Cool Down This Summer With Creative Iced Coffee

When it comes to beating the heat, sometimes a summer day calls for an extra boost beyond sipping on a cool glass of lemonade. When you need a caffeine kick, check out the best iced coffees Long Island has to offer.

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Roast Coffeehouse — Vanilla Honeysuckle Latte

A seasonal favorite at Pulse headquarters, this iced latte from Patchogue staple Roast Coffeehouse has a sweet twist on an afternoon kick. Stop in for this yummy drink, which includes a honey drizzle base and a pump of vanilla mixed with milk and espresso. For an extra vanilla twist, substitute the whole milk base for vanilla almond milk. Click to go

Crazy Beans — Sunkissed Latte

What better way to brighten up your day than with a “Sunkissed” Latte from Crazy Beans? The brunch time fave across the Island has a great selection of perennial and special seasonal lattes served hot, iced or blended. Personally, I’d prefer the latter two these summer months, and this seasonal special in particular—a salted caramel and coconut latte served in a handled mason jar and topped to the skies with whipped cream, sprinkles and a caramel drizzle—is sure to put a sunny smile on your face. Click to go

Hampton Coffee Company — Cappuccino FREEZE

Nothing cools you down on a hot Hamptons weekend quite like a FREEZE from Hampton Coffee Company. The simple yet tasty drink blends together two espresso shots with milk and ice to create a delicious afternoon treat. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, the classic Cappuccino FREEZE can be blended with any of the coffeehouse’s syrups for the likes of a mocha or vanilla freeze. Click to go

Babylon Bean — Funky Monkey

In a bit of a mid-day funk? Babylon’s resident coffeehouse has a pick-me-up that will have you going bananas. The iced Funky Monkey mocha is the perfect blend of chocolate and banana for a tasty treat on a hot summer day. And Babylon isn’t the only place you’ll find this bev served up—the Bean brand has locations in Bay Shore and (newly opened!) Patchogue. Click to go

Southdown Coffee — Granita

Think back to those summer days of sipping on a refreshing slushee from a certain convenience store, only with a new grown-up twist. The Granita from Southdown Coffee is “a sweetened coffee slightly slush” topped with whipped cream according to its Instagram. The delectable drink is only available at the Oyster Bay location at the moment, but it is so worth the trip. Click to go