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Shake it Up: How Do You Make Delicious and Easy Coffee Shakes?

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2016-07-27

Coffee shakes are very easy to make right from home. You don't even need a coffee maker to make this delicious and creamy drink. There are only two essential ingredients in coffee shake recipes: instant or brewed coffee, and ice cream. Read on and see how easy it is to make coffee shakes with fun, creative recipes that will inspire.

What is the Easiest Coffee Shake to Make?

To make the easiest coffee shake, start by making 1 cup instant or freshly brewed coffee, any flavor or brand of coffee will do. Pour the coffee into a cup and put it in the freezer. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
Put 3-4 large scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream into a blender then remove the coffee from the freezer. Slowly add coffee to the blender. Blend ingredients until desired thickness is achieved. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

How Many Variations of the Coffee Shake Can You Make?

There are dozens of variations of the prized coffee shake. You can choose from several different flavored coffees, such as almond, chocolate, hazelnut, toffee, and vanilla; or you can choose from a Columbian, French or Italian coffee roast. There are many ice creams you can choose from as well, such as butter pecan, cookies and cream, double fudge chocolate, dulce de leche, mint chip, peanut butter, and vanilla bean.

Then you can add up to three of the following optional ingredients to give your coffee shake a richness and mouthwatering sweetness you�ll crave: � cup heavy cream, � teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg, 1 fluid ounce espresso, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons marshmallow cream, 2 tablespoons smooth fudge ice cream topping, 3 tablespoons malted milk powder, or 4 ounces cream cheese.

Mix and match any of the aforementioned substitutions and additions to transcend your coffee shake from simple to exquisite.

What is the Perfect Party Coffee Shake?

Here is an excellent coffee shake recipe for party-goers at your next gathering.

This recipe will serve ten guests.
Start by brewing 3-4 cups of coffee. Pour the coffee into a medium-sized glass bowl and place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Put 8 cups vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream in a blender. Add 1 � cups of either cake flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur or coffee-flavored liqueur. Slowly add cooled coffee to blender�you can use a kitchen funnel for less mess�until you reach desired thickness. Pour into a stem-less wineglass. Garnish with whipped cream, and a white or milk chocolate square.

Get the Skinny: Can You Make Tasty, Low-Calorie Coffee Shakes?

Yes. If you�re trying to watch your calories, you can still enjoy a tasty coffee shake without busting your belt buckle. There are many low-fat, fat-free and sugar-free ice cream options you can substitute for the traditional ice creams. Top off your skinny coffee shake with sugar-free, light whip cream; a small piece of crumbled graham cracker and a drizzling of sugar-free chocolate syrup.

What can you serve with your coffee shake?

Serve your coffee shake with a biscotti or tea cookie. Balance the taste of your drink with a few strawberries or a banana. Another idea for your coffee shake is to have it with a few chocolate covered coffee beans for a real kick.

The next time you decide to make yourself a cup of coffee, consider taking a leap with one of these delightful coffee shake recipes. Whether satisfying a craving or catering to friends, this creative spin on the classic coffee beverage will not disappoint.

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