15 Blended Iced Coffee Recipes to Cool You Down on a Hot Day

6 min read NOV 26, 2023

Most people love a tasty mug of freshly brewed coffee, but when your coffee cup is as hot as the weather outside, it can be a little overwhelming. Not everyone enjoys it that way.

When the heat is on, cold coffee beverages come to the rescue! Enjoy your delicious drink over ice, or elevate your chill with a frozen and blended concoction. These drinks have the same consistency of the refreshing slushies you enjoyed in the summer as a child, but with all the rich java flavor and caffeine your adult self needs to function. Read on to discover the perfect blended coffee recipe to beat the heat.

MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO


Do you enjoy the taste of sweet chocolate and strong coffee? If so, you'll be smitten with the creamy goodness, blended that is the Frappuccino. It's akin to indulging in a milkshake but with a nice caffeinated kick, thanks to the addition of cold brew coffee.

HOMEMADE ICED CAPPUCCINO


The classic cappuccino is beloved by many. Its combination of robust espresso, steamed milk, and foam provides warmth on chilly days, but did you know it can also be enjoyed on hot summer afternoons? Simply mix the instant coffee or strong drip coffee made with Lifeboost Embolden Dark Roast, maple syrup, cocoa powder, half-and-half, milk, and ice cubes for a refreshing and satisfying blended cappuccino - perfect for hot weather.

SIMPLE AND SWEET VANILLA BEAN FRAPPUCCINO

Vanilla has been used to describe dull things, but the Frappuccino is anything but this creamy beverage is a sweet little delicacy, perfect as a post-dinner treat. The recipe does not contain coffee, so you don't have to worry about fighting off caffeine jitters after sipping.

HOMEMADE SALTED CARAMEL FRAPPUCCINO


While it may not be the healthiest option, sometimes we crave more than our usual drip brew, latte, or cappuccino. For those moments, the salted caramel Frappuccino is the perfect indulgent pick-me-up. Its deliciously caffeinated flavor and creamy texture make for a truly satisfying treat that's bound to bring a moment of pleasure. Give it a try with this recipe and enjoy a well-deserved moment of indulgence.

DELICIOUS MOCHA COOKIE CRUMBLE FRAPPUCCINO


Indulge in the delectable goodness of milk and the irresistible Oreo cookie blended into an exquisite coffee beverage! The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is the perfect choice for all our coffee-loving cookie enthusiasts; savor the delectable taste of a dessert in every sip.

EASY JAVA CHIP FRAPPUCCINO


If you've ever been in line at Starbucks, chances are you've at least spotted the java chip Frappuccino on the menu. Maybe you've even indulged yourself on a day when your usual order wouldn't quite cut it. And who could blame you? They're not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make at home.

Speaking of homemade treats, replicating this beverage at home is a breeze. Just grab one of the chocolate or mocha flavored coffees from Lifeboost, and you're all set to recreate the magic.

FROZEN MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO

It's difficult to envision a perfect match between coffee and chocolate; fortunately, there's no need to. This dynamic duo is here to stay. One of the most delightful ways to enjoy their exquisite combination is by indulging in a mocha Frappuccino. The drink is a perfect blend of sweetness, richness, and strength, and it's a refreshing treat on hot summer days.

Pro Tip - Make use of Lifeboost Double Dark Mocha to brew the coffee base for your Frappuccino.

DELICIOUS MOCHA FRAPPE


While McDonald's is renowned for its delicious hamburgers, French fries, and chicken nuggets, their coffee products are a hidden gem. One of their top picks is the McCafé mocha frappe. In fact, they worked tirelessly to create a perfect copycat recipe, which they're excited to share with you today.

HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE FRAPPUCCINO


For many coffee lovers, a classic pumpkin spice latte is a must-have to welcome the autumn season. However, if you reside in a region with high fall temperatures, sipping the traditionally hot beverage can be unpleasant. Luckily, the pumpkin spice Frappuccino offers a cool and creamy alternative without sacrificing the flavor you crave.

ZESTY ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO


If you're a fan of Ben Stiller and his comedic films, you may recognize this beverage from the movie Zoolander. Surprisingly, it's not just a fictional drink - it actually exists, and it's surprisingly delicious. Don't just take the word for it, give it a try with the Chocolate Covered Orange blend from Lifeboost.

HOMEMADE CARAMEL FRAPPE

Indulge in a homemade caramel frappé without leaving your house. This recipe is a dupe of McDonald's, so you don't have to drive to the land of the Golden Arches. Simply whip out your blender and mix. Your palate will thank you.

SALTED CARAMEL MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO


The salted caramel mocha Frappuccino once had a place on the Starbucks menu. However, when it disappeared from the popular franchise's lineup, many people - ourselves included - were heartbroken. But fear not, for you can now make one yourself in the comfort of your own home. Simply click over to the recipe and indulge in this delicious treat.

CREAMY COFFEE SMOOTHIE


Skipping breakfast is not usually recommended, but this creamy coffee smoothie is a perfect loophole. This java-infused smoothie recipe provides a quick and nutritious option for those on-the-go mornings. With a blend of energizing caffeine and essential nutrients, you can get a great start to your day without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Add a scoop or two of protein powder to further boost its nutrient content.

FROZEN COCONUT COFFEE RECIPE


Indulge in a sip of heaven with the frozen coconut coffee recipe. The richness of the precious coffee combined with the unique taste of coconut, a summer staple, creates a perfect blend. An added hint of vanilla provides the perfect touch of sweetness to tantalize your taste buds.

It’s not every day, you come across a coffee beverage that takes you to tropical paradise, but the Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffle coffee from Lifeboost does just that!

FROZEN HAZELNUT MOCHA COFFEE

Skip the coffee drive-thru and make delicious cold coffee beverages from the comfort of your kitchen. Start with Carefree Mermaid's frozen hazelnut mocha recipe. This icy treat satisfies your sweet tooth while providing a caffeine fix in one frothy, blended cup.

Frequently asked questions

What types of coffee can I use in these recipes?


Ground or instant coffee works great for blended iced coffee drinks. You name it: dark roast, light roast, French roast, espresso! Experiment with different kinds to find your favorite flavor.


Can I add syrup or sweeteners to the recipes?


These recipes can be tailored to your taste. Add sugar, honey, maple syrup, or other sweeteners to make a sweeter beverage. For different flavors, try experimenting with vanilla and caramel. Syrups are a great option to add flavor without changing the drink's texture.


Can I add protein powder to these recipes?


Yes! Adding protein powder to a blended iced coffee is a great way to make it even more nutritious. Choose from different types of proteins, such as whey, casein, or plant-based, to get the desired results and flavor you prefer. Be sure to add the protein powder after blending all the other ingredients.


Can I freeze the leftovers?


Many of these recipes can be frozen for later use. To do this, simply pour the blended mixture into a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to two months. When you're ready to enjoy your frozen blended iced coffee, simply thaw it in the refrigerator until it reaches a drinkable temperature. Enjoy!


Is it possible to make these recipes vegan-friendly?


Absolutely! To make a vegan-friendly version of our recipes, replace dairy milk with a non-dairy alternative such as almond or coconut milk. You can also use vegan-friendly sweeteners such as agave nectar or maple syrup. And if you're looking to add protein powder, make sure it is vegan-friendly. With just a few simple swaps, any of our recipes can be adapted for vegan diets!


Can I make an iced latte using any of these recipes?


Absolutely! To make a delicious blended iced latte, follow any of our recipes and add 1-2 shots of espresso or cold brew coffee. It will give your drink an extra boost of caffeine and will also provide additional depth to the flavor. Enjoy!

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References:
https://www.truvia.com/recipes/blended-iced-coffee
https://www.oster.com/how-to-make-the-perfect-iced-coffee-in-your-blender.html
https://www.roastycoffee.com/blended-iced-coffee-recipes/

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