Eiskaffee: The best German coffee served with ice cream

A perfect cup of coffee is poured over top of ice cream to create the rich flavor that is the German Tradition of Eiskaffee...a perfect treat for the coffee lover! Only 3 ingredients for this make at home specialty coffee drink.

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The Germans got it right when they created Eiskaffee, an incredible German coffee served over ice cream

No steaming, french press coffee maker, espresso machine, or weird ingredients to create this rich flavor. This treat is a great place to start for first time coffee drinkers because it's mild flavor will convince them that coffee is, in fact, delightful.

Utterly delightful.

See...the Germans are absolute geniuses.  They found a way to combine the three best things in the universe into the best coffee treat without heading to the coffee shops and paying those high prices.

Ice Cream. Coffee. Whipped Cream. ---> Geniuses.

Ingredient List for German Coffee over Ice Cream (Eiskaffee):

  • Brewed Coffee. Because you are pouring it over ice cream, unless you are a coffee enthusiast it doesn't matter if your coffee comes from whole beans or instant coffee. Use your coffee machine to make up your favorite. For me, my favorite coffee is a light roast.
  • Ice Cream. Straight up vanilla is the most traditional and, I think the best choice, but try different flavors for a fun and different taste!
  • Whipped Cream. Traditionally, in a German coffee shop, Eiskaffee would be served with a dollup of whipped cream.

To make this a German Coffee Cocktail simply add brandy to the coffee prior to chilling it. I recommend an ounce of brandy per serving for the best german coffee authenticity.

 To make German Coffee:

  1. Brew a cup of coffee and chill it in the freezer.  
  2. Add ice cream to your large mug or glass.
  3. Pour chilled coffee on top of the ice cream.
  4. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  5. Enjoy!
The Germans got it right when they created Eiskaffee, an incredible ice cream coffee drink. Win!

German Coffee over ice cream (Eiskaffee

Only 3 ingredients to create this decadent and delightful summer coffee treat!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Coffee Chilling time & Brewing time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine german
Servings 1 serving
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Brewed Coffee.
  • 2 scoops Ice Cream. Straight up vanilla is the most traditional but try different flavors for a fun twist!
  • Whipped Cream.
  • Shaved Chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Brew an 8 oz cup of coffee and chill it in the freezer for about 15 minutes until very cold.
  • Add the ice cream to your large mug or glass.
  • Pour chilled coffee on top of the ice cream.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • Enjoy immediately!

Notes

To make this a German Coffee Cocktail simply add brandy to the coffee prior to chilling it. I recommend an ounce of brandy per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 480mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 666IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 1mg
Keyword coffee, ice cream
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9 thoughts on “Eiskaffee: The best German coffee served with ice cream”

  1. Holly @ Twisted Tastes

    It's like a coffee float. How novel! Definitely giving this one a shot. I'm not big on sweets so this will be the perfect dessert!

    1. Yeah; a coffee float! Exactly! And yes, this would be the perfect dessert for someone who wants something sweet but not completely sugar-overload.

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Yum!! All you had to say coffee -- now you know I'm a coffee snob but I believe with my discerning taste this coffee would pass muster. Now I do give credit to the Germans for this but I think I need a round of applause for Irish Coffee. Wow!! Add some of that good ole alcohol to it and yes you can keep your cake. :-)

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