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The best iced coffee recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Cool off with iced coffee

Making your own iced coffee or blended coffee drink is not only an easy endeavor, it is more economical than a daily drink from Starbucks or another local coffee counter. Sip one of our iced coffee recipes, and you'll have no trouble telling your barrista "bye-bye."

Mocha Iced Coffee

Blended Vanilla Mocha

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chilled strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  1. Combine coffee, ice cubes, milk, ice cream and chocolate syrup in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a large glass and garnish with whipped cream.

Classic Sweetened Iced Coffee

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 cups chilled strong coffee
  • Sweetener and cream to taste

Directions

  1. Add ice cubes to a large glass.
  2. Pour coffee over ice and top with sweetener and cream.

Hazelnut Iced Coffee

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chilled espresso
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted chocolate or chocolate sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut-flavored syrup (or any flavored syrup)
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Whisk together espresso, simple syrup, melted chocolate or chocolate sauce, and hazelnut syrup.
  2. Pour mixture over ice cubes and serve.
For a blended coffee, simply put ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

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