For some odd reason, summer makes everyone insanely creative. We do everything in our power to stay comfy, fresh, and stylish in spite of the heat, and hack our way to keeping ourselves sane.
One summer switch we're currently enjoying is pretty simple: iced coffee. It doesn't seem like anything to be excited about, but we've been living off it to stay cool. And so far, it's been great! Who needs ice cream when coffee can be just as sweet and decadent, right? You can even make your own as a special treat!
Check out the recipes below and make iced coffee your official summer obsession:
1. Cold Brew by October June
Perfecting a cold brew recipe is the first step to making killer iced coffee. Here, coffee connoisseur Lizzie shows us the way.
2. Iced Cappuccino by Port and Fin
An easy, chocolate-flavored coffee smoothie? Sign us right up. This recipe doesn't even call for cold brew! All the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.
3. Coconut Water Iced Coffee by Gimme Some Oven
For something simple and healthy, you have to try this electrolyte-rich recipe. Coconut water is naturally sweet, so you don't have to add any more sugar. It taste so good even without milk!
4. Mocha Frappe by The Green Life
Okay, we know frappes aren't a grown-up drink, but hear us out. Sophie Bourdon's recipe is pretty much dessert you can eat for breakfast.
5. Vietnamese Iced Coffee by The Hungry Traveler
Anyone who has been to Vietnam would know how good the coffee there is. Adding condensed milk to plain coffee sounds meh to you now, but wait until you try it—it'll knock your coffee socks off.
6. Mocha Coconut Iced Coffee by The Domestic Geek
Grab some cold brew, coconut milk, and a dash of syrup to create the creamiest two-minute coffee recipe ever.
7. Baileys Irish Cream Coffee by Hot for Food
Looking for a Friyay treat for you and your coffee-obsessed friends? Here's a genius one by Hot for Food. Their version of Irish Cream Coffee combines the sting of alcohol with the kick of brewed coffee. In other words, you won't be able to resist it.