But First, Coffee (Milkshakes): How to Make the Best Homemade Coffee Milkshakes

The best coffee milkshake with a secret ingredient that sends it over the edge!

The Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe Made with Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

Did you know that July 26th is National Coffee Milkshake Day?! Honestly though, no matter what day it is, I’m ready: coffee milkshake, here I come!

I happen to have some leftover homemade coffee ice cream in the freezer already, so this milkshake recipe felt like a no brainer.

Click through if you want the simple recipe for the best homemade coffee milkshake I’ve ever had. For real. It’s that good. There’s one secret ingredient that I’m convinced helps it to stand out from the rest. Curious to know what it is?

Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe

The best coffee milkshake recipe made with homemade coffee ice cream and topped with whipped cream and biscotti.

Ingredients You’ll Need

(makes 1 serving)

  • 4 large scoops of coffee ice cream (homemade or store bought)
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 milk (or dark) chocolate bar*

*It doesn’t matter if its milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Just grab your absolute favorite one. I like milk chocolate, so I used that. But sooo many people prefer dark chocolate and that works great too. The chocolate brings out the yum in the coffee imo and takes it to a whole new level.

How to Make the Best Coffee Milkshake

Add coffee ice cream and milk into a blender.

Then, using a vegetable peeler, grater, or a knife shave the long side of a chocolate bar into the blender.

I used about 1/4 of a cup of chocolate shavings for mine, but you can use as much or as little as you’d like. I promise, this will take your coffee milkshake from good to great.

Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute (depending on your blender). Pour into gladdest and enjoy.

Aerial view of best coffee milkshakes, topped with whipped cream, biscotti, and chocolate covered coffee beans.

Topping Ideas for The Best Coffee Milkshake

You can add lots of fun topping to this coffee milkshake if you want to kick it up a notch. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary, but I also love toppings. So, I figured I’d include a few ideas just in case.

Whipped cream (I like the homemade version from my dessert pizza recipe best), a little biscotti, chocolate covered coffee beans, and/or extra chocolate shavings are all fair game in my book.

A homemade cookie would go really well with this coffee milkshake too…maybe the easy peanut butter cookies from my pbj s’more cookie sandwich recipe?

And if you really want to go crazy with the coffee flavor, you could even more a little espresso shot on top. Again, totally not necessary, but this could be a nice jolt is you need a mid-day (or even mid-morning) pick me up.

Two coffee milkshakes with whipped cream, biscotti, coffee beans, and a straw

 

Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe

Did you know that July 26th is National Coffee Milkshake Day?! But I'm here to celebrate this milkshake any day of the year! I happen to have some leftover homemade coffee ice cream in the freezer already, so it was a no brainer, really. And there's one secret ingredient that I'm convinced helps it to stand out from the rest. Curious to know what it is? Read on!
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: coffee dessert, coffee milkshake, dessert, milkshake
Servings: 1 coffee milkshake

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 4 large scoops of coffee ice cream homemade or store bought
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 milk chocolate or dark chocolate bar

Instructions

  • Add coffee ice cream and milk into a blender.
  • Then, using a vegetable peeler, shave the long side of a chocolate bar into the blender. I used about 1/4 of a cup of chocolate shavings for mine, but you can use as much or as little as you'd like. I promise, this will take your coffee milkshake from good to great.
  • Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute (depending on your blender). That's it!
  • Pour into a glass. Garnish with whipped cream, biscotti, chocolate covered coffee beans - whatever you have on hand - and you're good to go. Cheers!
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Recipe, styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this recipe a try? If you’re a milkshake fan, be sure to check out this rocky road milkshake too.

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I made this and it was a hit with my gf. Imagine that someone actually tried it before posting a comment.

Terry Huff
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