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Homemade Frosted Coffee Recipe

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The frosted coffee became famous thanks to Chick-fil-A. After all, the name Frappuccino was already taken. So, what’s a frosted coffee, anyway?

 A tasty cup of coffee with a whole lot of vanilla ice cream. A whipped cream dollop wraps it up for a decadent drink that’ll get you up in the morning no matter how late you go to bed.

A frosted coffee is a fantastic experience, but let me tell you something, you can make it at home! Yes, and it’s ridiculously easy. You’ll love it!

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How to make a frosted coffee?

To make a frosted coffee, you need a cup of Americano. I make mine in a pod coffee machine, but percolator, drip coffee or instant coffee will work fine. The better the coffee, the nicer the final result, but the star of the show is not the coffee but the ice cream.

For every cup of frosted coffee, you need two scoops of vanilla ice cream; that’s the secret. It might sound like much, but the ice cream melts nicely, blessing the coffee with the creamy mouthfeel and the loveliest vanilla flavor.

To make this nice drink, you only need to blend the ice cream with the coffee. The coffee’s warmth will melt the ice cream, so you don’t even need to worry about that.

Substitutes and variations

  • Fast and easy, drizzle your cup with chocolate syrup before pouring your frozen coffee; it looks nicer.

  • Now that you know that combining ice cream and coffee is easy, don’t just go vanilla. Use any ice cream, including coffee ice cream, but don’t stop there; go crazy!

  • Another fun variation to give your frosted coffee some personality includes adding chocolate chips, Oreo cookies or M&Ms. Everything goes!

Let’s enjoy an authentic frosted coffee. Call some friends over and make a few rounds of these! Frozen coffee is undoubtedly a new thing, and it can become an impressive ace up your sleeve. Make sure you have some ice cream and coffee around, and you can make one of these every day of the week! Here’s my frosted coffee recipe. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy363 cal




Brew the coffee with your preferred method and let it cool at room temperature. Alternatively, use cold brew coffee.


In a blender, combine the ice cream and the coffee and blitz until smooth.


Serve in a large cup and garnish with whipped cream.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories363
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat23.3 g78 g29.87%
  • Saturated Fat14.8 g20 g74%
  • Cholesterol91 mg300 mg30.33%
  • Sodium119 mg2300 mg5.17%
  • Total Carbohydrate32.9 g275 g11.96%
  • Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
  • Total Sugars28 g
  • Protein5.4 g50 g10.8%
  • Calcium183 mg1300 mg14.08%
  • Potassium349 mg4700 mg7.43%
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