Summer Coolers ~ Iced Cocoa-Coffee

During summers this is a kind of drink I really relish, absolutely chilled cocoa coffee. Brilliant flavor. I made it the other day along with green papaya salad. Neither too strong nor mild, the smooth balance of coffee-chocolate taste and aroma with an addictive flavor made my palate crave for more. Simply irresistible, perfect summer drink.

Iced Cocoa-Coffee Recipe

Preparation: 4-5 mts & Chilling time

Serves 2-3 persons



2 cups low fat ice cold milk

1 cup hot water

1 1/4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa pwd

1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee pwd (adjust)

1 1/2 tbsps brown sugar (adjust)

2-3 drops vanilla essence

1 tbsp fresh cream (optional)

pinch of cinnamon pwd

1 Combine the cocoa pwd, instant coffee pwd, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add hot water and mix well till the sugar has dissolved completely. Cool. Add chilled milk and mix well.
2 Chill for an hour or so. Just before serving, add some cream, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder and blend till frothy. Serve chilled.

Check out versions of Iced coffee based on each region/country.

Summer Coolers ~ Iced Cocoa-Coffee

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  coffee
  •   milk


  • arthi

    looks very delicious. great recipe.

  • anusharaji

    luv the glass more πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia

    Ahhhh, refreshing, satisfying. Can I have another glass?

    Sure, Cynthia.:)

  • Mythili

    Ah ! Drool! Whoa ! Yes, your posts always elicit such superlatives from me. πŸ™‚
    Great one πŸ™‚

  • Suganya

    Love the tall glass… Perfect for summer heat.. but i make it w/o cinnamon…

  • Priti

    Hi Sailu

    Thanks for your recipe. As an avid fan of your blog and your cooking I have imprinted most of your recipes and their pictures in my mind. Staying in the UK, I browse various websites for recipes and I happened to peep into the recipes published by an online version of a Pakistani newpaper and instantly recognise the picture since most of your chicken recipes are presented in a copper vessel and the pic matches perfectly with your spicy chicken masala curry recipe. I have pasted the link below…

    What a shame that such a reputed paper has stooped so low..
    Just wanted to bring to your attention before the link stops working.

    Thank you, Priti, for informing me. It’s unfortunate.

  • shilpa

    Sailu, when we were growing up, mom used to make one cold coffee which I used to like too much even though I am not a coffee fan. Your post has brought back the fond memories. Thanks a lot. I am going to try your version today :),

  • Asha

    Phew!! At last!! Took 5 mins to open!
    I love Cold coffee,specially on a summer day.Don’t fancy chocolate much though.I love the photo Sailu.Have a great weekday.Happy Father’s day to your hubby and your dad!:))

  • Deepa

    I wish i could have this glass…Nice one

  • sukanya

    This is soooooooooo cooool……Love it…Nice picture….

  • Maninas

    mmmm the recipe sounds lovely! i might make it tonight, but decaff, as an alternative to pudding after dinner!

  • Maninas

    I just wanted to add that I am really impressed by your photos!

  • Aruna Nayak

    Quick and tasty. Wow….we loved it. I tried without cinnamon. Thanks for recipe.

  • Arpitha

    Hi Sailu,
    I visit your blog often and admire your photography. Do you mind sharing the make of your camera? Do you use any photographic lighting accessories when shooting? Have you taken any photography courses? Please let me know.


    Thank you, Arpita. I use a DSC-W7 Sony digi cam. I take all my pictures in natural light, most of the time before noon, sometimes during late afternoon too but never after 4 p.m. I havenÒ€ℒt taken any courses.

  • Linda

    Looks marvelous, Sailaja!

  • Padma

    Was very yummy. My husband said tastes like starbucks. A little strong and we added a little more sugar than was recommended. Really yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

  • sumitha

    Dear Sailu, I have just had a Sailu special week here in my home. First I made pesarattu, this ice coffee, then yesterday night pepper chicken and today morning coconut coriander chutney. What do I say Sailu, they were all just flawless! I really look forward to more recipes from you and can’t thank you enough!
    I wish immensely that you would soon post a chicken/mutton biryani recipe. I read that it is your most fav food too.
    I love reading your Ayurvedic posts too. Do share more such tips with us. I was amazed reading about the drumstick trees usefulness too!

    Your most welcome, Sumitha. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipes. I prepare quite a few versions of biryani but haven’t blogged biryani yet. Will definitely post a biryani recipe.

  • Nina

    Hey Sailu,
    Do you know if instant coffee is sold in American stores? If so what brand?

    Appreciate your time.

    Nina, I’m not sure since I don’t live in US.

  • Nina

    Thanks for writing back. I should check with my friends who are coffee lovers. I am not a great coffee fan, but your recipe and the pictures are very tempting to attempt:). Great work!

  • Stella

    Hey Sailu,

    Gr8 blog… hv bn a silent visitor till now but just cudnt sit quiet anymore.. great going… great work..


  • Tara

    Hi Sailu–

    Quick question: how long do you think the iced coffee will keep after it’s all mixed together? I’m a college student and I’m sharing my kitchen with about 20 other people right now, so I can’t make this yummy coffee every day πŸ™ and I’d like to make a big batch and then keep it in the fridge.

    • Sailu

      Tara, I’d suggest you combine the dry ingredients like cocoa, coffee pwd, brown sugar and cinnamon pwd, add hot water and allow them to combine well till sugar is dissolved. Cool and freeze. When you need some iced coffee, remove, blend a part of this with chilled milk and follow rest of the procedure. You can do without vanilla since it has cinnamon in it. Hope it helps. πŸ™‚