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20 Exciting Cold Brew Drinks And Ideas That You Can Try To Make At Home

Cold Brew Drinks And Ideas

Cold Brew Drinks And Ideas

Cold Brew Drinks And Ideas: Time to unleash your creativity! If you have some cold brew concentrate at home, we promise it can elevate your experience to a whole new level of enjoyment.

Whether it’s a beach day, a child’s birthday, or a reunion with old friends; cold brew can fit the bill perfectly!

So, without further ado, here are 20 thrilling recipes for cold brew drinks for you to explore and enjoy. You can thank us later!

1.Cold Brew Drinks And Ideas: Coco-Brew

Recipe:

Ingredients:

– 100 ml of cold brew coffee concentrate
– 300 ml of coconut water
– Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. In a glass or pitcher, combine the cold brew coffee concentrate and double the amount of coconut water (300 ml).
  2. Add a few ice cubes to the mixture.
  3. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  4. If desired, you can add a pinch of coconut sugar for a touch of sweetness. Stir again to incorporate.
  5. Serve and enjoy your refreshing cold brew coconut beverage!

Note: It is recommended to use unsweetened coconut water, but if you prefer a sweeter taste, feel free to adjust the sweetness level according to your preference by adding a small amount of coconut sugar.

2. Cold Brew Popsicles

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the freshly brewed cold coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Stir until well mixed. Adjust the sweetness level by adding more condensed milk or sweetener, if desired.
  2. Pour the coffee mixture into the popsicle molds, leaving a small gap at the top to allow for expansion during freezing.
  3. Insert the popsicle sticks into the molds, ensuring they are secure and centered.
  4. If the mixture doesn’t fill all the molds, you can top them up with plain milk to the desired level.
  5. Place the molds in the freezer and let them chill overnight, or for at least 6-8 hours, until fully frozen.
  6. Once frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds by running them briefly under warm water to loosen. Gently pull out the popsicles.
  7. Serve and enjoy these delicious coffee popsicles as a refreshing treat!

Note: Using cold brew coffee in this recipe helps maintain the freshness of the flavors, as it doesn’t oxidize as quickly as iced coffee. Feel free to experiment with different variations by adding flavors like vanilla extract or cocoa powder to the mixture before freezing.

3. Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Kahlua, sweetened condensed milk, and cold brew coffee concentrate. Stir until well mixed.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks begin to form.
  3. Gently fold the coffee mixture into the whipped cream, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream too much. Mix until well combined.
  4. If you prefer a smoother texture, you can use an ice cream maker at this point to churn the mixture according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Otherwise, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until it just begins to freeze. This will help it set and maintain a creamy texture.
  6. If using an ice cream maker, transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container after churning and let it freeze for an additional 2-3 hours to firm up.
  7. Once fully frozen, the coffee ice cream is ready to be served. Scoop it into bowls or cones and enjoy!

Note: If you don’t have Kahlua, you can omit it or substitute it with a different liqueur of your choice to add flavor to the ice cream.

4. Cold Brew Ice Cubes

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your favorite cold brew concentrate according to your preferred brewing method.
  2. Allow the cold brew to cool to room temperature or chill it in the refrigerator.
  3. Pour the cold brew concentrate into an ice cube tray, filling each compartment.
  4. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer and let the coffee freeze completely. This typically takes around 4-6 hours, depending on the temperature of your freezer.
  5. Once the coffee cubes are fully frozen, remove the ice cube tray from the freezer.
  6. If you’re planning to use the coffee cubes in a glass, add only a small amount of room-temperature water to the glass. The coffee cubes will slowly melt and provide the desired dilution as you enjoy your drink.
  7. Allow the sun or ambient temperature to naturally melt the coffee cubes, enhancing the flavor without excessive dilution.
  8. Add the desired number of coffee cubes to your glass or beverage of choice and let them infuse your drink with rich coffee flavor.

Note: Be cautious not to add too much water, as it can dilute the coffee too quickly. Adjust the amount of water added based on your personal preference, and let the coffee cubes gradually melt to achieve the desired strength and taste.

5. Coconut / Almond / Cashew / Macadamia Nut Cold Drip

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, combine the desired amount of cold brew coffee concentrate with your preferred milk alternative, such as coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or macadamia nut milk.
  2. Mix well to ensure the flavors are evenly blended.
  3. Add ice cubes to the glass to chill the drink and give it a refreshing touch.
  4. Stir gently to incorporate the ingredients.
  5. Adjust the amount of milk alternative according to your taste preference, adding more if you prefer a creamier texture or less if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor.
  6. Sip and savor the delightful combination of the neutral cold brew coffee and the unique flavors of the milk alternative.
  7. Feel free to experiment with different milk alternatives to discover your favorite pairing with cold brew coffee.

Note: The inherent sweetness of cold brew coffee pairs well with the creamy texture of milk alternatives like almond, cashew, or macadamia nut milk. Enjoy the flavors and textures as they complement each other in this refreshing drink.

6. Cold Brew Old Fashioned

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, combine the orange syrup and bitters.
  2. Add the cold brew coffee concentrate to the glass.
  3. Stir the mixture well to ensure the flavors are evenly blended.
  4. Garnish the drink with an orange peel and a maraschino cherry.
  5. Slowly add ice cubes to the glass, chilling the drink and adding a refreshing touch.
  6. If desired, add a lashing of your favorite high-end bourbon whiskey for an extra naughty twist.
  7. Stir gently once more to incorporate the ingredients.
  8. Sip and enjoy this delightful combination of flavors, with the option to indulge in the complexity of the bourbon whiskey.

Note: The addition of orange syrup, bitters, and garnishes enhances the flavor profile of the cold brew coffee. Feel free to adjust the ingredient quantities based on your personal taste preferences. The bourbon whiskey is an optional addition for those who want to add a hint of indulgence to their drink. Cheers!

7. Cold Brew Tonic

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, combine the desired amount of freshly brewed cold brew coffee concentrate.
  2. Add tonic water to the glass, using a ratio of approximately one part cold brew to two parts tonic. Adjust the ratio to your taste preference.
  3. Stir gently to mix the cold brew coffee and tonic water together.
  4. Drop in ice cubes to chill the beverage and provide a refreshing element.
  5. For added flavor and presentation, consider garnishing the drink with a sprig of rosemary, a slice of lemon, or a maraschino cherry.
  6. Experiment with different variations by trying alternative garnishes to bring out fruitier flavors or complement the coffee infusion.
  7. Sip and enjoy this invigorating and refreshing coffee-infused beverage.

Note: The simplicity of combining cold brew coffee concentrate with tonic water creates a wonderfully refreshing drink. Feel free to adjust the ratios to suit your taste preferences. Don’t hesitate to explore different garnishes to add additional layers of flavor and visual appeal to your cold brew and tonic creation. Cheers to a delightful coffee experience!

8. Cold Drip Espresso Martini

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml of vodka
  • 30 ml of cold brew coffee
  • 15 ml of butterscotch schnapps
  • 15 ml of coffee liqueur
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, measure out the vodka, cold brew coffee, butterscotch schnapps, and coffee liqueur.
  2. Add a generous amount of ice cubes to the shaker.
  3. Give the shaker a vigorous shake, channeling your best Shake Weight impression, to thoroughly mix and chill the ingredients.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a cocktail glass, using a strainer to catch any ice or unwanted particles.
  5. Serve and enjoy this delicious and flavorful cocktail.

Note: Accuracy in measuring the ingredients will ensure a well-balanced and harmonious blend of flavors. The combination of vodka, cold brew coffee, butterscotch schnapps, and coffee liqueur creates a unique and indulgent cocktail experience. Sip and savor the delightful combination of coffee-infused flavors with a hint of sweetness from the butterscotch schnapps. Cheers!

9. Vanilla Almond Swirl

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 50-100 ml of cold brew concentrate
  • Almond milk, to taste
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. In a glass, pour the desired amount of cold brew concentrate.
  2. Add almond milk to the glass, adjusting the quantity to your preference. Be mindful not to overpower the cold brew; the almond milk should complement rather than overpower the flavors.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of vanilla extract to enhance the aroma and taste of the drink.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top for a delightful touch of warmth and added depth of flavor.
  5. Stir gently to mix the ingredients together.
  6. Drop in ice cubes to chill the drink and provide a refreshing element.
  7. Sip and enjoy the smooth and silky texture of almond milk paired with the smooth palette of cold brew coffee.
  8. Appreciate the subtle nutty flavors that layer nicely with the sweetness, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
  9. The touch of vanilla extract and sprinkle of cinnamon adds a comforting and aromatic touch, enhancing the overall experience.

Note: Remember to find the right balance between the cold brew concentrate and almond milk. The cold brew is the star of the show, and the other ingredients are there to enhance its flavors. Be creative with the amount of almond milk you add, adjusting it to your taste preference. Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and aromas in this cozy and refreshing drink.

10. Cinnamon Orange Iced Coffee Crush

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml of cold brew coffee
  • ¼ of an orange, cut into a wedge
  • Crushed ice
  • Warmed cinnamon sticks
  • A pinch of powdered cinnamon
  • A pinch of coconut sugar

Instructions:

  1. Fill a short tumbler glass with crushed ice.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the orange wedge into the glass, allowing it to infuse the drink with its citrusy flavors.
  3. Rub the orange peel around the rim of the glass, releasing its aromatic oils, and then leave the peel in the glass for added fragrance.
  4. Roll the cinnamon sticks between your hands to warm them up and release their aroma.
  5. Place the warmed cinnamon sticks into the glass, allowing them to further enhance the flavors of the drink.
  6. Pour in the cold brew coffee over the ice and cinnamon sticks.
  7. Finish off the drink by sprinkling a pinch of powdered cinnamon and coconut sugar over the top.
  8. Stir gently to mix the ingredients and distribute the flavors.
  9. Sip and enjoy the delightful combination of cold brew coffee, citrusy orange, warm cinnamon, and hints of coconut sugar.

Note: The addition of orange, cinnamon, powdered cinnamon, and coconut sugar creates a fragrant and flavorful cold brew experience. The crushed ice adds a refreshing touch to the drink. Take your time to savor the layered flavors and aromas as you enjoy this unique coffee creation.

11. Banoffee Smoothie

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml of cold brew concentrate
  • 500 ml of pecan nut (or other) milk
  • 250 grams of frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp of agave syrup
  • ½ tsp of lucuma powder
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla bean powder
  • 10 ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the cold brew concentrate, pecan nut milk, frozen banana slices, agave syrup, lucuma powder, vanilla bean powder, and ice cubes.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high speed until creamy and smooth, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Pause to scrape down the sides of the blender if necessary, ensuring that all the ingredients are incorporated evenly.
  4. Continue blending until you achieve a thick and creamy consistency.
  5. Pour the mixture into a glass and serve immediately.

Why Lucuma Powder? Lucuma powder, famously known as the “Gold of the Incas,” is a nutritious addition to this recipe. It is packed full of beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. Despite its rich taste, this concoction remains guilt-free due to the nutritional benefits of lucuma powder. Enjoy the creamy, full-bodied texture of this drink, which will satiate your hunger while revitalizing your mind and spirit with its sweet fruitiness and coffee undertones.

Note: Feel free to experiment with different nut milks and variations of frozen fruits to customize this recipe to your liking. The combination of cold brew concentrate, nut milk, frozen banana, lucuma powder, and vanilla bean powder creates a nourishing and indulgent beverage. Sip and enjoy this delightful pick-me-up during your midday slump!

12. Coffee Chia Pudding

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of dilute cold brew concentrate
  • ¾ cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 8 tbsp of chia seeds
  • ½ tsp of vanilla bean powder
  • A dollop of whipped cream
  • Grated chocolate or ground cinnamon, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl or jar, combine the dilute cold brew concentrate, milk, honey, chia seeds, and vanilla bean powder.
  2. If using a bowl, mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. If using a jar, securely close the lid and shake vigorously until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Place the bowl or jar in the refrigerator and let it sit for at least a couple of hours, or overnight, to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like consistency.
  5. Once the chia pudding has set, give it a stir to distribute any settled ingredients.
  6. If desired, top the pudding with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with grated chocolate or ground cinnamon, depending on your preference.
  7. Grab a sturdy spoon and enjoy every last bit of this delicious chia pudding.

Note: If you prefer a less sweet option in the morning, you can substitute the grated chocolate and whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon. Customize the toppings and decorations according to your taste. Whether you mix the ingredients in a bowl or shake them in a jar, this chia pudding will make for a satisfying and scrumptious breakfast or snack.

13. Coconut Kahlua Latte

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of Kahlua
  • ¾ cup of milk (or preferred substitute)
  • 2 tbsp of cream of coconut
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 2 shots of cold brew concentrate

Instructions:

  1. In a pot, combine the Kahlua, milk, cream of coconut, cinnamon, and white sugar.
  2. Heat the mixture on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the ingredients are well combined and the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once the mixture is hot, transfer it to a blender.
  4. Blend the mixture on high speed until frothy and well blended.
  5. In a separate pot, warm up the cold brew concentrate.
  6. Pour the frothy mixture and the warm cold brew concentrate into a glass simultaneously.
  7. Give it a gentle stir to combine the froth and coffee.
  8. Serve and enjoy this delightful and unique coffee creation.

Note: The combination of Kahlua, milk, cream of coconut, cinnamon, and sugar creates a flavorful and creamy base for this drink. Heating and blending the ingredients adds a frothy texture and enhances the overall experience. The warm cold brew concentrate complements the froth, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. Sip and savor this indulgent coffee beverage.

14. Cold Drip Irish Coffee

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz of diluted cold brew coffee
  • 2 oz of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 tsp of simple syrup
  • 1 oz of fresh cream or Bailey’s Irish Cream

Instructions:

  1. In a cup, combine the diluted cold brew coffee, Irish Whiskey, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. For an interesting twist, you can whip up some heavy cream separately.
  4. Once whipped, gently spoon the cream on top of the drink to create a layer.
  5. The cold temperature of the drink will slow down the dissolving process of the cream, allowing it to float on top and add a delightful touch to each sip.
  6. Sip and enjoy this unique variation of the classic Irish coffee recipe.

Note: This recipe offers a twist on the traditional Irish coffee by using cold brew coffee instead. Mixing the cold brew coffee, Irish Whiskey, and simple syrup creates a refreshing and flavorful base for the drink. The addition of whipped cream on top adds a creamy and indulgent element to each sip. Take your time to savor the layers of flavors in this delightful beverage.

15. Cold Brew Bourbon

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz of diluted cold brew coffee
  • 2 oz of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 tsp of simple syrup
  • 1 oz of fresh cream or Bailey’s Irish Cream

Instructions:

  1. In a cup, combine the diluted cold brew coffee, Irish Whiskey, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. For an interesting twist, you can whip up some heavy cream separately.
  4. Once whipped, gently spoon the cream on top of the drink to create a layer.
  5. The cold temperature of the drink will slow down the dissolving process of the cream, allowing it to float on top and add a delightful touch to each sip.
  6. Sip and enjoy this unique variation of the classic Irish coffee recipe.

Note: This recipe offers a twist on the traditional Irish coffee by using cold brew coffee instead. Mixing the cold brew coffee, Irish Whiskey, and simple syrup creates a refreshing and flavorful base for the drink. The addition of whipped cream on top adds a creamy and indulgent element to each sip. Take your time to savor the layers of flavors in this delightful beverage.

16. Toddy Amaretto

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • ½ oz of Amaretto
  • ½ oz of Kahlua
  • 6 oz of dark roast cold brew concentrate
  • 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
  • 2 oz of iced water
  • Whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the Amaretto, Kahlua, dark roast cold brew concentrate, chocolate ice cream, and iced water.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high speed until well mixed and frothy.
  3. Ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
  5. Top the drink with a generous amount of whipped cream.
  6. Serve and enjoy this decadent coffee shake, perfect for a weekend treat.

Note: This coffee shake recipe is a grown-up version of the classic, indulgent treat. The combination of Amaretto, Kahlua, dark roast cold brew concentrate, chocolate ice cream, and iced water creates a rich and flavorful beverage. Blend the ingredients until frothy and creamy, then top with whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence. Savor this delightful drink as a weekend treat or whenever you’re in the mood for a decadent coffee experience.

17. Toddy Suada Iced Coffee

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz of dark roast cold brew concentrate
  • 4 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the dark roast cold brew concentrate and sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Fill the cocktail shaker to the brim with ice.
  3. Give the shaker a good shake to mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Do not strain the mixture; instead, pour everything directly into a tall glass.
  5. Your Vietnamese iced coffee, or “cafe suada,” is ready to be enjoyed!

Note: “Cafe suada” is the westernized pronunciation of “ca phe sua da,” which means Vietnamese iced coffee. While our pronunciation might not be perfect, making a Vietnamese iced coffee with cold brew is a delicious twist on the original recipe. The traditional recipe calls for strong hot coffee, so using a potent dark roast cold brew concentrate will provide a satisfying flavor. By shaking the cold brew concentrate and sweetened condensed milk together, you’ll achieve a creamy and refreshing beverage. Sip and savor this Vietnamese-inspired delight, which offers a creamy twist due to the cold brew.

18. Naughty Toddy

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of cold brew coffee concentrate
  • 5 oz of half & half
  • 2 oz of sweet chocolate syrup
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the cold brew coffee concentrate, half & half, sweet chocolate syrup, and ice cubes.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Ensure that all the ice cubes are fully crushed and incorporated.
  4. Once blended to your desired consistency, pour the cold brew chocolate shake into a glass.
  5. Optionally, you can garnish the shake with additional chocolate syrup or whipped cream.
  6. Serve and enjoy this decadent and refreshing cold brew chocolate shake.

Note: This recipe combines the rich flavors of cold brew coffee with sweet chocolate syrup to create a delightful cold beverage. The cold brew coffee concentrate, half & half, and ice cubes come together in the blender to produce a creamy and smooth shake. Customize the sweetness and consistency according to your taste preferences. Indulge in this cold brew chocolate shake as a treat or a pick-me-up on hot days.

19. Dark Moon

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of cold brew coffee concentrate
  • ½ cup of coffee liqueur
  • ½ cup of spiced rum
  • 12 oz bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola
  • ½ cup of heavy cream

Instructions:

  1. In a pitcher or large mixing bowl, combine the cold brew coffee concentrate, coffee liqueur, spiced rum, and Mexican Coca-Cola.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until well mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency.
  4. To serve, pour the mixed drink into glasses.
  5. Top each glass with a dollop of whipped cream.
  6. Optionally, you can garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
  7. Enjoy this refreshing and flavorful drink, known as the “Dark Moon.”

Note: Mexican Coca-Cola is known for its sweeter and fuller taste due to the use of natural cane sugar. The combination of cold brew coffee concentrate, coffee liqueur, spiced rum, and Mexican Coca-Cola creates a deliciously balanced and refreshing drink. The addition of whipped cream on top adds a creamy and indulgent element. This recipe makes enough for four servings, but feel free to treat yourself to a “real” drink and enjoy it all to yourself. Sip and savor this delightful beverage, especially on sunny days when you need a refreshing pick-me-up.

20. Toddy Yoga Cafe Blended

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz of cold brew coffee
  • ¾ cup of nonfat frozen yogurt
  • ½ cup of ice cubes
  • 1 ½ tsp of honey

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the cold brew coffee, nonfat frozen yogurt, ice cubes, and honey.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high speed until you achieve a thick and custard-like consistency.
  3. Make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Spoon the mixture into your favorite mug or cup.
  5. Enjoy this delicious coffee treat!

Note: This recipe combines the rich flavors of cold brew coffee with the creaminess of nonfat frozen yogurt to create a delightful frozen coffee dessert. The addition of ice cubes helps to chill and thicken the mixture. Sweeten the dessert with honey for a touch of natural sweetness. Blend all the ingredients together until you reach a thick and custard-like consistency. Spoon the mixture into a mug or cup, and indulge in this creamy and refreshing coffee treat.

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