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
This blended coffee drink has the cozy cinnamon sugar flavor of a snickerdoodle but the easy drink-ability of iced coffee.
2. Iced Mexican coffee with café de olla recipe
A flavorful, spiced Mexican coffee makes this sweet treat a real standout.
3. Iced Irish coffee recipe
This rich iced coffee is spiked with just enough whiskey to get the party started.
4. Cold-brew mocha frappé recipe
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Finally, the creamy and chocolaty blended coffee you love, minus all that sugar.
5. Iced caramel macchiato recipe
Sweet and creamy, this caramel coffee packs a punch thanks to espresso.
6. Vanilla iced coffee recipe
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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
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Toasted coconut and coconut milk mingle with chocolate syrup in this delightful iced coffee.
8. Creamy, boozy iced coffee recipe
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Thanks to the luscious hazelnut flavor of Frangelico, this creamy iced coffee has more than a touch of class.
9. Vietnamese iced coffee recipe
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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
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This blended iced coffee is a sweet treat that doubles as dessert.
11. Chocolate-cherry coffee frappé recipe
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Chocolate and cherry are a match made in heaven, and stevia keeps things nice and light.
12. Drunken pumpkin latte recipe
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Pumpkin spice is just as nice when served in the summer over ice.
13. Nutella blended coffee drink recipe
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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
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Your favorite childhood snack combined with your favorite adulthood beverage... What could be better?
15. Cold-brewed maple-almond iced coffee recipe
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This unique iced coffee has a delicate maple flavor that makes a perfect companion to pancakes.
Originally published May 2015. Updated June 2017.