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Indulgent Iced Coffee Recipes for the Summer Months

…coffee to make you smile

We usually love to keep our iced coffees simple – a splash of milk at the most! But in the interest of welcoming in the summer months, we thought we would share something a little more indulgent for you to try. For our selection of “boozy” summer coffee recipes, visit our blog “Summer Coffee Cocktails and How to Make Them”.

Vietnamese iced coffee

vietnamese iced coffee

Known as Ca phe sua da in Vietnam, this is a deliciously sweet take on the regular iced 

coffee we know well in the UK. This drink uses a dark-roast coffee poured over a small amount of sweetened condensed milk.

The brewing method for this is usually made using a metal Vietnamese coffee filter, which gives a stronger coffee, but other methods, such as a V60, will also work.

Ideally, you should brew the coffee straight into the glass, but if your brew method doesn’t allow for this, just brew and then pour over afterward.


  1. Ice cubes
  2. Dark roast coffee (we recommend Espresso Smile for this cocktail)
  3. Sweetened condensed milk


  • Choose your glass. We’d probably use something around 12oz to allow space for plenty of ice.
  • Fill your glass ¼ full with sweetened condensed milk. 
  • Next, either brew your coffee straight into the glass or brew and pour it over afterwards.
  • Add plenty of cubed ice and stir well.

Why use condensed milk?

When fresh milk was scarce, sweetened condensed milk was used as an alternative. Once introduced, this sweeter version quickly gained popularity and stuck.

Iced Shaken Espresso

iced shaken espresso

If you love iced coffee, why not spruce it up a little and try it with a shaken espresso? This recipe can be made with strong-brewed coffee instead of espresso if you don’t have an espresso machine. You will need a cocktail shaker or a mason jar with a lid.


  1. A double shot of espresso, about 60ml (we recommend Espresso Grin for this cocktail)
  2. 1 teaspoon of brown sugar *optional (adjust to taste)
  3. Ice cubes
  4. Cold water or milk of choice


  • Brew the Espresso/coffee of choice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar halfway with ice cubes, add coffee and sugar, shake hard for 15-20 seconds.
  • Fill a tall glass (around 10-12oz) with ice cubes. Pour the shaken espresso over the ice. Add a splash of cold water or milk for a creamier texture.


  • For a stronger coffee flavour, use less water or milk.
  • For a bit of extra flavour, you can always add in a drop of vanilla essence, cinnamon or even flavoured syrup. Just add to your shaker and shake with your espresso.

Enjoy your homemade shaken iced espresso!

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