Edited: a lot of the comments are "where's the coffee?" The ice cream used is coffee ice cream, which is where the coffee flavor is coming from.
Coffee Milkshakes – because most of life’s problems can be solved with coffee and ice cream.
A decadent but super easy summer treat, this coffee milkshake combines two of your favorite things: coffee and ice cream!
We are in the thick of milkshake season here, people! And not only that, but today, July 26th, is National Coffee Milkshake Day, and I absolutely couldn’t let this gem of a holiday pass without celebrating it properly.
Milkshakes are one of those things that I LOVE to order when I’m out and about, but almost never make for myself at home, which is crazy because they’re SO easy to make. All you need is milk, ice cream and a blender, and you’re basically good to go.
And I don’t know about you, but it’s been 90 degrees here recently, and the very last thing I want to do is turn on my oven, so this dessert that can be made without that is pretty much perfection.
Tips for making the best milkshakes ever
As I said above, homemade milkshakes are incredibly simple. Just throw all your ingredients in a blender, and let it do the work for you. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want the best milkshake experience at home.
Use good ice cream – for milkshakes I prefer either Hagen Dazs or a local brand called Graeters. Making milkshakes are a great way to support your local dairy, too. This dessert is all about the ice cream, so starting with high quality there is going to give you the best shakes ever.
Use whole milk – you’ll just get a creamier overall texture with the fat content from whole milk versus 2% or lower fat milks.
Use less milk – for a good thick milkshake, you don’t want to use too much milk. Always start with less than you think you’ll need. You can always add more, but you cant take it out once it’s in there.
Top with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle – is it even really a milkshake without whipped cream and chocolate drizzled on top?
Use good mix ins – this shake doesn’t really call for any mix-ins except for milk powder (which is optional) but when using mix-ins, use the highest quality ones you can afford.