3 Iced Coffee Recipes that Will Change your Coffee-Making Game this Summer

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: August 25, 2023 4 min read
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Ice Coffee served in a mason jar.Summer is finally here and you might be looking for more ways to get better use out of your coffee machine. Here at the Whole Latte Love office, we’ve been wondering about all the ways you can level-up your coffee-making game this summer. Whether you’re brewing for yourself or hosting a summer get together with friends and family, these recipes are a must as the weather starts warming up. Here are 3 iced coffee recipes that will change your coffee-making game this summer.

Coconut Cold Brew

Two coconuts.We aren’t holding back on the recipes for you all, we’re jumping into summer with a Coconut Cold Brew Iced Coffee. Sounds refreshing already right? Here’s how to make this delicious iced drink that’ll make you feel like you’re in a Caribbean paradise this summer:
Serving Size: 3 Cups of Cold Brew

Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 Quart Mason Jar
  • Your favorite pre-ground or whole bean coffee (our favorite for this recipe is the Whole Latte Love Malabar Gold Espresso). If you’re using whole beans and don’t already have a reliable grinder, here’s the one we used for this recipe.
  • Coffee filters
  • Coconut flavor syrup
  • Milk or creamer of your choice
  • Ice
  • Optional: Coconut shavings and whipped cream


  1. Dial-in your grinder for a medium grind and begin grinding your coffee beans. This is the best consistency for cold brew because it will produce a rich and smooth cup of coffee.
  2. Pour ¾ cups of coffee grounds into your mason jar and top it off with cold water until the grinds reach just under the lip of the jar.
  3. Seal the mason jar tightly and gently shake the jar to ensure all of the grounds are evenly moist.
  4. Leave the major jar in your fridge for about 15 hours.
  5. After taking the cold brew out of the fridge, strain it through a coffee filter into another mason jar or container of your choice.
  6. You can enjoy the cold brew as is or top it off with ice and milk or cream of your choosing.
  7. Add two pumps of coconut flavored syrup of your choosing and mix!

Optional: For even more fun, try this recipe topped with whipped cream and coconut shavings and you’re good to go!

Caramel & Strawberry Iced Coffee

Strawberries.If you’ve got a major sweet tooth, this recipe might be for you. Here’s how to whip up this sweet drink:

Things You’ll Need:

  • We recommend a high-quality drip coffee maker. We love the Jura X8 Platinum Espresso Machine for this recipe! The Jura X8 can make up to 80-ounces of coffee if you’re hosting a get-together with friends and family this summer! Another great and more affordable alternative is the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741. This is a unique drip-coffee machine handmade in the Netherlands that can brew up to 10 cups of coffee in 6 minutes!
  • 8 oz. glass
  • Ice
  • Medium - coarse coffee grounds
  • Caramel and Strawberry Torani Syrup
  • Milk or creamer of your choice
  • Optional: Whipped Cream, Strawberries, and Caramel Drizzle Sauce


  1. Add a couple of ice cubes to your glass.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee per 8-ounce glass.
  3. Brew your favorite coffee in the Jura X8—we suggest a good medium roast to avoid diluting your iced coffee.
  4. Once the coffee is brewed, grab your 8 oz glass and add 1 pump of Caramel and Strawberry syrup.
  5. Top it off with your freshly brewed iced coffee and give it a good stir. Make sure that the syrups are properly mixed with the iced coffee before moving onto the next step. We don’t want you drinking syrup!
  6. Add milk or creamer of your choice

Optional: Top this summer drink off with whipped cream, a sliced strawberry on the rim of the glass and caramel drizzle sauce, yum!

Pineapple Iced Cappuccino

Pineapple slices.Looking for a fun twist on your favorite cappuccino? Try balancing fruity pineapple and bold espresso! Here’s the recipe for a refreshing pop of fun this summer:

Things You’ll Need:

  • Your favorite espresso machine—personally, I really like the Appartamento with Rose Gold Panels, but you can check out other colors here.
  • Ice
  • Pineapple slices
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pre-ground coffee
  • Milk


  1. Start by using pre-ground coffee or you can grind your favorite whole bean coffee.
  2. Dose out some grounds into your portafilter and give it a firm tamp.
  3. Grab your milk and steam until it gets foamy keeping the nose of the steam wand right on the surface of the milk.
  4. Insert the portafilter and lock it into position. Pull a rich double shot of espresso.
  5. Grab a cup of ice and add fresh pineapple juice.
  6. Follow it up with cold milk and then add your espresso.
  7. Mix the contents thoroughly.
  8. Lastly, add your foamed milk for that classic cappuccino consistency.

Optional: Add a pineapple slice to the rim of your iced cappuccino, ah paradise!