Need a delicious pick-me-up that will caffeinate you in the tastiest way possible? Here’s how to make a coffee milkshake 3 ways.
Coffee lovers everywhere rejoice! You can now combine your favorite energy-boosting elixir and sippable sweet treat to make a coffee milkshake that is sure to improve your mood.
Coffee Milkshake Tips and Tricks
Decide Which Flavor You Want
You can make a delicious coffee milkshake in 3 different ways, all yielding uniquely delicious results.
If you’re looking for a milkshake that tastes like a creamy iced vanilla latte, use vanilla ice cream and coffee.
If you want a more straightforward coffee milkshake that tastes like sweet thick iced coffee, you’ll want to use coffee ice cream and milk.
And if you want a mocha-flavored shake, you’ll use chocolate ice cream and coffee just like the one pictured here. Hint: this is my favorite way to enjoy it!
The greatest thing about this milkshake, aside from its utter decadence, is that no matter which way you like it, you only need 2 ingredients.
You’ll Need A Blender or Food Processor
In addition to your two ingredients, you’ll also need either a blender or a food processor, preferably a blender! I use this Ninja Blender for this milkshake and a lot of my sauces and vinaigrettes. It works like a charm!
Make Sure Your Coffee is Cool
In order to get that thick shake, make sure both your coffee and ice cream are cold. Allow your freshly brewed coffee to come down to room temperature, or use cold brew.
Getting the Right Consistency
I’ve found that 1/4 cup coffee (or milk) in this shake gets me a fantastic consistency. Just thick and creamy enough, but not too much to stop me from slurping it up through a straw.
Green tip: Consider investing in reusable straws! They are easy to clean and will reduce your contribution to plastic waste that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics. These stainless steel straws are my favorite!
That being said, if you find that your milkshake is a little too thick, you can add an extra tablespoon or two of coffee or milk to your blender. Add them one at a time, blending in between, and checking your consistency as you go.
Remember, it’s much easier to loosen it when it’s too thick than to make it thicker. If your ice cream is a little melted, start with 2 tablespoons of liquid instead of 1/4 cup. Then check your milkshake and add more liquid as needed.
This milkshake can be made with dairy-free ice cream and come out just as delicious!
Green tip: Industrial dairy production has a huge impact on the environment, especially because of the amount of land it takes to sustain and its high amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing your dairy consumption is one great way to reduce your ecological footprint.
Can I Make This Boozy?
Wanna make this Irish? I’ve got options for ya.
You can choose to substitute coffee liqueur for the liquid in this recipe for an easy swap, but it does tend to taste a little extra sweet.
My favorite way to make this Coffee Milkshake boozy is to add an ounce of brandy, whiskey, or rum and an extra tablespoon of ice cream. Easy peasy. Cheers to that!
Why You Should Make this Coffee Milkshake
- It’s adaptable. 3 easy ways to enjoy a coffee milkshake depending on your taste.
- It’s caffeinated. Adding coffee to your treat is the perfect pick-me-up.
- It’s creamy. That perfect shake consistency.