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Friday Favorite: Coffee Milkshakes

June 14th, 2013

I’m usually not much of one for cold coffee milkshakes, but these past few weeks I’ve been making our afternoon coffee in the form of a milkshake.  They are tasty, delicious, and healthy – not to mention super quick.
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How do I make them? Freeze ice cube tray with whole milk.  Put 1 or 1.5 cups of cream into your blender pitcher.  Add 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup and a dash of vanilla.  Add a few ounces of strongly brewed coffee (we use a few shots of espresso). Put the blender pitcher in the freezer and while you’re at it a few glasses so they chill.
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After about 30 minutes when the cream is good and chilled, add frozen milk cubes and blend for a few minutes.  That’s all there is to it. It’s so delicious it’s hard to believe it’s good for you. All that healthy fat in the cream is chocked full of vitamin A and other goodness, the probiotics in the raw milk are good for your gut, there are minerals in the maple syrup and antioxidants in the coffee. Who knew something so tasty could be so healthy?

What’s your favorite frosty beverage? 

14 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Coffee Milkshakes”
  1. Lisa on June 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Coffee milk is the official state drink of Rhode Island. That’s made with coffee syrup and is a staple in most RI homes. I’m not a huge fan of coffee but I love coffee flavored drinks. Strange I know. This looks fantastic!

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  2. Christine Jamrok on June 14, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I know you’ve written of your love for espresso many times. I was just wondering if you have an espresso machine at home, and if so, what you use. I’ve been in the market for one (even returning one after a few weeks because I was unhappy), and wanted to know what your thoughts on the subject were. Thanks!

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    • Susy on June 14, 2013 at 7:38 am

      After going through a few cheap and lower priced machines we finally saved up and purchased a Brutus Expobar IV and we LOVE it. We got it from Whole Latte Love.

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  3. Allison on June 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

    mmm…those look delicious! I just discovered frozen coffee and coffee ice cream…I’m in trouble now.
    Also, I LOVE your glasses – where did you get them?

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    • Susy on June 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

      These are handmade glasses that I got 15 years ago at a store somewhere, I actually don’t remember where I got them.

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  4. Adriana on June 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Looks delish! Are those glass straws? Are they easy to clean? I’ve seems them in some of the catalogs we get, but they kind of freak me out, what with kids and everything.

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  5. Amy S on June 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    believe it or not I love strawberry “slushes”. I take a handful of fresh berries, ice, a little water (which determines how thick or thin I want it), stevia, and a little bit of fresh lemon. Blend it all and serve with some mint. yum

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    • Lemongrass on June 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Yum, yum, yum.

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  6. Lemongrass on June 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I love mango, banana, gauva slush/ice cream. Dice and freeze fruit, then blend with a tablespoon of lime juice, mint or tarragon leaves. I made myself some bamboo straws.

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  7. amy on June 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

    My favorite ice cream is starbucks coffee….well…it’s tied with peppermint:) I am gonna try this! It looks delish!

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  8. Elyse on June 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    A coffee shake is my favorite too…. though I’ve only ever made mine with coffee ice cream and milk – this looks much better!

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  9. kathie on June 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I made this today… Oh my word, this was delicious and such a easy and healthy way to make a milkshake :) Thank you!

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  10. Carol on June 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, yum, Susy! Can’t wait to try this.

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