Five Refreshing Cold Brew Recipes To Sip On During The Summer
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There is a saying that goes ‘life begins with coffee’ and true to its testament, a lot of us run on the fuel provided by the broodingly dark brown liquid. While coffee is amazing first thing in the morning, the cuppa Joe might get a bit too hot (pun not intended) for a summer morning; and if you are a cold brew connoisseur, these refreshing drinks provide the best caffeine kick as the sun shines bright on all of us.

Coffee Lemonade

While we don’t deny that the idea of combining two classic drinks which are delicious in their own right, together, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! This unique combo of cold brew and lemonade gives a refreshing citrus kick and balances the flavours out.


  • 1 cup cold brew
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  • Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar and stir to combine.
  • Top up with ice and serve chilled.

Maple Cold Brew Latte

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If you wish to experience autumn flavours in the summer, this maple-flavoured iced latte is perfect for you. With deeply bitter coffee, a splash of milk and a hint of sweetness from the maple syrup, this drink is ideal if you catch yourself dozing off to sleep in the afternoon.


  • ½ cup cold brew concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup whole milk/oat milk


  • Blitz all the ingredients in a blender with some ice.
  • Pour into a glass and drink cold.

Kahlua Coffee

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This delicious take on the Vietnamese iced coffee is spiked with a delicious kick of the Irish coffee liqueur for a little pick-me-up during the early evenings. Increase the amount of Kahlua if you want to sip on a cold beverage that gives you a heady buzz.


  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 30 ml Kahlua
  • 1 cup cold brew


  • Pour the condensed milk and Kahlua into a highball glass, followed by the cold brew.
  • Stir well to combine and top up with ice before serving.

Wild Child Iced Coffee

This Instagram-worthy iced coffee is meant to bring out the fun side in you and make your day brighter. This simple recipe is hardly a recipe to begin with, mainly because its three easily-available ingredients.


  • 1 cup cold brew
  • 1 tablespoon whipped
  • Rainbow sprinkles, to garnish


  • Fill up a glass with ice and pour the cold brew.
  • Add fluffy whipped cream on top and add rainbow sprinkles. Serve cold.

Italian-Style Iced Coffee

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With veganism becoming a lifestyle choice, dairy alternatives in coffee have been the norm; so it comes as no surprise that this cold brew drink flavoured with coconut milk feels like a tropical vacation in a cup.

Ingredients [For Coconut Syrup]

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Ingredients [For Coffee]

  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • 2 tablespoons coconut syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk


  • To make the syrup, add water and sugar to a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once it comes to a roaring boil, add the shredded coconut and let it rest for an hour or two.
  • Strain the syrup and store in an air-tight container.
  • For the coffee, mix all the ingredients and pour over ice before serving.