
Milk

Method

Squirt some vanilla syrup into the bottom of the glass, then fill with plenty  of ice cubes to around the half-way mark – or more, if you want to make it extra cold.

Next, simply pour in the milk until the glass is almost full, then slowly pour in one shot of espresso. Finish by drizzling caramel sauce on top, and enjoy!

Mexican Cold Brew

Two glass iced coffees
This drink has a variety of delicious flavours, making it another popular option for coffee lovers

This cold coffee recipe is popular because it combines a variety of appealing flavours, including cinnamon, coffee, and vanilla – and it couldn’t be easier to make.

Ingredients

Vanilla extract
Almond extract
Cinnamon stick
Ground coffee
Water
Cloves

Method

In a mason jar, mix the cinnamon sticks, coffee, cloves, and water. Cover the jar and give it a good shake, then refrigerate for around 24 to 48 hours. 

Once it’s ready, strain the mixture into a glass, filling to around the halfway mark, then top up with milk or water. Add vanilla and almond and a good handful of ice for the most luxurious results.

Iced Vanilla Latte

Iced coffee in a tall glass
Iced coffee drinks are a refreshing, energizing, and flavourful choice that’s just perfect for the summer months

This flavourful, refreshing, and strongly brewed cold coffee is everything you need to get through the day and all those endless Zoom meetings on working-from-home days, and goes down just as nicely relaxing outside by the pool.

Ingredients

Freshly brewed espresso
Soy milk or cream
Vanilla syrup
Whipped cream
Caramel sauce

Method

Fill a glass with ice cubes to the halfway point. Then, pour in a shot of vanilla syrup and top up to the ¾ point with soy milk. 

Stir, then slowly pour in one shot of espresso. Stir again, then top the glass with a swirl of whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce to finish. It really doesn’t get more decadent than this!

Iced coffee drinks are a refreshing, energizing, and flavourful choice that’s just perfect for the summer months – and with a few added extras, can become just the kind of decadent treat you need to get you through the day. While there’s no replacement for that first sip of hot, freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, it’s the perfect choice for daytime enjoyment, and a great way to impress your guests at summer garden parties.