Viennese Iced Coffee

I know that it's cold in most of the U.S., so some of you might think I'm crazy for posting an "iced" anything. But this is SO good, that I couldn't wait for warm weather to tell you about it. On Sunday, I had a craving for something sweet and satisfying and most importantly quick. When I flipped to the very last recipe of Ina Garten's new cookbook, "Foolproof," I knew this was it... 

Let me tell you, this drink is DIVINE! Yes, it's cold, but its frothy, it's creamy, it's slightly sweet, and it's SO easy to make. I made this one with decaf espresso, but I'm sure this can be made with regular coffee if that is what you have on hand. I think it would be the perfect quick dessert for a summer dinner party - or the perfect quick dessert to curl up with by a fire in the winter time. 

Here is what you need and what to do:

6 (1 oz) shots of espresso, regular or decaf
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot water
2 cups ice
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream 
Unsweetened cocoa powder for garnish

Add the espresso, sugar, vanilla and hot water to a blender and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the ice and blend on high until the mixture is almost smooth. Divide the mixture among 4 glasses or 3 glasses or 2 glasses - whatever makes you happy. 

Add a scoop of slightly thawed ice cream to each glass. Using a small sifter, sift cocoa powder on the top of each glass as a garnish. 


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  1. My husband will be head over heels for this no doubt!

  2. I could literally drink gallons of this!

  3. Ahhhh Ina, she comes through every time. I saw your gorgeous photos and knew that I wanted to make this dessert ASAP! Great shots by you and a great recipe by Ina.

  4. Well, wouldn't you know...I'm totally pinning this! It looks amazing. I love me some Ina Garten! :)

  5. Looks yummy!!! I really like to have them.

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