Once upon a time, coffee was something people drank black, bitter, and hot. Times have changed and opened up a whole new world of ways to enjoy a great cup of Joe.
If you’re looking for a few new ideas for making the caffeine buzz you get from a cup of coffee more enjoyable any time of the day or season then it’s time to check out some of the best iced coffee recipes around.
The coffee recipes below are some of my favorites and any coffee lover is sure to enjoy them. Check out my Espresso Martini Recipe, Iced Amaretto Smoothies, Mochaccinos and more!
Iced Amaretto Smoothie Recipe
Amaretto, Kahlua, ice cream and espresso – who could ask for more in a recipe? It doesn’t get much better than this which may be the very best of the best iced coffee recipes.
- 1/2 an ounce of Amaretto
- 1/2 an ounce of Kahlua
- 6 ounces chilled espresso
- 1 scoop of thick chocolate ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Combine smoothie ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass.
- Top with whipped-cream and drizzle chocolate syrup over the top.
Of course this is an ice coffee recipe that’s too good to enjoy alone but it easily doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled to share with friends – or enjoy seconds.
Be warned however that this is not among the best iced coffee recipes to begin the day with. It is however an excellent afternoon “pick me up” after a long day at the office.
Espresso Martini Recipe
Goodness, Martinis have changed in recent years! There seems to be the perfect martini for a wide range of occasions.
This espresso martini recipe is perfect for almost any great occasion. And this particular recipe serves two people.
- 7 ounces of your favorite vodka
- 1/2 ounce of Kahlua
- 1/2 ounce of espresso
- Crushed ice
- 4 coffee beans
- You’ll need a cocktail shaker to make the most of this delicious delicacy.
- Mix vodka and crushed ice in the shaker and shake well for about half a minute.
- Then add the Kahlua and espresso. Give it a quick couple of shakes to make sure the flavors fuse together nicely.
- Allow the mixture to stand for a full minute. This gives the mixture plenty of time to properly chill.
- Then strain the mix into two pre-chilled martini glasses and place two coffee beans in each glass for garnish.
This is another great “after hours” ice coffee recipe but it is a wildly popular and delicious one to try. The true coffee lover can enjoy a regular rotation of all these great concoctions for excellent mileage and in order to avoid boredom due lack of options among iced coffee recipes.
Iced Mochaccino Recipe
Chocolate and coffee… These are a few of my favorite things! This recipe combines them both. This recipe is one that can be also be enjoyed without the ice for a delicious hot coffee treat in winter as well.
- 1 Ounce of chocolate syrup
- 2 Ounces of espresso
- 5 Ounces of steamed milk
- Fill your glass with ice.
- Add steamed milk.
- Mix chocolate syrup with the espresso and pour, very slowly, down the side of the glass. If you slowly turn the glass while pouring it will add a nice visual effect.
Enjoy! This is a mix that is best suited for one and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The versatility of the recipe, or rather the ability to enjoy it either hot or cold, makes it an outstanding recipe to enjoy year round.
Want something with fewer calories to meet your needs as an espresso-lover who is also trying to be more conscious about the fat and calorie contents of these delightful drinks?
Look no further. In fact, the lighter side of this particular drink might make it the best low-fat iced coffee recipe of the week.
- 3 ounces chilled espresso
- 3/4 cups non-fat yogurt (frozen)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1.5 tablespoons Splenda
- Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth and pour into a tall glass.
It’s great to know that there are still delicious drinks such as this to enjoy even while watching your waistline and counting calories. It just goes to show that with the right iced coffee recipes there really are great drinks for everyone.
Orange Truffle Mocha
Looking for the perfect fusion of coffee, sweet, and tart flavors?
This may be the recipe for you. This recipe makes one glass and there’s no alcohol in this drink so it’s a great choice for day or nighttime enjoyment.
- 1 Ounce of juice
- 1 Tablespoon of chocolate syrup
- 1 Ounce of caramel syrup
- 1 Shot of espresso
- Add ice to a tall glass until it’s half-filled.
- Set aside milk.
- Whisk remaining ingredients together and pour over the ice.
- Add milk until the glass is filled and lightly stir.
More Favorite Iced Coffee Recipes Coming Soon
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to search far and wide to find excellent recipes for iced coffee! I’ll be adding many more coffee recipes to this site, so the next time you have a craving for something sinfully coffee-flavored check back here!
The very best iced coffee recipes are generally simple to make and easy to for the average person to enjoy right away. And you won’t need a lot of complicated machinery to make these either.
Please also feel free to contact me with your own inventions, or share your favorite recipes in the comment section below.