These easy coffee milkshakes are rich and creamy – made with dairy free caramel cookie dough ice cream and layers of coffee and espresso. Top with your favorite vegan whipped cream and caramel sauce for an indulgent, frozen treat. They’re the perfect after school pick-me-up.
This post has been sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. As usual, all opinions, ideas and recipes are my own.
Why I love these coffee milkshakes
It’s back to school season again, and this time of year always hits me with nostalgia. Shopping for school supplies, getting back together with friends – and just like every other millennial kid that meant trips to the mall and hitting up the food court for some blended coffee drinks.
We might not be hitting up the mall this year, but I can still indulge in that back to school coffee milkshake. And, I can share those memories with my kids now, even though they’ll be having decaf for a while.
I used Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Dairy Free Caramel Cookie Dough to replicate on of my favorite cookie flavored frappe’s, and the kids absolutely loved them.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
- Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Dairy Free Caramel Cookie Dough
- Coffee – cold brew, leftover coffee or chilled fresh coffee
- Espresso powder – optional, for an added flavor boost
- Dairy free milk – we used almond but any vegan milk will work
- Dairy free whipped topping
- Vegan caramel sauce – for garnish
The BEST dairy free ice cream
This dairy free ice cream is seriously the best. It’s the creamiest, best-tasting ice cream we’ve tried – and we’ve tried a lot in our house.
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If you can’t find Hudsonville in a store near you, check out their new online store so you can make any moment, any day or any season a little sweeter, no matter where you live.
Plus, they stock awesome Hudsonville merch, like shirts and ice cream spades!
How to make coffee milkshakes
Prep. Gather your ingredients because this one is super easy to make. I like to measure out all of my ingredients before starting, but save the ice cream for last so it doesn’t melt.
Blend. Place the ingredients in the blender, with the exception of the whipped topping and caramel sauce. I find the blender works best if I put the liquid ingredients in first, then the ice and ice cream. Blend until the ice crushed and the drink looks smooth.
Garnish and serve. Divide the milkshakes between two tall glasses and top with whipped topping and caramel sauce – if you want – and serve immediately.
FAQs and tips on making coffee milkshakes
The caffeine level in a coffee milkshake depends on how you make them. Sometimes, they’re made with coffee ice cream (which may or may not contain caffeine), but since this recipe contains coffee it will have caffeine unless you use decaf.
If you feel like your milkshake is a little thinner than you would like, try adding another scoop of ice cream. Alternatively, you can start with less liquid than the recipe calls for and add more until you reach the consistency you want.
If you wanted to add a bit more caffeine to your milkshake, try adding instant espresso or instant coffee granules. You could also add a chilled shot of espresso or more coffee in place of the dairy free milk.
More dairy free ice cream treats:
- Graham cracker cake with s’mores ice cream
- Baked Alaska cupcakes with cherry fudge ice cream
- Lucky Charms cookies with mint fudge cookie ice cream
- Chocolate stout cake with toasted coconut ice cream
More frozen drink recipes:
- Chocolate peanut butter banana milkshakes
- Frosted lemonade
- Peppermint frozen hot chocolate
- Frozen watermelon Moscow mule
These easy, coffee milkshakes are rich and creamy – made with dairy free caramel cookie dough ice cream and layers of coffee and espresso. Top with your favorite vegan whipped cream and caramel sauce for an indulgent, frozen treat. They’re the perfect after school pick-me-up.
1 1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup cold coffee
1/4 cup dairy free milk
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules, optional
- Dairy free whipped cream
- Vegan caramel sauce
- Add milkshake ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until ice has broken down and drink is smooth.
- Pour milkshakes into two glasses and top with dairy free whipped cream and caramel sauce before serving.
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Last Updated on September 3, 2021 by Melissa Belanger