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Lemon Iced Coffee Drink Recipe

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Coffee and the summery scents of lemon are more compatible than you think. The sweet scent of the citrus fruit and its tangy acidity elevates coffee’s robust flavor, especially when served over ice. This authentic thirst-quenching goodie is as easy to make as it sounds, and it’s crazy popular in summer.

This easy recipe makes a glass of chilled lemon iced coffee but make as many as your heart desires. You only need five ingredients, including ice, and a few minutes of your time. The result, though, is bottomless refreshment. Here’s what you need to know.

Lemon Iced Coffee Drink Recipe

Why Make Lemon Iced Coffee Drinks?

Lemon juice is nutritious and an all-natural immune booster. Enjoying a splash of the tangy juice every day is a sure way to stay healthy in many ways. What better than drinking lemon juice in your cup of coffee? Besides, drinking cold coffee with lemon is not dissimilar to drinking black tea with citrus juice, and that’s a tradition that goes back for centuries.

If you like lemonades, you’ll love this coffee drink; you’ll like it if you’re into iced coffee as well! Let’s just say this one’s the best of two worlds, and it’s the perfect drink for warm spring and summer evenings. Of course, there’s no reason not to start the day with this citrusy delight any time of year.

What Goes Into a Lemon Iced Coffee Drink?

Lemon is acidic, and so is coffee. To prevent ending with a drink too tart to enjoy, use cold brew coffee, which is fruity and intense but not particularly acidic.

You’ll also need granulated sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener; even zero-calorie sweeteners will work. Use fresh lemon and not the stuff in a bottle, and garnish your lemon iced coffee with a few lemon slices for extra aromatics and visual impact.

If you don’t know how to make cold brew coffee, you’ll find a few handy recipes on this site. The infused coffee is a game-changer, and you can do much more than lemon iced coffee with it!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy122 cal




To make cold brew, combine four parts of water with one part of ground coffee and steep at room temperature for 24 hours. Keep in the fridge.


To make a lemon iced coffee, pour the cold brew coffee over a glass filled with fresh ice.


Add the lemon juice and sweetener — stir to combine.


Garnish with a lemon wheels and enjoy.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories122
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.5 g78 g0.64%
  • Saturated Fat0.5 g20 g2.5%
  • Sodium15 mg2300 mg0.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate29.5 g275 g10.73%
  • Dietary Fiber0.2 g28 g0.71%
  • Total Sugars29.5 g
  • Protein0.7 g50 g1.4%
  • Calcium8 mg1300 mg0.62%
  • Potassium157 mg4700 mg3.34%
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