Iced coffee feels like a decadent treat, not only because it takes more than just throwing coffee and water in a pot and pushing start, but also because it can get pretty pricey when you order it out. Fortunately, you can have your favorite coffee treats at home with less effort than you think and without spending as much money. Instead of taking all those expensive trips to Starbucks, try these delicious iced coffee recipes that are so good, you'll never want to drink your coffee hot again.
16 Basic Cold Brewed Coffee
If you like your coffee straight up, this one is for you. Also, you can use this as a base for your own creations. Use four cups of water for every one cup of coffee that you put into this. Combine the coffee with the water in a container, cover it, and let it sit for at least eight hours. Then pour it over a cheesecloth. You're done.
15 Cinnamon Spice Iced Coffee
Cinnamon adds a delicious zing to iced coffee, maybe even more so than it does for hot coffee. Stir brewed hot coffee, cinnamon, cold water, ice cubes, and sweetened condensed milk over ice. Easy and yummy.
14 Coconut Cafe Licuado
This is as simple to make as it is delicious to consume. Blend together instant coffee, sweetened condensed milk, chilled coconut milk, and ice. Simple, creamy, and delicious.
13 Creamy Vanilla Iced Coffee
Feel like using this one as a vehicle for whipped cream? We're not judging. Blend together ice, instant coffee, sugar to taste, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract.
12 Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Also known as Cà phê đa or cafe da, it's a traditional Vietnamese recipe that's really straightforward, but impressive enough to make for you and a friend. Brew up some dark roast coffee, pour it over ice, and add sweetened condensed milk to taste.
11 Frozen Caramel Latte
It many sound like a latte effort, but it's not! (Get it?) Brew up some espresso and throw it into the blender with caramel sauce, sugar, milk, and iced cubes. Don't forget the whipped cream.
10 Low-Sugar Mocha "Frappuccino"
Want all the bells and whistles of a Frappuccino without all the sugar? Brew and chill your favorite coffee and then purée it with half and half, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, chocolate stevia, sea salt, and ice. Add some chocolate shavings if you're really trying to have a good time.
9 Mexican Iced Coffee With Café De Olla
This one is a lot of work, but you're going to have a serious moment with it once you take your first sip. Try this 21+ treat by combining a shot of coffee liqueur, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, cinnamon, ice and cold café de olla. First, put water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir it while bringing it to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for about a half hour. Combine that with ground coffee and let it sit covered for a few minutes before finally pouring it into a sieve.
8 Iced Macchiato With Vanilla
This is one of those drinks that you've probably convinced yourself you can only have at Starbucks, but you're wrong. Use espresso or very strong brewed coffee for this one and make your own vanilla syrup if you're trying to get extra fancy. Pour all of that goodness over plenty of milk and you're ready to roll.
7 Iced Latte
No need to go down the street. Brew up some coffee or take that cold brew you made the night before out of the fridge, fill a glass with ice, add your favorite syrup, and top it all off with plenty of milk.
6 Iced Irish Coffee
This is another one for the 21+ crowd. Take one cup of freshly brewed coffee, pour it over iced, and add Baileys, whiskey, and simple syrup. Don't feel like making simple syrup? Dissolve the sugar in the coffee before you pour it on ice.
5 Thai Iced Coffee
Sure, Thai iced tea is great, but Thai iced coffee is even better. What makes it Thai? The cardamon. Take heavy cream, almond flavoring, and cardamom, and throw all in a glass filled with ice. Then, stir sugar into some freshly brewed coffee and pour that inside the glass as well.
4 Iced Mocha
If you're looking for a decadent chocolate fix, this is the one for you. Combine heavy cream, coffee, and plenty of chocolate syrup and pour over ice, but instead of just topping it with whipped cream, rim the glass with salt and sugar before putting ice in your glass.
3 Iced Espresso Marvo
Love a good fizzy drink? Enter the iced espresso marvo. Fill up a glass with ice, and pour a cup of chilled espresso and sparking water in your glass. Sweeten, if desired.
2 Shoeless Joe
It's kind of like the Iced Espresso Marvo, but amped up for a party. Combine cold brew coffee, ice, black cherry simple syrup, club soda, and coke. Add a wedge of lime for some extra class.
1 Coffee Ice Cubes
Coffee on the go! Freeze strong coffee in ice cube trays and pour whatever you want in your glass whenever you want!