Homemade Cold Coffee

February 18, 2014mayurisjikoni
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Recipe: Homemade Cold Coffee

Homemade Cold Coffee is a refreshing, creamy cold drink to enjoy during the hot summers. It is so easy to make it at home. Best part is that you can add or reduce ingredients according to your taste and not pay a hefty price for a Cafe drink that is quarter liquid and three quarter foam! This summer, I’ve been indulging in this cooling treat, sometimes with ice cream or whipped cream.


First Time I Made Coffee

I followed the recipe ditto from Tarla Dalal recipe book and served it to my family one hot Sunday afternoon. Everybody loved it. Back then we didn’t have Starbucks, Costa or any of the fancy coffee cafes we have these days. That first batch of cold coffee was made about 42 years ago. Since then it is as though it is my signature dish! Whenever I visit my aunt or uncle, they request I make Cold Coffee, Mayuri Style for them.

Valentine’s Day Treat

Valentine’s Day was very hot and hubby dear was expecting to find iced tea, cold fresh juice or something coo and refreshing ready in the fridge. He didn’t find anything so I asked him to have a cold glass of Ribena. He didn’t want to have that so I thought of Nimbu Pani. He didn’t want that too.

It is baffling how some people love to beat around the bush when they have something specific in their minds and cannot speak it out forthright. The conversations went towards all deviations but the direct path…. “It’s been so long since we have had that nice cooling cold coffee, home made, not the ones we find at cafes, watery and with blobs of cream. Ummm I can taste it in my mouth. I wish somebody could make it for me”.

I look around to check if he is talking to someone else, but that can’t be as it is just the two of us at home. “If my mum was here she would have already be making it as I speak.” That too didn’t make me rush to the kitchen because I was waiting for the direct request …may we have some cold coffee. It took nearly 5 minutes of beating around the bush till I finally threw my hands in the air and said “I’ve got the message”.


This group started by Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu, helps us to redo old posts, be it with photos, writing or even updated versions of the recipe.

With hot and humid days it is time to enjoy refreshing cold drinks. Cold Coffee is something hubby and I love. Finally, got down to taking better photos and made a video for this recipe.

First published on 18/02/2014 updated on  05/08/2022

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Ingredients Required For Homemade Cold Coffee

  • Brewed Coffee – you have the option of using instant coffee but overtime I’ve moved away from it and brew coffee with a ground mixture. There are two ways you can do that.

Method 1 – brew hot coffee in your coffee maker. Allow it to cool. Refrigerate the brewed coffee till is is cold.

Method 2 – add ground coffee to normal tap water. Mix. Cover and let it brew overnight in the fridge.

I prefer the second method. However, if you want to make it instantly then use Instant Coffee Powder. However, the taste does differ.

  • Chilled Milk – I use dairy milk. Feel free to use nut milk, soy milk, etc.
  • Crushed Ice Cubes – take ice cubes and arrange them on a clean kitchen towel. Cover it with the towel and hit them with a pestle. This will crush the ice cubes into smaller pieces. Unless your blender allows you to crush ice cubes, don’t crush whole cubes as it will ruin the blades and can result in a broken blender jug especially if it is made of plastic. Luckily, my fridge automatically crushes ice.
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened.
  • Sugar – add according to your taste. Use white or brown sugar. Can use maple syrup or honey too.
  • Cinnamon Powder – add according to your taste.
  • Topping – can serve with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce.



Watch How To Make Cold Coffee At Home


Homemade Cold Coffee is a refreshing, creamy cold drink to enjoy during the hot summers. It is so easy to make it at home.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks, Tea Time
Cuisine International
Servings 2



  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup roasted ground coffee


  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder


  • 2-4 scoops ice cream vanilla, chocolate or coffee



  • Add water in a jug.
  • Add the ground coffee.
  • Cover the jug and allow it to brew overnight for 10-16 hours in the fridge.


  • Strain the cold brew coffee using a fine mesh strainer or the coffee filter.
  • Add the cold brew coffee, ice cubes, milk, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder and sugar into a blender.
  • Blend till the ice gets crushed.
  • Pour the cold coffee into 2 serving glasses.
  • Top it with 1-2 scoops of ice cream of your choice.
  • Alternately, top it with whipped cream and chocolate or caramel sauce.


  • For instant preparation, use instant coffee powder. Add about 2 -3 tsp coffee powder.
  • Prepare the coffee the usual drip way or in a French Press. Allow it to chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Add ice cream of your choice, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, etc.
  • Don't crush whole ice cubes in a standard blender. It will ruin the blades or break it. Use a pestle to crush the ice cubes. Wrap them in a clean kitchen towel or cotton cloth bag before hitting with the pestle.
Keyword cold coffee, homemade cold coffee, iced coffee

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  • Linsy Patel

    February 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Seriously they can't talk directly, I have trick, if I wanted to eat something, I said opposite of that food and every time I get what I want.

  • Vimitha Anand

    February 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Refreshing drink

  • Anonymous

    February 19, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Haha….I've often wondered why they can't be more direct….my hubby follows the same route! Just say what you want, I make it anyway.

  • Priya Anandakumar

    February 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Very refreshing and lovely drink…

  • Renu

    August 18, 2022 at 6:41 am

    5 stars
    I, my son, and my bro love coffee and during these hot summer months, we need an excuse to drink a cold coffee. I do make it sometimes, I love the addition of cinnamon in your recipe. Will try it next time

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you so much Renu, cinnamon adds a lovely flavour.Try it.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    August 19, 2022 at 6:35 am

    5 stars
    I love cold coffee, have been thinking about it and now I come upon your post ! Looks delicious..:)

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 22, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks Jayashree, for us it is a must have drink during the hot season.

  • Frida Mancini

    November 27, 2022 at 10:57 am

    5 stars
    WOW, it’s a really amazing recipe. I love coffee and can’t start my day without a cup of coffee. thank you for sharing this recipe. love you

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 29, 2022 at 7:34 am

      Thank you so much Frida. Am so glad you like the recipe. Enjoy homemade cold coffee.

  • Kalyani

    April 10, 2023 at 9:38 am

    5 stars
    my kids who are fans of cold coffee would love to have Mayuri Aunty signature cold coffee when we catch up ! looks so tempting to try right away

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 10, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani, go ahead and try it out.Would love to make it for the girls when I meet you.

  • Neha (My Culinary Expressions)

    April 11, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    5 stars
    Homemade cold coffee is unbeatable. Its flavors are so exhilarating! Cinnamon with coffee is my favorite too. My son is fond of cold coffee and is always on the lookout for excuses to persuade me to make it- a case as similar as yours. At times we add a dollop of ice-cream to the cold coffee . Interesting post.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. I mostly make it at home as I find the amount of cream served in cafes too much.

  • Priya Vj

    April 14, 2023 at 11:52 am

    5 stars
    I used to love sipping on these tall glasses of.cold coffee served at CCD outlets…I was missing them badly as most outlets have closed down or are not upto the mark. Your recipe comes to my rescue now when I have cold coffee cravings .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 14, 2023 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. Yes I too miss the CCD whenever I visit India. The existing ones are not the same. Love making cold coffee whenever it is really hot.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    April 15, 2023 at 2:53 am

    5 stars
    Never say no to that cool and soothing cold coffee. Love that frothy sip of cool good coffee frappe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 15, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. Perfect description of a refreshing and cooling drink.

  • Mitu Khan

    July 26, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    5 stars
    Ohh! This is one dish I can have every day.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 26, 2023 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Mitu. Enjoy it 🙂

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