The Fourth of July holiday might bring to mind long days at the beach, slices of watermelon, and flipping hamburger patties on the grill. But don’t forget to include your favorite drink in the celebration!
Keep reading to find our favorite Independence Day coffee recipes, from wildly tasty flavored coffee to iced Americanos, smoothies, and even desserts. You’ll be celebrating in true coffee lover style before you know it!
Top 7 Delicious 4th of July Coffee Recipes:
1. Blue & Red Coffee Smoothie
Does anything sound more delicious on a hot day than a smoothie? Blend berries with coffee and ice to make a refreshing, caffeinated delight. You can top your coffee smoothie with whipped cream, blueberries, and strawberries to make it even more celebratory!
2. Iced Berry Americano
You can easily turn a classic Americano — espresso mixed with water — into a holiday drink by adding your favorite berries. On a hot summer day, iced Americanos are some of the most refreshing drinks you can enjoy. Add a splash of blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry coffee syrup and throw in a few fresh or frozen berries to make this drink a true Fourth of July delight.
3. Minty Cold Brew
If you have a batch of cold brew waiting in your refrigerator, this refreshing drink comes together in seconds. Muddle a few fresh mint leaves or add a splash of peppermint extract to a tall glass of iced cold brew. Add a little coffee creamer and brown sugar if you’d like a sweet, creamy treat. That’s it — one of the easiest and most delicious drinks you can enjoy in the summer.
4. Juniper Latte
At Starbucks, the Juniper Latte may be a winter holiday treat, but we think it’s equally delicious in the summer. This foamy, lightly sweetened latte gets its piney, spiced flavor from homemade juniper syrup. It’s an unusual treat that will have your taste buds raving!
5. Dandelion Coffee
If you’re enjoying a barbecue with friends in your backyard, why not put some of those bright yellow weeds to use? You can make a dandelion coffee by roasting dandelion roots and brewing them with chicory and cinnamon. This caffeine-free treat is the definition of a summer delight!
6. Cherry Coffee Granita
Turn a coffee granita into a cherry coffee granita by pureeing fresh or frozen cherries with lime juice. Add this tart mixture to your brewed coffee and freeze it as you would any granita. Don’t forget to stir regularly to keep the granita texture smooth!
7. Independence Day Freakshake
In the mood for something truly over the top? Pull together a towering Freakshake, or coffee milkshake with lots of toppings. To make this a Fourth of July Freakshake, add red, white, and blue toppings! To add a little red, try cherries (fresh or Maraschino), strawberries, any kind of red candy, or a slice of red velvet cake. White toppings might include whipped cream, white chocolate chips, marshmallows, macadamia nuts, or vanilla Oreos. Blue toppings are a little harder, but blueberries and blue M&Ms are good options.
Have you found the perfect drink (or three) to enjoy on Independence Day? The Fourth of July only comes around once a year, and it deserves a truly great celebration. We hope you enjoy a berry Americano, red, white, and blue coffee milkshake, or fresh, summery latte! And if you’re looking for something a little easier, why not try one of Volcanica’s excellent American coffees for 12% off?
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