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15 Homemade Iced Coffee Recipes That Are Fancy, Easy & Affordable

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

The best thing about iced coffee is that it goes down so smooth and easy. The worst thing about iced coffee is that it goes down so smooth and easy that our monthly Starbucks expenditure rivals that of the electric bill with the AC cranked on high all day every day. Oops.

Homemade iced coffee to the rescue! These recipes are just as good as anything we'd get at a coffee shop, but they cost a fraction of the price to make. The added bonus is that we don't even have to get out of our PJs to sip one on a lazy Sunday.

1. Cinnamon dolce frozen coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

This blended coffee drink has the cozy cinnamon sugar flavor of a snickerdoodle but the easy drink-ability of iced coffee.

More: The Pro's Guide to Making Cold-Brew Coffee at Home

2. Iced Mexican coffee with café de olla recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

A flavorful, spiced Mexican coffee makes this sweet treat a real standout.

3. Iced Irish coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

This rich iced coffee is spiked with just enough whiskey to get the party started.

4. Cold-brew mocha frappé recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

Image: Minimalist Baker

Finally, the creamy and chocolaty blended coffee you love, minus all that sugar.

5. Iced caramel macchiato recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?
Image: Thrifty Little Mom

Sweet and creamy, this caramel coffee packs a punch thanks to espresso.

6. Vanilla iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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Make your own vanilla simple syrup, and this flavored coffee can be yours any day of the week.

7. Coconut-mocha iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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Toasted coconut and coconut milk mingle with chocolate syrup in this delightful iced coffee.

8. Creamy, boozy iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

Image: Averie Cooks

Thanks to the luscious hazelnut flavor of Frangelico, this creamy iced coffee has more than a touch of class.

9. Vietnamese iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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This strong, sweet iced coffee will give you just the jolt you need in the morning.

10. Peppermint-mocha coffee frappé recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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This blended iced coffee is a sweet treat that doubles as dessert.

11. Chocolate-cherry coffee frappé recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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Chocolate and cherry are a match made in heaven, and stevia keeps things nice and light.

More: 13 Simple Hacks That Will Elevate Your Iced Coffee

12. Drunken pumpkin latte recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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Pumpkin spice is just as nice when served in the summer over ice.

13. Nutella blended coffee drink recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

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Your two vices, coffee and Nutella, are blended here to create the ultimate frozen drink.

14. Creamy cookie dough iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

Image: Shaken Together Life

Your favorite childhood snack combined with your favorite adulthood beverage... What could be better?

15. Cold-brewed maple-almond iced coffee recipe

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?

Image: Coffee & Quinoa

This unique iced coffee has a delicate maple flavor that makes a perfect companion to pancakes.

Why drop a bunch of cash at a coffee shop when you can DIY these iced coffee recipes at home?
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Originally published May 2015. Updated June 2017.

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