Cold ice cream & steaming dark roast coffee.
Complete opposites yet mixes so well together. The simplest of drinks. Two big scoops of ice cream, then the glass is filled the rest of the way with coffee and topped with cinnamon.
Back at it with another Drink Inspired by Music! This is a rather sad one. When I heard the news that on of my favorite songwriter/guitarist and all around musician passed away earlier this month, I knew exactly what band I was going to feature this month: Cold Collective. Tim was a part of many musical projects but Cold Collective was my favorite. Enjoy some tunes (and maybe coffee) in Tim’s remembrance.
For this drink, you can go a few different routes. It all depends on the temperature of the coffee. Pretty self-explanatory, but if you use cold coffee you’ll have hard ice cream. If you use hot coffee the ice cream will melt and make a thinner milkshake with a coffee forward flavor. I wanted to use cold coffee, but I got too impatient and use hot coffee, making it more of a milkshake. Then I refroze it and enjoyed a slushie coffee shake. Mmmmm.
You can use any flavor ice cream of your choice. I wanted to use a cinnamon flavor, then I changed my plans to rocky road! Your shake will take on the flavor of the ice cream, so whatever flavor you use just make sure you enjoy it!
Don’t forget to top it with a sprinkle of cinnamon! I used to work at a coffee shop and when people asked for ‘a sprinkle of cinnamon’ on their coffee I just thought they were being way too high maintenance. Turns out, they were on to something. It’s good! Try it, you might never go back to cinnamon-less coffee again.
Are you going to make Cold (Collective) Coffee Float? Leave a comment with any questions or suggestions, I love hearing from you!
Cold (Collective) Coffee Float
|Yield: Makes 3 drinks|
A cup of dark roast coffee, 2 giant scoops of ice cream, dusted with cinnamon to make a delicious dessert drink.
- about 3 cups ice cream, I used rocky road
- 12 ounces freshly brewed coffee, hot or cold
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Fill each cup with two 1/2 cup sized ice cream scoops.
- Pour over coffee (each glass should get about 4 ounces).
- Dust each glass with cinnamon. Enjoy!
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