Iced-Coffees to Elevate Your Caffeine Fix This Summer

Skip that summertime sadness with the perfect antidote to balmy afternoons spent quarantined/ self-isolating indoors. Homemade cold brew.

For those wondering – cold brew coffee is sweeter, smoother and far more flavourful than regular hot-brewed coffee (and without any of its bitterness too!), as the coffee grounds haven’t been exposed to a high temperature.

Our good friends over at  KCROASTERS have shared their expertise below to help us brew our own batch at home, with handy equipment we have lying around in the kitchen. What’s more, they’re also letting us in on their creative recipes for stirring up deliciously-different cold-brew iced coffees. Vietnamese Vegan Iced Latte or Dulce de Leche anyone?

Cold Brew

Take about 55-60 grams of coffee in a jar/bottle. Fill it with 650 ml of room temperature water. Let it sit at room temperature (not refrigerator) for 24 hours. Filter this with a chalni/ sieve, pour it over ice and enjoy! You could also simply add milk and serve on ice if you’re thirsty for an iced latte.

All photo credits: KC Roasters

Vegan Vietnamese Cold Brew Latte



  • Cold brew (homemade or KCROASTERS COLDBREW®, if you can get your hands on one of their prized bottles)
  • Homemade coconut condensed milk 
  • Your choice of dairy-free mylk (soy, almond, oat etc.) 

To make homemade coconut condensed milk

Ingredients: Coconut milk & raw sugar 

Steps: Place ingredients in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly until contents have reduced by half. Cool and store in a squeeze bottle


  • Add your cold brew, coconut condensed milk and mylk together in a shaker. Shake well and serve on ice.
  • For a non-vegan version, simply replace the coconut condensed milk with regular condensed milk!

Dulce De Leche (Blended Drink)


  • Cold brew (homemade or KCROASTERS COLDBREW®)
  • Almond milk
  • Homemade Dulce De Leche
  • One pinch sea salt
  • 6-7 ice cubes

How to prepare: Dulce De Leche 

  • Stir 4 cups milk and 1 1/4 cups sugar together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until caramelized and thickened, about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. (skim away any foam that forms during simmering). 
  • After about an hour, stir more often as milk caramelizes, to avoid burning.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Transfer to a bowl to cool. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


  • Now add all the ingredients together in a blender, blend together and enjoy!

Cold Brew Tonic


  • Cold brew (homemade or KCROASTERS COLDBREW®)
  • Tonic water
  • Simple Syrup
  • Garnish as preferred (you can use orange, lemon, rosemary etc to add flavour to your drink)


  •  In a tall glass, add your cold brew and simple syrup, stir them together
  • Top with tonic water 
  • Garnish with your preferred ingredient (If you are using an orange or lemon, squeeze fresh juice in your glass and top it with a slice)
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KCROASTERS is the brainchild of an international trio of coffee lovers – Sidhartha Marchant (from India), Clement Sissia (from France) and Shanon D’Souza (from Australia). Tucked away in the bylanes of Chuim Village in Khar, their cosy café constellates around a large Probat machine roasting an artisanal variety of organic beans from Badra (Chikmanglur) to Marvahulla (Nilgiris).

Discover more of their story & high-grade coffee products at: | You can also order in their coffee via @scootsyit@swiggyindia & @zomatoin.

We’d love to hear from you! Do let us know if you try this recipe – you can leave a comment below and/ or tag us in your delicious creations on Instagram @the_foodiediaries.

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