Refreshing Coffee Recipes To Make Your Summer Great Again6 min read

27 June, 2019


Refreshing Coffee Recipes To Make Your Summer Great Again6 min read

You are snowed under overwhelming workload and stress, yet the summer’s come and the heat is making it even harder. How about improving your mood this summer by some brand new coffee kicks? Let’s take a look at our top 5 refreshing coffee recipes right now!

1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Instead of syrup or sugar, the Vietnamese sweeten their coffee with condensed milk. Condensed milk adds the sweet taste, along with the attractive thickness and milk flavor. Vietnamese Iced Coffee is strong, yet still sweet and tasteful. 


  • Ground coffee.
  • A cup of hot water.
  • 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk (more if you want).
  • Ice.


  1. Fill up your coffee pot to make at least one cup of coffee. Put it on the stove over medium heat and brew until ready.
  2. While the coffee is brewing, open a can of sweetened condensed milk and pour about 1/3 on the bottom of your glass.
  3. Once the coffee is done, pour it over the sweetened condensed milk and stir with a spoon until completely dissolved.
  4. Fill a glass with ice all the way to the top and pour the mixture over it once it has cooled.

2. Lemonade Cold Brew

This combination of Cold Brew and Lemonade is sweet, a bit tart, and basically the coffee lover’s take on an Arnold Palmer. If you love your cold brew, this refreshing coffee recipe is going to be your new summer classic because it is so easy-to-make! 

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  • 1-2 oz lemon juice.
  • 20-30 g simple syrup.
  • 4-5 oz water.
  • 4-5 oz cold brew.
  • Ice.


  1. Prep some simple syrup by bringing a small pot of water to boil. Then, add sugar in a 1:1 ratio. Stir with a spoon until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Grab a glass and fill it about a third of the way with some cold brew.
  3. Squeeze out some fresh lemon juice and add that to the glass.
  4. Add about two tablespoons of the simple syrup to the mix and blend, blend, blend.
  5. Top off the glass with some ice. Garnish with sliced lemons and mint leaves if you like.

3. Salted Caramel Mocha Coffee Concentrate

If you are a big fan of caramel and coffee, this is what you are searching for this summer! We especially recommend Cold-Brewed Mocha Coffee Concentrate if you are looking for such a strong and natural coffee taste.


  • 4 cups of cold brew coffee or 1/4 cup of instant coffee + 4 cups of water.
  • Medjool dates.
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter extract (optional).
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt.


  1. If making this with cold brew, first soak the dates in hot water for a minute or two. Drain, and then add to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until very smooth.
  2. If making with instant coffee, add the instant coffee to a large container, and then add 4 cups of hot water. Add the dates and allow to soak for a couple of minutes, before adding to a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth.
  3. To make the smoothest coffee, strain the date and cocoa sediment out by straining the coffee concentrate through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
  4. When ready to enjoy, add the coffee concentrate to a glass with ice, and then top with your favorite milk. We suggest about 2/3 coffee concentrate to 1/3 almond milk. Adjust to taste.

4. New Orleans Style Iced Coffee

It is just a deliciously sweet but slightly bitter chicory-tinged coffee that needs 12-hour cold brew concentrate.  Spending a few hours before bed on Sunday night, your weekday mornings can become a lot more marvelous.

Ingredients: (for 2 cup)

  • 3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) Gevalia Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate or your own.
  • 1 tablespoon chicory.
  • 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) whole milk.
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk.
  • Ice, for serving.

Special Equipment:

  • A mason jar with a lid.
  • A fine-mesh sieve.


  1. Pour 3/4 cup Gevalia Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate in a mason jar; add 1 tablespoon chicory and 1 cinnamon stick. Screw on the lid tightly and give the jar a few vigorous shakes. Transfer to the refrigerator and let steep for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, use a fine-mesh sieve to strain the Gevalia Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate into a large liquid measuring cup. Discard the cinnamon stick and chicory pieces. 
  3. Divide the coffee concentrate evenly between two-pint glasses, each containing 3 fluid ounces. Divide 3/4 cup whole milk and 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk between the two glasses, giving each a good stir with a long spoon. Serve with ice and enjoy!

5. Coffee Soda

Adding nitrogen to java, we have the famous nitro cold brew coffee. So, how about adding carbon dioxide to your coffee and have a brand new coffee kick in the morning? This drink can also sober you up after some coffee cocktails, like those we have introduced here.


  • 20g ground coffee, fine.
  • 250g water at 97 degree Celsius .
  • Coil chiller or ice bath.
  • 100g ice for diluting.


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice. 
  2. Add in club soda, coffee, and simple syrup. 
  3. Stir until everything is completely mixed.
  4. Enjoy while cold!

If you want to discover more interesting java recipes, let’s check our recipes category out!

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