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Iced Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Today’s vanilla iced coffee recipe is a refreshing twist on a classic Viennese iced coffee, featuring strong espresso coffee, vanilla ice cream, and no whipped cream. Served without stirring, it offers a smooth, creamy texture.

There are many ways to make vanilla iced coffee, whether with vanilla or French vanilla syrup, ground vanilla, or vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy this simple yet delicious treat for a perfect summer beverage.

If you fancy a vegan version, try our delicious vanilla iced coffee, made with homemade almond vanilla milk!

Ingredients you need

Ingredients iced vanilla coffee - strong, cold coffee and vanilla ice cream.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Choose high-quality vanilla ice cream made with real vanilla for the best flavor and a creamier texture in your iced coffee.
  • Strong Coffee, Cold: Use freshly brewed coffee or strong chilled coffee. For a smoother taste, consider a cold brew coffee, which reduces bitterness and enhances the coffee’s natural flavors.


Placing 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a mason jar.
Add 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Pouring cold coffee into the mason jar filled with vanilla ice cream.
Pour in the strong, cold coffee.
Hand placing a spoon into the mason jar filled with vanilla iced coffee.
Serve with a spoon.
Mason jar filled with delicious iced coffee with vanilla ice cream, placed on a black plate.
Enjoy! 🥰

How To Make Vanilla Iced Latte From Scratch

Step 1: Chill Your Glass: Start with a tall glass or Mason jar.

Step 2: Add Vanilla Ice Cream: Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom.

Step 3: Pour Coffee: Gently pour cold, strong coffee over the ice cream.

Step 4: No Stirring: Resist the urge to stir.

Step 5: Serve: Include a long-handled spoon and/or a straw for convenience.

Step 6: Enjoy: Choose your preferred method—spoon out the ice cream first, drink the coffee first, or mix it up.

Mason jar filled with delicious iced coffee with vanilla ice cream, placed on a black plate.


Boozy Twist: Want to make this vanilla iced coffee more indulgent? Simply add one tablespoon of coffee liqueur to your glass before pouring in the cold coffee. Enjoy!

Important Tip

For the best results, choose high-quality vanilla ice cream. It will make a noticeable difference in your vanilla iced coffee.

Barista Tips

When making coffee, always use filtered water. Unfiltered water can cause calcification in your brewing equipment and give your coffee a strange taste. So, opt for filtered water whenever possible.


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Mason jar filled with delicious iced coffee with vanilla ice cream, placed on a black plate.

Vanilla Iced Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream

Create a delightful vanilla iced coffee by combining a scoop of high-quality vanilla ice cream with cold, strong coffee in a chilled glass or Mason jar. Serve without stirring for a smooth, creamy experience. Accompany with a long-handled spoon and/or a straw for easy enjoyment. Perfect for cooling down on a hot day!
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Course: Cold Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: iced coffee with vanilla ice cream, vanilla iced coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 277kcal


  • Ice cream scoop
  • Mason Jar or another serving glass of your liking
  • Coffeemaker of your choice
  • Long-stemmed spoon and/or reusable drinking straw


  • 2-3 scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ cup Strong coffee cold


  • Use a chilled, tall glass or a Mason jar.
  • Add 2-3 scoops Vanilla ice cream.
    2-3 scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • Pour 1 ½ cup Strong coffee, over the ice cream.
    1 ½ cup Strong coffee
  • Serve with a long-handled spoon and/or a straw.
  • Decide whether to spoon out the ice cream first, drink the coffee, or alternate between both.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on July 9th, 2024
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8 Comments on “Iced Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream”

  1. 5 stars
    This vanilla iced coffee is fantastic! I combined vanilla ice cream with cold coffee in a Mason jar, and it was a refreshing and creamy treat.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this iced cofee! Perfect summer pick-me-up. And it’s way easier to make than waiting in line at the coffee shop. 😉
    Great recipe, thanks!

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