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There has never been a better time to enjoy cold-brewed coffee than right now. The recent heatwave sweeping the east coast is just one more reason to rely on it instead of a hot coffee in the morning! But straight coffee isn’t the only cold brew recipe to try – there are all sorts of great flavors made possible by adding other ingredients. Cold-brew iced tea, lemonade, and… Brownies?

Yep, you read that right. Cold-brew brownies are a thing, and if you’d like to try making them for yourself, read on for more! Cool down from the summer heat with these cold brew-infused recipes.


Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerIced Tea

There are a few things to consider if you’re planning to make this one. Which kind of tea is best suited for cold brew? The recipe shared here recommends the Taiwanese Formosa oolong tea, but there are plenty of other great suggestions for cold brew including the Mango Black, Jasmine Green, White Peach, and Chrysanthemum Herbal tea. The entire article has plenty of great tips and tricks on how to make the best cold brew iced tea, so give it a look to see the entire list! 



Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerCoffee Ice Cubes

These are a great addition to keep your drink cool. And unlike regular ice cubes, they won’t dilute the flavor of your coffee! Making them only requires two things.

                      • Brewed coffee of your choice
                      • Ice cube tray

The directions for this recipe are so simple, they can practically be done in your sleep. The best part? You’ll never have to deal with watery iced-coffee again!





Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerLemonade

Unlike iced tea, there aren’t a whole lot of ways to switch things up when making lemonade cold brew. The variety comes from mixing different cold brew coffee flavors with the lemonade. There’s only five ingredients in the recipe, but some fans recommend swapping out still lemonade for a sparkling lemonade instead. Enjoy this coffee lovers’ take on an Arnold Palmer!

                      • ¼ cup lemon juice
                      • 1 oz simple syrup
                      • ½ cup of water
                      • ½ cup of cold brew
                      • Coffee Ice Cubes


Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerBrownies

As the only item on this list that isn’t a liquid-based treat (besides coffee ice cubes), cold brew brownies have a lot to live up to. The recipe calls for 11 distinct ingredients prepared in four steps, and should only take a bit longer than half an hour to create. Cold-brew brownies are said to have a deeper, more intense chocolate flavor than regular brownies. Considering the amount of caffeine packed inside any favorite cold brew, plus the enhanced flavor, this choice sounds like it can become an easy addiction.  


Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerS’mores Cold-Brew Coffee

S’mores-flavored ice cream is a favorite for many, making this cold brew feel like it was inevitable. The amazingly-sweet beverage asks for six ingredients made in 5 easy steps. 

                      • Cold-Brew
                      • Chocolate milk
                      • Whipped cream
                      • Powdered sugar
                      • Marshmallow bits
                      • Crushed graham cracker





Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerIce Pops

These cold brew ice pops take the top spot as the most seasonally-appropriate item on this list. According to the recipe, everything you’ll need to make your own is as follows. 

                      • 1 ½ cup of your favorite cold brew
                      • ¾ cup of cold water
                      • ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk
                      • ¼ cup of milk
                      • Whole coffee beans
                      • Popsicle sticks

Additionally, you can include caramel or mocha syrups if you crave some added flavor.




Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerPeppermint Mocha Frappe with Coconut Milk

This minty mixture is almost guaranteed to give you an immediate wake-up boost. If you enjoy mint chocolate chip ice cream or order peppermint patties at the movie theater, this cold brew recipe may be right up your alley. This blend’s recipe calls for five ingredients.

                      • 1 cup cold brewed coffee
                      • 8 coconut milk ice cubes (made in a similar manner as the coffee ice cubes)
                      • ¼ tsp natural peppermint extract (can be less, depending on how much you like mint)
                      • 2 Tbsp light chocolate syrup
                      • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder





Cold Brew Recipes to Try This SummerChocolate Hazelnut Cold-Brew Coffee

If you grapple with a Nutella addiction, this chocolatey-hazelnut drink is for you. This Nutella-centric cold-brew coffee looks like a dessert, but that just depends on how much whipped cream or chocolate syrup you drizzle on top. Any chocolate hazelnut spread can work with this recipe. The ingredients are as follows.

                      • ¾ cup of cold-brew coffee
                      • ⅔ cup of milk
                      • 1 tbsp of chocolate hazelnut spread
                      • 1 tbsp of sugar
                      • Optional: Coffee ice cubes
                      • Optional: Whipped cream & chocolate syrup

Imagine trudging through the summer heat to get back home, walking through the front door, opening the fridge, and being greeted with a delicious cold brew drink you made earlier that day. Or maybe there’s a plate of cold brew brownies just waiting to be enjoyed! It’s a scenario that can be made possible by trying the recipes shared on this list.

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Judson Kleinman

As the founder and CEO of Corporate Essentials, Judson set out with every intention of bringing a new meaning to the words "office culture". As leaders in the industry, his company constantly sets the bar by investing in, and improving their product offerings, technology, people and training. 20 years and 1500 clients later, Judson can proudly say that Corporate Essentials continues to positively fuel culture and allow over 150,000 employees to work happy.