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17 Fun Iced Coffee Recipes to Make at Home

Wake up your morning with these cold, refreshing, and absolutely scrumptious iced coffee recipes.

They’re so tasty, that you’ll be wondering where these recipes have bean all your life. 

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When the weather starts to warm, it’s time to put away the mugs. It’s iced beverage season and iced coffee reigns supreme.

Rightfully so, because iced coffee is smooth and delicious. 

And it’s so versatile! Obviously, coffee and ice are a must, but from there, the possibilities are endless.

Mint, chocolate, caramel, syrup, different kinds of milk… Name it, and you can add it! 

Skip the Starbucks or Dunkin lines and make your iced coffee at home.

It’s fun to be your one barista. Here are 17 iced coffee recipes that I know you will love a latte! 

Homemade Iced Coffee Recipes

1. Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee

This vanilla bean iced coffee is sweet and seriously tasty. Busy mornings won’t feel so hectic when you sip on this delicious drink. 

Plus, this iced coffee recipe allows you to gain more barista skills. That’s because it features homemade cold brew and homemade simple syrup.

Don’t worry, both recipes are very simple.

You can buy cold brew from the store if you really want to. No judgment here. 

However, you definitely want to make your own simple syrup because it’s amazing. 

Simply add cold brew, simple syrup, ice, and milk of your choice to a glass. Stir and enjoy! 

2. McDonald’s Iced Coffee

For some reason, the coffee gods have decided to bless McDonald’s coffee.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love McDonald’s, but their coffee is surprisingly good. 

And while McDonald’s coffee is very budget-friendly, it still costs more than coffee at home.

So, this copycat recipe is worth keeping in your repertoire. (P.S. you save gas money, too!)

You only need freshly brewed coffee, ice cubes, and the secret ingredient. Okay, okay it’s sweetened condensed milk.

Combine the coffee and milk, then let it chill for a while. 

3. Mocha Iced Coffee

I love mocha. There’s something so wonderful about the combination of coffee and chocolate.

This iced mocha recipe is delicious and super easy to make. 

Simply gather some cold, strong coffee, half and half, chocolate syrup, sugar, and ice.

Blend the first three ingredients together and then add sugar to your desired sweetness. 

Finally, serve your yummy beverage over ice. 

4. Instant Iced Coffee

If you need a quick pick-me-up, then you need this recipe in your life. It’s probably the easiest recipe on this list (and they’re all pretty easy). 

Don’t let its simplicity fool you, it’s very tasty! Simply add instant coffee to a glass and fill it with cold water.

When the coffee dissolves, add ice and your favorite creamer… done.  

5. Peppermint Mocha Foam Cold Brew Coffee 

Ho, ho ho! This cold brew tastes like the holidays, but you’ll want it year-round. It’s rich, refreshing, and super yummy.

This recipe does require a little bit of prep work. You have to make the cold brew, simple syrup, and foam prior to assembling your drink.

Every step is pretty easy, though, and it’s definitely worth the work. 

The cold brew is smooth and bold. The peppermint mocha foam is simply heavenly, and the mint syrup is sweet and refreshing.

Together, it’s a wintry whirlwind of flavor!

6. Hazelnut Iced Coffee

Hazelnut pairs wonderfully with coffee. It’s one of my favorite coffee flavors. You’ll see why when you try this delicious hazelnut iced coffee. 

It’s sweet, nutty, and super easy to make, with only five flavorful ingredients. 

7. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee

Save five bucks instead of going to Starbucks and make this copycat recipe at home. It’s creamy, delectable, and the epitome of fall flavors.

The star of this drink is the pumpkin cream.

Heavy cream, pumpkin puree, sweetener, spices, and vanilla come together beautifully in this quick custard. 

Pour it over your favorite cold brew and enjoy!  

8. Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

This vanilla cinnamon iced coffee is basically a cinnamon roll in drink form.

Every sip contains a flavor blast of coffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. 

The secret to so much flavor is in the ice cubes. The night before you want this delicious drink, you make coffee ice cubes. But not just any coffee ice cubes.

These ones have cinnamon and sugar in them! They’re fantastic. 

9. Chocolate Iced Coffee

Is it iced coffee or is it a milkshake? You just have to decide that for yourself when you try this dessert-like chocolate iced coffee. 

No matter what, it’s super yummy and so much more than your average iced mocha! 

It has double the chocolate, with chocolate simple syrup and chocolate sauce. Scratch that.

It has triple the chocolate because it’s topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips. 

10. Caramel Iced Coffee

I know I keep saying this, but I love caramel iced coffee.

And you’ll love this recipe, too! It’s fancy, sweet, and absolutely exploding with caramel goodness. 

It has caramel syrup in the cold brew and caramel sauce on top. It’s delicious. 

11. Nutella Iced Coffee

So far, most of the drinks on this list have been over ice. This Nutella iced coffee breaks that mold because it’s blended!

It’s basically the best frappuccino you’ll ever have. 

Simply add coffee ice cubes, a few spoonfuls of Nutella, and milk to a blender.

(Okay, so the recipe says two tablespoons of Nutella, but I say measure with your heart.) Blend and enjoy! 

12. Starbucks Iced Coffee

This copycat recipe is simple, classic, and delicious. It’s made with a homemade Starbucks cold brew, milk, and simple syrup.

The coffee is the star here and every sip tastes fabulous.

13. Copycat Dunkin Iced Coffee

Now that the secret’s out, America will no longer be running on Dunkin! Bring the classic iced coffee home with this tasty coffee

Gather instant coffee, hot water, milk, sugar, and ice. Make the instant coffee and let it cool.

Then, add the rest of the ingredients to your personal specifications and enjoy.

14. Turtle Iced Coffee

Did you know that the average, sweet, blended coffee frappe-type drink has around 400 calories? Yikes.

If you’re on a weight loss journey, Starbucks might not be your best friend. 

But this turtle iced coffee gives you the best of both worlds, and it’s only 57 calories.

It’s sweet and boldly coffee-flavored. You even get to top it with whipped cream and yummy sauces. 

15. Brown Sugar Iced Coffee

The most common type of sugar used in coffee drinks is basic white sugar.

There’s nothing wrong with that. However, brown sugar definitely deserves its day in the sun. 

The molasses in brown sugar adds a lovely, rich caramel taste to the coffee. The flavors are deep and decadent. It’s insanely good. 

16. Maple Syrup Iced Coffee

If your diet is refined sugar-free, try this maple syrup iced coffee! 

The caramelized, almost burnt flavor of maple syrup works so well with coffee.

Just be sure to use 100% pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup. That will make a huge difference.

Maple syrup iced coffee is sweet, indulgent, and almost woodsy. I know you’ll love it!

17. Iced Espresso

Jolt your tastebuds awake with this deliciously strong iced espresso. Sometimes you want iced coffee, but you just need a little something more.

Enter iced espresso. 

You only need a double shot of espresso, simple syrup, and a splash of milk. It’s a little sweet, a little creamy, and contains a lot of caffeine. 

This drink is not a caffeine boost. It’s more like a caffeine catapult. 

17 Fun Ways to Make Iced Coffee at Home (+ Recipe Collection)

If you aren’t feeling the heat, cool off with these refreshing iced coffee recipes! From vanilla to mocha to hazelnut, each flavor is better than the last.


  • Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee

  • McDonald’s Iced Coffee

  • Mocha Iced Coffee

  • Instant Iced Coffee

  • Peppermint Mocha Foam Cold Brew Coffee

  • Hazelnut Iced Coffee

  • Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee

  • Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee

  • Chocolate Iced Coffee

  • Caramel Iced Coffee

  • Nutella Iced Coffee

  • Starbucks Iced Coffee

  • Copycat Dunkin Iced Coffee

  • Turtle Iced Coffee

  • Brown Sugar Iced Coffee

  • Maple Syrup Iced Coffee

  • Iced Espresso


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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