In the muggy summer heat of a weekday morning, perhaps the last thing you want to do is brew a pot of hot, steamy pot of coffee. That’s perfectly alright, because iced coffee, or cold brewed coffee, will not only provide some refreshing reprieve on a muggy summer morning, but also the cold brewing process (with cold water) or using a French Press delivers a smooth and aromatic summer wake up call…


1. Chocolate & Vanilla Iced Coffee

This creamy, chocolate and vanilla coffee will have you waking up to an even better dream! Plus it’s so easy to make, you can practically make it while sleepwalking—by dissolving 4-teaspoons of instant coffee into a bowl of boiling water, adding rich chocolate syrup, fragrant vanilla extract, and using a lower calorie, lower fat skim milk and sugar substitute to sweeten your cup. Don’t forget to use lots of ice.

chocoate vanilla iced coffee

Source: Taste of Home


2. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

An easy, breezy iced coffee recipe for a scorching summer day! Simply pour sweetened condensed milk in coffee cup or tall glass filled with ice. Prepare coarsely ground coffee (i.e., Cafe du monde or French-roast beans with chicory) in a French Press and filter with boiling hot water, cover until fully drip filtered and pour over condensed milk and ice. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!


Source: Canadian Living

3. Iced Coffee Smoothie

Give your morning a smoothie a real kick in the pants. This iced coffee smoothie is like a giant adult Slurpee, complete with the energy rush of caffeine! Blend 2-percent milk, instant coffee, the flavored creamer of your choice, and lots of ice on high and voila—a frosty, refreshing coffee-flavored treat!



4. Frozen Caramel Coffee

Why spend over $5 for a caramel Frappuccino at your local café when you can blend one up in 5-seconds flat at home? Blend your favorite beans, 2 cups of skim milk, sticky caramel syrup, vanilla, and ice on high. Top with a dollop of real whipped cream, more vanilla, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.



5. Orange Mocha Smoothie

What do you get when you blend cold chocolate milk, your favorite Breakfast Blend or Columbian instant coffee, half and half, and a few scoops of orange sherbet? A smoothie of dream-making proportions! Blend and top with whipped cream and a fresh orange slice as garnish.




6. Coconut Cowboy Coffee

Granted you can make this coffee hot or cold, and when you’re rambling out in the world, you might have to take your morning cup of Joe any way you can. Cowboy coffee is an official method for brewing coffee out on the range. No fuss, no muss, simply mix coffee grounds in a pot of water and heat as the grinds settle and separate. Pour the coffee off the top and add coconut milk and chocolate syrup.



7. Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee

Add some subtle spice and sweetness to your mornings when you prepare this iced cinnamon dolce coffee to go! The syrup can be prepared ahead using real maple syrup, brown sugar, water, and a cinnamon stick. Combine with coffee concentrate and half and half (or milk) and serve with ice and a straw for sipping.



8. Greek-Style Iced Frappe

Frappes in Greece are made with Nescafé instant coffee, or “Nes” sweet or not sweet. Using a glass jar with a lid (or a shaker) mix instant coffee, water, sugar, and ice. Seal the jar lid tightly and shake vigorously for 30-seconds to 1-minute. The shaking will create that classic frothy frappe head of foam head. Pour into a tall glass and top with milk and ice cold water.

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Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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