Homemade Iced Coffee – Your Summertime Delight
There’s just something magical about holding a creamy, sweet iced coffee. It kinda makes life that little bit better, right? As summer starts to come to an end and the leaves on our trees begin to turn from a glorious green to a glistening orange and yellow, we thought we’d finish off the summer of 2020 (one that’s been not so pleasant for most) with some delicious iced coffee recipes.
Making iced coffee from the comfort of your own home has never been easier with your trusty ally, your Keurig machine. Let’s finish this wild summer off with a smile and make the most of the remaining days with icey coffee goodness.
2020 has been an absolutely crazy year so far, with the Covid-19 pandemic affecting people from every corner of the globe, it’s forced us to stay at home and put a strain on how we go about our daily lives. However, we humans are resilient and will try to make the most out of any situation given to us. We love making lemons out of lemonade, or in this case; making iced coffee out of coffee!
During the lockdown, it gave us plenty of time to improve our skills and even learn a bunch of new ones. Creativity took over the world as more and more people began to work with their hands and emerged in baking, planting fresh fruits and vegetables, and upgraded their cookbook with mouth-watering home-cooked meals. Now, comes the time to learn how to make and enhance the drink that we all know and love.
Making iced coffee using your Keurig machine is super simple and can take away any lockdown blues you may have occurred this summer. If you’re unsure of how to do this, check out our latest article on ‘How To Make Iced Coffee At Home In Your Keurig Machine’ – it gives you all the tips you need to begin and even fills you in on how to make coffee ice cubes.
This time, we’re going to educate you on some unique, flavorful iced coffee recipes and will even go over the health benefits of each one. By the time we’ve finished, you’ll have turned your lockdown blues into delicious lockdown brews! Up next are our top 5 delicious iced coffee recipes.
1. Making Iced Coffee – Lavender & Honey Iced Latte
One of our favorite iced coffee recipes is the Lavender & Honey Iced Latte. Lavender is a beautiful plant that many people love but not just for the reasons you might think. The health benefits of Lavender exceed our expectations as just by smelling it our mood can dramatically increase. In times of stress, it often lifts people up and elevates their mood, it is especially known to help reduce the feelings of anxiety.
Lavender has been our friend since ancient times and can impact us in many ways.
Take a look at just some of the health benefits of Lavender:
- Mental health issues
- Hair loss
- Skin irritations
Raw honey has been used as a folk remedy throughout history and also, like Lavender, has a huge variety of health benefits and medical uses. Raw honey is actually so good for you, It’s even used in some hospitals as a treatment for wounds.
The health benefits of Honey:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Helps improve cholesterol
- Helps in digestive issues
- Helps in reducing heart issues
- Helps healing wounds
- Anti-bacterial impact
- Treating diarrhea
So now that we’ve discussed the health benefits of both honey and lavender, are you excited to find out how to make a delicious drink that contains both ingredients?
Check out how to make our Lavender & Honey Iced Coffee recipe using your reusable K-Cup and your Keurig
2. Making Iced Coffee – Cool, Creamy & Refreshing Mint
When we think of mint, our minds automatically go to peppermint gum, toothpaste, or even a cheeky mojito cocktail. We also associate it with flavoring salads, savory dishes, or bowls of fruit. Most of us are unaware that this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of mints magical properties!
The health benefits of Mint:
- Help relieve indigestion
- Improves brain function
- A great ingredient for weight loss diet
- Clears dead skin and removes dirt from the pores
- Mint is excellent to manage blood sugar levels
- Treats common cold
- Ease symptoms of nausea
In addition to being used as food, this aromatic herb can also be used in iced coffee recipes! Mint grows in so many different varieties and has internal profiles that benefit your body, as well as your taste buds, in amazing ways.
Take a look at how to make our super easy Fresh Mint iced coffee recipe using your reusable K-Cup and your Keurig
3. Making Iced Coffee – French Vanilla Frozen Coffee
If you have a very hungry sweet tooth then this particular iced coffee recipe will be an absolute treat for you!
Making iced coffee using vanilla doesn’t only hit the sweet spot but can also help with some health issues. The Vanilla bean (fruit) is commonly used to make foods flavourful, but many people are unaware that it can also be used to make you mentally and physically stronger.
The health benefits of Vanilla:
- Treats intestinal gas & fever
- Can increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac)
- A good replacement for sugar (can help treat tooth decay)
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Great for your hair
- Can aid in weight loss
- Can help to ease respiratory conditions
As you can see, the health benefits of vanilla are not confined to just making your favorite desserts sweeter. If you consume vanilla enough in your diet it can have a significant positive effect on your overall health. Not to mention the pleasant aroma that calms your stresses, refreshes your mind, and revitalizes your energy. This incredible plant was the perfect choice for our French Vanilla iced coffee recipe!
Check out how to make this sweet iced coffee recipe for French Vanilla iced coffee using your reusable K-Cup and your Keurig
4. Making Iced Coffee – Mocha Iced Coffee
This mocha iced coffee recipe is one for our luxury coffee drinkers. Made from coffee, chocolate syrup, milk, and ice cream; our Mocha iced coffee recipe will provide you with instant energy to help get you through your day.
The health benefits of mocha are also not to be underestimated, like many other ingredients we have outlined in this article, mocha can also help in fighting depression and beating insomnia. It’s a high-quality type of coffee made from specific coffee beans.
Fun fact: Mocha coffee beans are from the plant species called Coffee arabica, it was originally grown in Mocha, Yemen.
The health benefits of Mocha:
- Increases cerebral blood flow, which increases cognition and attention
- Lessens caffeine’s anxiety-producing effects
- Uplifting mood
- Instills a calm state where you can think and breathe deeply to clear your mind
- Relieves muscle pain
- Maintains bone density
Check out how to make this iced coffee recipe for Mocha iced coffee using your reusable K-Cup and your Keurig:
5. Making Iced Coffee – Simple Keurig Iced Coffee
Making iced coffee at home doesn’t have to be something you plan ahead of time. If you’re looking for a quick iced coffee recipe to energize you throughout the day (without all of the ingredients and preparation), this simple iced coffee recipe is perfect for those on the go brewers.
This Keurig recipe may be simple but it doesn’t mean that we can’t discuss how it benefits us. Along with all of the other medical benefits we listed for the ingredients to add to your coffee, we can also talk about the health benefits of coffee itself.
The health benefits of coffee:
- Can improve energy levels and make you smarter
- Can help burn fat
- Contains essential nutrients
- May lower your risk of type 2 diabetes
- May protect you from Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Reduces risk of stroke
Check out how to make this iced coffee recipe for Simple Keurig Iced Coffee using your reusable K-Cup and Keurig machine
Note: You will want to use a pretty bold, strong coffee for this as the ice dilutes it a bit.
Making Iced Coffee In Your Keurig Machine by Using Reusable K-Cups
The above iced coffee recipes are best made in your Keurig machine by using a reusable K-Cup. If you already own a reusable K-Cup then well done! You’re one step closer to helping save the planet by using sustainable & reusable coffee filters.
We’ve previously published an article about how much of an impact single-use K-cups along with other plastics can have on the environment. If you haven’t already, take a look to find out why you should make the switch to reusables; you can find the article here.
If you already own a reusable and are experiencing any issues with it, you can also refer to the article we published about issues you may experience when using reusable K Cups, it should help you in figuring out the route of your problem.
When looking at investing in a reusable, you always want to make sure you go for the highest quality to avoid any issues. We at PureHQ pride ourselves in the quality of our K-Cups and monitor manufacturing from A to B.
Take a look at some of our products and grab yourself a shiny new K-Cup while you’re there!
- Reusable K Cups Coffee Filter Pod for Keurig 1.0 & 2.0 Machines – Replacement for Keurig K Cups – Universal Fit
- Reusable K Cups Coffee Filter Pod with Coffee Scoop Funnel – Universal Refillable K Cups – Fits Keurig K-Duo, K-Classic, K-Elite, K-Select Coffee Makers – 3 Pack
- Reusable Mesh Basket for Keurig K-Duo Essentials and K Duo Brewers Machine, With 100 Disposable Paper Filters
- Reusable Mesh Coffee Filter Carafe for Keurig K-Duo Essentials and K Duo Brewers Machine, With 100 Disposable Paper Filters and 1 Refillable K Cup
- Reusable Mesh Coffee Filter for Keurig K-Duo Essentials and K-Duo Brewers Machine, With 2 Refillable K Cups Pod – Gold Tone Mesh Filter
If you have any further questions or inquiries about any of our products, our team at PureHQ is always available to help via our live chat service or by simply dropping us a message via the contact us tab on our website.
Now go and enjoy your perfect homemade iced coffee!