5 Delicious Iced Coffee Recipes to Get You Through the Summer

Instead of sipping on a hot coffee this summer, you might opt for a refreshing iced coffee. Perhaps you’ve been sipping on iced coffee all year long. We don't blame you; it’s delicious!

As an expert in high-quality coffee products, Bucks County Coffee Co. knows a thing or two about how people like their coffee. Try out these five iced coffee recipes to help you beat the heat this summer!


1. Cinnamon Mocha Iced Coffee

Here's a special morning beverage you can make right at home. The aroma of cinnamon makes this coffee hard to resist. To make a Cinnamon Mocha Iced Coffee, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup prepared coffee
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar (optional)
  • ¼ cup coffee ice cubes

To make coffee ice cubes, simply pour some brewed coffee into an ice tray and leave it in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, place the ice cubes in a blender and add half and half, chocolate syrup, cinnamon syrup, sugar, and refrigerator-chilled coffee.

Turn on the blender and there you have it -- a winter drink that you can take anywhere this summer!


2. Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Try this for a mid-day treat; a salty and sweet iced coffee concoction made with salted caramel. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup prepared coffee
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ice cubes

For this recipe, the ice cubes can be made from either water or brewed coffee, depending on how strong you would like your drink to be. Add all the ingredients together in a blender or shaker and enjoy!


3. Mint Iced Coffee

While you often encounter that minty taste with a piece of gum, you can also taste the freshness of mint with your coffee. To make this iced coffee drink, use these ingredients:

  • 1 cup prepared coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. mint syrup
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • ¾ cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ice cubes

Like the previous drinks, this one will also be blended. After coarsely chopping the mint leaves, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean by cutting the bean lengthwise with a paring knife, and scrape the seeds loose with the knife’s edge or point. When you’re done, combine everything in a blender, and you'll have a minty fresh iced coffee that’ll get you through the hottest summer days!


4. Lavender Honey Iced Coffee

A soothing and relaxing feeling is what you’ll experience with your first sip of a lavender honey iced coffee as if you’re taking a stroll through a garden. For this recipe use:

  • 1 cup prepared coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. of a lavender-honey mix
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ice cubes

Instead of using a blender, you’ll just stir these ingredients together in a cup or combine them in a shaker and voila!


5. Vanilla Iced Coffee

Want something simple but still delicious? The vanilla iced coffee is a great option for not just the summer, but it can also serve as a year-round favorite. You’ll never get tired of this easy-to-make brew. The next time you're at the grocery store, pick up these items:

  • 1 cup prepared coffee
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp. vanilla syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ice cubes

Just like the Salted Caramel Iced Coffee, you can choose between using ice cubes made from water or brewed coffee. And with any of these drinks, the amount of ice you use is really up to you.

Try them all until you find your favorite! For the base of your summer iced coffee drinks, start with quality coffee. Find a selection of premium, eco-friendly coffee products at Bucks County Coffee Co. today.