Creamy Italian Iced Coffee, nothing better than a cold iced coffee in the summer time heat. Tall glasses filled with a cold creamy coffee. and a drizzle of chocolate syrup if you want. Better than any coffee shop!
I love visiting Toronto during the summer (well anytime really) my daughters and I walk everywhere. I probably see more of that amazing city with them, then when I lived there. We try more coffees and iced coffees than most Torontonians do in a week.
But I must say we hadn’t found an iced coffee that measures up to the one my friend’s husband made for us back home in Italy. Could it be the coffee? Maybe! I find that the stronger the coffee is the better it tastes. I really like to taste the coffee and there’s no need to add any kind of sweetener to it.
So after a really bad iced coffee experience, I thought “that’s it, I’m making my own.” This Italian Iced Coffee is the best. And a few of my volunteers (a.k.a my daughters, sister and niece) have expressed their approval by asking me to make it over and over for the last few days, so I guess they agreed.
How to Make the Best Iced Coffee
- In your Blender add the coffee,
- Then add the milk, cream, some ice, ( I like to chop it up first) and a little sugar if you want.
- Blend for about 30-40 seconds (or until desired consistency is reached).
- If you want to get a little more over the top, why not drizzle a some melted chocolate in the glasses?
- Pour into your favourite glasses, add some more chopped ice or cubes.
- There will be a little foam on the bottom of the blender, so just spoon some on top of the coffee in each glass.
Can I substitute Decaffeinated Coffee for Regular Coffee?
I have been making it in fact with decaffeinated coffee and it is as delicious as the caffeinated version.
Can I use low fat milk and cream?
I’m sure you can use low fat milk and cream and even lactose free, since you aren’t whipping it just blending until combined there should be no problem.
How to store Creamy Iced Coffee
It’s obviously best to make it and drink it but if you do have leftovers just place in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to two days, shake well before serving.
If you are looking for something sweet to eat with your Iced Coffee how about trying one of these?
This is your creamy over the top iced coffee, if you want to make a naked iced coffee then grab a tall glass, add some ice and pour in some coffee, add a little sugar if you like and stir it up.
But if you want to splurge and treat yourself then this is the Creamy Iced Coffee for you! The weekend is here, so take your ice cold Creamy Iced Coffee out onto your deck, backyard or balcony, put up your feet and have a sip, you can thank me later. Salute!
Creamy Italian Iced Coffee
- 1/2 cup espresso coffee (or really strong coffee) (120 grams)
- 1 cup 2% milk (250 grams)
- 1/2 cup cream (120 grams)
- 5-6 ice cubes (chopped or crushed)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
- In the blender add the coffee, milk, cream, ice and a little sugar then blend on medium speed for 30-40 seconds (or until desired consistency is reached) pour into glasses, top with some foam and serve on ice if desired. Enjoy!
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Updated from March 29, 2017.
M. Smartt says
Delicious!! I was wanting a cold, creamy beverage today and this hit the spot!!
Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed it. Take care.
What cream did you use?
Hi Lea, I use whole, heavy or whipping cream. Hope that helps. If you want you can use half and half.
I love iced coffee! I keep telling myself I’m going to cut back on the number of cups every day, but nope!
Haha Renee I know what you mean, but when summer hits, nothing better than an iced coffee!
So yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
I love Italian iced coffee! I usually take mine without any sugar or cream–I really love the strong coffee flavor. Yours looks so good!
Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can’t wait to see what you link up again next week over at OurMiniFamily.com!
Hi Cathy, thanks very much. I like a real coffee flavour too, and espresso will certainly give you that.