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Coffee Slushie Recipe (Easy Recipe)

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Coffee specialty drinks cover an array of styles, hot and cold. Lattes, frappuccinos, mocha, espresso and what not. There seems to be a coffee variety for everyone. If you haven’t found yours, that type of coffee that just sings to you, then perhaps this coffee slushie will.

Coffee slushies are just that — a coffee-flavored icy drink with the same texture of any drink made in a slush machine, like a Slurpee.

Slushy drinks became popular some years ago, and now you can find them in many convenience stores. Still, the refreshing drink category found a new market recently. Icy, boozy drinks.

One of the most popular party starters is the coffee slushy, especially with a splash of whiskey, coffee liqueur or brandy. Although spiking up your slushie is tons of fun, today we’re keeping it family-friendly, making a sans-alcohol coffee slushie. What you do with it later is your own business if you know what I mean.


Now, getting a slushie right is a bit harder than just throwing everything into a blender, mainly because home blenders don’t work like a slush machine. You need to keep liquid ingredients to the minimum, or else your slushie will be too runny.

Having said that, we’ll use half a cup of water and another one of milk or your favorite milk alternative. Then we’re using only solids — instant freeze-dried coffee and sugar. Don’t try using regular coffee or simple syrup, or you won’t get that icy texture.

We must create our own coffee ice cubes for the perfect iciness, which will blend nicely into a slush. This is a superb technique, and although you must wait for your ice cubes to set, it’s totally worth it.

Since we’re using very little liquid (basically just the milk), there’s a chance your home blender will have a hard time. If it gets stuck, just pour a little more milk, one splash at a time, until your hard-working appliance slushes your creamy coffee.

Once you have your coffee slushie ready, have fun with it. Pour it in a glass and top it with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and crushed nuts; let your creativity flow!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy152 cal


  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tsp instant freeze-dried coffee
  • 2 tsp sugar or your favorite sweetener
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half & half, cold



Combine the water, the sugar and the instant coffee and fill an ice tray with the coffee. Freeze.


In a blender, add eight ice cubes (equivalent to 1 cup of coffee) and the cold milk. Blend until slushie.


Pour in a glass and enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories152
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat5 g78 g6.41%
  • Saturated Fat3 g20 g15%
  • Cholesterol20 mg300 mg6.67%
  • Sodium115 mg2300 mg5%
  • Total Carbohydrate20 g275 g7.27%
  • Total Sugars19 g
  • Protein8 g50 g16%
  • Calcium290 mg1300 mg22.31%
  • Potassium145 mg4700 mg3.09%
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