10 Must-Try Iced Coffees in NYC

Bubbly, frozen or Nutella-infused — here's how to keep caffeinated and cool this summer
June 2, 2015
by Patty Lee

As the seasons turn, it's time to trade in that hot cup of joe for something icy. From iced lattes spiked with lavender to a cold-brew ice cream float, here are 10 caffeinated drinks that'll keep you cool all summer long.

Iced Mexican Mocha at El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette

Crowned with mint leaves, the Counter Culture iced mocha at this LES hot spot sports a generous kick thanks to a sprinkling of chile flakes and cinnamon.

100 Stanton St.; 212-260-3950

The Shakedown at Joe

Baristas shake up a shot of espresso, simple syrup and splash of milk with ice cubes to form this refreshing sipper (pictured below).

Multiple locations

East Village Special at Everyman Espresso

In a tribute to the Manhattan Special, the Soho shop has crafted a light, fizzy drink that mixes a double shot of Counter Culture's Hologram espresso with lemon juice, Bittermen's 'Elemakule Tiki bitters and orange cream citrate.

301 W. Broadway; 212-533-0524

Iced Lavender Latte at Bibble & Sip

Housemade lavender syrup adds a floral note and rounds out the bitter edge of the milky chilled espresso at this airy Theater District cafe.

253 W. 51st St.; 646-649-5116

Cold-Brew Tonic at Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Available through September, this limited-edition special — a collab between the Portland-based roaster and Fever-Tree — adds a dose of Stumptown's Ethiopian cold-brew concentrate to the soda maker's Indian tonic with a touch of cherry syrup. The bubbly glass is garnished with a Luxardo maraschino cherry. 

30 W. Eighth St.; 347-414-7802

Nutella Affogato at Eataly

This decadent pick-me-up at Eataly's newly reopened Nutella bar straddles the line between drink and dessert: a scoop of the market's fior di latte gelato smothered with a shot of Lavazza and, of course, the hazelnut-chocolate spread.

200 Fifth Ave.; 212-229-2560

Cold-Brew Ice Cream Float at Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.

To keep you cool and buzzed, Sam Mason's whimsical scoops shop will swap soda for Grady's cold brew — plus an ice cream of your choice — in its floats (pictured above) this summer.

175 Kent Ave., Brooklyn; 347-599-0556
75 E. Fourth St.; 917-475-1812

Iced Vietnamese Coffee at AP Cafe

The industrial-chic coffee shop stays true to tradition and makes its dreamy Vietnamese coffee using Cafe du Monde's chicory blend and a dollop of condensed milk.

420 Troutman St., Brooklyn; 347-404-6147

Espresso Julep at Toby's Estate

A beloved warm-weather favorite, this cooling concoction of mint and basil-infused syrup, a double shot and textured milk makes its annual return to the menu this week.

Multiple locations

Blackstrap Soda at Irving Farm

The roaster's java-infused egg cream (pictured at top) features its complex and velvety Blackstrap espresso, homemade chocolate and vanilla syrups, cream and Saratoga sparkling water.

Multiple locations

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