I love coffee. I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of the bitter brew before. Sometimes I still feel a bit guilty since well, I wrote a cookbook about everything tea…. When I started this blog coffee was not on the radar at all. Since then we’ve become good friends.
Summer is the perfect time to cool down with iced coffee drinks. You can find many tasty beverages, even ones made with quality ingredients like two of my favourites School Grounds and Ritual. Alas, my pocketbook doesn’t like me to indulge in them very often. With fancy iced coffee drinks ranging from $3.50-$5.00 just for a small it’s a once a month or less kind of thing.
Fancy iced coffee drinks may seem overwhelming to make but let me assure you they aren’t. All you need is quality coffee beans, a coffee maker, and an ice cube try. My “essentials” are pretty basic, I use a cheap grinder, a french press, and an espresso percolator. I use my french press for teas as well.
Fancy drinks get a bad rap but when you use real food ingredients like raw milk, maple syrup, stevia, and homemade almond milk you can enjoy them more often and save money at the same time!
Real Food Coffee Drink (Semi) Essentials
- Raw Milk
- Raw Cream
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Raw Honey
- Vanilla Extract
- Vanilla Stevia
- Organic Fair-trade Coffee
- Fair-trade Cocoa Powder
So what are you waiting for? Get that coffee (tea) chilling and make yourself an amazing coffee house drink at home!
Basic Iced Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee @ The Antidote Life (Photo)
Vanilla Iced Latte @ Montana Homestead
Coconut Coffee Cooler @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Creamy Iced Coffee @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Iced Caramel Macchiato @ Our Nourishing Roots
Banana Nut Butter Frappe @ Raia’s Recipes (Photo)
Frozen Strawberry Cappuccino @ Spirit Healers
Mocha Frapuccino @ Growing Up
Paleo Mocha Frappe @ Don’t Mess with Mama
Mocha Coffee Cooler @ Healthy Living How To
Dandy Blend Coffee Free Frappucino @ This Original Organic Life
Iced Tea and Other Beverages
Raspberry Ginger Iced Green Tea @ Richly Rooted
Sun Tea @ Richly Rooted
Mix-ins and Toppings
Other Coffee Treats
Affogato @ The Antidote Life
What is your favourite iced coffee shop drink?