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Easy and Refreshing Iced Coffee Soda Recipe

This Iced Coffee Soda Recipe is so good, you’ll find yourself craving it at all hours of the day (and night). I kid you not, I woke up at 3am yesterday wondering if it was time for my hit of coffee soda. The only thing better than the taste is how easy this is to make. You don’t need fancy espresso machines or any fake sweet flavors – this easy refreshing alternative to fancy coffee drinks will keep you cool on hot summer days. And you’ll probably find you love it on cold days too.

Coffee Soda in a clear glass topped with cold foam.

If you like coffee drinks, be sure to check out our other coffee drink recipes. My teens developed a love of expensive coffee shop drinks, so we’ve spent all summer mastering these recipes at home! Be sure to check out our Sugar Cookie Latte and the Caramel Brulee Latte and see all of our drinks recipes here.

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WHAT IS COFFEE SODA?

Coffee soda is the combination of your favorite coffee mixed with club soda. It can mimic the taste and smoothness of nitro coffee (without the need to infuse anything with nitrogen). While you can add coffee flavor or coffee syrup (or even maple syrup), most people find that there is no extra flavor or added sugar needed – which can be great if you’re counting calories.

INGREDIENTS

Cold Brew and Club Soda - Ingredients for Iced Coffee Soda

Check out these simple ingredients – see why we love this drink so much?

Coffee

use any coffee that you love. We use store bought cold-brew coffee, but you could use espresso shots, regular coffee made in your french press or good old drip coffee. Some people even like to use instant coffee or decaf coffee. It really is all about personal preference.

Club Soda

You can also use soda water, seltzer water, flavored sparkling water or your favorite carbonated soda. We definitely recommend giving club soda a try first though.

Ice Cubes

Are you a true coffee lover? Some people go the extra mile and make coffee ice cubes (yup – they’re making coffee at home and then freezing it into ice cube trays. This will really enhance the coffee taste.

Optional: Sweetener

You can use a splash of simple syrup or maple syrup if you need to make this a little bit sweet. We didn’t find it necessary.

Optional: Splash of cream.

We actually like to make cold foam using cold Skim Milk to take this to the next level.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ice in a clear glass.

Step 1 – In a tall glass, add ice, coffee and club soda.

Coffee Soda in a clear glass.

Step 2 – Add optional sweetener and mix well.

Coffee Soda in a clear glass topped with cold foam.

Step 3 – Add optional cold foam.

Coffee Soda in a clear glass topped with cold foam.

Step 4 – Enjoy!

Hint: Don’t have a frother? Pour skim milk into an airtight container and shake well for 30 seconds. Let sit for another 30 seconds. Boom – you have cold foam.

TOP TIPS

Want to serve this simple recipe to a crowd? This is easily replicated in big batches by mixing in a large pitcher, and it’s a great option for a summer brunch.

VARIATIONS

After you’ve tried this recipe with club soda, get creative and mix it up. Not only can you use different types of coffee (Hazelnut on a fall day sounds divine), you can also substitute the club soda for your favorite soda. Ginger ale is a favorite at our house, but you could also try Coke, Pepsi or even Dr. Pepper.

Want to go super crazy? Add a scoop of ice cream at the very end. Talk about making it a summer to remember!

FAQ

What’s the deal with coffee soda?

Coffee soda is this awesome drink where you mix coffee with bubbly club soda. It’s like a mashup of coffee vibes and soda fizz.

How do you even make coffee soda?

Making coffee soda is a breeze! You brew up some strong coffee, let it cool down, then mix it up with club soda or carbonated water. Toss in some sweeteners or flavors if you’re feeling fancy.

Can I just use any type of coffee for coffee soda?

Yup, you’ve got options! Cold brew, espresso, regular brewed coffee—take your pick. Just make sure it’s nice and strong to hold up against the bubbles.

Can I jazz up my coffee soda with some sweetness?

Totally! Sprinkle in some sugar, syrups, or honey to give your coffee soda a sweet twist. You’re the boss of your flavor game. (I would definitely give our sugar cookie simple syrup a try!)

Can you get all creative with flavors in coffee soda?

Oh, absolutely! Vanilla, caramel, chocolate—go wild with flavorings. You can even throw in some cinnamon or other spices for that extra pizzazz.

Is coffee soda gonna give me a caffeine kick?

You betcha! The caffeine from the coffee hangs out in your coffee soda, ready to give you that energy boost you’re after.

Can I chill with decaf coffee soda?

Absolutely! If you’re not up for the caffeine buzz, roll with decaf coffee for your soda. You’ll still get that coffee taste, minus the jitters.

Is coffee soda a thing people are into?

Oh yeah, for sure! It’s become a hit in some circles as this cool way to enjoy coffee in a fizzy form. Different strokes for different folks, you know?

Can I grab ready-to-go coffee soda at the store?

Some fancy spots might have it, but coffee soda is often a DIY thing. Brew your coffee, fizz it up with club soda—ta-da, you’re the coffee soda master!

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Coffee Soda in a clear glass topped with cold foam.

Easy and Refreshing Iced Coffee Soda Recipe

This Iced Coffee Soda Recipe is so good, you’ll find yourself craving it at all hours of the day (and night). I kid you not, I woke up at 3am yesterday wondering if it was time for my hit of coffee soda. The only thing better than the taste is how easy this is to make. You don’t need fancy espresso machines or any fake sweet flavors – this easy refreshing alternative to fancy coffee drinks will keep you cool on hot summer days. And you’ll probably find you love it on cold days too.

  • Total Time: 4 min
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • Equal parts coffee and club soda
  • 1/4 cup skim milk (to make cold foam) – optional
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup or maple syrup – optional
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Fill a large glass with ice.
  2. Add equal parts coffee and club soda.
  3. Add in optional sweetener.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Add cold foam if desired and enjoy!

Notes

COFFEE

Use any coffee that you love. We use store bought cold-brew coffee, but you could use espresso shots, regular coffee made in your french press or good old drip coffee. Some people even like to use instant coffee or decaf coffee. It really is all about personal preference.

SODA

You can also use soda water, seltzer water, flavored sparkling water or your favorite carbonated soda. We definitely recommend giving club soda a try first though.

ICE CUBES

Are you a true coffee lover? Some people go the extra mile and make coffee ice cubes (yup – they’re making coffee at home and then freezing it into ice cube trays. This will really enhance the coffee taste.

HOW TO MAKE COLD FOAM

Place 1/4 cup cold skim milk in an airtight container and shake for 30 seconds. Let set for 30 additional seconds. Spoon or pour on top of drink. OR, if you have a frother, froth for 30 seconds or until it’s nice and frothy.

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min

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