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Easy Coffee Shake Recipes to Make at Home

If you find delight in frozen mochas, frappes, and other delicious coffee concoctions, then coffee shake recipes will provide just the drink to shake up your home blender.
Milk pours from white pitcher into a coffee mug made of glass

With these recipes, you’ll discover that frozen coffee beverages are easy to make at home. The bonus to your budget by making your own shakes will also bring a smile to your face as you watch your savings grow.

What Are the Ingredients in Coffee Shake Recipes?

Frozen coffee drinks require a few ingredients to create a glassful of frothy goodness. Coffee shakes vary in their contents, but most contain fresh coffee, milk, ice, sugar, ice cream, and flavorings. Depending on individual taste preferences, flavor variations abound including vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, or mint.

How Do You Make Frozen Coffee Shakes?

To make frozen coffee shakes, pour two shots of cool coffee into a blender pitcher. Add one cup of milk and two teaspoons of sugar. Blend on low speed to combine ingredients. Next, add one cup of ice and blend on high speed to desired thickness.

How Can You Customize Coffee Shake Recipes?

Using the above recipe as a foundation, simply add whatever flavoring you desire. For chocolate mocha frappes, add two tablespoons of chocolate powder or syrup in place of the recipe’s two teaspoons of sugar. For frozen vanilla coffee, try substituting vanilla syrup for sugar.

Customizing shake ingredients changes the taste and texture. Instead of whole milk, try cream, or half & half. In place of brewed coffee, use espresso or instant coffee granules. Experiment with different ingredients to create your own unique drink flavors.

For a truly decadent experience, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Coffee and vanilla ice cream offer creamy texture while enhancing the overall taste. When using ice cream, just remember to eliminate the sugar from the recipe. Top all drinks with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to rival your coffeehouse favorites.

Are There Low Calorie Options for Coffee Shakes?

Coffee is naturally low calorie, but the items mixed into frozen coffee blends, bring up the calorie content. Eliminating sugar from coffee shakes keeps them low in calories. Instead of using sugar, try stevia, agave nectar, or artificial sweetener. Reduce fat content by substituting milk with skim, low-fat, soy, or almond milk.


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