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Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe (with Ice Cream)

Welcome to our coffee lover’s paradise! Today, we’re excited to share the best coffee milkshake recipe with ice cream that will make you want to grab your blender right away.

Imagine a creamy blend of rich coffee, smooth ice cream, and a touch of sweetness. And guess what? We’re taking it up a notch by adding a swirl of delicious coffee whipped cream on top. It’s like a heavenly treat for your taste buds, with an extra creamy and coffee-infused twist!

Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Whether you’re a coffee fanatic or someone who simply loves indulging, this recipe will surely become your new favorite. Get ready to indulge in the best coffee milkshake you’ve ever tasted!

With National Coffee Milkshake day just around the corner, it’s the perfect way for coffee lovers to celebrate on a hot day with this delicious recipe!

Ingredients you’ll need for this easy recipe

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients found in any grocery store:

Coffee Milkshake:

  • Vanilla ice cream. Vanilla ice cream provides a creamy consistency and smooth base for the milkshake. It adds richness, a thick consistency and a touch of sweetness to complement the coffee flavor.
  • Whole milk. It thins out the milkshake and creates a smooth consistency. It adds a bit of creaminess while ensuring the milkshake isn’t overly thick.
  • Instant coffee powder. The key ingredient that infuses the milkshake with a robust coffee flavor. It dissolves easily and adds depth and aroma to the drink. You can adjust the amount of instant coffee used based on your personal preference for the strength of coffee flavor.
  • Cocoa powder. To enhance the depth of flavor in the coffee milkshake. It adds a subtle hint of chocolate and complements the coffee taste beautifully.

Coffee Whipped cream:

  • Heavy whipping cream. The base ingredient for making whipped cream. The high-fat content enables it to be whipped into a light and fluffy texture. It adds a luxurious and velvety touch to the milkshake.
  • Sugar. You can sweeten the whipping cream by adding sugar, and the amount can be adjusted based on personal preference for sweetness.
  • Instant coffee. Just like the coffee milkshake, I used instant coffee in the whipped cream to infuse it with a delightful coffee flavor.It adds a subtle kick and complements the overall coffee theme of the milkshake.

For the complete recipe, take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Ad-ins and substitutions for this creamy coffee milkshake

Here are a few different ways to personalize your cold drink:

Substitutions:

  • Chocolate Syrup or Caramel Sauce: For those seeking a touch of sweetness and an extra flavor dimension, chocolate syrup or caramel sauce can be drizzled over the coffee milkshake or swirled into it. It adds a delightful contrast and enhances the overall taste experience.
  • Cold Brew Coffee: Cold brew coffee, known for its smooth and less acidic profile, can be substituted for the same amount of full-fat milk and omitting the instant coffee in the coffee milkshake recipe. It adds a rich and robust coffee flavor, making the milkshake even more intense. You can also use simple iced coffee instead.
  • Coffee Liqueur: To introduce a boozy twist to the coffee milkshake, a splash of coffee liqueur can be added. It infuses the milkshake with a delightful kick and enhances the adult indulgence factor.
  • Decaf Coffee: If you prefer to enjoy the flavors of a coffee milkshake without the caffeine, substituting regular coffee with decaf coffee is an excellent option. It still provides the desired coffee taste while allowing you to savor the drink at any time of the day.
  • Coffee Ice Cream. Substitute the ice cream and instant coffee with coffee ice cream. If you want an even stronger coffee kick, feel free to add a small amount of instant coffee to the mix.

Changing your recipe flavors:

  • Chocolate Milkshake: Chocolate enthusiasts can make a chocolate milkshake variation by omitting the instant coffee and replacing the vanilla ice cream with chocolate ice cream.Adding 3 tablespoons of chocolate sauce on top completes this decadent treat.
  • Chocolate Coffee Milkshake or Mocha Milkshake: Combining the best of both worlds, a chocolate coffee milkshake or mocha milkshake can be created by using chocolate ice cream instead of the vanilla ice cream. It results in a heavenly fusion of chocolate and coffee flavors, satisfying cravings for both.
  • Vegan Coffee Milkshake: To cater to a vegan or dairy-free diet, the recipe can be adapted by using almond milk, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk instead of full-fat milk. You will also need to use a non-dairy version of heavy cream for the whipped topping and dairy-free vanilla ice cream. This vegan version still offers the delightful combination of coffee and creamy sweetness.

How to make this creamy milkshake

Coffee Whipped Cream

In a mixing bowl, pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and instant coffee. The instant coffee will infuse the whipped cream with a rich coffee flavor that pairs perfectly with the milkshake.

Using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the mixture on medium-high speed. You want to continue beating until stiff peaks form, indicating that the whipped cream is light and airy. Set aside

Coffee Milkshake

In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, full-fat milk, instant coffee, and cocoa powder. Make sure to use a good quality instant coffee for a rich and flavorful taste.

Once all the ingredients are in the blender, blend them on high speed until everything is well combined and the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. You want to achieve a velvety texture that can be sipped through a straw.

Next, give the milkshake a taste and adjust the sweetness or coffee flavor to your liking. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add more sugar or a sweetener of your choice. If you’re a coffee fanatic, adding an extra teaspoon of instant coffee will intensify the coffee flavor. Feel free to experiment until you find your perfect balance.

After blending and adjusting the milkshake, pour it into a tall glass, and you can simply spoon the coffee whipped cream onto the milkshake or get creative by transferring it to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and swirl it on top of your milkshake.

Expert tips for this delicious coffee milkshake

  1. Choose high-quality ingredients: To make your coffee milkshake taste amazing, use good-quality ingredients. Pick good ice cream quality and instant coffee that has a nice flavor. Better ingredients will make a big difference in the final taste of your milkshake.
  2. Adjust sweetness and coffee flavor: Everyone has different preferences, so feel free to adjust the sweetness and coffee flavor to your liking. Add sugar if you want it sweeter. If you love the taste of coffee, you can add extra instant coffee for a stronger flavor. Experiment until it’s just right for you.
  3. Chill whipping tools: To whip the coffee whipped cream effectively, make sure to chill both the whip attachment and the metal bowl. Put them in the freezer 10 minutes before whipping the cream. The cold temperature helps the cream hold its shape and gives you fluffy whipped cream for your milkshake.
  4. Blend to the right consistency: Blend the ingredients until they achieve a well-combined, smooth, and creamy consistency. Avoid blending too much, as it can make it too runny. Aim for a thick and creamy texture that you can easily sip through a straw. If needed, adjust the consistency by adding an extra scoop of ice cream or a splash of milk.
Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Take a look at this short video of this perfect coffee milkshake recipe! It shows you how amazingly creamy and delicious it is.

Take a look at the links below for more homemade milkshakes and coffee desserts:

Strawberry Milkshake without Ice Cream

OREO Milkshake Recipe without Ice Cream

Best Homemade Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Coffee Liqueur Brownie Ice Cream

Coffee Liqueur Brownie Pie

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Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe (with Ice Cream)

Welcome to our coffee lover's paradise! Today, we're excited to share the ultimate coffee milkshake recipe that will make you want to grab your blender right away. Imagine a creamy blend of rich coffee, smooth ice cream, and a touch of sweetness.
And guess what? We're taking it up a notch by adding a swirl of delicious coffee whipped cream on top.
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Ice Cream and Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee ice cream milkshake, coffee milkshake, coffee milkshake recipe, Maria Corcuera, mocha milkshake, no churn coffee liqueur brownie ice cream sweet fix baker
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients

Coffee Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream chilled
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

Coffee Milkshake

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cups full-fat milk cold
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, pour the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and instant coffee.
    Using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the mixture on medium-high speed. You want to continue beating until stiff peaks form, indicating that the whipped cream is light and airy. Set aside
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, full-fat milk, instant coffee, and cocoa powder. Blend them on high speed until everything is well combined and the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. You want to achieve a velvety texture that can be sipped through a straw.
    3 cups vanilla ice cream, 3/4 cups full-fat milk, 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Give the milkshake a taste and adjust the sweetness or coffee flavor to your liking. If you prefer it sweeter, you can add more sugar or a sweetener of your choice. If you're a coffee fanatic, adding an extra teaspoon of instant coffee will intensify the coffee flavor. Feel free to experiment until you find your perfect balance.
  • Pour into a tall glass, and spoon the coffee whipped cream onto the milkshake or transfer it to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and swirl it on top of your milkshake. Drink immediately.

Notes

Expert tips for this delicious coffee milkshake
  1. Choose high-quality ingredients: To make your coffee milkshake taste amazing, use good-quality ingredients. Pick good ice cream quality and instant coffee that has a nice flavor. Better ingredients will make a big difference in the final taste of your milkshake.
  2. Adjust sweetness and coffee flavor: Everyone has different preferences, so feel free to adjust the sweetness and coffee flavor to your liking. Add sugar if you want it sweeter. If you love the taste of coffee, you can add extra instant coffee for a stronger flavor. Experiment until it’s just right for you.
  3. Chill whipping tools: To whip the coffee whipped cream effectively, make sure to chill both the whip attachment and the metal bowl. Put them in the freezer 10 minutes before whipping the cream. The cold temperature helps the cream hold its shape and gives you fluffy whipped cream for your milkshake.
  4. Get creative with toppings: Have fun with your coffee milkshake by adding different toppings. Sprinkle some cocoa powder or chocolate shavings on top for a fancy touch. Drizzle caramel or chocolate syrup, or even a shot of espresso for more flavor. Try different combinations to make it look and taste extra special.
  5. Blend to the right consistency: Blend the ingredients until they are well combined and the milkshake becomes smooth and creamy. Avoid blending too much, as it can make it too runny. Aim for a thick and creamy texture that you can easily sip through a straw. If needed, adjust the consistency by adding an extra scoop of ice cream or a splash of milk.

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