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Five Iced Coffees from Around the World

04th September 2023For SpringFor SummerGuest FeatureRecipes

As the days get hotter, more of us want to replace our daily coffee with a drink that can help us cool off.

Here we bring you five iced coffee recipes from around the world. These are perfect for either making at home or as a special addition to your coffee shop’s menu for summer and warmer months.

1. Mazagran – Lemon Iced Coffee From Algeria

Mazagran combines coffee and lemon juice to make the coffee equivalent to lemon iced tea.

It’s best served with lots of ice and torn up mint leaves.

Fun fact: Algerians drinking Mazagran is the first known instance of people drinking iced coffee.

What You’ll Need:

  • Double shot of espresso
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 30 ml cane sugar syrup
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 100 ml cold water
  • A lemon slice
  • A few torn up mint leaves
  • A tall, slim glass

How to make Mazagran

  1. Add the ice and the lemon juice to your glass. Lemon juice will naturally float when added to coffee, so you’ll want to add the lemon juice first.
  1. Add the coffee, syrup and your water to your lemon juice. Stir everything together
  1. Garnish with your lemon slice and torn up mint leaves.

This drink can be turned into a cocktail with the addition of a shot of rum – this is how the drink is often drunk in Portugal and southern Spain.

2. Iced Cafe Cubano – Brown Sugar Espresso from Cuba

You make a Cafe Cubano by adding a thin layer of brown sugar on top of your ground coffee puck before you brew your espresso.

This brown sugar caramelises as you brew your espresso, resulting in a thick, toffee flavoured coffee that’s perfect served over ice.

Just make sure to wipe down your espresso machine’s brew head after you make one of these as burnt sugar can become very sticky when it dries.

What You’ll Need:

  • 20 grams ground coffee.
  • 10 grams brown sugar
  • A glass tumbler
  • Several ice cubes

How to Make it:

  1. Prepare a double espresso and add your brown sugar on top of your puck before you tamp.
  1. Pull your shot, the additional sugar should add no more than two seconds to your brewing time.
  1. Serve in a separate glass tumbler over ice.

3. Spiced Iced Coffee from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s take on iced coffee infuses the coffee with cardamom and cloves.

You’ll need to make this a few hours in advance of drinking it to let it cool. It’s far more practical to make this drink in larger batches. The recipe below is for six servings.

Much like with Mazagran, it’s not uncommon for people to make an alcoholic version of this drink, with brandy being the spirit of choice to add to it.

What You’ll Need (six servings):

  • 1 Litre water
  • 60 grams ground coffee
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 10 cloves
  • 100 ml vanilla syrup
  • 300 ml condensed milk
  • Tall glasses and ice to serve
  • Heatproof jug
  • Large saucepan

How To Make It:

  1. Fill your saucepan with your water, ground coffee cardamom pods and cloves. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  1. Fill your heatproof jug with the condensed milk and vanilla syrup.
  1. Strain your coffee through a cheesecloth into your heatproof jug and mix everything together thoroughly. Let cool.
  1. Serve in tall glasses over ice.

4. Es Alpukat Kopi – Coffee and Avocado Smoothie from Indonesia

This creamy coffee recipe uses avocado as its main thickening agent instead of milk.

Since avocados are a great source of fibre and healthy monounsaturated fats, this drink can easily be marketed as a healthy alternative to a Frappuccino.

Make sure that you use very ripe avocados for this, otherwise it will be impossible to pour from your blender.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • 150 ml Americano (or strong filter coffee)
  • 50 ml coconut milk
  • 30 ml vanilla syrup
  • 30 ml condensed milk
  • Two handfuls of ice
  • A blender
  • A tall glass

How to Make It:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together until it is completely smooth (we don’t want lumps of avocado).
  1. Serve in a tall glass.

5. Eiskaffee: The Ultimate Coffee Sundae from Germany

Eskaffee is a decadent coffee and vanilla ice cream sundae from Germany.

It’s more of a desert than a drink. Feel free to customise this recipe to make it as decadent as you possibly can.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 scoops vanilla iced cream
  • Double shot of cooled espresso
  • Several squirts of chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream to top
  • Chocolate shavings to top
  • A stroopwafel or wafer biscuit to top

How to make it:

  1. Add the coffee and the ice cream and some chocolate sauce to the glass and mix together lightly (we still want large swirls of coffee and ice cream).
  1. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, more chocolate sauce and your stroopwafel.

Final Thoughts

New iced coffee recipes are a fun way of mixing up your summer caffeine hit or helping your coffee shop stand out from its competitors.

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This article was written by Oli Baise. Oli is a barista with 12 years experience. He runs coffee blog Drinky Coffee