With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get creative with your Keurig coffee maker. Turn to these delicious iced and chilled recipes using your favorite K-Cup Coffee beverages when you need your caffeine fix on a hot summer’s day.
1) Classic Iced Coffee
When you’re craving something simple and classic, opt for a K-cup iced coffee made with a dark roast coffee. For this smooth and simple brew, pour the K-cup of your choice (Coffee Stylish recommends a dark roast) over 3-5 ice cubes. Mix in your favorite type of milk, whether you love regular, whole, almond, or even oat milk. Voila! Your K-cup iced coffee will go beautifully with whatever summer breakfast or brunch you have planned.
Play around with this recipe and get creative until you’ve found the iced coffee of your dreams. If you like your coffee sweet, try adding sugar substitutes like caramel, maple, simple syrup, or chocolate sauce.
KEURIG ICED COFFEE RECIPEIngredients:
1 K-Cup Coffee pod of your choice (preferably dark roast)
4 large ice cubes
4 ounces cold milk or half and half
- Brew one dark roasted K-Cup Pod at 4-ounce cup setting. Keurig 2.0 or Platinum users will have this option, but if you don’t you can use 6 ounce cup size.
- Place 4 large ice cubes in a tall glass and pour the coffee over the ice cubes. Be sure you pour it slowly, it’s the best part.
- Add 4 oz cold milk / or half and half, stir well, taste, and if needed, add sugar to sweeten. I tend to skip the sugar but if you like your coffee sweet, you can certainly add 1 or 2 teaspoons.
Makes 1 serving.
*For vegetarian or dairy-free: Substitute milk with almond or coconut milk.
2) Donut Shop Coffee Trifle
This creative recipe comes from Tammy from Three Different Directions. The Donut Shop Coffee Trifle is the perfect caffeinated dessert to bring to summer barbecues and cookouts.
Whip together one brew of Donut Shop’s brew over ice coffee beverage with white chocolate pudding and whipped cream or whipped topping. In mini cups, layer the whipped mixture with sliced bananas and quartered mini donuts to create a layered trifle. Serve this recipe immediately or make it ahead of time and stick it in the fridge to serve in a few hours.
You can decide how strong you want the coffee flavor in the trifle—for maximum coffee flavor, brew the K-Cup Pod on the smallest cup setting. Check out Three Different Directions blog for the full recipe.
3) Mocha Cookie Frozen Coffee
If you love Starbucks but hate spending five dollars or more on your daily caffeine fix, then you’ve got to try this Starbucks copycat recipe for a mocha cookie frozen coffee. For this recipe, start the night before by brewing a cup of your favorite K-Cup Coffee. Pour this brew into an ice cube tray and let it freeze overnight.
Once the cubes are frozen, blend them together with chocolate syrup, milk or your substitute of choice, chocolate chips, and crushed Oreos. When the mix is blended, top with whipped cream or chocolate whipped cream for a sinfully delicious frozen beverage. Check out Sprinkle Some Fun for the complete recipe.
Take a Sip of Summer With These K-Cup Coffee Recipes
Whether you like to opt for a simple-yet-delicious iced coffee or go bananas with a coffee trifle, there’s so many ways for you to use your Keurig to create delicious coffee drinks and snacks this summer. Do you have an amazing summer K-Cup Coffee recipe that’s not on this list? Leave a comment with your favorite summer K-Coffee Pod recipes.