Ice-cold coffee with ice cream and whipped cream — and you don’t even need any special equipment to prepare it. That’s Eiskaffee (or German Iced Coffee) for you! Oh, and it’s ready in 15 minutes!
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For those days when it’s so hot, you couldn’t be bothered to cook or drink anything warm, but you just cannot give up your mid-afternoon coffee —this summer treat is what you need.
While vanilla ice cream is generally used, it is typical nowadays to use different ice cream flavors. I have even seen strawberry ice cream used for eiskaffee.
So really, I don’t see anything stopping you from trying and making this one of your favorite summer drinks!
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- Ice cream – as shown in the image above, I used vanilla ice cream for this eiskaffee recipe.
- Coffee – prepare your coffee as you prefer, then refrigerate it to chill.
- Cream – while you can certainly use light cream, I prefer to use heavy cream (or double cream) when preparing eiskaffee, the same as what I used in this recipe.
- Cocoa powder – optional for serving.
- Chocolate sprinkles – another option for serving.
Start by whipping the cream and transferring it to a pastry bag, ready for piping.
Place two to three scoops of ice cream in a tall glass (photo 1).
Pour the cold coffee into the ice cream (photo 2).
Do not fill the glass to the rim. Instead, leave enough space on top for the whipped cream.
Take the pastry bag and add the whipped cream on top (photo 3).
Add the chocolate sprinkles to finish your eiskaffee (photo 4).
Insert a straw inside the glass and serve.
- It’s better to prepare your coffee the way you want it (i.e., add sugar) before placing it in the refrigerator to chill.
- Since you are not adding ice to the glass, the colder the coffee is, the better it is when you pour it into the ice cream.
- You can certainly use a shorter glass (or mug) for serving eiskaffee, but make sure you adjust the ice cream scoops.
- Milk. I have seen some people pour cold milk into their eiskaffee as well, so feel free to do so if you want to try.
- Ice cubes. While it makes the coffee colder, it would lessen the balance of the flavor, so consider that when preparing your coffee.
- Different ice cream flavors. As shown in the images in this post, you can use vanilla or chocolate ice cream; I’ve even seen some use mocha ice cream for their eiskaffee. So, experiment with some of your favorites.
See how easy it is? Give this German coffee and ice cream a try today, and let me know what you think! 🙂
Eiskaffee Recipe (German Iced Coffee)
- 1 serving coffee, chilled
- 2 to 3 scoops ice cream
- 3/4 cup cream, chilled
- cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)
- chocolate sprinkles, for dusting (optional)
- Whip the cream and transfer it to a pastry bag — all set for piping.
- Place 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream in a tall glass.
- Pour the cold coffee into the scoops of ice cream. Do not fill the glass to the rim; leave enough space on top for the whipped cream.
- Take the pastry bag and add the pipe the cream on top.
- Add the chocolate sprinkles to finish preparing your eiskaffee.
- Insert a straw in the glass and serve!
- Cook’s Tip #1: It’s better to prepare your coffee the way you want it (i.e., add sugar) before placing it in the refrigerator to chill.
- Cook’s Tip #2: Since you are not adding ice to the glass, the colder the coffee is, the better it is when you pour it into the ice cream.
- Cook’s Tip #3: You can use a shorter glass (or mug) for eiskaffee, but make sure you adjust the amount of the ice cream as well.