Creamy & cold instant coffee ice cream milkshake with vanilla ice cream & instant coffee powder! One of the best coffee ice cream milkshakes ever that you can quickly and easily make at home and it is also popularly known as cold coffee or cold coffee with ice cream.
Another super easy delicious variation of this milkshake is coffee banana milkshake which is made using instant coffee and ripe bananas which is perfect if you love banana flavor in your milkshake!
The best ever coffee milkshake recipe I have tried has the most simple ingredients.
In fact, this is one of the most easy milkshake recipes ever, that you can make at home & it is the perfect substitute for morning breakfast coffee if you want something more rich and tasty like a dessert 🙂
Coffee milkshake with ice cream is a very popular coffee that you can find in Indian restaurants & cafes where it's often referred as cold coffee with ice cream or simply cold coffee.
This was one of my favorite drinks (still one of my favorites) from Indian coffee shops.
This type of cold coffee with ice cream has a creamy & frothy texture on top and it is often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
In this coffee milkshake recipe or cold coffee recipe, I didn't add ice cream on top, but you can always add an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to make it even more rich, fancy & delicious!
In fact, adding ice cream on top takes this drink to the next level!
I have more milkshake recipes in this blog like this peanut butter milkshake without ice cream, strawberry milkshake, strawberry milkshake without ice cream, chocolate milkshake, chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake, banana milkshake, apple milkshake, raspberry milkshake, blueberry milkshake etc!
All of these drinks are very simple, easy to make and delicious too.
However, this recipe using instant coffee powder is even more easier and when you want to have a coffee but also want to enjoy something cold with ice cream in a drink, this is one of the best choices!
What Is Instant Coffee Powder?
As you understand, the most important ingredient used in this instant milkshake is instant coffee powder.
It is easy to make coffee at home even without a coffee maker when you have instant coffee powder.
Instant coffee powder is nothing but dried, ground coffee powder made from brewed coffee which is then processed to remove all water content.
You can read more information about instant coffee here.
Can you make instant coffee milkshake without ice cream?
You may make coffee milkshake without ice cream too.
You can use just milk or cream along with coffee powder, vanilla and sugar (if using) if you want to skip ice cream.
However, the best recipe here uses ice cream in its preparation!
So if you haven't tried coffee with ice cream, do try this recipe!
Also, you may use other varieties of ice creams like chocolate ice cream, peanut butter ice cream, banana ice cream etc, which will all make great flavored drinks with coffee!
Can you make coffee milkshake without blender?
Yes, it is actually possible to make coffee milkshake without blender as well.
You may use a good spoon or whisk to mix all ingredients well or you may use a electric hand mixer too.
Can you make coffee milkshake without instant coffee powder using brewed coffee?
Yes, you can make coffee milkshake without using instant coffee powder too.
If you do not have instant coffee powder, you can use chilled brewed coffee to make the milkshake.
How to make coffee milkshake with brewed coffee?
If you do not have instant coffee powder, make sure to brew the coffee in advance and once it reaches room temperature, chill the brewed coffee in the refrigerator until ready to be used to make milkshake.
Once the brewed coffee is really cold, use this chilled brewed coffee instead of coffee powder to make the milkshake.
Since brewed coffee is in liquid form, you will need to adjust the amount of milk or adjust the number of servings accordingly.
Since brewed coffee already contains water, it is also a good idea to use whipped cream or heavy cream instead of milk in the recipe.
If you want to reduce the amount of calories and fat in the recipe, you may skip the milk and just use chilled brewed coffee & ice cream.
So here is how you can make instant cold & refreshing drink using instant coffee powder and ice cream.
How to make instant coffee ice cream milkshake?
We use the following ingredients in this recipe for making this delicious & refreshing cold drink using instant coffee powder and ice cream.
vanilla ice cream 2 scoops
whole milk 1 cup (chilled)
instant coffee powder 2 teaspoons (may adjust slightly based on your preference)
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
sugar 2 tablespoons (optional, adjust to taste)
Step by step instructions
Add the ice cream to the blender.
Also add the coffee powder and remaining ingredients to the blender.
Blend until smooth!
Top with whipped cream if desired.
Serve immediately while it is cold!
If serving sometime later, you may refrigerate this or freeze in ice cube trays for little longer storage!
Below you can get the detailed recipe using instant coffee powder & ice cream.
Coffee Ice Cream Milkshake, Best Ever Instant Coffee Milkshake
- Add the ice cream to the blender.
- Also add the coffee powder and remaining ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth!
- Top with whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately while the milkshake is cold! If serving sometime later, you may refrigerate the coffee milkshake!