This mocha shake recipe is a great way to enjoy your daily coffee. Chocolate syrup, vanilla ice cream and iced coffee make a delicious fancy coffee drink.
Love coffee? If so, you'll adore this recipe, perfect for those scorching hot days or special occasions when you're craving a delightful pick-me-up. Behold, the mocha milkshake – a heavenly blend of velvety chocolate, robust coffee, and ice-cold goodness.
What makes this recipe stand out? It's refreshingly classic, made with basic ingredients that elevate the timeless appeal of an iced coffee.
Picture this: A sweltering afternoon, beads of condensation glistening on your glass, and the rich taste of cold coffee quenching your thirst. Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a brunch with friends, this creamy drink is bound to quench your thirst. Instead of brewing hot coffee, we're going straight to instant coffee for a quick and easy fix. Mix this drink up with (instant) cooled coffee or cold brew for that extra punch of flavour.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Cooled coffee: Use any coffee you'd like for this. Instant coffee powder, espresso, pod coffee, cold brew coffee and even decaffeinated coffee all taste great in this recipe. If making your coffee from scratch, simply let your hot, brewed coffee sit long enough so that it reaches (at least) room temperature. Speed up the process by popping it in the fridge, or use the leftover coffee you forgot to finish this morning 😉. If using espresso, stick to two shots (one for each shake) then top up the remainder with cool water.
- Vanilla ice cream: Vanilla ice cream makes for the perfectly creamy mocha shake. If you'd like to make it even richer, swap vanilla for chocolate ice cream to amp up the chocolatey goodness or coffee ice cream for an extra kick. Any vegan or plant-based ice cream will work equally well here.
- Chocolate syrup: Chocolate syrup/chocolate sauce is an easy way to add that luscious chocolate flavour. If you don't have this, you can use hot chocolate powder or unsweetened cocoa powder - but be warned, it'll have a slightly more bitter, dark chocolate taste.
- Milk: Your everyday, regular milk (dairy or non-dairy) will work here! Whole milk makes this extra creamy, while oat, soy or almond milk are all equally delicious. It's all down to preference.
- Ice cubes: Ice cubes aren't necessary, but add an extra frostiness, if you prefer your shakes a little less thick and a little more icy.
Take your shake to the next level with optional add ins, including:
- Peanut butter
- Frozen banana
- Flavoured syrups (hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, etc.)
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