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11 Awesome Iced Coffee Upgrades To Try This Summer

Even if you love iced coffee, you might not be an experienced iced coffee drinker. For the ultimate upgrade, mix in Kahlúa Salted Caramel to make it into a real iced coffee — and try these other amazing upgrades, brought to you by Kahlúa!

1. Homemade Coffee Syrup

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Homemade simple syrups mix into iced coffee magically, and they add a unique flavor! For vanilla bean, blackberry, cinnamon, and almond syrup recipes, visit How Sweet It Is.

2. Coffee-flavored Ice Cubes

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Freeze leftover coffee for ice cubes that won't water down your drink. And for an even cuter option, use this coffee bean ice cube tray.

3. A DIY To-go Cup for Your Coffee

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This adorable mason jar to-go cup is the perfect accessory to upgrade your homemade iced coffee. Find out how it's done at Fine + Feathered.

4. An Exotic Flavor Stir-in

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Step up your iced coffee game by making coffee with an unusual flavor combo like orange and cardamom. Find out how to do it yourself at 10th Kitchen.

5. A Scoop of Ice Cream

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Make an iced coffee float — a divine way to improve regular iced coffee!

6. Brown Sugar

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Swap out white sugar for brown sugar. It dissolves better in cold beverages and will add a hint of caramel.

7. Thai Flavors

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Update your coffee with a Thai twist. Find out how to make it at Steamy Kitchen.

8. Fun and Colorful Straws

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Taking your iced coffee to the next level can be as simple as adding a colorful straw. Get them in a variety of colors on Etsy.

9. Condensed Milk

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Condensed milk is already sweet, so you can skip the sugar altogether with this yummy addition.

10. A Sprig of Fresh Mint

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If you're feeling really indulgent, add a spoonful of chocolate syrup too.

11. Whipped Cream

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It doesn't need to be a special occasion to top off a regular iced coffee with a dollop of creamy whipped cream!

And if you’re feeling a bit naughty, upgrade your virgin iced coffee with a few splashes of Kahlúa Salted Caramel.

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