We love a steaming mug of freshly brewed coffee as much as the next person. But when the contents of your cup are the same temperature (or hotter!) than the weather outside…well, let’s just say it’s not for everyone.
That’s where cold coffee drinks save the day. Simply enjoy your favorite beverage over ice, or make things even cooler by sipping something frozen and blended. The drinks we’ve rounded up below have the same consistency of the refreshing slushies you enjoyed in the summer as a child, but all the java flavor and caffeine your adult self needs to function.
Read on to find out how to beat the heat with a delicious blended coffee concoction.
Love the taste of sweet chocolate andstrong coffee? Then you’ll love the blended creamy goodness that is the mocha frappuccino. It’s like enjoying a milkshake, except the addition of cold brew coffee gives it a nice caffeinated kick. Want to give it a try?
Everyone loves the classic cappuccino, right? The combination of strong espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam warms you from the inside out on a chilly day, but did you know it hits the spot on a hot summer afternoon, too? All you have to do is blend strong drip or instant coffee, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk, half-and-half, and ice cubes, and you’ve got a hot weather-friendly blended cappuccino!
Many have used “vanilla” to describe boring things. But trust us: our vanilla bean Frappuccino is anything but! There’s no coffee in this recipe, so you don’t have to worry about fighting off the caffeine jitters after sipping this creamy beverage. It’s a sweet little pick-me-up, perfect for a post-dinner treat.
Now, we don’t necessarily recommend starting every day with a super sugary drink like this one, but when you feel like sipping something a bit more than your standard drip brew, latte, or cappuccino, our salted caramel Frappuccino is a great caffeinated treat. Head on over to our recipe now, and treat yourself!
Enjoy the goodness of milk and its favorite cookie, the Oreo, in one creamy coffee beverage! The mocha cookie crumble Frappuccino is a perfect fit for all of our cookie-loving coffee enthusiasts; it’s like dessert in a cup.
If you find yourself in line at Starbucks once (or twice...we’re not judging), then chances are you’ve at the very least seen the java chip Frappuccino on the menu. Maybe you’ve even bought yourself one before on a day when your usual order wasn’t quite going to cut it. They’re delicious and simple to make at home, too.
It’s hard to imagine a better pairing than chocolate and coffee, and luckily for you, there’s no need to; the combination doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon! One of the best ways to experience this dynamic duo is with a mocha Frappuccino; it’s sweet, rich, and strong, and it makes the perfect frozen treat when the temperatures rise.
You already know McDonald’s has great hamburgers, French fries, and chicken nuggets, but don’t sleep on their coffee products! The McCafé mocha frappe is one of our personal favorites, which is why we worked so hard to create a solid copycat recipe, and we’re sharing it with you today.
The classic pumpkin spice latte is used by many a coffee lover to ring in the autumn season, but when you live in a region where the fall temperatures don’t drop too much, it can be hard to get onboard with sipping the traditionally hot beverage. That’s where the pumpkin spice Frappuccino comes in; it’s got all the flavor you’re looking for with a cool, creamy twist.
Does the name of this beverage sound vaguely familiar? We thought it would; it’s from the movie Zoolander, which you’ve probably seen if you’re a fan of both Ben Stiller and comedies. Surprise — the drink is real, and it’s delicious! You don’t have to take our word for it, though.
This homemade caramel frappé recipe is another McDonald’s dupe, so instead of hopping in your car and heading down to the land of the Golden Arches, get to your kitchen and pull out your blender instead.
The salted caramel mocha Frappuccino used to have a place on the Starbucks menu, and when it disappeared from the popular franchise’s lineup, many people — us included — were heartbroken. But don’t fret; you don’t have to go without it any longer. Just click over to our recipe, and make one in the comfort of your own home.
We typically don’t recommend anyone skip breakfast and just have coffee instead, but this creamy coffee smoothie is the perfect loophole; if you don’t have time to have a sit-down breakfast, use this java-infused smoothie recipe to get a few necessary nutrients and a kick of caffeine. Feel free to add a scoop or two of protein powder, too!
It’s not every day you stumble upon a beverage that transports you to paradise with one sip, but our frozen coconut coffee recipe does just that. The rich flavor of our precious coffee plus the unique taste of coconut, a summer staple, blend perfectly, and a hint of vanilla adds an extra bit of sweetness you’ll enjoy.
No need to swing by a coffee shop drive-thru for flavorful cold coffee treats; pull out your blender and try your hand at making them at home, starting with Carefree Mermaid’s tasty frozen hazelnut mocha recipe. This icy treat will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide your caffeine fix, all in one frothy, blended cup!
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