Hot beverages can be a little much once summertime rolls around, but we still need our caffeine! Thank goodness for iced coffee, swooping in to save the day (and help us fully wake up for it).
While there are a few schools of thought on the best way to make iced coffee – cold brew, chilling coffee that was originally brewed hot, brewing highly concentrated coffee directly over ice, and more – we think whatever floats your caffeine-fueled boat is a-okay.
To help take your average iced coffee to the next (delicious) level, we’ve gathered some of our favorite takes on the cold beverage. Enjoy!
Brighten up our morning coffee with some fresh mint syrup? Don’t mind if we do… [Photo credit: How Sweet Eats]
Do you have a high-calorie Starbucks habit you’re trying to break? If so, this just might be the perfect iced coffee recipe for you! It combines iced coffee with dates, almond milk, and cocoa powder – blended with ice to frothy perfection – for a healthy treat. [Photo credit: Wake the Wolves]
This two-ingredient iced coffee is hard to beat, coupling iced coffee with the electrolyte-packed magic that is coconut water, which takes the place of sweetener in this recipe. [Photo credit: Gimme Some Oven]
This recipe walks you through how to make your own coffee concentrate, then suggests adding to it with almond milk and maple syrup. Yum! [Photo credit: Oh She Glows]
Okay, so we might not recommend this recipe to start your day, but it would be delightful as a poolside treat one afternoon. [Photo credit: Averie Cooks]