It's Iced Coffee Season! 6 Refreshing DIY Recipes To Try

This was originally published on April 8, 2015.

Just this morning, I met a friend for coffee before heading into the office. Having gotten there before her, I sleepily ordered a cappuccino and sipped on it while waiting, but something didn't feel right...Lo and behold, a few short minutes later, she pulled up a chair and stuck a straw into her plastic cup of cold brew. Dang-it, I thought. Should've gotten iced.

Iced coffee season is in full swing, and if ever was there a time to drink up, it is now.

So, if you're a DIY coffee consumer, here are 6 genius ways to embrace the season. From a bubbly twist to a full-on caffeinated shake, keep these recipe ideas in your back pocket for warmer days ahead, and give Starbucks a run for its money.