Dalgona coffee has been making a buzz in the online world and thousands of coffee-loving households. But if you’re one to go against the trends (or simply loves coffee), you might want to give these coffee recipes a try instead.

6 Classic and New Blends to Add to Your Coffee Recipe Book

1. Japanese Iced Coffee Recipe

What makes Japanese iced coffee different from other brews is the holy combination of ice and hot water. The very basic steps include:

  • Pouring hot water on coffee grounds. This brings out the aroma and enhances the flavor.
  • Pouring hot coffee directly on ice cubes. The coldness locks the flavor and aroma by flash chilling.


  • 30 g coffee beans (Any will do but this recipe recommends light to medium roast.)
  • 1.5 cups hot water, plus 4 more teaspoons (Note: Do not use boiling hot water as this will burn the coffee and kill the aroma and flavors.)
  • 150 g ice cubes


  1. Wet the filter and dump out the water from the cup.
  2. Grind the coffee beans.
  3. Add the ground coffee into the filter.
  4. Following the round shape of the filter, pour about 4 teaspoons of hot water onto the coffee grounds in a circular motion. Steep for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour 1.5 cups more of hot water onto the coffee grounds.
  6. Pour your coffee mixture directly over the ice in your glass.

2. Bulletproof Coffee (aka Keto Coffee)

Bulletproof coffee is a rich, creamy coffee drink loaded with healthy fats from grass-fed butter and MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil. Ever heard of the keto diet? This recipe takes part in that!



  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt


  1. Mix ingredients in a blender. Pulse until you have a smooth, creamy texture.
  2. Serve!

3. Cold Brew Coffee and Soda Float Recipe

Get a delicious dessert and a refreshing coffee drink when you make this coffee and soda float. It’s the best of two worlds: sweets and aroma.


  • 1 cup ground coffee beans
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
  • coffee or ice cubes

Optional toppings:

  • toasted coconut shavings
  • melted chocolate


  1. Make the cold brew by adding coffee grounds and water to a large mason jar (A pitcher or bowl will do if you don’t have one.). Cover and leave overnight in the fridge.
  2. Take out the next day. Strain the brew using a coffee filter.
  3. Add ice cubes or coffee ice in a glass. Then, pour your cold brew directly over the; fill half of the glass.
  4. Add the two shots of espresso and club soda and stir.
  5. Scoop the ice cream on top. You can push it down, and stir it in—up to you!
  6. If you want to add bit more sweetness, top your cold brew float with toasted coconut shavings and chocolate syrup!

4. Homemade Navajo Coffee

Some would refer to Navajo coffee as “hard times coffee” or “survival coffee” because it was popular in indigenous households when families depended on government rations. They didn’t know how to make use of coffee and wheat flour and so, they made their own ways. One of the resulting recipes is this thickened coffee recipe.


  • toasted wheat flour (You can use as much as you want but this recipe used a pan-fry full.)
  • 2 tablespoons coffee powder or grounds
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • sugar


  1. Toast wheat flour in a frying pan. Mix using a spatula to prevent the formation of lumps. Keep mixing until it turns brown. Once done, set aside.
  2. In a coffee jar, add two tablespoons of coffee grounds or powder.
  3. Boil three cups of water.
  4. Pour boiling water over the coffee powder or grounds. Stir.
  5. Add as many scoops of toasted wheat flour to your coffee as you want. The goal is to have a thick consistency. Stir.
  6. Add sugar to sweeten.

5. Korean Style Coffee (Naeng-keopi)

Korean coffee is simple and sweet. This recipe from Maangchi is the refreshing and iced kind and is perfect for the summer heat. You can make use of Korean brands for your ingredients (Maxim coffee and Prima creamer) to achieve authentic Korean taste. But if you have no way of acquiring them at the moment, you can use any brand.


  • 1 tablespoon coffee grounds
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons coffee creamer
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • crushed ice


  1. Combine coffee grounds, creamer, honey, and water in a shaker or sealable jar. Cover and shake well.
  2. Pour into a glass then, add ice cubes.
  3. Stir well and enjoy!

6. Iced Coffee Lemonade

If you’re down to try anything “coffee,” this is a coffee recipe you shouldn’t miss: coffee with a zesty hint.


  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of honey or any sweetener
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Optional garnish:

  • lemon slices


  1. Mix the ingredients in a glass. Garnish with lemon slices.
  2. Serve!

Put these coffee recipes to test and see which works best with your taste buds, morning mood, or afternoon grind. Enjoy!