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Iced Coffee Ideas to Sweeten Your Summer

Iced coffee seems refreshingly simple: the smooth taste of coffee with a cool twist. Just pour over ice and serve, right? As it turns out, countless possibilities and combinations exist when it comes to iced coffee. We did our homework to compile the best tips and tricks for brewing iced coffee at home. From the simple to the extravagant, we bring you iced coffee like you’ve never tasted.

Basic Barista: A low maintenance option.

Servings: 4
Difficulty: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
4 cups brewed Community® House Blend coffee
8 ounces water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
Ice cubes
1 cup milk, cream or half and half
4 teaspoons chocolate syrup

Directions:
Refrigerate the brewed coffee until cool (about 30 minutes). Bring water to a boil and then stir in the vanilla extract and sugar until dissolved. Fill 4 glasses ¾ full with ice and divide the chilled coffee evenly between the glasses. Stir in desired amount of sugar mixture, milk and chocolate syrup.


Breakfast Blast: A little extra kick for a morning treat.

Servings: 1  
Difficulty: 1
Prep Time:  10 minutes

Ingredients:
8 ounces strongly-brewed Community® Breakfast Blend coffee
8 teaspoons condensed milk
4 teaspoons pomegranate juice
Ice cubes
Whipped cream for garnish
Ground cinnamon for garnish

Directions:
Add coffee, condensed milk and pomegranate juice to a shaker and mix well. Pour into a tall glass filled ¾ full with ice cubes. Garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon. Serve immediately.


Fancy French Vanilla: Enjoy a moment of decadent indulgence.

Serving: 1 person
Difficulty: 1
Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients:
8 ounces strongly-brewed Community® Dark Roast coffee
Ice cubes
3 tablespoons French Vanilla Coffee Creamer OR plain creamer and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream garnish
Optional 1/2 split vanilla bean garnish
 
Directions:
Fill glass tumbler ¾ full with ice cubes. Pour in strongly-brewed coffee until glass is almost full. Add French Vanilla Creamer or cream and vanilla mixture. Top with whipped cream and garnish glass with a split vanilla bean as a stirrer.