Delicious and Easy Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Hey guys, welcome to my coffee-centric world! I’m here today to share with you all about one of the most delicious drinks out there- coffee milkshakes.

Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? And who doesn’t love coffee? Well, I have a recipe that combines both into one perfect drink that you won’t be able to resist.

If you’re like me and can’t go a day without coffee, then this drink is perfect for you. And if you’re not a fan of black coffee, don’t worry, this recipe is sweet and satisfying enough that anybody can enjoy it.

Trust me when I say, once you try this drink you will be hooked. It’s easy to make, takes only a few ingredients and is the perfect fix for an afternoon caffeine craving or as an after-dinner dessert.

So hang tight and get ready for a mind-blowing experience with this amazing coffee milkshake recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Milkshakes
Coffee Milkshakes

If you are a coffee lover, you might be hesitant to explore new flavors and beverages. But don’t worry; this coffee milkshake recipe will not disappoint you. Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

First and foremost, this recipe has the perfect amount of coffee flavor. Using brewed coffee and instant coffee granules creates a beautiful balance that is not too overpowering. Plus, it’s easy to adjust the coffee level to your preference by adding less or more instant coffee.

Moreover, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can add chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, or a swirl of whiskey or coffee liqueur to spice it up. You can enjoy it as a mixed drink or pour over vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Additionally, making this coffee milkshake requires minimal ingredients and is effortless to prepare. The only equipment needed is a blender or a milkshake machine. Within minutes, you can sit back, sip on this cold brew and enjoy!

Last but not least, this recipe is customizable to fit your dietary needs. If you want a low-fat option, substitute 2% low-fat milk or almond milk instead of cream milk, or if you like it sweet, try adding some whipped cream.

Overall, this delicious and easy coffee milkshake recipe will leave your taste buds satisfied and give you the caffeine boost you need to crush the day ahead! So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try!

Ingredient List

“The perfect summer treat!”

Ingredients for Coffee Milkshake Recipe

  • 1 pint coffee ice cream
  • ¼ cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • ½ cup 2% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup milk powder (optional)
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for serving

For those who love cold brew coffee or whiskey coffee, try adding a splash of your favourite mixed drink or liqueur to your milkshake coffee. For extra indulgence, add chocolate syrup or grated chocolate over the whipped cream.

The Recipe How-To

“Milkshakes so good, you’ll be back for round two!”

Step 1: Brew Coffee and Chill

Start by brewing ¾ cup of your favorite strong coffee. You can use a cold brew method or even instant coffee granules for quick results. Chill the coffee in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, until completely cool.

Step 2: Blend Ingredients

In a blender, add 1 pint of coffee ice cream, ¾ cup of 2% low-fat milk, and the chilled brewed coffee. If desired, add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist. For a thicker consistency, add some ice to the blender too.

Step 3: Add Whipped Cream and Serve

Blend everything until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, drizzled sauce or sprinkles if desired. Serve and enjoy your homemade delicious coffee milkshake!

Optional Step: Alcohol Mix-Ins

For an adult version or mixed drink option, you can add some whiskey, rum or coffee liqueur to give your coffee milkshake an extra kick. Add around 1 tablespoon per serving and blend everything together.

With this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide, you can make a perfect and refreshing coffee shake in less than five minutes!

Substitutions and Variations

“Cool down with our delicious Coffee Milkshake!”


Looking for ways to customize this coffee milkshake recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Use different types of ice cream. If you’re not a fan of coffee ice cream, you can use any flavor you like. Vanilla, chocolate, or caramel would all work well in this recipe.

– Swap out the brewed coffee for cold brew. Using cold brew instead of brewed coffee will give your milkshake a smoother, less bitter taste.

– Add some whiskey or coffee liqueur for a mixed drink twist. A shot of whiskey or coffee liqueur can take this milkshake to the next level, perfect for an adult-friendly version.

– Mix in chocolate syrup or cocoa powder for a bit of extra chocolatey goodness. If you’re a fan of chocolate, consider adding some chocolate syrup or cocoa powder to the mix for an extra treat.

– Use milk alternatives such as almond milk or oat milk. If you’re looking to make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the 2% low-fat milk with your preferred alternative such as oat or almond milk which will work equally well.

– Substitute instant coffee granules/powder if brewed coffee isn’t available. If you don’t have brewed coffee on hand, no worries – simply whip up some instant coffee granules using hot water and let it cool before adding it to your blender.

By making these substitutions and customizations, you can turn this simple recipe into something truly unique and special-tasting. Happy experimenting!

Serving and Pairing

“Indulge in creamy goodness with every sip!”

A coffee milkshake is, without a doubt, a versatile drink. It has the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess that can complement any dish beautifully. To start, you can serve it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top. You can even add some chocolate syrup to give it an extra decadent touch. A whiskey coffee liqueur mixed drink would also be a fantastic option for those who like a bit more kick to their milkshake.

This delicious coffee milkshake also pairs wonderfully with breakfast or brunch foods such as pancakes, waffles, muffins, or scones. It works perfectly as an after-dinner drink alongside some chocolate cake, brownies, or any dessert containing coffee.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your coffee milkshake. This will not only enhance the flavor but also offer an ice-cold twist on the traditional hot cup of joe.

Finally, if you’re not in the mood for something sweet or just prefer something savory, pair your coffee milkshake with a yummy bagel topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon or with some scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon on the side.

Whatever route you choose to take, this easy-to-make coffee milkshake perfectly complements any dish and makes for an excellent treat any time of the day!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Our secret ingredient? Freshly brewed coffee, of course!”

If you want to make this coffee milkshake recipe ahead of time, brew your coffee and chill it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. You can also make the milkshake mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, blend the mixture with ice cream to achieve a cool, creamy consistency.

If you have leftover coffee milkshake, store it in an airtight container and keep it in the freezer for up to a week. Before drinking, simply let it thaw on the counter for a few minutes or microwave it briefly until it reaches your desired temperature.

While this coffee milkshake recipe is best served cold, there is an option to reheat it for those who prefer a warm beverage. Simply add your milkshake to a mug and heat it in the microwave until hot. Pour into your favorite glassware and enjoy – it’s perfect for chilly mornings!

With these make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you can enjoy this delicious coffee milkshake recipe anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

“A taste sensation you won’t want to miss!”

If you’re looking to make the perfect coffee milkshake, then there are a few tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind. Making a coffee milkshake might seem easy, but achieving the perfect balance of flavors and textures can be tricky. To help you out, here are some tips for making sure that your coffee milkshake turns out amazing every time.

First, be sure to use high-quality ingredients. This might seem like a no-brainer, but using the best possible ingredients is one of the easiest ways to elevate any recipe. Make sure that you’re using high-quality coffee ice cream, fresh-brewed coffee or instant coffee granules mixed with cold brew, and whole or low-fat milk.

Secondly, don’t go overboard with the ice. While adding ice is an essential step in any milkshake recipe, adding too much can make your milkshake watery and unappetizing. Only add enough ice to give your shake a thick and creamy consistency.

Thirdly, make sure that your blending technique is on point. Use a high-powered blender and blend your ingredients until they are completely smooth and creamy. This should take about one minute or less in most cases.

Fourthly, consider adding some chocolate syrup, cocoa powder or whipped cream to your coffee milkshake if you want to take it to the next level. These additions really enhance the flavor of the coffee and can help balance out any bitterness from the brewed coffee or instant coffee granules.

Finally, be creative with your serving and pairing options. Serve your coffee milkshake with some biscotti or cookies on the side or add whiskey, coffee liqueur or mixed berries to create an entirely new mixed drink.

By following these tips, you can make sure that your coffee milkshakes turn out perfectly every time. So go ahead and experiment with different variations and serve up this easy yet delicious treat!


Now it’s time for me to address some of the frequently asked questions about this Coffee Milkshake recipe. These are common concerns that people have raised, and my answers will help you make informed decisions when preparing and serving this delicious drink. So, let’s dive in!

What is a coffee milkshake called?

In the northeastern region of the United States, particularly in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, you can find a unique milkshake called a “coffee cabinet”. It is made by blending together coffee ice cream, coffee syrup, and milk in a milkshake blender or drink blender.

What is difference between frappe and milkshake?

When preparing a Frappe or a milkshake, it’s important to distinguish between the two. While a Frappe consists of ice cream blended with a small amount of milk, a milkshake is typically made with milk and flavorings mixed together. In the past, Frappes were crafted using flavored syrup and ice cream in a blender.

Can you use coffee grounds for a milkshake?

In this recipe, we opted for ground coffee beans instead of the usual choice of espresso, cold brew, or brewed coffee. The resulting flavor was incredibly rich and intense. However, keep in mind that in order to properly grind the beans, a powerful blender is necessary.

Can I add coffee to vanilla ice cream?

Why settle for a plain cup of coffee when you can add a creative twist to your morning routine? Pair your favorite ice cream flavor with your java to create a truly unique and indulgent coffee experience. Take your taste buds on a wild ride and experiment with different flavor combinations to discover the perfect blend.

What is the secret of a good milkshake?

When it comes to flavor boosts for milkshakes, a tablespoon of malted milk powder or powdered milk can make all the difference. It adds an extra layer of creaminess that takes your milkshake to the next level. Alternatively, you can also try adding a dash of chocolate or vanilla syrup, or even a dollop of strawberry jam. Remember, if you choose to use an extract, like vanilla, only use a teaspoon to avoid overpowering the other flavors.

What is a Tennessee milkshake?

Looking for a delicious whiskey and coffee liqueur dessert cocktail? Try the Tennessee Coffee Milkshake! This tasty mixed drink recipe simply calls for a blend of Irish cream, coffee liqueur, whiskey, and coffee ice cream. With these ingredients at hand, you can mix up a delightful treat in no time!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, the ultimate coffee milkshake recipe that will blow your mind away! You can now create this delicious drink in just a few steps, using the ingredients you have at home. The best part? You can customize it however you like to suit your personal taste.

Whether you prefer a strong and bold coffee flavor or a sweeter, creamier taste, this recipe has got it all. With its easy-to-follow steps and minimal ingredients, you can whip up a batch of coffee milkshakes quickly and easily.

So next time you’re craving something sweet and cold, don’t reach for sugary sodas or lukewarm water. Instead, make yourself a cup of the best coffee milkshake you’ve ever tasted. Trust me, once you try it, there’s no going back to plain old milkshakes.

Thank you for reading this article. I hope you found this recipe as delicious and satisfying as I did. Remember to use high-quality coffee ice cream and brewed coffee to elevate the flavor of your milkshake. And if you want an extra kick, feel free to add some whiskey or coffee liqueur.

Now go ahead and impress your friends and family with your barista skills by serving them this amazing drink!

Coffee Milkshakes

Coffee Milkshakes Recipe

In Rhode Island, you will see containers of coffee milk alongside containers of chocolate and white milk. Coffee-flavored syrup is used to flavor milk, milkshakes, and ice cream. I found this recipe in The United States Cookbook. I have not tried this recipe, but I'm posting this for safe keeping.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 42.6 kcal


  • 1 cup brewed coffee or 1 cup instant coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup 2% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon light vanilla syrup
  • 3 scoops coffee ice cream
  • 4 ice cubes


  • Put the coffee, milk, vanilla syrup, and ice cream in the blender. Mix well.
  • Add the ice cubes. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into 4 tall glasses.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 146gCalories: 42.6kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 2.1gFat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 4.9mgSodium: 30.6mgSugar: 4.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Shakes, Sweet
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