Iced coffee with honey

Iced coffee with honey

10 min
This iced coffee flavoured with honey and mint is the perfect refreshment. Ideal for the mornings or a relaxing afternoon break, this chilled treat brings a sophisticated twist to the classic iced coffee. Gather your ingredients and let's make a beverage that's as enjoyable to drink as it is easy to prepare, all from the comfort of your own kitchen.


  • Brew the coffee and use it while it is still hot. Don't worry, it will be chilled later in the process!
  • Chop the mint leaves and add them to the hot coffee. Mix in the honey then let the coffee cool.
  • Mix the coffee mixture and milk in a glass with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Questions about iced coffee with honey FAQs

Below you will find the answer to the most frequently asked questions about iced coffee with honey.

Can I make this without espresso?
Definitely! Simply prepare standard coffee brewed stronger than usual. This ensures the coffee will still have a bold, rich flavour in the finished drink. As in the original recipe, add the mint and honey when hot, let the mixture cool, then refrigerate. Once cold, combine it with milk to create your finished drink. Add the milk gradually until you achieve the right balance of flavours – you may need less depending on the strength of the coffee.
What is the best way to integrate honey into the iced coffee?
To ensure the honey is fully dissolved, stir it into the hot coffee at the start of the process, until it’s completely blended in. This method prevents clumps that can be caused when adding honey to a cold liquid. If you’re making a larger volume or want to adjust the honey levels in the drink, consider preparing a honey syrup. Mix equal parts honey and warm water until the honey completely dissolves. Keep this syrup in the fridge and use it for your iced coffee to sweeten each serving to taste. For an even mix and consistent sweetness, you can also energetically shake the coffee and honey syrup together in a sealed jar.
Can I prepare honey iced coffees in advance?
Yes, you can make these delicious mint and honey iced coffees ahead of time. Brew the coffee up to two days before to deepen its flavour. Mix in the honey and mint while still hot, then chill the mixture and strain it into a sealed pitcher to keep it fresh. Refrigerate, then when needed, serve in a glass with the milk, ice and fresh mint garnish.
What are some creative ways to garnish my iced coffee?
To make your iced coffee with honey more visually appealing and tasty, try topping it with sweetened whipped cream before adding the sprig of fresh mint. You can also drizzle extra honey around the glass rim for an elegant touch and extra sweetness, or top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. For a creative and interesting twist, use crushed gingerbread as a topping and a peppermint candy cane as a practical stirring aid. These finishes elevate the drink’s appearance and add a delightful aroma with each sip.


Strong coffee, preferably espresso
100 ml
Fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp
300 ml
Crushed ice
1¼ cup
Fresh mint to garnish


Discover tips and expert advice that will take your iced coffee with honey from good to great, with each sip being as delightful and full of flavour as the next.

Quality and selection of ingredients

High-quality honey and freshly ground espresso can significantly impact the flavour of this drink. Look for local or raw honey to add distinctive floral notes and depth. Each honey variety has its own flavour, so try different ones to see which pairs best with your coffee. Selecting the freshest mint available is also key, as the leaves will add a crisp, bright flavour and aroma while serving as a beautiful, vibrantly coloured garnish.

Coffee ice cubes to maintain a robust flavour

To keep your iced coffee's espresso flavour rich, use coffee ice cubes. Brew espresso or strong coffee, let it cool, then fill ice cube trays with it. If you like a creamier drink, you can also mix the cooled coffee with milk before freezing. These coffee ice cubes enrich your drink as they melt, rather than watering it down. Store a batch in your freezer for easy convenience and enjoy a consistently strong and flavourful iced coffee every time.

Advanced techniques for a bolder mint flavour

For a more pronounced mint flavour, consider making a homemade mint-infused syrup. Simply mix equal parts honey and water in a saucepan, then toss in a generous bunch of fresh mint leaves. For added flavour, include a split vanilla pod. Heat the mixture on medium, stirring until the honey dissolves and it starts to boil. Let it simmer for a short time, then remove from the heat and allow to cool. You can either strain out the mint and vanilla or keep them in the syrup until ready to use, allowing the flavour intensity to develop further. Once it's cool, put the syrup in a sealed container and store it in the fridge for up to a week.

Adjust the coffee strength to taste

Feel free to alter the strength of the coffee to suit your personal taste and achieve a better drinking experience. If espresso's strong flavour is too overwhelming, use less espresso, regular brewed coffee or add more milk for a softer, balanced taste. If you want a stronger coffee taste, simply increase the espresso or use less milk. This flexible method lets you adjust your mint and honey iced coffee to the perfect strength for you.