If You Love Coffee Ice Cream But Don’t Love Coffee… I Love You.
Yep yep yep it is.
Love mocha cake. Tiramisu is my BFF. Give me coffee ice cream and a spoon. Chocolate coffee cookies? Coffee BROWNIES?! Love. Kahlua… I don’t discriminate. Stop looking at me.
Hot coffee? You know how I feel. Dirty water. Gross.
But I want to like it soooooo bad. Waaaaah! I’m so not sophisticated.
The truth is, after a few sips of coffee I feel like I’m hyped up on Speed or something. Is speed capitalized? Speed or speed? Whatever… I just feel like I’m bouncing on a constant trampoline and flying through the sky. And I get the shakes. Not the I-need-chocolate-or-else-I’ll-die shakes. But like, the legit shakes. And the sweats.
And just because I really need to tell someone, I’m super annoyed right now because it seems there is maple syrup on my laptop. Any idea what it’s like when your wrists stick to the keyboard? I can’t imagine what happens when people have mishaps with super glue. And Mr. How Sweet is doing a Billy Blanks workout video while I make him a kobe beef burger. This is weird.
I don’t feel that I have a sufficient number of sugary sweet recipes on this blog and that needs to be remedied. Ha! Funny.
Before you go unsubscribing from the feed, let me just tell you… it really helps if you use something like this.
Buuuut… it tastes nothing like fudge brownie. Just a warning. I’ve tried every variation of coffee from s’mores to macaroon to chocolate chip cookie to mocha mud pie. I’ve spent the money for you. Pick a sinful sounding flavor, just don’t expect it to taste like a gooey, decadent chocolate treat that goes straight to your thighs. It still tastes like dirty, cruddy water.
Until you add lots of stuff to it so it tastes like a big ole’ glass of fun and Ben and Jerry’s Buzz just had a baby.
What’s that you say? You think I’m adding sugar and garbage to coffee and milk and completely ruining it? Hmm… we must not be soul mates then like I previously thought.
Unless you save most of the mocha sugared rim for last. Like margarita salt. That’s where it’s at. It’s what you should do too. Then we’re totally still soul mates.
Homemade Iced Mocha
5 ounces brewed coffee, cold
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon brown sugar, not packed
for mocha sugar:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
for homemade whipped cream:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
Brew coffee and let cool – this can work with leftover morning coffee, or I suggest making some at night and once it cools, putting it in the fridge overnight. However you want to do it, as long as you have cold coffee, you are set!
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or using a bowl and an electric hand mixer), add heavy cream and sugar. Beat until peaks form and you have the consistency of whipped cream – about 6 minutes.
On a shallow plate, combine sugar, coffee powder and cocoa and mix. Rim the edge of your glass with water then dip the edge in the mocha sugar mix to coat. Fill the bottom of your glass with one tablespoon of chocolate syrup, then add ice cubes. Pour in coffee, then milk, then vanilla, then heavy cream, then the loose brown sugar. Mix well with a spoon.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream on top and another tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Drink up!
P.S. You can put ice cream in your iced mocha too. Shhhh. You didn’t hear it from me.
191 Comments on “If You Love Coffee Ice Cream But Don’t Love Coffee… I Love You.”
Oh my… heavenly.
I love Archer Farms coffee. For drinking. And for making this! :) Good choice!
I’m salivating. Oh my goodness…
Mmmmm…this is perfect!
PS – I may or may not have just squirted some chocolate syrup into the coffee I am drinking. I just had to… ;-)
You are smart. :)
I’ve yet to see that flavor of Archer Farms coffee, but now I know to be on the lookout for it!
This looks like a perfect warm-weather after dinner beverage…hell, anytime of day beverage. YUMM!
OH dear. WANT.
I’m sooo drooling over this! Fabulous! :)
I just love your camera :)
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. While I *am* a coffee drinker (though I prefer to have calorie-laden sweet frothy types with lots of whipped cream on top), I love ALL things coffee!!! And this just speaks to me ;) I doubt I can find that particular brand of coffee where I live, but I’m sure I can find something similar. Paul Newman must have some sort of chocolate coffee I can dig up… ;)
I am totally with you about coffee…I don’t drink it but love it in desserts! Go figure? Anyway, this looks absolutely amazing. I hope I can find that coffee! :-)
I just added to my grocery list… I think this is the perfect work-from-home breakfast beverage!
Perfection! Tony’s been drinking iced coffee like crazy lately…I know he would be all over this. It looks amazing Jessica!
:) I used to feel the same way…and then one day, something magical happened and I started to loveeeee coffee. And then I got preggers and had to make the switch to decaf! Anyways…this looks ridiculous awesome. Like a frapaccino on crack (or Speed/speed). I think this would be an awesome weekend drink
I wonder if that will someday happen to me??
oh i love coffee all around, ESPECIALLY the buzz! give it to me in an IV…but I think your way is tastier :)
I used to hate coffee too — but I so wanted to be cool that I kept on drinking it in high school and college and eventually started to like it. But I also did that with cigarettes so I’m not sure if it was smart of me or not!
my feelings about coffee are identical to yours!!! i want to like coffee so bad…but i just don’t but i love, love, love coffee ice cream & tiramisu. this looks great….does it resemble the taste of coffee ice cream?
This sounds good!
Have you tried So Coconut vanilla flavored coconut milk creamer (it’s non dairy)? I’m not a huge coffee person, but I’ve been adding this to my coffee each morning and it’s really delicious. It’s sweet and light yet really creamy. It turns my coffee into morning candy without all the gross chemicals and corn syrup. And it froths up beautifully in my milk frother. You can find it at Whole Foods. Give it a go! :)
Oh I was just asking you on Twitter but I guess this answers it! I love So Delicious coconut milk so I would probably love that!!
Yes, that’s it! So Delicious brand coconut creamer (I totally typed that out wrong in my earlier comment). I tried the vanilla flavored one in this recipe and it was insanely good! They have hazelnut flavor as well, but vanilla is my fave.
On my recent quest of trying to be a better grown-up, I’ve started drinking coffee. I started with Starbucks in the morning, but quickly decided their prices are wayyy too obnoxious. I’ve been getting coffee at 7-11 now but I don’t know, I don’t think I’m a coffee drinker since I never really finish more than half of the cup—
this Iced Mocha though? I’m SURE i could down that! Looks like ice cream!
Maybe that’s why I’m so resistant to coffee… because I don’t want to be a grown up.
shut the front door! i just got home from the gym and im starving/need coffee and then i see this. i may or may not have to have my coffee and go right back where i came from. and i’m okay with that.
This looks amazing!! I could definitely use one. If you are a frappuccino fan, try my “healthier” version… It’s almost as good as the real thing! http://www.freespiritfood.com/2011/04/healthier-homemade-frappucino/
Yum, it’s supposed to be 90 here today, how good would this be? It looks awesome, what a great treat to make to make someone feel very special!
omg YUMMM! I love coffee, and coffee flavored anything.. this just looks.. sinfully delicious.
That is one intense coffee! I love coffee but I love coffee ice cream and desserts more.
I think drinking one of these while watching Mr How Sweet do a Billy Blanks video would be quite entertaining. ;)
Whoaaaa. It’s like this. I do love the good old coffee in a cup with a little cream and sugar…but I love this MORE. You must have been in heaven while drinking this!
“Mr. How Sweet is doing a Billy Blanks workout video while I make him a kobe beef burger. This is weird.”
Totally weird! And yet, so relatable. :)
Love the mocha shake, and the mocha sugar rim is genius.
I like regular coffee, esp dunkin donuts ONLY bought at dunkin donuts, I can’t make a good cup of it at home. But I agree with you, coffee is so much better iced. Lately I have been having homemade iced lattes. Strong coffee not espresso, lots of milk, lots of sugar and caramel. I tried it with just caramel and its good, but with sugar and caramel it’s incredible! I like the texture of the sugar in the bottom!
I’m with you, no matter how much I try I just can’t drink it.
That’s me too! Love all things coffee flavored, but actual coffee itself? Ick!
This looks amazing. I am in love with coffee in any form so this must be divine!!! Perfect summer drink:)
Your photos are stunning!
Sweet Jesus. Would it be wrong to add Kahlua? And drink this for breakfast?
I looove a good mocha!!!!!! :D Yummy! And, I just so happen to have some fudge sauce….I’m thinkin I need to bust out the coffee pot!
What a great idea!!! Cant wait to try it!
That looks so pretty in the jar with the mocha sugared rim! Mmmm.
My favorite coffee is Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla. That Fudge Brownie has got to be amazing though.
I love coffee black, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind could say that chocolate and cream could ruin it. I don’t think chocolate and cream could ruin anything.
I’ll take one!
Yum yum yum. That is all I have to say on the matter.
Definitely not a coffee lover myself. Somehow I am finishing my 4th year of graduate school without of drop of coffee.
Looks amazing! I drink strong black coffee every morning (I didn’t like it until I started grad school, and haven’t stopped since), but everytime we go to Starbucks I get a fancy, sugar laden coffee drink. They are so much better! :)
Wow I can’t even fathom drinking black coffee! Wonder if I’ll ever like it??
Omg, this is perfect for my sweet chocolate cravings. When the kiddo’s go to bed I’ll make this but this a shot of kahlua for me and my hubby. I like how you served them in a glass mason jar.
Starbucks has NOTHING on you.
Hahahah! Then when I do feel the need to dump my money there sometimes? ;)
Not only do these look so delicious for summertime but they are also so cute for a party. If I went to a party and the host/hostess served these, I would jump for joy :)
I must try that fudge brownie coffee!!
Iced mocha’s are the best :)
Definitely a win-win here – yummy coffee goodness and supporting one of my favorite causes – Save the Children. :)
Sounds heavenly :)
Love your presentation in the mason jars…they make even the most beautiful desserts/beverages look even better! Love this recipe, can’t wait to try.
We’re probably going to need to start drinking these every morning in lieu of our iced coffee. Because they’re kind of the same right??
I’m obsessed with mason jars and just kidnapped a bunch from my grandma’s house! Love how you’ve used them here.
Annnnnnnnnd this is why I love you :)