Almonds are nutty, toasty and oddly familiar; they’re delicious, there’s no doubt about that. These noble nuts are also versatile, and they can play a role in many sweet and savory recipes, even in coffee and milkshakes.
By now, we all know almonds are more than tasty snacks; they’re authentic superfoods packed with nutrition, and they make a fantastic milk substitute.
Yes, almond milk is here to stay and to be honest, I really don’t think cow’s milk has anything over almond milk — it’s the best substitute! The question is. Can almond milk handle the milkiest of drinks? Can you make milkshakes with almond milk?
To make a creamy milkshake, you need ice cream and milk, of course, in this case, coffee ice cream and your favorite milk or milk alternative. You also need instant coffee to give the shake a stronger coffee flavor and today’s star ingredient, almond extract — you can get this one from any baker supplier or online. I love to garnishing this milkshake with whipped cream, and let it sit until it blends with the rest of the shake, and a few toasted almonds really make this one a stunner.
As for the coffee, I use one shot of espresso, but you can make your milkshake a double; just leave out the instant coffee. Also, medium “city” roasts are more compatible with this recipe — the coffee itself is nutty, so it goes well with the almond flavor.
For this recipe, we’ll need almond milk, and here, you can commit as much as you want to — making almond milk at home is easy and pretty fun. You can also get your favorite almond milk brand.
Then, you’ll need coffee. And we’re using both coffee ice cream and instant coffee to ensure our milkshake has an intense roasted flavor. A dash of almond extract is a great idea as well, but it’s totally optional.
If the sweetness in the ice cream is not enough for you, you can always add a few tablespoons of sugar. As for the garnish, we’re going with good, old-fashioned whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Let’s make this milkshake look the part!
This one comes together in a blender. Just make sure you brew the espresso first, whether in a pod coffee machine or a stovetop mocha pot. Cool down the coffee before combining it with the rest of the ingredients, though, or it will melt the ice cream.
You can make a larger batch as well as long as your blender can handle it. Multiply the ingredients below and make milkshakes for everyone!
This nutty, caffeinated milkshake is a wonderful evening treat to make when you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to leave the house for a comfy drink. In a way, this is also a drinkable dessert, so enjoy it after a healthy meal.
Milkshake recipes are also easy to tweak, use your favorite ice cream and flavorings, even a fistful of Oreo’s work, which sounds pretty good, now that I think of it. Don’t you agree?
There are many reasons why you want to try this milkshake recipe. For starters, because it’s delicious. Then again, not everyone can or wants to drink cow’s milk, and that’s okay — almond milk’s got you covered.
Finally, there’s almonds’ affinity to coffee; they complement each other beautifully. So, are you ready to try a coffee almond milk milkshake?
Brew the espresso with your favorite method and cool it down in an ice bath to room temperature.
Add the espresso, ice cream, instant coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, almond extract and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into two serving glasses.
Garnish with whipped cream, drizzled chocolate syrup and whole almonds.