Hello Lovely,

For serveral years, I've wanted to travel to Europe. To celebrate my anticipated June graduation,  I had planned on taking an Italian cruise this summer, but plans changed and now I'm visiting a friend in London at the end of June. From there I plan on visiting many other European countries including Switzerland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy. Not sure if I'll have time (or money) for Germany or France but that's a pretty lengthy list already! I know I'll be jet lagged at least three times this summer, but I can't wait!

In preparation for this trip, I'm trying recipes with European influences. First up, this super easy Ice Coffee from Germany! What's funny about this recipe, is I used to do this whenever I was out of coffee creamer. I had no idea this was actually a thing! This coffee is totally refreshing on a hot day and requires no added sugar.




  • Strong brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1 – 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (bourbon vanilla, if you can find it)
  • Whipped cream (Germans use unsweetened)
  • Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder as garnish

There won’t be any of my usual “how to” photos because there’s just really nothing to this recipe.


  1. Pour your chilled coffee in a glass while leaving enough room for the ice cream.
  2. Add 1 – 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (or however much your heart desires).
  3. Top it off with a healthy dose of whipped cream (whipped cream is healthy, right?).
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder
  5. Serve with a spoon and drink with a straw. This is a must. Okay, not really but it is the way it’s usually done.

The other way to do it (AKA the way I did it) is to simply put your ice cream in first. This gives the Eiskaffee more of a latte look.  

A note about the sweetness:
To save on calories and avoid an overly sweet drink, I wouldn't suggest adding sugar. However, if you’d prefer a sweeter version, I’d recommend adding the sugar to your coffee while it’s still hot, as sugar does not dissolve well in cold drinks. 


  • Try using chocolate ice cream for a caffè mocha twist.
  • Other garnish options include chocolate sprinkles, instant coffee or cinnamon. Oh, maybe even some ground cardamon.