Easy Homemade Coffee Milkshake Recipe


Coffee Shake Recipe

I am so excited to share this coffee shake recipe with you! It turned creamy vanilla ice cream into the best coffee milkshake around. You can enjoy the creamy milkshake, which is coffee flavored as a delicious treat for coffee lovers rather than having a traditional iced coffee.

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This delicious coffee shake recipe will take your coffee treat to a whole new level. Not only is your coffee milkshake a delicious afternoon pick-me-up, but it is also a refreshing beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Classic Coffee Milkshake

A classic coffee milkshake, it’s a delicious milkshake with amazing coffee flavor. You get the benefits of both cold coffee and milkshake combined into one delicious treat. Making this refreshing treat is very easy to do, and you only need a few ingredients to take your coffee addiction to a whole new level.

Let’s turn her attention now to what you will need in order to make this delicious coffee shake recipe. We will also look at a few different ways you can mix things up, to go above and beyond the basic recipe. You don’t want to miss out on this treat!

Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Kitchen Equipment 

Blender. In order to make this milkshake recipe, you are going to want to have a high speed blender so that the drink turns out the best.

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The Simple Ingredients

Vanilla Ice Cream. Using vanilla ice cream as the base of the coffee shake is the most common method for making this recipe. However, if you prefer to mix things up you could also use coffee ice cream or chocolate ice cream.

Another great alternative if you are lactose intolerant or are simply trying to avoid dairy products is to use coconut ice cream or almond ice cream. With each of these ice cream types; creamy vanilla will give you a delicious result for this coffee milkshake. 

Instant Coffee Powder. To get the coffee flavor, one of the easiest ways is to use instant coffee powder. You can choose to use regular or decaf coffee.

Milk. When using instant coffee powder for the coffee flavor in your coffee shake, you will also want to include your choice of milk. The most common is whole milk however you can also choose to use plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk.

Cold Brew Coffee. If you have leftover hot coffee or prefer to make cold brewed coffee, you can replace the instant coffee powder and milk listed above with your choice of cold brew coffee. This is a great use for your leftover coffee and allows you to have more of that strong coffee flavor. It’s entirely up to your preference as to whether you want to use cold brew coffee or instant coffee powder with milk to make this shake recipe. 

Cocoa Powder. Adding a little bit of cocoa powder to your coffee milkshake is entirely optional, but it will take your basic coffee shake and turn it into a delicious mocha milkshake simply by adding a little bit of cocoa powder. Adding just a little bit will give you a hint of chocolate flavor, or you can add a little bit more for that definite chocolatey flavor.

Topping Ideas:

Chocolate Syrup. Using a drizzle of chocolate syrup inside of the cut before serving or on top of your coffee shake gives it a delicious visual appeal as well as a tasty flavor.

Shaved Chocolate. A little bit of shaved chocolate on top of your coffee milkshake will add a beautiful garnish as well.

Whipped Cream. Serving your coffee milkshake with whipped cream on top is always a tasty addition.

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How to Make a Coffee Milkshake

To make your coffee milkshake, you will need a blender. Into the blender, add the instant coffee powder and milk, or cold brew coffee. Also, add cocoa powder if desired. Finally, add your scooped ice cream to the blender. 

Secure the lid, then blend until the mixture is combined. 

Take your serving glass and swirl it with chocolate syrup. Then pour in the blended coffee shake, and top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate if desired. Serve the coffee shake right away and enjoy your delicious beverage.

Coffee Shake in Different Ways

If you want to mix things up a little bit with these delicious coffee milkshakes, there are several different variations that you may enjoy! Let’s take a look at some tasty ways you can mix it up with your coffee milkshake recipe. 

Adding Peanut Butter. Adding a little bit of peanut butter or almond butter to your coffee milkshake is a fabulous way to mix it up and add a delicious buttery flavor to your milkshake. 

Adding Protein Powder. You can easily transform your coffee shake into a coffee protein shake, simply by adding your desired amount of protein powder to the blender along with the other shake ingredients.

Sweetener Options. If you think that the coffee milkshake needs to be sweetened, you can add your choice of maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, or your sweetener of choice to this recipe. However, if you think that it’s fine without any added sugar, then you can simply skip it altogether.

Adding Extra Flavor. If you’re looking for a little additional flavor, try adding some vanilla extract to your coffee shake. This will give you a delicious hint of vanilla in your coffee milkshake.

Vegan Coffee Milkshake. Above we have already outlined a way to make this coffee shake as a vegan recipe if desired simply by using almond milk, or your choice of plant-based milk and your desired plant-based ice cream as substitutes for normal dairy. Another option would be to use a frozen banana in place of the ice cream to make a coffee banana smoothie.

Storage for a Coffee Milkshake

Your coffee milkshake is going to be best when it is enjoyed fresh. At room temperature, it will not last very long, and should not be eaten if it has been at room temperature any longer than two hours. For the best result your coffee milkshake should be enjoyed right away. If needed and can be stored in the freezer, after sealing it in an airtight container.

how to make a coffee milkshake


Can I make this shake ahead of time?

This coffee milkshake is best enjoyed fresh, because it will melt if made too far in advance.

Can I make a milkshake without a blender?

Yes, you can make a coffee milkshake without a blender, but it is a lot of work to stir the mixture by hand. It can also be made with an immersion blender if you have that option.

Can I make this with cold brew coffee?

Yes! Using cold brew coffee to make a coffee shake is one of my favorite ways. This way your coffee is nice and chilled.

Is there caffeine in a coffee milkshake?

Yes, there is caffeine in a coffee shake if you use coffee that contains caffeine.

Can I use hot coffee in my blender?

It is best to use coffee that has cooled off or has chilled in your blender. Liquids that are too hot may cause your blender to crack.

Can I use instant coffee?

Yes, you can use instant coffee, but it may result in an extra fluffy or whipped shake texture.

Best Homemade Coffee Milkshake

Turning your homemade milkshakes into coffee-flavored milkshakes allows you to enjoy your favorite morning beverage with a twist. If you are a coffee lover, then you will definitely want to try out this coffee shake recipe using frozen ingredients to enjoy your delicious beverage.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this delicious coffee shake recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think! It is my hope that you have found your new favorite afternoon treat!  

If you love this coffee shake recipe, then you may also enjoy checking out these other smoothie recipes! 

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Faith Has been cooking and baking for many years! she loves to share her recipes with the world, and hopes you will enjoy them too!

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