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.
These recipes are super easy to make and require only a few ingredients, most of which you may already have at home!
We figured since our toddler is the source of our coffee addiction these days it’s only fair that he helps prepare it 😆 We found that the coconut ice cream was a perfect distraction while we poured the drinks so he didn’t want to try them!
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.
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
- Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
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!
Makes two cups of iced coffee.
- 2 cups of ice coffee
- 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
- 1 cup coconut ice cream
- Add the ice coffee and evaporated milk to a bowl and combine.
- Place 1/2 cup of coconut ice cream at the bottom of a tall glass or mug.
- Pour the chilled coffee over the ice cream and enjoy.
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!
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!
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