Nutrition

Seven Low-Calorie Iced Coffee Recipes to Sip This Summer

From macchiatos to lattes, you can easily make these recipes at home.


With the warm weather and continuation of quarantine, there’s no better time to try making your own iced coffee at home. These iced coffee recipes feature lattes, macchiatos, shakes, and cold brew options. Plus, they contain ingredients suitable for those who are following dairy-free, paleo, and/or keto type diets. After trying these recipes, you may even find them replacing your usual Starbucks order.

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1. DIY Cold Brew Iced Coffee

To make homemade cold brew, you’ll need ground coffee, water, a jug, and a cheesecloth or nut-milk bag. To get the most flavorful and strong coffee, you’ll need to let the grounds sit in the water for at least 12 hours.

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2. Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The flavor for this iced coffee comes from the coconut milk, which is made by whisking together coconut milk, maple syrup, almond extract, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom over the stove. Because the milk takes about 20 minutes to make, try making a big batch at the beginning of the week.

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3. Almond Joy Iced Coffee

This iced coffee recipe can be made on the rocks or blended. Erythritol is used as the sweetener, but you can also swap it with maple syrup or regular sugar if you prefer. To avoid the coffee being too sweet, be sure to use unsweetened coconut flakes or chips.

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4. Iced Caramel Macchiato

This is a paleo-friendly recipe with the option to use homemade caramel sauce. To make the caramel sauce, you can use maple syrup or coconut sugar and heat it with coconut milk and coconut oil in a sauce-pan until it comes to a boil and caramelizes.

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5. Skinny Iced Coffee Protein Shake

Coffee, vanilla collagen protein, cacao powder, cinnamon, and a non-dairy milk are blended together to create this shake. Avocado is also used, which helps create a creamy texture and adds healthy fats to keep you full for longer.

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6. Iced Vanilla Latte

If you’re looking for a sugar-free coffee option, this recipe features a homemade sugar-free vanilla syrup. The syrup is made by blending together stevia, xanthan gum, vanilla bean, water, and salt.

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7. Vanilla Cinnamon Keto Iced Coffee

This coffee uses iced cinnamon-flavored cubes to slowly infuse more flavor into the coffee as the cubes melt. The ice cubes are made with chilled coffee, whipping cream, stevia, and vanilla extract. To make the actual base of the coffee, you’ll need to blend coffee, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, MCT oil, and stevia extract. Add the ice cubes and your coffee is set to go.