Beat The Heat: 12 Iced Coffee Recipes

In recent years, I’ve definitely become more of a coffee lover. If I’m not dunking Dutch stroopwafels or biscotti in it, then I’m learning all about it at coffee festivals and from coffee-obsessed friends.

We even treated ourselves to a Bialetti Italian coffee pot when we moved into our flat because we felt so guilty about all the bad instant coffee we were forced to drink while travelling. Once you’ve tasted amazing coffee, there’s just no going back to instant granules.

But now that the temperatures are soaring, a big hot mug of coffee isn’t exactly ideal in the mornings. So here’s my collection of some of the best iced coffee recipes to get your day started with a bang.

iced coffee recipes

Vanilla Cinnamon Iced Coffee (via Dixie Crystals): It’s sweet, it’s creamy and it’s two of my favourite flavours.

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Maoz Vegetarian Amsterdam

Now that Scott and I are almost completely vegetarian (well, pescetarian really, because we still occasionally eat fish and seafood, but I think that name sounds so pretentious), we’re finding it a bit more difficult to find places to eat out.

Luckily we live in a major city, so there’s always some vegetarian deliciousness to enjoy somewhere, but often we just want something quick, tasty and yummy that isn’t too far away to ride our bikes. 

As we already have a love affair with hummus and falafel, that’s usually a failsafe option as 1) it’s very hard to screw up and 2) I could eat hummus and falafel every day. No joke. So when we discovered Maoz Vegetarian via a quick Google search, the place definitely looked promising.

Maoz Vegetarian Amsterdam has three different locations around the city, but the easiest one for us to get to is on Leidsestraat. Their menu is simple: they only sell falafels in pitas (whole wheat or white), falafel salads and fries. The falafel pitas come with unlimited salad toppings for less than 5 Euros, so it’s definitely a great budget-friendly option for vegetarians or even those who just love falafel pitas.

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Peanut Butter Flapjacks

  Peanut Butter Flapjacks - Made with coconut oil and honey instead of the usual butter and syrup |

Peanut butter, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways…..

No really, let’s count. First there was the peanut butter waffles, then there were the dog treats (that I was tempted to eat myself…don’t tell the dog) and then there was the hot chocolate.

And that’s just the recipes I’ve shared on here. That goes no way to talk about the fact I eat it slathered on my toast almost every day of the week.

My love affair with peanut butter has been a strange one. As a child, I detested it. I hated peanuts in any shape or form, actually, and after one spoonful of cheap supermarket-brand peanut butter, I had sworn off it forever.

Peanut Butter Flapjacks - Made with coconut oil and honey instead of the usual butter and syrup |

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15 of the Coolest Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

It’s that time of year when the only thing that seems to cool you down on a hot day (and satisfy your sweet craving at the same time) is ice cream. When I was younger, Sunday afternoons at my Grandparents during the summer would always inevitably mean boxed ice cream sandwiches for dessert. You know, the supermarket ones with the wafers on the outside?

I didn’t really like them and truth be told, I’m not a big ice cream fan. When it comes to dessert, I’ll always choose a cake or cookies (or just plain old cookie sandwiches) over ice cream.

But the days of the humble store-bought ice cream sandwiches are long gone. These days, all the “cool” (sorry, couldn’t help it) kids are making their own delicious gourmet ice cream sandwiches and sometimes creating their own ice cream to wedge in the middle. These days, I’m much more likely to jump on the bandwagon of ice cream sandwiches, with not a pink wafer in sight.

Here’s 20 of the best ice cream sandwich recipes from around the web this summer.

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer

Maple, Bacon & Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwiches (via Butterlust Blog): This is like a plate of pancakes all combined in melty ice cream form. It doesn’t get much more grown up than bacon in your ice cream and it’s awesome.

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches (via The Kitchen McCabe): Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s just back up a second. Pies in ice cream sandwiches? Ice cream sandwiches made with pies? My mind just exploded.

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