I don’t know about you, but where I am – it has been HOT. It’s so hot, we are just constantly drinking cold water and drinks to stay hydrated and try to cool off. So, when I saw this cold coffee recipe that is lightly blended, I immediately scooted into my kitchen to whip one up.
Turns out, it was exactly what I needed – plus, it was so easy and super delicious. While this way of making coffee is new to me, it’s actually a popular way to make coffee in places like India.
So, whether you’re already a big fan of cold coffee recipes or this is as new to you as it was to me, you’re going to be blown away by how quickly you can whip this up and how much you’re going to love it.
In fact, I’ve been making these for everyone I can the last few days and the consensus is the same: cold coffee is amazing and the perfect coffee summer drink.
Let’s get blending!
Ingredients for Cold Coffee:
This is one of the shortest ingredient lists I’ve written on the blog yet. No need to fuss with homemade syrups and all kinds of machinery.
Nope, this easy recipe uses only three ingredients, folks, and you probably already have them in your house.
- Instant Coffee: Yup, you read that right. You’re using instant coffee here. I really like this Nescafe gold instant coffee. It has great flavor and works well with all instant coffee recipes I’ve tried. I have the packets, but you can also get a nice, big bottle.
- Sugar: Just regular, granuled sugar will do just fine for this one.
- Milk: I used unsweetened oat milk, because that is what I had. Use your milk of choice here.
- Ice: I like my blended coffees more icy than liquid, so I upped the recommended amount from 1/2 cup of ice to 1 cup and I stand by this decision. It was perfect.
- Whipped Cream: Optional, of course, but what wouldn’t you?
That’s all. You really could get away with just the first four ingredients. Don’t let the whipped cream stop you from making this, but also, get some whipped cream, mmkay?
I mix mine in my blender. I used a Nutribullet in my video, but I just ordered the cutest little drink blender ever, so I’ll report back when I get it and try it.
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How To Make Blended Cold Coffee [VIDEO]:
I shared a video of how to make it on my Instagram and thousands of people loved it as much as I did. If you’re not already, make sure to follow me on Instagram so you see my recipe videos before they hit the blog!
Here’s a quick video to walk you through how to make it and then keep reading for a step-by-step:
Cold Coffee: Step-by-Step Instructions
- Add 1-2 tsp of instant coffee to your blender. I used 2 tsp which is one packet of Nescafe.
- Add 1-2 tbsp sugar to blender. I used 2 tbsp because I like things on the sweeter side.
- Add 1 cup of milk of choice. I used oatmilk.
- Add 1 cup of ice.
- Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add to glass.
- Top with whipped cream if you have it!
That’s literally it folks. Add it all to blender and blend. Couldn’t be easier.
Your Cold Coffee Questions Answered:
Do I have to use white sugar?
Nope. I’ve also made this with brown sugar. I have not tried it with syrups, though. I’m sure it would be good with pretty much anything added, it’s like a basic coffee frappuccino base and then you can dress it up however you like.
Do I have to use milk?
I would use milk or a milk substitute to give it that creamy texture and taste.
Can I used iced coffee or cold brew to make cold coffee?
If you use brewed coffee, it will make this more of a frappe or a frappe. While these blended coffees are still delicious, the flavor is slightly different than the cold coffees made with instant coffee. But, if that’s what you have, don’t let it stop you from whipping up a blended coffee and enjoying it!
Where is cold coffee from?
This version of cold coffee originates from India, where cold coffee is served up in cafes and homes. The most popular instant coffee to use is the same Nescafe instant coffee that I recommend here. But, the combination of coffee, sugar and milk is popular worldwide and made many different ways.
I don’t have a blender, can I still make cold coffee?
You sure can, but it won’t be a milkshake style drink. Just mix the same ingredients in a shaker bottle and shake to mix. Add some more ice after it’s fully mixed and enjoy.
I hope you try this delicious recipe and come back to let me know what you think!