The Best Summer Coffee Drinks to Stay Cool and Refreshed This Summer

Here is how to make easy summer coffee drinks to stay cool and refreshed this summer.

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If you love coffee, then you may be on the lookout for some easy summer coffee drinks to make at home. Cold coffee drinks can be a lifesaver during summer, when the heat makes it difficult to drink hot coffee—but you’d still like to have your daily caffeine fix. 

When the temperatures start to rise, nothing beats the refreshing and cooling sensation of sipping on a cold coffee drink for those who love coffee. The best summer coffee drinks are those that combine seasonal summer coffee flavors with your favorite coffee or espresso.

This post is for those of us who love cool summer coffee drinks. Here you’ll find creative iced coffee drinks ideas with flavors like almond, blackberry, chocolate, coconut, mint, and raspberry—plus, a recipe for classic Dalgona coffee. If you haven’t set up a coffee station yet, then you may be missing out on a fun way to make DIY coffee drinks like a barista at home. 

Whether it’s a minty iced coffee, a creamy coconut frappe, or a fruity smoothie like coffee drink, these summer coffee drinks may offer a much needed respite from the summer weather while providing that essential caffeine kick to help power the day.

Looking for more info on how to make the best cold brew coffee for all your best summer coffee drinks? Click here for tips on how to make cold brew coffee! It’s easy and it can take your iced coffee drinks to the next level!

Favorite Summer Coffee Drink Accessories

These accessories can be useful for making delicious summertime coffee drinks.

  • Cold Brew Coffee Maker. For brewing coffee in a way that makes it convenient for making summer coffee drinks. 
  • Muddler. If you don’t have a muddler to use for making cold coffee drinks and summer mocktails, then you’re missing out! This handy little tool can be used to crush ingredients like fresh berries and mint, giving your drinks incredible flavor. 
  • Tumblers. A tumbler can be a stylish way to take your favorite summer coffee drinks while you’re on the go. 

These summer coffee drinks are super easy to make, especially when you start with your favorite cold brew coffee, instant coffee, or espresso powder—depending on the recipe. Flavorful summer coffee drinks are perfect for everything from an afternoon pick me up to a brunch party coffee bar station.

Here are 6 easy coffee drinks that you’ll crave this summer. 

In This Post:

  1. Almond Orange Iced Coffee
  2. Blackberry Iced Coffee  
  3. Coconut Mocha Frappe
  4. Dalgona Coffee
  5. Mint Chocolate Iced Coffee
  6. Raspberry Mocha Frappe 

Easy Summer Coffee Drinks

Here are some easy summer coffee drink ideas for summer, along with tips on how to make them.

1—Almond Orange Iced Coffee

Here is an easy to make summer coffee drink, with a hint of orange to brighten things up. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cold brewed coffee
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract 
  • Ice cubes 

How to Make It:

Combine the cold brewed coffee, almond milk, almond extract, and orange extract in a tall drinking glass. Stir until the ingredients are well blended. Add ice cubes to taste. Garnish the drink with whipped cream, slivered almonds, or orange peel, if desired.

Almond Orange Iced Coffee tastes great especially good when it’s paired with Strawberry Shortcake for a dessert.

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2—Blackberry Iced Coffee

Blackberries lend rich, fruity flavor to an iced coffee drink. Making this blackberry summer coffee drink is a great way to use up fresh blackberries that you’ve found at the farmer’s market, received in a CSA box, or gathered at a pick your own berry farm.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh blackberries 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 teaspoons honey, optional 
  • 1 cup cold brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes

How to Make It:

Add the blackberries, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and honey to a tall drinking glass. Use a muddler to gently smash the blackberries and blend the ingredients together

Add ice cubes to the glass, and then pour the cold brewed coffee over the ice cubes. Stir to combine the ingredients, before enjoying. Garnish the drink with extra blackberries, if desired.

Tip: A muddler can be used to crush berries, mint, and other ingredients to make flavorful summer coffee drinks.

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3—Coconut Mocha Frappe

The refreshing taste of coconut gives this summer coffee drink a hint of tropical flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold brewed coffee
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of coconut extract 
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener (optional)
  • ½ cup ice cubes

How to Make It:

Add coffee, coconut milk, cocoa powder, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and sugar (optional) to a blender. Add ice cubes and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 

Pour the coconut mocha frappe into a tall glass. Garnish the drink with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or toasted coconut flakes to serve.

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4—Dalgona Coffee

Here is how to make popular Dalgona coffee. It is a simple recipe that uses equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Milk (any kind, to serve) 

Instructions:

Add 2 tablespoons each of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water to a mixing bowl. Whip the mixture using a hand mixer on medium high speed for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.

Or, you can also whisk the mixture by hand for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the blend becomes thick and creamy. 

Fill a glass with milk, and then spoon the whipped coffee mixture on top. Stir the whipped coffee into the milk to blend the flavors.

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5—Mint Chocolate Iced Coffee

Chocolate and mint is a classic flavor combination that also tastes delicious with iced coffee. 

Ingredients:

  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup of cold brewed coffee
  • ½ cup of milk (dairy or non dairy) 
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of mint extract
  • Ice cubes

How to Make It: 

Add the fresh mint leaves to a tall glass. Use a muddler to gently crush the leaves to release their flavors. 

Add the coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, and mint extract to the glass  Stir well to mix all the flavors together. 

Add ice cubes to the glass and stir again; or fill a second glass with ice cubes and pour the mint chocolate coffee drink over the ice (this helps to blend the drink even more). 

Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top of the mint chocolate coffee, and garnish the drink with a sprig of fresh mint to serve.

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6—Raspberry Mocha Frappe

Frozen raspberries and ice give this espresso drink a smoothie like texture and flavor. If you can’t find white chocolate syrup, then dark chocolate syrup works just as well. It will change the color of the frappe, but it still tastes good!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of milk (dairy or non dairy)
  • ½ cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso powder 
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate syrup, or to taste 
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ½ cup ice cubes

How to Make It: 

Add milk, frozen raspberries, instant coffee or espresso powder, cocoa powder, white chocolate syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. 

Add the ice cubes and blend until the coffee drink reaches a smoothie like consistency.

Pour the raspberry mocha coffee drink into a glass. If desired, top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup to garnish.

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Summer coffee drinks make a perfect beverage to serve with other favorite summer recipes, like lemon bars, strawberry shortcake, and mini strawberry pretzel salads!

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