7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Drinks and How to Make Them

Are you someone who needs coffee to start their day on the right foot? Or are you one of those people who can’t get through their day without getting the regular caffeine hit?

No matter what category you belong to, if you are a coffee lover and haven’t tried cold-brew, you are missing out big time. Coarsely ground coffee beans that have been brewed in cold (or room temperature) water for long hours provide a distinct range of flavor that you don’t get with hot brewed coffee.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time you do and we promise that you won’t be able to settle for your regular iced coffee ever again. However, you don’t have to necessarily get it from a coffee shop; being aware of the charm of cold brew, they now charge a premium for it.

Here we present the best cold brew coffee recipes, along with some delicious coffee drink recipes, to help you take your coffee game to the next level.

How to Make Cold Brew at Home

Making cold brew at home is pretty simple. Here’s how to do it:

Ingredients

Coffee beans: 1 cup

Filtered water: 5 cups (you can take cold or room temperature water)

Materials

A mason jar or any large container for brewing

A paper coffee filter or a cheesecloth; you can also take a fine mesh-sieve, if these aren’t available

Directions

Grind the coffee beans coarsely; make sure to not grind the beans into medium or fine grind.  Add the coffee and water into the mason jar and give the mixture a good stir.

Let the coffee beans steep for about 15 hours. You can either put the jar in the fridge or let it stay at room temperature.

Strain the brew into a clean bottle or jar after 15 hours.

Ta-da! Your homemade cold brew is ready.

Mix it with cold water or milk, in equal amounts, and enjoy as is or try out any of the following delicious and refreshing drinks.

Note

This recipe will yield two cups of cold brew.

8 Delicious Cold Brew Coffee Drinks – Recipes

Here are our top picks for the cold brew coffee drinks that everyone should try:

Cinnamon Honey Iced Latte

Embrace the flavor of fall with this yummy and comforting cold brew drink:

Ingredients

For the Syrup

Honey: ¾ cup

Cinnamon: 3 sticks

Vanilla extract: 1 ½ teaspoons

Water: ¾ cup

For Serving

Cold brew coffee concentrate: ¾ cup

Whole milk (you can also take any other type of milk): ¼ to 1/3 cup

Ground cinnamon: a pinch

Instructions

For the Syrup

Add water, cinnamon sticks and honey in a small saucepan and cook the mixture on medium-high heat. Stir the mixture until the honey gets completely dissolved into the water. Wait until the mixture comes to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for about five minutes.

Turn off the heat, add vanilla extract, and mix well. Allow the syrup to cool completely at room temperature before removing the cinnamon sticks.

Store the syrup in the refrigerator.

Serving

Take a serving glass, add some ice cubes, cold brew, milk, and about a tablespoon of honey and cinnamon syrup to it. Mix everything well and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

Serve immediately!

Note

The ratio of milk, cold brew, and the syrup can be adjusted according to one’s preferences.

Cold Brew Tiramisu Coffee

Packed with rich flavors, this cold brew drink is a must-try for all the tiramisu lovers out there.

Ingredients

Cold brew coffee: 1 cup

Milk: ¼ to ½ cup

Ice: as required

Tiramisu syrup: 2 tablespoons

White chocolate sauce: 1 to 2 tablespoons

Instructions

Loosely drizzle the white chocolate sauce inside of a large glass or mason jar. Now add the ice, cold brew, milk, and tiramisu syrup, give it a good stir and enjoy!

Eggnog Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Cold weather shouldn’t be the reason not to enjoy iced coffee. Perfect for the winter months, this cold brew drink with a twist of eggnog will give you the bold and cozy flavors that you look for in winter drinks. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

For the Cold Brew

Coffee grounds: ¼ cup (heaping)

Cold water: 1 ¼ cup

Brown sugar: 1 tablespoon

A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger powder each

For serving

Cold brew

Eggnog (don’t know how to make eggnog? Check out this simple recipe by Jamie Oliver!)

Ice cubes

Instructions

Cold Brew

The only difference between this cold brew and the standard one is that it contains sugar and spices. To make this spiced cold brew, simply add all the ingredients to a jar, stir, and let the mixture steep for at least 12 hours (16 to 18 hours is the ideal brewing time, though). Strain the brew before using.

Serving

Take a serving glass and add ice cubes, cold brew and eggnog as per your liking. Give it a good stir and enjoy!

Mint Cold Brew Coffee

Packed with the refreshing flavors of fresh mint and coconut, and the warm flavor of dark chocolate, this cold brew drink is the ultimate springtime treat. Preparing it will take you a little more time than other coffee drinks discussed in this article, but it’s truly worth the time and effort.

Ingredients

Cold brew: 1 cup

Mint syrup: 1 to 2 tablespoons

Dark chocolate and coconut ganache: 1 to 2 tablespoons

Half & half, milk, or heavy cream: 1 to 2 tablespoons

Ice cubes: as required

For the Mint Syrup

Fresh mint: 1 cup, packed

Granulated sugar: ½ cup

Water: 1 cup

For the Dark Chocolate and Coconut Ganache

Dark chocolate: 5 ounces, roughly chopped

Canned coconut milk (preferably full-fat): ½ cup

Instructions

Mint Syrup

Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook it over medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat and let it sit at room temperature until the syrup cools down.

Your mint syrup is ready – strain it into an airtight jar or container and store in the refrigerator.

This homemade fresh mint syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Chocolate Ganache

Transfer the coconut milk into a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds. Add dark chocolate to it and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

Mint Cold Brew Coffee

Drizzle the dark chocolate and coconut ganache on the inside of a serving glass or mason jar. Now add ice cubes, cold brew, cream, and fresh mint syrup. Mix it well and enjoy!

Cold Drip Espresso Martini

A perfect drink for the holiday season, this coffee drink is likely to become your new favorite. Here’s how to make this ridiculously simple, but delectable drink:

Ingredients

Cold brew: 30 ml

Vodka: 45 ml

Butterscotch schnapps: 15 ml

Coffee liqueur: 15 ml

Ice: as required

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker or a bottle and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy this unique martini flavor while watching your favorite movie.

Banoffee Smoothie

If you like bananas, this coffee-flavored smoothie will be the perfect drink to start your day with.

Ingredients

Cold brew concentrate: 50 ml

Frozen banana: 250 gm

Milk (preferably pecan nut milk): 500 ml

Vanilla bean powder: ¼ teaspoon

Lucuma powder: ½ teaspoon

Agave syrup: 1 tablespoon

Ice cubes: as required

Instructions

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a creamy smooth mixture.

Toddy Amaretto

Think of it as coffee shake for the grown-ups. Ideal for weekends and holidays, you will surely love the bold and rich flavors and smooth and creamy texture of this drink.

Ingredients

Cold brew concentrate: ¾ cup

Iced water: ¼ cup

Chocolate ice cream: 1 scoop

Kahlua: 1 tablespoon ( ½ ounce)

Amaretto: 1 tablespoon ( ½ ounce)

Whipped cream: as desired, for topping

Instructions

Toss all the ingredients, except the cream, into a blender and blend until frothy. Pour into a glass or mason jar and top with whipped cream.

Voila! Your yummylicious coffee milkshake, with a twist, is ready!

Almond Maple Iced Coffee

Love the nutty flavor of almond milk and the subtle sweetness of maple syrup?

If yes, then this cold brew drink is a must try!

Ingredients

Cold Brew

Almond Milk (unsweetened): ¼ cup (you can take more if required)

Maple Syrup: 1 tablespoon

Sea Salt: a pinch

Instructions

Pour the cold brew into a serving glass filled with ice cubes. Add almond milk, maple syrup, and sea salt, mix, and enjoy!

Here you go – these are some of the best cold brew coffee drinks and you will surely love them. Try them out and let us know in the comments section which one you liked the best!

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