Iced coffee with Ice Cream is a delightful drink that combines the best of the creamy goodness of ice cream and the rich flavor of coffee.
If you prefer traditional dairy milk or opt for a milk alternative, like almond or oat milk, this icy beverage accommodates a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences.
Also, whipping up this iced coffee with ice cream is simple and quick, making it the best little treat for summer days.
This cold coffee drink offers a delightful fusion of coffee and an ice cream shake, taking the beverage to a whole new level of indulgence.
Every now and then, I’ll treat myself to a Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Yup, I splurge on coffee drinks. But, most days, if I want a little treat that is beyond black coffee I’ll make it at home.
So when I was making my coffee with creamer the other day, the idea of incorporating ice cream crossed my mind, and I stopped dead in my tracks. Oh, what a splendid combination it would be – the rich darkness of coffee with the luscious creaminess of ice cream. The best part of this drink is that you can use your preferred milk and ice cream, allowing you to create your own perfect blend.
How to Make Iced Coffee with Ice Cream
What I love about this recipe is that it tastes gourmet, yet it’s so simple to make. In just a couple of minutes, you have the perfect cool creamy coffee drink.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Strong Coffee adds a bold and robust flavor, providing the foundation for the entire drink.
- Whole Milk frothed adds a creamy and luxurious texture, enhancing the richness of the beverage.
- Agave Syrup contributes a natural sweetness that complements the coffee without overpowering it.
- Salted Caramel Syrup infuses a delightful hint of saltiness, elevating the drink with a harmonious blend of sweet and savory notes.
- Fudge Caramel Vanilla Ice Cream introduces a decadent and velvety element, transforming the iced coffee into a delectable dessert-like treat.
- Chocolate Syrup enhances the iced coffee with ice cream with a cocoa flavor, adding sweetness and a chocolaty twist to the beverage.
- Cookie Crumbs add a little sweetness and crunch to the coffee drink.
Products I used:
- Coffee Maker
- Beautiful Crystal Glasses
- Milk Frother
- French Press
- Ghiradelli Chocolate Syrup
- Ben and Jerry’s Americone Dream Ice Cream
- Torani Salted Caramel
Coffee With Ice Cream Instructions:
This recipe makes two glasses that are 11 ounces each.
Step 1 – Make Coffee
You can make a carafe of freshly brewed coffee, or you can make instant coffee or espresso. Let the coffee cool in the fridge. If you don’t want to wait for the coffee to cool, add some ice to it and drain off any until melt ice before making your drink.
Step 2 – Froth Milk
I frothed whole milk in a Pyrex measuring cup. I used a handheld frother. Whip it for a minute or two, and it will double in size.
Don’t forget to take a look at the tips I’ve got for milk frothing down below.
Step 3 – Build a Drink
Pour your coffee into a glass tumbler. Add the salted caramel syrup and mix well. Fill until it is 3/4 full. Add a couple of dollops of frothed cream. Add some small scoops of ice cream.
Step 4 – Top with Chocolate Syrup
Top with chocolate syrup and cookie crumbs if you like.
Iced Coffee with Ice Cream
- 12 ounces coffee
- 1 tbsp salted caramel syrup Optional
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ cup ice cream
- 2 tbsp agave syrup
- cookie crumbs This is optional, so add as much as you like
- chocolate syrup This is optional, so add as much as you like
- You can make a carafe of freshly brewed coffee, or you can make instant coffee or espresso. Let the coffee cool in the fridge. If you don’t want to wait for the coffee to cool, add some ice and then make sure to drain off any until melted ice before making your drink.
- I frothed whole milk in a Pyrex measuring cup. I used a handheld frother. Whip it for a minute or two, and it will double in size.Make sure to check out my frothing tips.
Build Your Drink
- Pour your coffee into a glass tumbler. Add the salted caramel syrup and mix well. Fill until it is 3/4 full. Add a couple of dollops of frothed cream. Add some small scoops of ice cream.
Add Toppings (optional)
- Top with cookie crumbs and chocolate syrup if you like.
Tips on How to Cool Your Coffee
- Make a strong cup of coffee, and then add some ice.
- Place the coffee in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Buy already brewed coffee in the grocery store.
Frothing Milk Tips
Not all milk is created equal when it comes to frothing.
So, if you have milk that doesn’t froth, just add it directly to your coffee. In the end, it’s best to experiment with the milk choices firsthand. I gave Nutpod, which contains coconut milk and almond, a try, but unfortunately, it didn’t froth at all.
Also, when I frothed my whole milk for the first time, it was perfect! But the second time around, when I tried to froth the leftovers, it just didn’t work out.
When it comes to frothing milk, the milk fat content really matters. You see, milk fat plays a super important role in getting that stable and creamy froth when you steam or froth the milk.
Here is the list of which milk froths nicely:
- Whole Milk: This classic dairy milk contains enough fat to create a creamy and stable froth.
- 2% or 1% Milk: These reduced-fat options can still produce a decent froth.
- Skim Milk: While it may not be as creamy, it can still froth to some extent.
- Half-and-Half: This mixture of milk and cream froths well and provides a richer texture.
- Oat Milk: Known for its creamy consistency, it froths beautifully and is a popular dairy-free option.
- Almond Milk: Almond milk can froth nicely, especially if it’s a barista-style blend designed for frothing.
- Soy Milk: Some soy milk varieties froth well, particularly those with added stabilizers.
- Coconut Milk: Canned coconut milk, with its higher fat content, is great for frothing and adds a rich tropical flavor.
- Cashew Milk: Cashew milk can froth nicely due to its higher fat content, giving a creamy texture.
- Macadamia Milk: This nut milk froths well, similar to almond and oat milk, and has a slightly sweet taste.
- Keep in mind that the frothiness may vary depending on the brand and formulation of the milk or milk alternative, so it’s always good to try a few options to find the one that suits your taste and frothing preferences best.
- Vegan: Enjoy a dairy-free iced coffee with plant-based ice cream and creamer for a guilt-free treat.
- Boozy: Add your favorite liqueur to your coffee for a grown-up and spirited twist.
- Milkshake: Savor the creamy goodness of an iced coffee milkshake, blending ice cream, whip cream, and coffee into a dessert-like beverage.
- Flavored: Experiment with different flavors like mocha, hazelnut, or salted caramel to customize your iced coffee and discover new taste sensations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! It adds a creaminess while also providing coldness to your drink.
It’s called a coffee milkshake!
An Aussie iced coffee drink is a popular Australian beverage made with a shot of espresso, ice cream, or vanilla ice cream, and chilled milk, typically served over ice. It’s a creamy and indulgent coffee concoction, perfect for warm summer days.
No, iced coffee is not just hot coffee with ice. It’s a specially prepared cold coffee beverage made using chilled coffee, often brewed stronger than regular coffee, and then served over ice with milk or other additions like sweeteners and flavorings.
Cold brew is a coffee brewing method where coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for an extended period, typically 12 to 24 hours, resulting in a smooth and less acidic concentrate that is later diluted with water or milk before serving. On the other hand, iced coffee is traditionally brewed hot and then cooled down by pouring it over ice, and it can be served with milk or ice cream, offering a different flavor profile compared to cold brew.
The strength of iced coffee and hot coffee can vary depending on factors like brewing method, coffee-to-water ratio, and personal preferences, so there is no definitive answer to whether iced coffee is always stronger than hot coffee.
Not at all! In fact, I’m not one to blend my coffee drinks, and I bug my daughter with this habit!
You most definitely can make the coffee in advance, but hold off on making the whole coffee drink. Make the drink right before serving since the ice cream will melt.
The only time you might add ice to this drink is to cool down your strong brewed coffee. Ice will water down the drink’s flavor. Otherwise, ice cream is added for its coldness.
Hey, I’ve got a couple of other drinks you might really enjoy:
Thank you for checking out my iced coffee with ice cream recipe. Until my next post, have a great day!
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