29 Amazing Cold Brew Coffee You Can Easily Make At Home
Cold-brewed coffee is refreshing and enjoyable to sip on, especially on a hot summer morning or afternoon!
I love sitting on my deck drinking a cold coffee after a hot summer night – it is so refreshing.
Coffee itself is a very versatile beverage that can be blended with coconut milk, creamer, sugar, various syrups, or simply savored on its own.
And, luckily, you do not have to go to a coffee shop to get a delicious cold-brew coffee.
In fact, there are many recipes you can follow to make a cold cup of coffee right in your kitchen, tailored to please your taste buds.
Take a look at some of these recipes I put together for you.
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#1 Roasted Coconut Cold-Brew Coffee
Coconut lovers unite!
This cold brew coffee recipe uses the wonderful flavor of roasted coconut, which you can easily do in your oven, and blends it with a few other ingredients to make a delicious tropical inspired coffee.
- 16 oz. coarsely ground coffee
- 9 cups cold water
- 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut pieces
- Optional sweetener and preferred milk
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F, evenly spread out shredded coconut on baking pan and bake for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. Your kitchen will smell amazing after this first step!
- In your cold-brew machine, Toddy, or French Press (whichever you have on hand), put your filter in the bottom of the Toddy and put grounds into the machine. Ensure that plug is inserted from the bottom and not the top for easy pulling out later on. After adding coffee grounds, add your blissful smelling coconut pieces and stir all together.
- Carefully add cold water and make sure that no grounds are left dry.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for several hours.
- Enjoy this coconut inspired coffee and be sure to add your favorite additions, like milk or sweetener!
I am definitely a gal who enjoys all flavors coconut, so when I first tried this cold brew coffee made with it, I was amazed.
The flavor is just perfect and it makes for some smooth sipping.
#2 Cold-Brew Boba Coffee
Have you ever tried or heard of boba tea? If not, stop whatever you are doing and make this now. Yes, now!
- Coarsely ground coffee
- Large bowl or French Press
Simple Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1/3 cup black tapioca pearls
- To make this cold brew coffee recipe, place coarsely ground coffee in a bowl or French Press (either works fine).
- Slowly add in cold water and thoroughly stir to mix.
- Let coffee and water sit for at least 10-12 hours, more if you can.
- Strain coffee or your French Press to strain it into a large cup or bowl and refrigerate.
- If you do not have a French Press, a mesh strainer will do the job just fine! I recommend letting the coffee mixture sit on the mesh strainer and naturally drain itself this way.
- Pour into a glass after refrigeration.
- To make the syrup, heat a pot of water and bring to boil.
- Add 1 cup coconut sugar to the boiler water.
- Mix sugar and water together, test mixture to ensure it reaches 230 degrees, then remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, refrigerate.
- To make the boba, measure 2 cups of water for every ¼ cup of tapioca pearls you use. Boil water in a small pot and add boba to allow to cook over medium heat. You will know they are done when they float to the top of the water.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Drain pearls and place in a bowl.
- Gently pour your coconut syrup over the boba until they are completely covered.
- After 15 minutes of marinating, you can add your boba to the cold-brew coffee recipe up above! Don’t forget to add milk, ice cubes, and more sweetener!
This is an Asian inspired cold-brew coffee recipe that is a little lengthy in steps, but it is so worth it!
My husband, Jack, was a little apprehensive to try it at first, but he asks for it almost every month now.
The boba is a fun addition to a creamy, cold coffee!
#3 Caramel Frappe Cold-Brew
If you love Frappuccinos, then you will love this cold-brew frappuccino coffee recipe here
It is made with natural sweeteners so you can feel good about sipping on this ooey-gooey, creamy, caramel coffee.
This creamy, caramel Frappuccino is a delicious, sweet treat to enjoy on a hot day.
The flavors blend together perfectly, and the usage of dates ensure the Frappuccino is just the right amount of sweet.
Try this cold-brew coffee today!
#4 New Orleans Inspired Cold-Brew
What makes New Orleans cold coffee so amazing is the addition of chicory in it.
My husband and I first tried it on our trip to New Orleans, and I have to say that it was one of the most memorable moments of the trip!
That’s why, I was so excited to try making it at home.
- 12-16 oz coffee grounds
- ¼ cup ground chicory
- 8 cups of fresh water
- In a large bowl, stir coffee grounds and chicory with water. Set aside for 10-12 hours.
- Strain through a mesh cloth and refrigerate.
- Pour a cold glass and add ice cubes, milk, and sweetener.
This is a bold cold brew coffee recipe, so if you prefer your coffee less strong, add a splash of water to mild it out.
The New Orleans cold-brew coffee is a delicious coffee that allows you to bring the city into your home.
#5 Tonic Cold Brew Cocktail
Wake up or wind down with this unique cold-brew coffee.
It only requires a few ingredients, but it is a healthy alternative to other cocktails that will give you just the right amount of buzz you need.
- 1 oz. espresso or very dark roast coffee
- 3 oz. tonic water
- Ice cubes
- Maraschino cherries
- Grab your favorite glass or mug and fill with ice cubes.
- Next, pour in tonic water and then espresso. Be mindful of the tonic bubbles, as you do not want the espresso pouring over.
- Drizzle in the juice of the maraschino cherries and add a few on top.
- Enjoy this coffee cocktail!
This is a great coffee recipe to enjoy after dinner with some guests, and it is sure to wow everyone you serve it to!
The added maraschino cherries and juice perfectly sweeten the espresso but do not overpower its natural flavors.
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#6 Chocolate Peppermint Frappuccino
This Frappuccino is perfect around Christmas time, but is also perfect for those mint lovers all year round, like myself. Recipe here
This is a smooth, chocolatey Frappuccino that delivers on taste.
I love serving it as a dessert because it is not too heavy, but perfectly sweet!
#7 Vanilla Cream Cold Brew Coffee
Velvety smooth and rich vanilla is what this coffee is all about.
- 2/3 cup coffee grounds
- 3 cups fresh water
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- In a large bowl or mason jar, place coffee grounds and water and let sit, covered, overnight.
- Strain the coffee grounds through a mesh filter.
- Measure out 1 cup of coffee with 1 cup of water and add ice and sweetener.
- Add vanilla cream (heat heavy cream, sugar and vanilla mixed together).
- Mix cream and coffee.
This cold brew coffee recipe is sweet and smooth thanks to the vanilla cream.
It is something you will want to have on hand all the time!
#8 Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles
The perfect popsicle for adults is finally here. I love to make these during those hot summer days and have one as an afternoon treat.
- 1 cup coffee grounds
- 4 cups fresh cold water
- 3-4 Tbsp condensed milk
- 1 ½ cups milk (any kind)
- In a large pot or bowl, add coffee beans with fresh water. Gently stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
- In a bowl, combine cold coffee, condensed milk, and milk. Make sure it tastes the way you like it.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze.
These are fun, delicious popsicles that you can enjoy any time of day!
I like to make a double batch and keep them on hand for those days where you need more than just one.
#9 Cold Brew Creamy Ice Cream
(no churn needed)
Say what? Coffee ice cream? You’ll want to try this.
- Cold brew coffee
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 12 ounces condensed milk
- 1 Tablespoon liqueur (Kahlua or Baileys)
- Cookie crumble
- Add heavy cream to a mixer and mix until it becomes creamy peaks.
- Whisk condensed milk, coffee, and liqueur together in a separate bowl.
- Spoon in whipped cream into coffee mixture and freeze for a few hours.
- In a lined spring form pan, add a little of the frozen coffee/cream mixture and continue to layer with cookie crumble. The coffee/cream mixture should be spreadable.
- Cover and freeze for at least 5 hours.
This is a delicious dessert that is simple to put together, but surely to wow a crowd.
The soft cream flavor mixed with the cold-brew coffee and cookie crumbles makes this a delightful ice cream to savor.
#10 Classic Cold Brew
An old-fashioned take on cold brew coffee recipe.
- Cold brew concentrate
- 2 Tbsp orange syrup
- 4 splashes of orange bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
- In a fancy glass, pour in syrup and bitters over top cold-brew coffee.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Hang an orange peel on the side or on top of the beverage for garnish.
- Add a few cubes of ice.
- Sip and savor.
This is a sophisticated take on a cold-brew coffee. The syrup and bitters make this a coffee to remember, and one that can be served after an elegant dinner party.
#11 Kahlua Infused Coconut Latte
Boozy coffee? Yes please.
- 2 oz. Kahlua
- ¾ cup milk (coconut milk will add even more coconut flavor)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut cream
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- Dash of cinnamon
- 2 espresso shots
- In a pot, put in Kahlua, milk, coconut cream, cinnamon, and sugar and heat for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Next, put ingredients in blender and blend until frothy.
- Heat espresso and mix with frothy blend.
- If you want it cold, do not heat espresso and add ice cubes to a glass.
- Add sweetener if needed.
The smooth texture of this coffee brings out the sweet coconut flavors.
I love drinking this coffee cold and sprinkling shredded coconut on top – delish!
#12 Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee
Ever try Chameleon Cold Brew? Well, I highly suggest you do.
- 8 oz. Chameleon Coffee
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. butterscotch liqueur
- Shake vigorously the cold-brew coffee, butterscotch, and bourbon.
- Serve in a nice glass with some ice, if desired.
This recipe is super simple and super fun to throw together.
It tastes amazing thanks to all the quality flavors, and really makes the cold-brew coffee shine.
#13 Cold Brew Black Moon
- 1.5 cups cold-brew coffee
- ½ cup liqueur
- ½ cup spiced rum
- 12 oz. Coca Cola
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Mix coffee, liqueur, rum, and Coca Cola.
- Pour over ice-filled glasses and drizzle in cream.
This is a spicy, Mexican inspired coffee recipe that is delicious and surprising with each sip.
The addition of cream at the end allows for a smooth texture against the fizzy Coca Cola.
#14 Overnight Oats Cold-Brew Coffee
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp cold-brew coffee
- ¼ cup vanilla soy or almond milk
- ½ scoop of protein powder
- 1 Tbsp flax or chia seeds
- In a small bowl or mason jar, combine all ingredients.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Dive in in the morning! Top with nut butter, maple syrup, or even chocolate chips.
Enjoy your morning coffee in a different way with these cold-brew overnight oats!
The coffee flavor is just right and the oats and milk offer a creamy texture.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts!
#15 Creamy Cold-Brew Pie
Coffee lovers become pie lovers in this delicious recipe.
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tub Cool Whip
- ¾ cup cold-brew coffee (make your own or buy)
- 1 Tbsp coffee extract
- 1 premade Oreo cookie crust
- Any desired garnishes, like chocolate syrup or whipped cream
- Whisk together pudding mix, heavy cream, cold-brew coffee, and coffee extract in a large bowl.
- After mixture has thickened, add Cool Whip and gently fold in.
- Pour mixture into the Oreo cookie crust and put into freeze overnight.
- Take pie out and top with whipped cream or whatever other toppings you desire.
This is a refreshing coffee pie to enjoy after a meal.
The Oreo crust adds just the right amount of crunch, and the coffee cream filling melts in your mouth.
#16 Fudgy Cold-Brew Brownies
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp cold-brew coffee or espresso
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup caramel syrup
- Melt chopped chocolate and butter in a pot over medium heat. Stir constantly and do not let burn. Let cool once melted.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray or line a 9-inch pan.
- Add sugar to the melted chocolate and whisk. Next, add the three large eggs, pure vanilla, and cold-brew coffee or espresso. Mix well.
- Slowly add in flour, cocoa powder, and salt to the wet mixture. Make sure you get rid of any lumps.
- Pour batter into lined or sprayed pan and make sure it is evenly spread. If you are using the caramel syrup, drizzle it in.
- Bake for 30 minutes and test before removing from oven. Some ovens may require an additional 10 minutes.
- Let brownies cool and then enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
These coffee infused brownies are crispy on the outside and oh-so-fudgy on the inside.
Your taste buds will scream when you bite into one of these delicious treats.
#18 Cold-Brew Cookie Coffee
I love a good cookie, almost as much as I love a good cup of coffee.
So, I came up with this Cold brew cookie coffee recipe that is absolutely divine – just ask my husband
- 250 grams of dark roast coffee, ground
- 5 ¾ cups water
- 1 ½ cups creamer
- 4 oz. Biscoff cookie butter
- ¼ white sugar
- For the cold-brew coffee, place the ground coffee in a bowl.
- Pour 4 cups of fresh water over the coffee, make sure all of it is covered in water.
- Cover the water and coffee and let sit for up to 24 hours in the fridge.
- Let the mixture drain and discard any coffee grounds.
- Strain coffee through a mesh filter and then store in a container.
- For the cookie butter, place cookie butter, sugar, and creamer in a blender and blend until everything is smooth.
- Grab a glass and fill it with ice cubes, add cold-brew and top with the cookie butter mixture.
- Sit back and enjoy this delicious dessert coffee!
I love how simple this recipe is to throw together, and yet it tastes like you have spent hours putting it together.
The cookie butter is an absolute treat on top of the cold-brew coffee, and Jack and I love to make one as an after-dinner treat.
#19 Vegan Cold-Brew Ice-Cream
- 1 large frozen bananas, sliced
- ¼ nut butter (cashew is mild)
- ¼ cold-brew coffee
- 1 tsp coffee extract
- 2 Medjool dates
- In a food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth. You may have to scrape down sides as it blends to ensure everything is blended.
- Dish out and serve! Top with desired toppings.
This is a wonderful dairy free ice cream that everyone can enjoy.
The bananas and dates make it naturally sweet, while the coffee flavor shines through.
I love making this ice cream almost every week and freeze a batch of it.
#20 Coffee Brownie Batter Ice Cream Sandwich
It’s a mouthful to say but a mouthful of deliciousness to eat!
- 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
- 7 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/12 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup white flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 containers (15 oz) of any brand cold-brew coffee ice cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine chocolate and butter and microwave until smooth.
- In a stand mixer bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined well.
- Add the melted chocolate mixture and then flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir together.
- Scoop batter onto baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- After cookies have cooled and are firm, scoop cold-brew ice cream onto one of the cookies and press down another cookie on top to make a sandwich.
- Freeze assembled sandwiches for 2-3 hours before eating.
These are fun ice cream sandwiches to make and eat.
The cookie sandwich tastes delicious and homemade, while the ice cream inside is a caffeine surprise.
I like to make a double batch and keep them in the freezer to have on hand.
These ice cream sandwiches are also a healthier take on the traditional sugary ones.
#21 Cold Brew Coffee Floats
Who says floats are just for kids?
Try this caffeine float the next time you want to relive your childhood.
- 1 cup ground coffee beans
- 5 cups fresh water
- Handful ice cubes
- ¼ cup club soda
- 1-2 shots of espresso
- ¼ cup vanilla ice cream
- Desired toppings
- Place coffee grounds and water in a container in a fridge to sit overnight. Ensure you cover the bowl.
- Strain coffee using a mesh strainer and make sure all coffee grounds are removed.
- Fill a glass or mug with ice cubes and pour cold-brew coffee in, leave room for the rest of the ingredients.
- Add espresso, club soda, and top with ice cream.
- If you want to add other toppings go ahead! Try coconut flakes, syrup, or sprinkles.
This is a refreshing cold-brew coffee float that is fun to drink.
The club soda and espresso offer a unique blend of flavors and the ice cream on top adds extra sweetness.
#22 Affogato Cold-Brew
- ½ cup coffee beans, ground
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 pint of coffee ice cream (any brand)
- I pint vanilla ice cream (any brand)
- ½ cup of chocolate covered coffee beans, chopped
- Place ground coffee beans and water in a large bowl to soak between 12-24 hours.
- Strain coffee through a filter.
- Grab a glass and put one scoop of ice cream in the bottom, add ½ cup of coffee over it, add another scoop of ice cream and the chopped chocolate covered espresso beans.;
This is a delicious cold-brew drink to enjoy on those hot summer days.
The two flavors of ice cream make this drink extra special, and who can say no to chocolate covered coffee beans?
#23 Kit Kat Mocha Cold-Brew
Kit Kat lovers, listen up! I’ve got the perfect coffee for you.
- 260 grams of medium or dark roast coffee beans, ground
- 1200 g fresh water
- Condensed milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Kit Kat Bars
- Liqueur is optional
- Prepare cold brew using fresh water and ground coffee beans. Let soak overnight and strain in the morning.
- Fill a glass with the cold-brew and pour in a bit of condensed milk. Mix this well and then add some chocolate syrup. This is also the part where you will want to add a splash of liqueur, if you so desire to.
- Add a couple sticks of Kit Kat in the glass and top with whipped cream, ice cubes, more chocolate syrup, and anything else you like!
#24 Cold Brew Coconut Truffles
What’s better than coconut mixed with coffee and chocolate?
- ½ cup dark chocolate
- ¼ cup cold-brew coffee
- ½ tsp coconut extract
- Coconut pieces
- In a saucepan over medium heat the cold-brew coffee until it bubbles slightly.
- Add the heated cold-brew to the dark chocolate and mix together.
- Add the coconut extract and stir well.
- Pour onto a lined baking sheet and chill in fridge until firm.
- Roll into balls and dip into the coconut pieces.
- Place back on baking sheet and refrigerate again.
These truffles are to die for! And, they are actually very healthy.
Dark chocolate is good for the heart – that’s what my husband told me! I think that is his reason for eating the whole batch.
#25 Cold-Brew Coffee Banana Loaf
Sweet, bold, and nutty – that is what this loaf is made of.
- 3 sticks of butter
- 3 cups white sugar
- ¾ cup cold brew coffee
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups white flour
- ¾ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 cups mashed banana
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan.
- Mix butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy.
- Add the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Pour in vanilla extract and coffee and mix well.
- Add eggs one at a time, then buttermilk.
- Ensure all ingredients are combined well.
- Add bananas and chocolate chips at the end.
- Pour batter into loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes. Test better with a toothpick to ensure it is cooked through.
- Let cool and then enjoy!
This is a soft banana loaf that is sweet and chocolatey!
If you don’t like extra chocolate, try adding nuts or raisins in. I like this loaf because it is super versatile to bake with
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#26 Cold Brew Balls
Fun coffee balls to munch on all day, when you need that caffeine fix.
- 120 grams Medjool dates
- 30 grams rolled oats
- 15 g cocoa powder
- 70 g roasted almonds or cashews
- 2 Tbsp cold-brew
- 1 Tbsp almond or peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp sweetened cocoa powder
- Place Medjool dates in a bowl and pour hot water over them. Leave for 15 minutes.
- Place rolled oats in a processor until they turn into flour.
- Add in all the rest of the ingredients (including dates but not the water), except for the sweetened cocoa powder.
- Ingredients should for a dough ball.
- Remove dough ball and form little balls, roll in sweetened cocoa powder.
- Refrigerate on a cookie sheet for at least 1-2 hours before devouring.
These balls are healthy and the perfect size to pack in a lunch or for a picnic.
The nut butter and cocoa powder provide powerful antioxidants and pack a lot of protein.
#27 Kahlua Cold-Brew Coffee
This boozy coffee will easily become a staple in your household.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup fresh water
- 2 cups vodka (any brand…I prefer Grey Goose)
- 16 oz. cold-brew coffee
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- in a sauce pan, boil water and brown sugar.
- Remove from heat, add cold-brew coffee and let the mixture cool down.
- Add your 2 cups of vodka, and transfer to a new container.
- Place in a cool dark place, such as a refrigerator, for about 2 weeks.
- Soon you can enjoy this amazing coffee liqueur.
I love making this for a gift! How special is it to bring to a dinner party or gift as a Christmas present?
Because who doesn’t love coffee and liqueur? It is a smooth drink that is so rich in flavor.
#28 Chocolate Peppermint Cold-Brew Popsicles
Such a festive treat that is refreshing and oh-so-sweet!
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 ½ cup white chocolate
- 3 cups cold-brew coffee
- Candy canes, crushed
- Make cold-brew coffee.
- Melt heavy cream and white chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it cool to room temperature before next step.
- Grab a popsicle mold and pour mixture into half of it. Sprinkle crushed candy canes in the mold so that they sink into the white chocolate and cream concoction.
- After one hour of being in the freezer, pour in some of the cold-brew and layer with more of the cream and chocolate mixture.
- Freeze overnight.
- Get ready for some chocolatey, peppermint, creamy popsicles!
These are the ultimate popsicles to make.
Kids and adults go crazy for their creamy consistency and the bold peppermint flavor!
It literally tastes like Christmas in a popsicle.
#29 Cinnamon Sugar Cold-Brew Coffee
Sweet and spicy is what this coffee recipe is all about.
- 1-2 cups cold-brew coffee
- ½ cup French Vanilla creamer
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp allspice
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Grab a glass and fill halfway with ice cubes.
- Pour cold-brew coffee over ice.
- Add French Vanilla creamer, brown sugar, all spice, and cinnamon.
- Stir and serve!
This is a healthy cold-brew coffee that is perfect to enjoy around the fall or winter time.
It is very easy to whip together, and it tastes smooth and sweet.
So, what do you think about these top 29 coffee recipes using cold-brew?
I hope you will try some of them out because they are all delicious and easy to whip up!
All of these cold-brew recipes are bold, flavorful, and refreshing to enjoy with a friend or by yourself – reading a book, watching the sunset, or even while gardening!
Cold-brew coffee is versatile, and you can drink it simple or dress it up with garnishes and sweeteners.
I would love it if you would leave me a comment to let me know what you think about cold-brew and the recipes I have shared with you today!
Please share with a friend or loved one who you think would go crazy over these cold-brew coffees!