5 Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

5 Simple Iced Coffee recipies
5 Simple Iced Coffee recipies The warm summer months are finally upon us! It actually gets quite hot and muggy in southwest Missouri where I live due to the humidity, but I won’t lie—I sort of love it. And with the hot days ahead, I am in the mood for iced coffee!!!! If you are as fanatical about iced coffee as I am, then I bet you’ll appreciate the following recipes, as they are mostly quick and easy ways to change up your iced coffee routine.

For this post we are working with KitchenAid. I have been a fan of their amazing products for years! I used (and loved!) the KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker and you better believe that it’s going to get some major use at our house for the next few months. You can also use it to make cold brew tea, which I will show you. Both are SUPER simple. It’s awesome.

5 Simple Iced Coffee recipiesNow I love just a plain iced coffee with milk, but there are SO many different ways to use iced coffee (or tea) concentrate. So I thought it would be fun to not only show you how to make cold brew coffee (and tea), but also five different ways to use the concentrate for delicious summer-friendly drinks. 🙂

How to make cold brew teaSo, first you need to make your concentrate. To make cold brew iced tea, add 120 grams of loose tea (black, green, a mix of herbals, etc.) to the steeper, which is the metal part that goes inside the Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Then pour 1.25 liters of water over the steeper, making sure all the tea leaves get soaked. Allow that to steep in your refrigerator for 6-12 hours. Then remove the steeper, allow it to drain well, and cover with the lid. The tea concentrate is quite strong, so it’s great to mix it with a 1:7 ratio of milk or water over ice.
 New seeper photoTo make cold brew coffee, add 250 grams of coarse ground coffee beans to the steeper. Then pour 1 liter of water over the steeper. Allow that to bloom for a minute or two. Then add another 1/4 liter of water, making sure that all the coffee grounds get soaked. Allow that to steep in the Cold Brew Coffee Maker in your refrigerator for 12-24 hours. Then remove the steeper, allow it to drain well, and cover with the lid. The coffee concentrate is also quite strong, so it’s great to mix it with a 1:3 ratio of milk or water over ice. Or other things, which I’ll share below. 🙂

Behind the scenes

Coffee soda recipeNow that we have some delicious coffee and tea concentrate, let’s make some drinks! First is a Steadfast Coffee inspired drink: coffee soda. In a small glass, add ice and fill the glass 1/3 with coffee concentrate, and then fill the remaining 2/3 of the glass with club soda or ginger beer. Garnish with a large orange peel. The longer this sits, the more the orange will infuse the drink. I personally love this with club soda, but ginger beer adds a sweetness and that fun ginger flavor—so, you do you. 🙂

Thai iced coffeeSecond: Thai inspired iced coffee. There’s a couple methods to make this, but I’ll share my favorite first. In a shaker, combine 2 oz. coffee, 2 oz. cold water or milk, 2 oz. sweetened condensed milk, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger, cloves, and cardamon. Add ice to the shaker and give that just a few good shakes to combine. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

You can also just combine everything in the glass and give a stir if you don’t want to use or don’t have a cocktail shaker. I like the shaker method as it really combines the ingredients well so they are well distributed. But both methods will work fine.

Coffee mocktailsThird is a blended Coconut Guillermo. A traditional Guillermo is hot espresso over lime. This version is a blended version with a summer twist. In a good blender, I used the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Blender, combine 3 oz. coffee concentrate, juice from one lime, 2 oz coconut cream, and a few big handfuls of ice. Blend until well combined. If needed you can add a little milk to help the mixture blend well. Garnish with lime zest. Mmmm!

Iced tea latte recipeHere’s a super easy one: herb infused iced tea latte. At the same time you are steeping the tea concentrate, combine a few cups of milk with a handful of fresh herbs. Some great options include rosemary (what I used), mint, basil, or thyme. When you’re ready to make your drink, fill a glass with ice and fill the glass 2/3 full of herb infused milk, and then top off with an ounce or two of tea concentrate. If you want to use coffee concentrate, you can easily swap that out here, just use a little more so the ratio is closer to 1:3 for coffee and 1:7 for tea.

Coffee mocktails And the last recipe I wanted to share is a simple chilled coffee mocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, 2 oz. coffee concentrate, and 2 teaspoons luxardo cherry syrup. Shake really well until the shaker becomes very cold in your hand. Just like if you were making a martini or gimlet. Strain into a small coup. What’s fun about this drink, sometimes called a Shakerato, is it will become quite foamy. If you’ve ever had a cocktail made with egg white, so the top becomes very foamy, this is similar although obviously no egg white has been added. Also, you could totally add an ounce or two of your favorite spirit if you want to make this a cocktail—just strain into a slightly larger coup or a martini glass to serve.

I hope plenty of delicious cold drinks are in your future this summer, friends! Thanks for letting me share a few of mine. 🙂 xo. Didier

Credits // Author and Photography: Didier Li. Photos edited with the NEW Spiegeling actions. 

  • Although I normally stick to tea, I really love a refreshing cup of coffee during the summer! I’ve never made cold brew and am so tempted to just buy the remade stuff…but know I’d appreciate this more! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  • This is wonderful! I’m excited to try some of these recipes!! We are huge fans of coffee soda around here, and one thing we’ve found that works really well is using orange San Pellagrino! It helps bring in that amazing citrus taste to the carbonated coffee. Orange Izze also works well.

  • That mocktail looks so refreshing and glam. Great for an evening pick me up!

  • These all look so delicious I’m loving cold brew coffee right now!
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  • I’m in love with Thai Iced Tea already, so I am definitely trying this recipe out! I imagine it tastes half-way between Thai tea and Vietnamese coffee.

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  • I’m quite obsessed with rosemary at the moment, so I like the look of that herbal infused iced tea with the rosemary garnish. Looks so good. I’m going to try making a few of these. They all look good.

  • This recipe is amazing. They all look good. I love cold coffee. This will helpful for us. It looks so refreshing in your post. Thanks.

  • That sounds incredibly delicious! Do you need the Coffee Maker for the concentrates or can you make it without it as well?
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  • Cold brew coffee is my all time favourite drink so I’ll be trying out all of these! Thanks for the great recipes!

    Jess x
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  • Everything looks so good! Can’t wait to try them all!
    Thanks for the recipes:)

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  • yum! all of these sound so delicious =o) I will need to experiment more with my coffee I think =o)

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  • I loved the coffe,I will try repare them
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  • Thank you so much for sharing this, you’ve given me a real craving for iced coffee haha! It’s made me want to get creative and experiment to see what I can create 🙂 In particular, I love the sound and look of the Thai one.

    Have a great Sunday 🙂

    Chloe @ https://girllgonerogue.blogspot.co.uk/

  • This is awesome. I thought cold brew only applied to coffee before. It’s exciting to see the variant of cold brew. thank you for sharing. I want my ice coffee now.

  • These look so good! Thanks for the recipes. Can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  • I tried your recipe….just loved them, thanx for sharing!!

  • I’m so curious, do the herbs actually infuse when put into cold milk? I’m just used to thinking of milk as needing to be hot to take on flavor that this is shocking to me! 🙂

  • Oh, my! These look delicious, but I’m more of a tea or chocolate milk gal myself 🙂 Could you please share recipes for cold drinks based on tea or milk?

    thanks a lot

  • drink cold brew right now!! and bookmarking these recipes for next time…yum!

  • I love cold coffee and these love amazing!! And your photography is so beautiful.

  • These are some really cool ways to make iced coffee. I loved the herb infused one, which can have many options for creativity. Thanks for sharing the recipes!

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