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Ultimate Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

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Ultimate Vanilla Iced Coffee Recipe

Vanilla is the classic flavor that we crave every now and then and we can’t resist it. Combine it with coffee and you will get a heavenly taste. We were never allowed to have coffee in our childhood, but the first coffee that I had was my vanilla frappe. This is why vanilla coffee has a special place in my heart.

While reminiscing old memories I made this simple classic recipe for all my iced coffee lovers out there. I also make this coffee with some modifications depending on whom I am serving it. A scoop of multiple flavored ice cream goes hand in hand with vanilla iced coffee. My mother and I enjoy it simple. But if I am making it for friends or my father, they definitely want it with a scoop of home-made organic chocolate ice cream. You can embellish it with other ingredients and toppings but I like it as simple as it comes. Just Vanilla!


I did not even use any sweetener but this is totally up to your choice. For me, the scent of vanilla is so fulfilling that I don’t need any sugar. However, if you do add a sweetener then opt for brown sugar. Vanilla extracts and brown sugar complement each other so well. You would know once you try it. Sometimes the very simple flavors can delight you like nothing else. No other fancy flavors will compare to it.

As for the choice of milk that I use. Many people have been asking me about it. I would say it is completely up to your liking. If you are trying to go vegan then vegan milk will be great for this recipe. On the other hand, dairy milk also tastes amazing with this coffee. More people use dairy milk and they like its taste better. Again it is totally up to your palate and how you like it.

To make ultimate vanilla iced coffee, start with brewing coffee. Let it sit for a while and then add 3-4 drops of vanilla essence or extract. Refrigerate it after it reaches room temperature. Add milk to an already chilled glass and then pour coffee. You can blend it for extra frothiness if you want. Top the glass off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with sprinkles on top, to make it a really fun cup of classic flavored coffee. And there you have it! An ultimate cup of vanilla iced coffee. Just sit back, relax, and drink it.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy126 cal




Brew coffee and set it aside for a minute or two.


Add 3 to 4 drops of vanilla essence. Refrigerate it.


Then add milk and coffee into an already chilled glass.


Use a scoop of vanilla ice cream with some sprinkles on top.


Now enjoy your classic flavor of the coffee.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories126
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat6.3 g78 g8.08%
  • Saturated Fat2.8 g20 g14%
  • Trans Fat0.1 g
  • Cholesterol13 mg300 mg4.33%
  • Sodium105 mg2300 mg4.57%
  • Total Carbohydrate12 g275 g4.36%
  • Total Sugars9 g
  • Protein5 g50 g10%
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