Cool Buzz: Our Best Iced Coffee and Tea Recipes for Summer Sipping
Whether you’re a tea tippler or a coffee fanatic, iced is the way to go during the dog days of summer. Here’s a collection of iced coffees, lattes, frappes, iced teas, and more to help you stay chilled out while you get your buzz on.
Vegan Coconut Thai Iced Tea
Amp up Ceylon tea by steeping with star anise, turmeric, and vanilla, then pour over ice and stir sweetened condensed coconut milk for an invigorating cooler you'll want to make all summer long.
Skip your morning coffee run this summer by learning how to whip up an iced latte at home. Our secret? Ice cubes made from cold-brew coffee concentrate.
Orange-and-Lemon Iced Tea
Black tea steeped with mint and mixed with freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice makes a super-refreshing Arnold Palmer-like treat. Spike it with whiskey or gin for happy hour.
DIY Cold-Brew Coffee
Watch our Kitchen Conundrums expert Thomas Joseph demonstrate the foolproof way to make cold-brew coffee.
Faster Iced Tea
Here's a quicker way to whip up a robust batch of iced tea:
To make 2 1/2 cups, place 3 to 4 tablespoons loose-leaf tea (we used green) in the strainer of a teapot. Pour in 2 cups boiling water and let steep 3 minutes. Then add 2 cups ice. The cubes will begin to melt -- and the drink will reach the perfect strength in a few minutes. Serve in glasses filled with more ice.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
A rejuvenating drink for a balmy day, this Vietnamese restaurant favorite relies on sweetened condensed milk for its full-bodied flavor.
Iced Jasmine Tea
Homemade simple syrup is all you need to gussy up delicate jasmine tea. Serve in a pretty drink dispenser and let your guests help themselves.
Caffe Americano Fizz
Chilled club soda and plenty of ice transform a double shot of espresso into a refreshing summer cooler.
Blueberry-Green Tea Slushie
This icy treat has a lighter flavor than its dark color suggests, thanks to green tea and agave syrup. The blueberry has more antioxidant value than almost any other food (including broccoli and kale), so it's a potent protector against heart-, brain-, and age-related maladies.
Creole Coffee Punch
Blending slightly bitter chicory root with coffee has been a New Orleans tradition since the Civil War. Here, chicory coffee is blended with rum-based orange liqueur and sweetened condensed milk for a cup of joe that packs a punch.
Spiked Berry Half-and-Half
Steep your favorite tea (we used Lady Grey) with strawberries and vodka, then add sugar, lemon juice, ice, and seltzer for an elegant iced tea-cocktail hybrid.
Vietnamese Coffee Shake
Chicory coffee and sweetened condensed milk make Vietnamese iced coffee distinctively delicious. Half-and-half adds another dimension of indulgence to this shake.
Frozen Frangelico Coffee with Cream
Coffee and Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, are frozen and topped with a billowing peak of maple syrup-flavored cream.