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
Mushroom Superfood Iced Chocolate
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
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
Matcha Protein Iced Lattes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Give activated charcoal a try in this easy iced elixir recipe, plus learn a few extra ways you can use charcoal.
Homemade Strawberry Milk
Take advantage of sweet summer fruits by blending them into your favourite non-dairy milks (this technique also makes great popsicles!).
Matcha Basil Limeade
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
Fruit and mint meld in this drink to help you stay cool and keep digestion humming along nicely.
Iced Chai Lattes
We adore these iced elixirs because you can play around with the spice ratios to customize them to your palate.
Ginger Lemon Iced Tea
A lovely mojito-like beverage that is great for supporting digestion with ginger, lemon and mint. So refreshing!
Iced Matcha Latte
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
Discover how to infuse nut milks with colourful superfoods like spirulina, maca, turmeric, baobab and more.
Honeysuckle Iced Tea
An extremely simple recipe that has a fragrant, sweet and floral flavour.
Brown Rice Horchata
A whole grain and dairy-free version of the popular Latin American drink.