20 Best Iced Elixir Recipes
When the warm weather hits, our desire for hot beverages and foods usually goes out the window. A simple, cold glass of water is an easy way to cool down, but for those of us looking for something more exciting iced elixirs can be refreshing and provide some extra health benefits at the same time. Our 20 Best Iced Elixir recipes offer a variety of delicious ways to beat the heat, without relying on excess sugar or preservatives.
Before we get to the recipes, some extra resources for crafting drinks with health benefits:
- 20 Best Dairy-Free Elixir Recipes
- DIY Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Elixirs
- 20 Powerful Herbs for Tea-Making
- Culinary Nutrition Guide to Natural Sweeteners
- How to Make Nut/Seed Milk
20 Best Iced Elixir Recipes
Cardamom Cinnamon Turmeric Iced Tea
Cardamom Cinnamon Turmeric Iced Tea by Vegan Richa
Harness the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric in this iced tea, which also includes a collection of other flavourful spices if you’re worried that the turmeric will taste too strong.
Mushroom Superfood Iced Chocolate
Mushroom Superfood Iced Chocolate by Kitchen of Youth
Mushrooms are one of our favourite superfoods and for good reason: they help to modulate the immune system and have anti-cancer properties. When combined with chocolate and put on ice, the results are magical.
Iced Lavender Dirty Chai
Iced Lavender Dirty Chai by The Almond Eater
Maximize your patio relaxation by using lavender, which is calming to the nervous system. We never would have considered pairing it with chai spices, but it’s all we can think about now!
Watermelon Kombucha Shake
Watermelon Kombucha Shake by Melissa Torio (*Culinary Nutrition Expert + CNE Program Coach)
Our resident kombucha-brewing expert combines this powerful fermented beverage with one of summer’s favourite fruits – watermelon (you can discover more ways to use watermelon here).
Matcha Protein Iced Lattes
Matcha Protein Iced Lattes by Peanut Butter and Fitness
These iced elixirs get a protein boost with collagen, an animal-based powder that not only has amazing health benefits, but also blend seamlessly into drinks.
Adaptogenic Cold Brew Cinnamon Coffee
Adaptogenic Cold Brew Cinnamon Coffee by The Simple Green
Culinary adaptogens help us adjust to stress and bring us back into balance, and we are certain this reishi-infused elixir will both calm you and make you smile. Instead of coffee, we like to use alternatives like Dandy blend or the herbal coffee substitute below.
Herbal Coffee Substitute
Herbal Coffee Substitute by The Green Creator
This recipe offers options using Dandy blend and dandelion root tea. It’s a great base for coffee-free iced elixirs and, of course, can be used for hot drinks too.
Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea
Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea by Norbert’s Kitchen
Save your pineapple cores in the freezer and use ’em to make this iced tea – this not only reduces food waste, but also pineapple cores are super high in bromelain to help with digestion. A double win!
Lemon Lime Coconut Quench
Lemon Lime Coconut Quench by Meghan Telpner (*ACN Founder + Director)
Skip the sports drinks and opt for this simple replenishing beverage, which features electrolyte-rich coconut water that will help you rehydrate and refuel.
Golden Milk Iced Latte
Golden Milk Iced Latte by Get Inspired Everyday!
Brighten your day with a little liquid sunshine. Cold, creamy and anti-inflammatory to boot – what more could you ask for?
Super Easy Charcoal Lemonade
Super Easy Charcoal Lemonade by Mindful Avocado
Give activated charcoal a try in this easy iced elixir recipe, plus learn a few extra ways you can use charcoal.
Homemade Strawberry Milk
Homemade Strawberry Milk by Sarah Bell Nutrition
Take advantage of sweet summer fruits by blending them into your favourite non-dairy milks (this technique also makes great popsicles!).
Matcha Basil Limeade
Matcha Basil Limeade by Sweet Lizzy (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
This five-ingredient recipe majorly amps up the flavour with the addition of basil. It’s the perfect patio-sipping drink!
Fruity Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea
Fruity Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea by My Modern Cookery
Fruit and mint meld in this drink to help you stay cool and keep digestion humming along nicely.
Iced Chai Lattes
Iced Chai Lattes by A Nerd Cooks
We adore these iced elixirs because you can play around with the spice ratios to customize them to your palate.
Ginger Lemon Iced Tea
Ginger Lemon Iced Tea by Ginger with Spice
A lovely mojito-like beverage that is great for supporting digestion with ginger, lemon and mint. So refreshing!
Iced Matcha Latte
Iced Matcha Latte by Healthy Laura
This hardcore matcha latte recipe lets the flavour shine by skipping the sugar, plus this post includes great tips for preparing the perfect cup of matcha.
Rainbow Superfood Nut Milks
Rainbow Superfood Nut Milks by The Hungry Herbivores
Discover how to infuse nut milks with colourful superfoods like spirulina, maca, turmeric, baobab and more.
Honeysuckle Iced Tea
Honeysuckle Iced Tea by View From Great Island
An extremely simple recipe that has a fragrant, sweet and floral flavour.
Brown Rice Horchata
Brown Rice Horchata by Pickles & Honey (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)
A whole grain and dairy-free version of the popular Latin American drink.
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