10 Summer Coffee Drinks You Can Make At Home

This summer, we’re taking our coffee to the next level with these 10 delicious summer coffee recipes. With recipes including iced coffees, frappes, and ice cream drinks, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite drink all season long!

Whether it’s a chilly morning or a scorching afternoon, there’s something for everyone on this list.

Find what speaks to you and try one of these delightful recipes today. You won’t regret it!

1. Greek Frappe

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Greek frappe is not only delicious, but it is also very healthy because of its ingredients. Greek frappe is perfect for the summer and you can easily make your own at home. It tastes just like a frappe that you would get from an authentic Greek cafe in Greece.

The great thing about this recipe is that it does not require any special items to make. All that you need is instant coffee, water, milk, and ice cubes!

What You'll Need

-Frappe Mixer

-Instant Coffee

-Cold Water

-Milk (1.5% Fat)

-Ice Cubes

-Sugar (optional)

-Cinnamon (optional)

How to Make Greek Frappe

Making greek frappe is very easy. Start by making a strong coffee using instant coffee and cold water. See below for instructions.

2. Blend until the drink is smooth (it usually takes around 25-30 seconds)

3. Add milk to your drink, more ice, and cold water

4. Serve and Enjoy!

Note: you can add sugar to taste as well as cinnamon on top! Also, don’t forget to always add cold water to your drink!

2. Coffee With Ice Cream - Affogato

Coffee with ice cream is a very delicious and simple summer beverage. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy a hot summer day.

Let’s take a look at how to make this delicious and refreshing summer drink.

What You'll Need

Espresso machine or AeroPress

-1 or 2 shots of hot espresso coffee (depending on the strength you want to achieve)

-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

How to Make Coffee With Ice Cream

Affogato is an amazing drink to make. Simply, you just mix espresso and ice cream together! Let’s see in detail how to make affogato!

1. Get 1 or 2 espresso shots depending on what intensity you want your drink at. I would recommend that you get 2 shots so it will be a little stronger than usual.

2. Put the espresso shots into a cup and then add your ice cream. I would recommend using vanilla ice cream, but any type will do!

3. Mix everything together and ENJOY!

Tip: you can add some chocolate syrup or even caramel syrup to your drink as well!

3. Cold Brew Coffee

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Cold Brew coffee is a very popular summer coffee recipe. It’s very easy to make and it tastes so great!

Cold brew is enjoyed by many people, especially during the summer because it is so refreshing. You can even make your own at home with this easy recipe.

What You'll Need

-Cold Brew Coffee Maker

-A Spoon

-Coarsely Ground Coffee Beans


-Sugar (optional)

-Ice Cubes

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Making cold brew coffee is even easier than making regular coffee. You will need a cold brew coffee maker and coarsely ground beans to make this amazing summer drink. Let’s see how to make this drink!

1.Grind coarsely ground coffee beans. This part is very important because if you grind it too finely, you won’t be able to achieve the same taste.

2. Put the ground coffee beans into your cold brew coffee maker and then pour water on top.

3.Let it sit for at least 12 hours in the fridge.

Tip: You can also add sugar or vanilla extract to your drink!

4. Coffee Milkshake

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Coffee Milkshake is a very delicious drink that you can make at home. It’s great for people of all ages and it tastes delicious!

A lot of coffee shops are now offering coffee milkshakes to their customers, but I would recommend making your own because it costs less money and it’s easy too!

What You'll Need

-A Blender

-Espresso Machine

-2 Shots of Espresso Coffee

-300ml of Milk (you can use whatever milk you want!)

-Some Ice Cream

-Chocolate or Caramel Syrup (optional)

How to Make Coffee Milkshake

Making a coffee milkshake is very simple. It doesn’t require any complicated steps to follow or equipment. You can have the ingredients in your kitchen right now that you’ll need for this recipe! Let’s see how to make it:

1. Put ice cream, milk, ice cubes, and espresso shots in your blender

2. Blend everything together

3. Add chocolate or caramel syrup if you’d like to add a little sugar and sweetness to your drink

4. Pour the blended coffee milkshake into a cup and enjoy!

5. Iced Mocha

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Mocha is definitely one of the most popular summer coffee recipes out there for a very good reason: it tastes very delicious! If you want to enjoy this summer drink, you should definitely try it because I promise that you will love it!

What You'll Need


-250ml of Milk (you can use whatever milk you want)

-1 Cup of Cold Espresso

-Chocolate Syrup

-Heavy Cream

How to Make Iced Mocha

1. Add Milk in a glass with ice

2. Pour chocolate syrup as much as you want (I would recommend at least 3-4 tablespoons, but feel free to add more if you’d like it sweeter)

3.Pour cold espresso in the glass and stir

4.Top with heavy cream if you want (I would recommend this, it makes your drink a lot tastier)

Tip: You can add sugar to your coffee drink, but I wouldn’t recommend adding too much if you don’t like it, extra sweet.

Small FAQ

Does an iced mocha taste like coffee?

Iced mocha has a very chocolatey taste to it, so if you’re looking for a drink that tastes like regular coffee then this isn’t the right summer beverage for you. However, if you’re looking for a drink that’s not as bitter and has a very unique taste to it, then this recipe is perfect! It goes well with vanilla-flavored ice cream too.

Is iced mocha the same as iced coffee?

Yes, iced mocha is basically the same as iced coffee. The only difference between them is that you add chocolate syrup to your iced mocha and you use espresso instead of regular coffee.

6. Banana Milk Coffee

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Banana milk coffee is another great way to enjoy coffee this summer. If you want to try it but find regular recipes too complicated for your taste, then we’ve got an easy way for you to make banana milk coffee at home.

What You'll Need

-1 Banana

-3/4 Cup of Fresh Milk (you can use whatever milk you want)

-1 Cup of Cold Brew Coffee

-Ice Cubes

-Syrup (optional)

How to Make Banana Milk Coffee

1.Peel your banana, put it in a blender along with fresh milk and cold brew coffee

2. Blend everything together on high for 15-25 seconds until you get the consistency that you want

3. Add ice cubes to your drink and syrup if you want to add sweetness to it (I would recommend adding at least 2 tablespoons of syrup)

4. Enjoy!

Tip: If you want to experiment with your banana milk coffee, there are many variations that you can try. You can add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon or nutmeg for a more spicy drink.

7. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

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Vietnamese iced coffee is a regional favorite of all Vietnamese people. It’s very easy to make, and it has a strong taste that’s much different than regular coffee.

What You'll Need

-Vietnamese Coffee Press

-Ground Coffee

-Condensed Milk


How to Make Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese coffee is brewed differently than regular coffee. You put ground coffee in the Vietnamese press, fill it with water and leave it for 3-4 minutes to drip. Let’s see how easy it is to make:

1. Add condense milk to your glass.

2. Add 3 tablespoons of ground coffee to the Vietnamese coffee press.

3. Pour hot water into your Vietnamese coffee press to help “bloom” the coffee for 30 seconds.

4. Close the Vietnamese coffee press.

5. Pour hot water into your Vietnamese coffee press.

6. Wait 4-5 minutes for the coffee to drip into the glass.

7. Remove the Vietnamese coffee press.

8. Add ice cubes to your drink, and enjoy!

Tip: You can experiment with the amount of condensed milk that you add to your drink. Some people like their coffee with more condensed milk than others, and it’s all up to your personal preference!

8. Iced Coffee Soda

Iced coffee soda is a great summer drink that you can easily make at home. It’s very refreshing, tasty, and vibrant!

What You'll Need

-9 Ounces of Sparkling Water

-8 Ounces of Iced Coffee

-Syrup (optional)


How to Make Iced Coffee Soda

1. Put 5 ounces of sparkling water and 3 ounces of iced coffee in a glass with ice.

2. Add syrup if you want to sweeten your drink.

3. Enjoy!

Tip: If you want to make an iced coffee soda without the fizz, then pour your sparkling water in a glass first, and then add your iced coffee.

9. Coconut Iced Coffee

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Coconut iced coffee is a great recipe to enjoy while relaxing on a warm summer evening. Let’s see what you need to make this wonderful drink.

What You'll Need

-1 Cup of Brewed Coffee

-2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut syrup

-Ice Cubes


How to Make Coconut Iced Coffee

1. Pour coffee into a glass filled with ice cubes

2. Add coconut syrup to your drink until you get the desired amount of sweetness

3. Fill the rest of the glass with milk, stir and enjoy!

Tip: Coconut iced coffee goes well with other flavors too such as mint or even cinnamon! Try mixing different ingredients to see what you like the best!

10. Iced Caramel Macchiato

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Macchiato is a very popular coffee drink that has been gaining popularity in the past few years. Probably one of its best qualities is that it’s both delicious and easy to make! Let’s see how to make the summer version of this drink.

What You'll Need

-1 Shot of Espresso

-2 to 3 tablespoons of Caramel Syrup (you can buy it or make your own)

-Ice Cubes

-3 Ounces of Milk (or more if you prefer your drink more creamy)

How to Make Iced Caramel Macchiato

1. Pour 2 ounces of milk in a glass filled with ice cubes

2. Add 2 shots of espresso and caramel syrup, then stir vigorously until you get the consistency that you want. Fill the rest of the glass with your milk (remember that you can always add more if you want a creamier drink).

3. Enjoy!

Tip: Instead of caramel syrup, you can also use vanilla or even cinnamon to add extra flavor to your macchiato. You can also experiment with the amount of milk that you put in your glass — some people like their drinks creamy while others prefer a more traditional version that is stronger in flavor.


Is cold coffee good in summer?

Cold coffee is really good in the summer. Colder drinks are refreshing and thirst-quenching. Summer is perfect for cold coffee because it’s hot outside so you want a cold drink, and iced beverages have a sweeter taste that helps cool you down — a win-win situation!

Which coffee is best in summer?

There is no “best” coffee for the summer. All you need to do is choose a drink that you enjoy, and then make it at home instead of going out — regardless of whether or not you choose to go for cold or hot coffee, nothing beats the taste of freshly brewed coffee made in your own kitchen!

Last Thoughts

From Mocha to cold brew to coconut iced coffee you have 10 different recipes to choose from.

So get your blender out and start mixing up a fresh beverage that will cool you off this summer.

Remember, it’s always best not to drink too much caffeine so go easy on the java if possible. We hope our list of delicious recipes inspired you!

Both you and your friends will savor the delicious taste of a cup of coffee in summer!