Most Popular Iced Coffee Drinks Around the World

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Coffee lovers agree that their passion is more than a beverage. For years, the drink has shaped the history and culture of many people and economies around the world. Iced coffee is a popular variation that’s quickly rising to become a global sensation.

Coffee lovers agree that their passion is more than a beverage. For years, the drink has shaped the history and culture of many people and economies around the world. Iced coffee is a popular variation that’s quickly rising to become a global sensation.

Iced coffee is a popular drink that’s mostly enjoyed during summer. It’s considered a great way to get a caffeine kick while keeping the body cool in hot weather. 

True to our commitment to bringing you the best coffee in the world, we analyzed Google search data in English and local languages to compile a list of the most popular iced coffee drinks around the world.

Key Findings: Iced Coffee Drink Preferences

  • Frappe emerges as a widely popular choice across different continents, with 35 countries naming it as their most preferred iced coffee drink.

  • Some countries have a preference for unique or regional variations, such as eiskaffee in Austria, mazagran in France and Portugal, Spanish latte in Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, and iced latte in Thailand.

  • Majority English-speaking countries seem to have a preference for more flavored iced coffee options, such as the iced vanilla latte.

  • The Spanish latte is the most preferred iced coffee drink served in the Middle Eastern region. Countries like Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates simply love it.

  • Eiskaffee and mazagran made the bottom two iced coffee variations on our list. 

  • Eiskaffee is a curious coffee variation made using vanilla ice cream, chilled coffee and topped with whipped cream.

  • Mazagran originated in Algeria. It’s a tart and tangy drink that’s diluted and served cold in a glass.

Mapping Global Iced Coffee Preferences

The Most Popular Iced Coffee in Every Country

Iced coffee preferences are as diverse as the cultures of the people who prefer them. The list below shows the popular iced coffee drinks by country. You’ll notice that frappe took the day and is the most searched-for iced coffee drink in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America.

CountriesMost popular iced coffee drink
AlbaniaFrappe
ArgentinaFrappe
AustraliaIced vanilla latte
AustriaEiskaffee
BangladeshFrappe
BelgiumFrappuccino
BoliviaFrappe
BrazilCold brew
BulgariaIced vanilla latte
CanadaIced vanilla latte
ChileFrappuccino
ColombiaFrappe
Costa RicaFrappe
CroatiaIced vanilla latte
CyprusFrappe
Czech RepublicCold brew
DenmarkFrappe
Dominican RepublicFrappe
EcuadorFrappe
EgyptFrappuccino
EstoniaFrappe
FinlandFrappe
FranceMazagran
GermanyEiskaffee
GreeceFrappe
GuatemalaFrappe
HondurasFrappe
Hong KongCold brew
HungaryFrappe and Iced vanilla latte
IcelandIced vanilla latte
IndiaFrappe
IndonesiaCold brew
IrelandIced vanilla latte
ItalyFrappe
JamaicaFrappuccino
JapanFrappuccino
JordanFrappuccino
KenyaFrappe
KuwaitFrappuccino
LebanonFrappuccino
LuxembourgIced vanilla latte
MalaysiaSpanish Latte
MaltaFrappe
MauritiusFrappe
MexicoFrappe
MoroccoFrappuccino
NetherlandsFrappe
New ZealandIced vanilla latte
NicaraguaFrappe
NigeriaFrappuccino
NorwayCold brew
OmanSpanish latte
PakistanFrappe
PanamaFrappe
ParaguayFrappe
PeruFrappe
PhilippinesFrappe
PolandCold brew
PortugalMazagran
QatarSpanish latte
RomaniaFrappe
Saudi ArabiaSpanish latte
SerbiaIced vanilla latte
SingaporeCold brew and Spanish latte
South AfricaIced vanilla latte
South KoreaFrappe
SpainFrappe
SwedenIced vanilla latte
SwitzerlandFrappe
TaiwanFrappe
ThailandIced latte
Trinidad and TobagoFrappuccino
TurkeyCold brew
United Arab EmiratesSpanish latte
United KingdomIced vanilla latte
United StatesIced vanilla latte
UruguayFrappe
VenezuelaFrappuccino

Frappe has stolen the hearts of many coffee lovers, emerging as the most preferred iced coffee drink in 35 countries. Iced coffee latte, frappuccino, cold brew coffee and Spanish latte took the remaining top five spots. Let’s take a closer look at each of these drinks and why they’re so popular.

Iced coffee drinks# of most popular iced coffee drinks
Frappe35
Iced vanilla latte14
Frappuccino12
Cold brew8
Spanish latte6
Eiskaffee2
Mazagran2

Frappe

Thirty five countries name frappe as their favorite cold coffee type. It’s a French coffee drink that’s made of espresso shots mixed with cold water, cold milk, sugar and ice cubes. Instead of being stirred, the mixture is beaten, shaken or blended to combine the ingredients and produce a delicious, frothy and icy drink. The trick is to beat it until the ice is crushed into slushy and foam forms.

Greek Frappe Recipe Ingredients

Once the drink is ready, it is served in a tall glass with a whipped cream layer and sweet syrup drizzled on top. There are multiple variations of frappe too, with some coffee drinkers using instant coffee instead of straight espresso shots. Another variation that’s popular in Bulgaria uses soda instead of water.

Coffee drinkers love frappes for their creamy, luscious and smooth consistency. It’s best enjoyed immediately after it’s made. Some people consider frappes and Frappuccinos to be the same thing, but that’s not true. Frappuccino is literally an iced cappuccino. We’ll talk more about it a little later on. 

Iced Vanilla Latte

Iced vanilla lattes are popular coffee drinks made by mixing milk, espresso and vanilla syrup. The drink is then served over ice cubes. Emerging second on our list, iced vanilla lattes are loved in 14 countries across the globe. These include Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Luxembourg, Iceland, New Zealand, the U.S. and the U.K. 

The Italian word “latte” translates to “milk” in English. This means that any latte drink should include milk in order to use that name. Though the milk in a hot latte is frothed to guarantee the latte consistency and taste, iced latte milk isn’t. It is added as is.

Few people will take a hot coffee drink when temperatures are soaring outside. Iced vanilla lattes offer a sweet alternative while still providing the desired kick.

Frappuccino

As mentioned earlier, a Frappuccino is not a frappe. It is made using strong brewed coffee to achieve its bold flavor. It is then blended with milk, sweeteners, ice, syrups, sugar and any other flavor of choice. Whipped cream and chocolate shavings are also added as a delicious garnishing accent at the top. 

Consequently, a Frappuccino is sweeter than a frappe and packs more calories. But hey, isn’t it good to enjoy the sweeter side of life from time to time? Frappuccinos are popular in 12 countries including Belgium, Chile, Egypt, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Trinidad and Tobago.

People love Frappuccinos because they’re sweet (of course) and come in many different flavors. In other words, there’s something for everyone, whether you love a nutty, chocolatey or minty taste to your drink. Mocha, caramel and java chip Frappuccinos are a few popular variations.

Cold Brew

Cold brew coffee took fourth place on our list and is loved in eight countries across the globe. Ironically, this cold coffee drink doesn’t live up to its name in terms of how it’s made. Allow us to explain. Brewing refers to mixing coarse ground coffee with boiling water. However, cold brew is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for 12-24 hours. 

Making cold brew in a mason jar

It should therefore be called cold infusion or cold steeped coffee. But that doesn’t sound as catchy as cold brew, so the name remains. This infusion allows the coffee grounds to slowly release their flavor, aroma and essential oils, resulting in an aromatic, chocolatey, low-acidity flavor profile.

Cold brew is the preferred coffee drink in countries like Brazil, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Poland, Norway and Singapore. Surprisingly, this coffee beverage is also popular in Turkey, outdoing the famous Turkish coffee on its home ground.

Spanish Latte

The Spanish latte rounds up our list of the top five most loved iced coffees globally. It’s a delicious, creamy drink made of an espresso shot mixed with sweetened condensed milk and milk. It is popular in six countries, including Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

People love Spanish lattes because although they’re sweeter than regular lattes, but aren’t as sweet as the common flavored lattes. For coffee lovers who prefer additional body to their Spanish latte, using textured milk is a good option.

Coffee culture is huge in the Spanish-speaking world. Therefore, Spanish coffee utilizes high-quality coffee beans to bring out the rich taste we all love. The Spanish latte is famous for the balance it offers. This results from the ingredient ratio used; one part freshly ground beans, one part condensed milk and one part milk.

Methodology & Sources

Our team considered various chilled coffee types and conducted an in-depth analysis of Google search data in both English and various native languages. We then identified the most popular chilled coffee drink in each country, compiled results into a comprehensive list, and analyzed frequency to determine overall popularity.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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Hi! My name is Arne. Having spent years working as a barista I'm now on a mission to bring more good coffee to the people. To that end, my team and I provide you with a broad knowledge base on the subject of coffee.

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