There are many iced coffee varieties that are easy to make at home. Most drinks don't need to contain more than two or three ingredients and it's up to you how advanced you want to make it. If you don't have an espresso machine, you can brew an espresso-like brew with a mocha pot or AeroPress. We give you our basic recipes for some simple espresso-based iced drinks. Try them out and cool down with your favorite iced coffee this summer.

Affogato - espresso over ice cream

Affogato means 'drowned' in Italian and is a coffee-based Italian dessert. It's as easy to make as it is satisfying to eat.

You'll need:
- good vanilla ice cream
- double espresso

Pour a double espresso over one to two scoops of vanilla ice cream in the desired glass/cup. Get out a teaspoon and enjoy.

Tip: This tastes delicious as it is, but if you want to add something, whipped cream, grated chocolate, grated citrus peel, licorice or caramel are good options. However, keep it as simple as possible so that the essence of the Affogato is not lost.

Coffee recommendation for Affogato: Our dark, Italian-roasted espresso.

Espresso Tonic - fresh espresso meets sparkling tonic water

Espresso Tonic is a refreshing coffee drink and a sophisticated thirst quencher. It's also easy to make.

You will need:
- 1 double espresso
- 1-2 cl sugar brine or 1/2-1 teaspoon white sugar (can be omitted)
- ice cubes
- tonic water

Pour a double espresso into a shaker together with sugar brine/sugar (can be omitted). Shake well. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Top with your favorite tonic water. Taste until you reach the desired mixing ratio.

You can also serve the glass with the bottle on the side and let your guests refill the glass to taste.

Coffee recommendation for Espresso Tonic: Summer espresso from Ethiopia & Colombia, a fresh and juicy espresso with summery flavor notes.

Con panna al freddo - espresso roasted with cream and sugar

A velvety smooth and satisfying coffee drink with ice-cold elegance and a high wow factor.

You will need:
- 10-12 large ice cubes
- 1 double espresso
- 2 cl sugar brine
- A little cream
- 2 shakers, one for coffee and one for cream

Place ice cubes, sugar syrup and pre-brewed espresso in a shaker. Shake the espresso and ice vigorously and pour over a glass with ice cubes. Top with cream that you have shaken (or whipped) to a fluffy but still liquid consistency. Slowly pour it onto the top ice cube to create a layered drink.

Tip: As a garnish, sprinkle on some espresso ground coffee, cocoa powder or grated nutmeg. You can also squeeze a little orange zest over it for extra aroma.

Coffee recommendation for Con panna al freddo: Our classic and popular Half & Half espresso blend, which goes very well with espresso drinks with milk.

Recipe for a simple iced latte

An iced latte is a popular coffee classic that can be made in several ways. You can pour espresso and milk straight into a glass with ice cubes, or you can use a shaker. You can also run it through a blender with ice cubes for a creamier iced latte.

Here's our easiest recipe.

You will need:
- single or double espresso
- desired type of milk*
- ice cubes
- possibly sugar brine or white/brown sugar

Pour the desired amount of espresso into a glass filled with ice cubes. Top with the amount of milk you want. Or vice versa, milk first and then espresso, for a more layered effect (see image). If you use sugar, stir it into the espresso first. If you use a shaker, pour the espresso and sugar into a shaker filled with ice and shake well, before straining over a glass with new ice cubes and topping with milk.

*Use oat milk or other plant milk instead of regular milk for a sweeter taste. You can also skip the sugar.

Tip: You decide how much milk you want and what additives you want. You can also use other types of sweetener instead of sugar.

Coffee recommendations for iced lattes: Brasil Barreiro Espresso for a sweet and intense espresso made from berry-dried coffee beans or our classic Half & Half.

Shakerato - espresso roasted with ice cubes

Shakerato is, in all its simplicity, one of the best, freshest and most refreshing things you can be served on a fine summer day.

Here's what you need:
- double espresso (for example Half and Half)
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- ice cubes

Make a double espresso and stir in half a teaspoon of white sugar. Fill a shaker with 8-10 ice cubes and add the espresso. Shake well before straining into a glass with ice cubes.

Coffee recommendations: Planadas Espresso for a juicy espresso with notes of cherry or Tade Espresso for a fresh espresso with notes of sweet citrus.