Iced Coffee Recipes You Can Make From Home

A lot of people avoid making their own coffee because they don’t think they can make it as tasty as the baristas at Starbucks…or The Coffee Bean…or any other coffee shop for that matter. Well, those people are wrong. Making coffee at home isn’t hard; especially iced coffee. All you need is a simple coffee machine and a few choice ingredients.

One of the best things about waking up in the morning is enjoying an iced coffee. And thanks to these recipes you can do just that (without having to spend close to $7 a day).

Lavender Coconut Iced CoffeeLavendarCoffee

This dairy-free iced coffee recipe has one thing not a ton of iced coffee’s have – lavender. You might be a little hesitant about the idea, but lavender can make a huge impact on your morning. Thanks to the calming benefits found in this herb, you’ll start your day feeling relaxed and stress-free. Plus, the ingredients in this recipe dilute the lavender a little so the taste won’t be too overwhelming.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 6 sprigs of fresh lavender (or substitute with 1 tbsp dried culinary lavender)

  • 1 can of coconut milk

  • chilled coffee

  • sweetener of choice (I used coconut sugar – about 1 tbsp per 8 oz coffee, but honey or maple syrup would also be good refined sugar-free options)

Directions:

  1. Brew coffee in whatever method desired. While coffee is still warm, you can stir in a bit of your sweetener of choice if desired. I used about 1 tbsp coconut sugar per 8 oz of coffee. Move to the refrigerator to chill.

  2. Bring one can of coconut milk to a simmer, press heads of lavender with the side of a knife to release their aromatic oils and add to coconut milk. Cover pan, and remove coconut milk from heat. let sit for 10-15 minutes

  3. Strain out lavender flowers from coconut milk, pressing to release all of their flavors. Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

  4. Fill a cup about 2/3 of the way with coffee + ice, and top with lavender coconut creamer, and a sprig of lavender if you’re feeling f-a-n-c-y and ENJOY!

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