How to Make a Coffee Cooler

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How to Make a Coffee Cooler
Coffee coolers can be easily made at home. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

As the weather warms, Java fans replace their hot coffee with the coffee cooler. Found in coffee shops everywhere, and sold under many different names, coffee coolers are a blended coffee drink that is either ice cream or ice based. Perfect for a morning pick-me-up, afternoon treat or even dessert, coffee coolers have become a new staple for coffee drinkers. With just a few easy steps, you'll have yourself a delectable treat for a fraction of the cost of coffee bar coolers, and tailored to fit your palette's desires perfectly.

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Things you need

  • 4 cups of strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 2 cups half and half or milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Blender
  • Flavouring of your choice (vanilla, chocolate, etc.)
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)

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  1. 1

    Combine coffee, ice, milk, sugar and the flavouring of your choice in the blender. Cover the blender.

  2. 2

    Blend the ingredients until they are smooth.

  3. 3

    Pour mixture into individual glasses.

  4. 4

    Top with whipped cream, if desired. Serve and enjoy. (Serves 8)

Tips and warnings

  • Spice your coffee cooler up by making it a chai coffee cooler by simply adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla, one-half teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one-eighth teaspoon of ground allspice as your flavouring of choice.

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