Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ice Cream Coffee Treat

Do afternoons sometimes drag for you? Often I find myself in need of a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. But who wants to run to Starbucks or the bakery for coffee or a snack? My friend Paige gave me this great idea to combine the two - ice cream and coffee.

Put one scoop of ice cream in a large mug. I know this is not an exact measurement, because scoops are different sizes. Hey, if you want to put two scoops, I won't judge you.

Doesn't that ice cream look a little lonely in that big ol' mug? How about some coffee to keep you company?

Pour a cup or so of coffee over the ice cream and give it a good stir. Doesn't that look yummy?

I used vanilla ice cream because that's what I had on hand, but chocolate would be delightful, too! Honestly, this was as good as any coffee house latte or flavored drink I've ever had. And so easy! The possibilities are endless, too, with the different flavors of ice cream - mint, caramel, butter pecan....delicious! You could even add a squirt of chocolate or caramel syrup if you want!

This quick and easy afternoon pick-me-up works for me! For more tips, visit Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family.


  1. Wow i never thought of this, and it looks soooo yummy! Such a neat idea, thanks!!

  2. I do that if we ever run out of milk since I don't like black coffee. Also a friend recently got me to try putting chocolate milk in my coffee...yum:-)
    I can't get through the afternoon with a coffee pick me up!

  3. I know what I'm having about 2 tomorrow afternoon! LOL Thanks!! :)

  4. I've done this before, but I've also added a packet of hot chocolate too! I work in a hospital where the coffee isn't the best so you have to get creative :)

    Michelle @ FTSN

  5. Just stopping by from the UBP2011! Looks pretty delicious! I'm more of a chocolate fan so I'm looking forward to trying this soon with my favorite flavor =)

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  6. Oh my goodness! That looks so good! I just might have to get me a secret stash of ice cream just for this.

  7. Oh, my. I need to try that!

  8. This would work with your favorite cup of hot tea as well... I may have to do this tonight!!