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Summer time is not only a season of barbecues and cookouts, but it is also a time of fun trips to the mall, great family vacations, and of course, cold drinks! There are so many options, ranging from milkshakes and frappes to creamy smoothies and smooth iced coffee drinks. No matter what your preference is, everyone will enjoy these iced coffee recipes that you can make in your own home!

DIY Starbucks Iced Caramel Latte

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Yes, yes. We all know that this recipe will not be EXACTLY like Starbucks. And whether it will be half as good will depend on how picky you are when it comes to coffee. But, we thought it was pretty mouth watering and looked like an amazing recipe to try!

What you will need:

(This recipe makes two iced coffees!)

• 1 cup brewed coffee

• 2 cups milk

• 2-3 (depends how sweet you want it) tablespoons caramel sauce

• 12 ice cubes

Directions:

• Chill your coffee either in a fridge or let it sit until it reaches room temperature.

• While the coffee is chilling, mix the caramel sauce into milk. Whisk it quickly and fast, creating a foamy texture.

• Pour the caramel milk mixture into the one coffee and the rest into the other once they have both chilled down. Then split the ice cubes between the two drinks and enjoy a refreshing and filling drink.

Easy Homemade Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee

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 Who doesn’t love a delicious and fast iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts? No one. Because everyone loves 1) Dunkin Donuts and 2) the best iced coffee. But sometimes getting a quick and fast coffee from either Dunkin Donuts or even McDonald’s can get very expensive. So we have provided a great recipe to help you get that same Dunkin taste, but for less to make your wallet a little happier at the same time.

What you will need:

(This recipe makes two iced coffees!)

• 8 ice cubes

• 1 1/3 cup warm or chilled coffee

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 1 1/3 cup milk

Directions:

• Pour 1 tablespoon into one drinking glass and another tablespoon into the other drinking glass (or you can use mason jar mugs instead for fun!)

• Add the amounted ice cubes to each glass.

• Pour half of the coffee into one glass and the other half into the other glass.

• Add milk to both glasses.

• Stir the drinks until the sugar is completely dissolved and mixed in with the coffee.

• Enjoy!

Best Iced Mocha Coffee

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A mocha that is well made can hit just the right spot on a hot sunny day. Especially after you have been mowing the outside lawn for the past few hours or you were tanning outside and need something to quench your thirst. Well thirst no more! This quick and easy iced mocha coffee recipe will surely help you quench that thirst. The only thing you need to take note of is that this recipe does require a blender. Although you could do it without, it is not the same mocha texture that we all know and love, that is for sure!

What you will need:

(This recipe makes one iced coffee!)

• 3/4 cup cold coffee

• 1 cup milk

• 1/8 cup chocolate syrup

• 1/8 cup white sugar

• Whipped cream

Directions:

• For the best results, pour the coffee into an ice cube tray and let them freeze until completely frozen. Obviously, if you do not wish to do this, just add a few ice cubes to the rest of the coffee mix.

• Combine the frozen coffee cubes, milk, chocolate syrup, and white sugar in a blender and let it blend until smooth. Pout into a glass and add whipped cream to the top for a special treat, and for an even sweeter treat, drizzle some chocolate syrup on top for even more flavor.

Easy Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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We had the same reaction too, do not worry. What is Vietnamese iced coffee? And why is it one of the number one hits on google? What makes it so popular? Well, Vietnamese iced coffee is basically brewed coffee that is poured over the ice cubes, but then you add sweetened condensed milk to it. In Vietnam, there is a special French drip filter that makes it convenient for individual brewing, as well as layering all of the ingredients together. So while many of us do not have a French drip filter brewing type gizmo on our kitchen counter, we can use the same ingredients to make a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee.

What you will need:

(This recipe makes two iced coffees!)

• 2 cups water

• 1/4 cup dark roast ground coffee beans

• 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) sweetened condensed milk

• 8 ice cubes

Directions:

• Brew your coffee however you like it best!

• Take two tablespoons of the sweetened condensed milk and add it to one of the coffees, and do the same with the other.

• With each serving of the condensed milk and coffee mixture, put four ice cubes in a separate glass. To get a more Vietnamese feel to it, you give the guest the coffee mixture and the glass of ice. They then pour the hot coffee and milk over the ice and stir it with a long spoon. This will give the coffee the perfect chilled temperature!

Thai Iced Coffee

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For most, Thai iced coffee is referred to as Oliang. This iced coffee mixture is very popular to the Thai people, and is a great asset in Thai food restaurants. Combined with the popular ingredient cardamom and sometimes brown sugar, this iced coffee treat is sure to not only treat your thirst, but to help fill up your appetite as well!

What you will need:

(This recipe makes two iced coffees!)

• 2 cups rich, black regular coffee

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 2 tablespoons heavy cream

• 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

• 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

• Crushed ice or ice cubes

Directions:

• You want to add the cardamom to the coffee and then brew both together

• Once the coffee is completely brewed, you will want to combine the sugar and almond flavoring. Once the coffee has reached a lukewarm state, then you can add the sugar and almond flavoring to the coffee

• Now grab two glasses and fill each halfway full with ice. Then split the coffee into both glasses until it is about 2/3 of the way full in each glass.

• Last but not least, add one tablespoon of heavy cream to each glass. Then mix together and enjoy this tasty treat with a good friend!

Double Trouble Iced Coffee with Ice Cream

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Okay, yes. Iced coffee is obviously delicious and definitely not nutritious, but who cares? So to make iced coffee even better, the only obvious answer is to add ice cream to it! While this might not be a great option to have along with lunch or dinner, it makes for a great dessert or treat after a cookout or a long day at work! If you are having a hard day, why not treat yourself to more calories?

What you will need:

(This recipes makes 2-3 iced coffees!)

• 2 tablespoons coffee powderva

• 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder

• 2 1/2 tablespoons hot water

• 1 1/2 cups milk

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• Ice cubes

• Whatever ice cream you decide to use!

Directions:

• Boil together coffee and cocoa powder for two minutes or until you can see that it is dissolved.

• Add sugar to the boiling mixture for an extra minute or until the sugar dissolves as well.

• Then use a mesh strainer to filter through the mixture.

• Combine the coffee mixture and the milk into glasses with ice cubes.

• Mix together in both glasses until ice and the mixture are all blended together.

• Add a scoop of your favorite kind of ice cream to each glass. You can make this recipe without it if you wanted to. But we highly suggest using some of your favorite ice cream to jazz it up a little bit!

Fabulous French Vanilla Iced Coffee

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The best way to finish off a scrumptious summer lunch or a late morning brunch is with french vanilla coffee. But it is even better when you make it nice and refreshingly cold with ice. While it is not rocket science to make a good vanilla iced coffee, it does get expensive going to McDonald’s or Starbucks every day for one. Therefore, we have found a simple and easy recipe to get the same taste and results, but for half of the cost!

What you will need:

(This recipe makes one iced coffee!)

• 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (we recommend Torani)

• 1 cup brewed coffee

• Ice cubes or crush ice

• Cream or milk, depending on which one you prefer.

Directions:

• Fill a cup with the amount of ice cubes or crushed ice that you want

• Chill the brewed coffee, either in a fridge or stick it in the freezer for a few minutes

• Add the syrup and coffee to the cup of ice.

• Add milk or cream to your coffee if that is what you want. If you prefer neither, then feel no obligation. It simply gives the iced coffee a more latte feel!

• Add whipped cream if you want and enjoy!