One of the most exciting inventions, at least according to coffee and ice cream lovers, is coffee ice cream! How can you not enjoy two of the best things, coffee, and ice cream, combined?
Iced coffee is a special treat during those warmer spring and summer months. Why wouldn’t you try something similar; creamy ice cream with a strong espresso flavor? It can’t be beaten.
So, if you like coffee, espresso specifically, and ice cream, get ready to make this delectable and delightful espresso milkshake recipe.
You can enjoy this sweet drink after dinner in the evening, or if you’re feeling fun, you can have a sweet treat for breakfast. Honestly, it’s delectable at any hour of the day.
I’m a coffee enthusiast; it didn’t start until after I finished college and began my first job. Those early mornings required extra energy, and I got there with coffee.
I usually prefer to add some extra flavors and seldom drink black coffee alone.
I came upon the Espresso milkshake by accident. After dinner, I was in a pickle; did I want one more cup of coffee or a scoop of vanilla ice cream? My husband asked me why I didn’t just do both.
So I did, and let me tell you. It changes your life, making the sky brighter and the grass greener.
Trust me! As a coffee fanatic, I was bound to tell you this way, but it’s true. Truthfully, it would be best if you tried this recipe once because it will have you returning repeatedly.
This recipe will only take a few minutes to prepare and has easy ingredients you’ll probably already have at home.
The recipe is also simple enough that swaps and substitutions can be made to create a vegan diet.
Ingredients for your Espresso Milkshake Recipe
These ingredients will result in 1 milkshake, so feel free to duplicate and adjust the amounts for however many milkshakes you need.
- Vanilla ice cream or chocolate if you feel creative
- 2 ounces espresso or regular coffee (cooled)
- 2 ounces whole milk or vegan milk alternative
- ¼ teaspoon coffee grounds
- Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass that makes you feel good, and add a straw and other garnish if you’d like.
You can also do any customizations you need; if there are ingredients you don’t have on hand, don’t feel like you have to go out and buy them.
Instead, try messing around with the flavoring that you have at home.
For instance, I accidentally used a hot chocolate K-Cup a few weeks ago when making this recipe.
I still used my coffee grounds, and while there wasn’t as much caffeine as regular coffee, I had a tasty drink to sip and a recipe that my kids loved too!
Why You Should Try an Espresso Milkshake
Aside from liking coffee and ice cream, there are a few reasons to try making an Espresso milkshake at home.
An Espresso Milkshake is an easy Brunch Beverage- boozy or not!
If you’re hosting a brunch sometime soon, an Espresso Milkshake drink can be a unique beverage to offer.
If you’re worried about having too much, you can find cute small cups and adorn the top with whip cream and chocolate shavings for extra elegance.
You can also make some slight changes to create an alcoholic version if you’d wish! The possibilities are endless and also exciting.
While we’re not saying, you should indulge in ice cream every morning, changing it up occasionally for special occasions is fun!
It will also be a special memory your guests will remember and gush about later.
An Espresso Milkshake can serve as an after-dinner dessert
While this one seems obvious, Espresso Milkshakes can be a good dessert.
The ice cream is delicious, and the espresso will jolt you out of your post-dinner slump, which is helpful if you have other things to do on your evening agenda.
If not, just a little espresso will do the trick, especially if you share it.
An Espresso Milkshake could be a hearty breakfast!
It’s not always healthy to indulge in ice cream for breakfast. Not condoning that here, but with some substitutions, like swapping the vanilla ice cream out for vanilla yogurt, you have a filling and caffeinating breakfast.
So while you can stick to the Espresso Milkshake as is, you could always make it into a smoothie instead for a healthier alternative to prepare you for the day.
An Espresso Milkshake is something different!
One of the best reasons to try an Espresso milkshake (and this recipe right at home) is because it is something different and something you might enjoy!
Some places sell their espresso milkshakes which can be pricey; why not make one at home to try to not only confirm that you like it but to save some money?
If you don’t like it, flag me, and I’ll come over to take it off your hands.
Espresso Milkshakes are easy to customize with different flavors, so you can take this recipe and make the changes needed to make it something you’ll love.
It’s fun to experiment in the kitchen, especially with flavors you know and loves.
The best thing about an Espresso Milkshake recipe is the different ways it can be customized for every person who drinks it.
Coffee creamer, drizzles of caramel and chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, and other fun things can make your drink unique and delightful.
Espresso Milkshakes can also be made vegan with a few easy ingredient switches. It’s a perfect drink for coffee and ice cream lovers, vegan or not.
So next time you don’t know what to have for dessert, consider whipping your blender and making this caffeinated sweet treat, an Espresso Milkshake.