Cool Down With These Delightful European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas

Cool Down With These Delightful European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas

I am a big iced coffee drinker, especially in the summer. One thing I noticed on my various trips to Europe is that it can be hard to find traditional iced coffee. Many times if you ask for ice coffee they give you hot coffee with ice in it (yuck!) Anyway, I started to notice that if you are lucky you might end up in a shop that serves a version of iced coffee, though it’s rarely called iced coffee and is almost always known as something else. My favorite iced coffees have been in Germany and Prague. They use ice cream in their iced coffee! When I told Dan about them he wanted to see if he could recreate these delightful treats — and he did! Here are two delicious iced coffee ideas inspired by my travel to Europe.

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These recipes are super easy to make and require only a few ingredients, most of which you may already have at home!

European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas featured by popular DC lifestyle blogger, Baby Castan on Board

We figured since our toddler is the source of our coffee addiction these days it’s only fair that he helps prepare it šŸ˜† We found that the coconut ice cream was a perfect distraction while we poured the drinks so he didn’t want to try them!

European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas featured by popular DC lifestyle blogger, Baby Castan on Board

Iced Coffee Ideas: Inspired by Prague

In Prague, the iced coffee is similar to a frappe. It’s creamy, smooth, and decadent. It might be the best iced coffee I have ever had. However, I am positive it is also not the most healthy iced coffee I’ve ever had either! We decided to use coconut ice cream and almond milk to try and decrease the sugar and dairy content. It was still really delicious and easy to make.

European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas featured by popular DC lifestyle blogger, Baby Castan on Board

Ingredients

Makes one tall cup of iced coffee.

  • 1 cup coconut ice cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (check out our recipe for make-ahead sous vide coffee)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

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Iced Coffee Ideas: Inspired by Germany

In Berlin, I found a different version of iced coffee called Eiskaffee. It is basically exactly what the title translates to — coffee and ice cream. Yum!

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Ingredients

Makes two cups of iced coffee.

  • 2 cups of ice coffee
  • 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup coconut ice cream

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Directions

  1. Add the ice coffee and evaporated milk to a bowl and combine.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of coconut ice cream at the bottom of a tall glass or mug.
  3. Pour the chilled coffee over the ice cream and enjoy.

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Here is a quick video of us making our coffee treats:

 

As you can see these two iced coffee ideas are super simple to make but they taste amazing. They are a perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up!

European Inspired Iced Coffee Ideas featured by popular DC lifestyle blogger, Baby Castan on Board

Have you ever tried iced coffee in Europe? Where did you find it and was it like either of these? Share with me in a comment some other European iced coffee ideas!

If you liked this check out Coffee & Farmer’s Market Day Date & Latte Recipe and Awesome Fruit Popsicle Recipes Your Toddler Will Love This Summer.

 

 

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Melissa

Hi, Iā€™m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic toddler, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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