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July 26th is National Coffee Milkshake Day.
We love coffee ice cream, but we never buy it. That’s because flavors we like even more beckon from the freezer case.
But today, we’re making a coffee or espresso milkshake to celebrate. You can be creative about it: In addition to a Coffee ice cream, Starbucks makes Caramel Macchiatos, Java Chip Frappuccinos and Mocha Frappuccinos.
We like adding ice cubes because they keep the shake ice-cold for a longer period of time. We add them to our Ninja blender first.
COFFEE MILKSHAKE RECIPE
This recipe makes one large milkshake; alternatively, split the calories and share it with others.
3 ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)
1 cup strong coffee or espresso, chilled or at room temperature
1/2 pint coffee ice cream
1/2 cup milk
Optional: 2 tablespoons Kahlúa or other coffee liqueur (we have a friend who adds two tablespoons of Nutella instead)
Optional: 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
Optional garnish: whipped cream, chocolate-covered coffee beans
1. CRUSH the ice in blender.
2. ADD the other ingredients and process for 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth.
3. POUR into a tall glass; garnish (if desired) and serve with a straw.
Use chocolate ice cream for a mocha milkshake.
Use vanilla ice cream for a milder “caffe au lait” flavor.
Celebrate with a coffee milkshake (photo © Dunkin At Home).
 Make your own coffee ice cream with this recipe from Baked By An Introvert (photo © Baked By An Introvert).
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