Afternoon Coffee Break: 7 Cold Coffee Drinks We're Sipping

Your cup of joe just went up a notch.

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Personally, I like my iced coffee slightly sweetened with a splash of soy and...all year-round. When it's cold out, the caffeine and ice really hit me hard. And now that the weather is perking up, I can finally feel comfortable drinking my morning cuppa outside without any consequences. But for those of you excitedly ready to make your first iced coffee of the season, we've got ya.

Check out these tasty ice-cold coffee drinks that will boost your energy (no matter what time of day!).

Chai Cold Brew

Photo by: Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy

Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy


  • 1 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice
  • 7 oz prepared cold brew

Add condensed milk to the bottom of a serving glass, then add chai spice to the milk and stir. Top with cold brew coffee and ice.

Cinnamon Vanilla Affogato

Photo by: Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy

Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy


  • 2 1/2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 oz prepared cold brew
  • cinnamon and sugar mix, for garnish

Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a serving glass. Pour cold brew coffee over the ice cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mix.

Coffee-and-Doughnuts Float

Food Network Kitchen's Coffee and Doughnut Float, as seen on Food Network

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Photo: Stephen Johnson via

Ok, so this isn't exactly a tote-to-the-office sort of drink (or is it?), but it mixes coffee, chocolate and doughnuts in one fizzy float. What's not to love?

Chile de Arbol + Dark Chocolate Iced Coffee

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Jumpstart your day with caffeine and a hit of spice.

Cold Brew Orange Soda

Photo by: Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy

Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy


  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 3 oz soda water
  • 4 oz prepared cold brew
  • orange slice, for garnish

Fill a glass halfway with ice. Add orange juice, soda water and cold brew coffee. Stir to combine. Garnish with an orange slice.

Heath Bar Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail

Chocolate Heath Bar Cocktail

This grown-up take on a candy bar features a sweet mix of Irish cream, cognac, and coffee and hazelnut liqueur. Top it off with a freshly shaved Heath bar creating a sweet holiday treat.

This grown-up take on a candy bar features a sweet mix of Irish cream, cognac and coffee and hazelnut liqueur.


Photo by: Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy

Photo and recipe courtesy of Illy


  • 8 oz club soda
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1 oz vanilla syrup
  • 1/2 oz vodka or rum, optional

For AM: Fill a glass to the top with ice. Add club soda, leaving room on the top for espresso. Add vanilla syrup and stir. Prepare espresso and pour over soda. Chill if desired.

For PM: Fill a glass to the top with ice. Add vodka or rum, then add club soda and vanilla syrup. Stir to combine. Top with espresso.

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