This coffee milkshake is the answer to your caffeinated prayers. Made with ice cream and leftover coffee (from that morning's pot) you can turn a boring afternoon into a more lively one.
I've reached that point in my life where an additional burst of caffeine is needed in the afternoon to keep me alert until bedtime, and I'm sure many of you readers know exactly what I'm talking about. With this milkshake recipe, you can swap out the afternoon iced coffees for something a little more creamy and fun.
I love milkshakes, and we have several great milkshake recipes on this blog, but this chocolate coffee milkshake is my favorite. Mostly because I don't have to share it with anyone else, but also because it helps me feel better about not finishing all of the coffee in the pot. (I brew it half a pot at a time).
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It uses cold coffee. Use up leftover coffee in the pot to make this milkshake, and you won't have to feel bad about tossing it out.
- Two great drinks combined. This homemade coffee milkshake is perfect for so many reasons. I mean, it's a coffee ice cream milkshake. That's like three of the best things- in one!
- It's easy to make. If you already have ice cream and coffee on hand, then you probably have the other ingredients needed too. This recipe comes together quickly and easily, making it perfect for a fast drink option.
Vanilla ice cream- The base of this milkshake recipe is vanilla ice cream, but you can use vanilla frozen yogurt instead if you want.
Cold coffee- Coffee that has been brewed and chilled or at least came to room temperature is best because it won't melt the ice cream, meaning you can enjoy your milkshake longer.
Chocolate syrup- For adding a nice design in the glass, flavor to the drink, and garnish on top, you'll want to use some chocolate ice cream syrup.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Place all of the ingredients into a blender.
Step 2: Use ½ cup of coffee if you want it thick but use ¾ cup if you want it a tad thinner.
Step 3: Blend until smooth, and then pour into a drinking glass.
Step 4: Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.
Yes, go ahead and swap out chocolate syrup for caramel, or use them both. Your coffee is sure to be delicious!
Yes, you can! Use homemade cold brew coffee or storebought and enjoy this drink just the same. You really can't go wrong with your favorite coffee for this coffee milkshake recipe.
If you use caffeinated coffee, then yes. Unless you opt for decaf, your drink will have caffeine in it.
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- 2 cups Vanilla ice cream ($0.58)
- ½-¾ cup Brewed coffee, cold ($0.04)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.02)
- 1 Tablespoon Chocolate syrup ($0.02)
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Use ½ cup of coffee if you want it thick but use ¾ cup if you want it a tad thinner.
- Blend until smooth and then pour into a drinking glass.
- Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.
- Go ahead and swap out chocolate syrup for caramel or use them both.
- Use homemade cold brew coffee or storebought and enjoy this drink just the same. You really can't go wrong with your favorite coffee for this coffee milkshake recipe.