The Best Iced Espresso Recipes

Iced Espresso: What is it and How to Make Iced Espresso

Iced Espresso with Brown Sugar Sirup

Wake up and cool down with this delicious homemade iced espresso. Made with a brown sugar simple syrup, skip the coffee shop and quickly make up this simple iced coffee.

If you are anything like us, and a bit of a caffeine addict, you are going to LOVE this homemade iced espresso.

This iced coffee is the perfect way to cool down and perk up during the summer, and Mamma Mia it’s crazy simple to make. 

Skip the line at your local coffee shop and whip up a batch of this in minutes in the comfort of your home. 

Why you’ll love this Brown Sugar Iced Espresso recipe:

  • MAKE AHEAD: You can make up a batch of the brown sugar simple syrup and store it in the fridge, so you can make your iced espresso in minutes.
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You only need a few simple ingredients to make this delicious cold drink.
  • BUDGET FRIENDLY: Make your own iced coffee drink at home, your wallet will thank you!


  1. Combine the ingredients for the brown sugar simple syrup in a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Set to one side.
  2. Shake together the ice, Son of a Barista espresso shot and brown sugar syrup.
  3. Pour over ice and top with Son of a Barista milk or Son of a Barista almond milk.

How long does the simple syrup keep?

First of all, the brown sugar simple syrup does wonders to this drink! Once you have made it up, place it into a sealable glass jar and let it cool before sealing it. It will keep well for up to a week in the fridge.

What’s the best milk to use?

Any milk works well in this recipe. We use Son of a Barista’s organic Scandinavian milk pod for a more creamy flavor. All kinds of plant based milks work well too, like Son of a Barista’s almond milk pod.

Can you use white instead of brown sugar?

We highly recommend that you stick to brown sugar when you make this iced espresso. It adds a really delicious rich sweet flavor, thanks to the molasses, that you just don’t get with white sugar.

In a pinch you can use white to sweeten it, but you won’t get that well rounded flavor.


  • Use a cocktail shaker to shake everything together. If you don’t have one, you can use a large mason jar with a lid.
  • Turn this into a more adult drink by shaking in a shot of Baileys!
  • Get indulgent and add some whipped cream on top. YUM!

This iced espresso is our go to summer coffee. Perfect to enjoy in the morning, or as an afternoon pick me up.


For the brown sugar syrup:

  • ▢ ⅓ Cup water
  • ▢ ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • ▢ 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • ▢ 1 Cinnamon stick

For the shaken iced espresso:


  1. Prepare the brown sugar syrup. In a small pot over medium heat combine the water, brown sugar, vanilla, and the cinnamon stick. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and thickened. Remove from heat and transfer to a jar.
  2. Once you are ready to prepare the latte, fill a shaker with 1 cup of ice. Add the Son of a Barista espresso and the brown sugar syrup and vigorously shake.
  3. Fill a glass with the remaining 1 cup ice and pour the iced coffee over it. Top with the milk and serve.

Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

Thai Iced Coffee is so delicious and unique, you won’t believe how easy it is to make at home with 3 delicious Son of a Barista products

No matter the time of year, we’re always in the mood for iced coffee. There’s just something so refreshing about that cold caffeine pulsing through our veins. We love to drink it year round, when it’s both hot and cold outside.

This easy Spiked Thai Iced Coffee version hits the spot every time we make it, and can easily be made with alcohol or without (while still maintaining all the flavor!).

Thai Iced Coffee is made by adding spice to the brew using our Son of a Barista Chai Tea pod, then using our Son of a Barista Organic Milk pod to add creaminess and sweetness.

Thai Coffee is an easy way to enjoy something different than just black coffee in the mornings. We love the extra spice from the cardamom and the nutty flavor from either almond extract or Amaretto.

This is a great Spiked Coffee Recipe to make for an after dinner drink if you’re hosting friends or family!

Why You’ll Love this Thai Coffee Recipe

  • QUICK AND EASY: It takes minutes to make up this spiced coffee recipe, much quicker than collecting from your local coffee shop!
  • COMFORTING: Made with Son of a Barista’s Chai Tea pod full of cardamom and spices, this coffee is full of wonderfully warming aromas and flavors. This is a great one to cozy up with!
  • EASY TO ADAPT: This recipe is so easy to make exactly to your tastes, make it creamier, boozier or non-alcoholic.

If you are looking for an easy way to mix up your coffee, this is one delicious way to do it. We’re sure you’ll enjoy our current caffeine squeeze as much as we do!

How to make Thai Iced Coffee?

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!


  • We love the way the Son of a Barista Chai Tea pod, Puro coffee pod and almond flavors come together in this Thai Iced Coffee. It’s the simple pleasures! Make it non-alcoholic for your first cup of the day, and enjoy the cocktail version after the day is done. Win win!
  • If you want even more sweetness you can add sugar to taste. No shame in your game! This is YOUR morning, you make your Thai Iced Coffee however you please!


What is the difference between Thai Iced Coffee and Vietnamese Iced Coffee?

We get this question a lot in reference to this recipe. They’re similar, but different. Vietnamese Coffee is typically brewed very strong with a drip apparatus and then sweetened with sweetened condensed milk.

The main difference for Thai Iced Coffee is that we mix the Son of a Baritsa Chai Tea pod with the Son of a Barista Puro coffee pod. And in this case we sprinkle a little fresh cardamom powder on top of our drink!


We recommend making this drink right before drinking it. When you”re ready for your drink, simply pour it over the ice and top with the Son of a Barista Organic Milk pod. Don’t pour it over the ice too far ahead of time, as the ice will melt and dilute the coffee.


This Thai iced coffee drink is so easy to make. It’s perfect in the summer months, but I can easily enjoy it any time of the year!


Thai Iced Coffee has quickly become one of our favorite alcoholic coffee drinks. This Thai Iced Coffee Recipe is such a refreshing, flavorful, and easy iced coffee recipe. We have made an alcoholic as well as a non-alcoholic version of this delicious iced coffee recipe, which infuses spices right into the brewing and uses creamy organic milk for both sweetener and creamer. The best way to wake up is this dreamy, creamy, Thai Iced Coffee!



We’re always excited to see how your drinks turned out and how they tasted! Were they sweet, spicy, hot, cold? Creamy, bubbly, smooth, velvety? We hope we inspired you in this blog post but maybe you could inspire us as well with your own coffee creations. There are many ways to share your creations and thoughts with us. Here are ways how: 

  • Tag us in your creations on Instagram. Our handle is @SonofaBarista 
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  • Comment below on this blog post

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