Try these cold coffee drinks recipes. 

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You can make them at home for a fraction of what you’ll pay elsewhere.

Cold coffee drinks can be just what you need on a hot summer’s day. You still get the kick and flavor of coffee, but also the cool and smooth relief of an ice-cold beverage.

There are a ton of cold coffee drinks recipes you can try. Experiment with some of the ones we have listed below and then, when you get the hang of it, experiment with your own flavor ideas.

Baileys Iced Coffee

Ingredients:

3 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream

6 ounce Cold Brewed Coffee

Preparation:

1. Fill a pint glass with ice.

2. Add cold brewed coffee and sugar to taste.

3. Add Baileys and stir until the color is consistent.

Coffee Bananas Foster Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee, chilled

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 small ripe bananas

6-ounce cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half

1 cup ice cubes

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth and frothy.

(Recipe from Alison Ladman, by way of pressofatlanticcity.com)

(Serves 2)

Coffee Milk Shake

Ingredients:

2 scoops coffee ice cream

1 cup milk

2 shots espresso

2 tablespoons of malt mix (optional)

Whipped cream (optional garnish)

Add the ingredients all together and blend in a blender. It's as simple as that.

Iced Coffee a l'Orange Recip

Ingredients:

1 oz Triple Sec

4 oz Vanilla Ice Cream

1/2 tsp Instant Coffee

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a parfait glass. Garnish with a slice of orange, and serve.

Iced Coffee Smoothie

Ingredients:

3 oz. hot espresso

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 cups milk - low-fat okay

1 Tbls. instant pudding mix (pick your favorite flavor)

1 cup ice cubes (about 5)

Stir sugar into espresso and cool. Stir milk and pudding mix into espresso mixture. Fill a glass with ice and serve mixture over ice.

(Serves 4)

Extra Smooth Iced Coffee

Ingredients:

1 cup chilled brewed coffee, made double-strength or with a rich dark roast

2 rounded tablespoons sugar (extra fine)

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 tsp genuine vanilla extract

2 cups ice

Pour everything into a blender and blend until creamy.

(Serves 2)

Iced Caramel Mocha

Ingredients:

1 oz. chocolate syrup

1/2 oz. caramel syrup

6 oz. milk

1 cup ice

1-2 shots espresso

Combine all ingredients, stir and serve.

(Serves 1)

More articles on cold coffee drinks:

3 Ways to make and enjoy iced coffee drinks at home.

How to make coffee with the Toddy Cold Brew system.

Keep your iced coffee strong by using frozen coffee ice cubes.

Cold-brew coffee with chicory and anise.

By the way...not every iced coffee drink has to be drowned in whipped cream. With a good coffee bean and a strong concentrate, you can make an excellent black coffee on ice...with or without sugar.

Black coffee on ice. That's right, not every iced coffee drink has to be drowned in whipped cream!

About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…

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