Holidays

It's National Coffee Milkshake Day: Celebrate With These Recipes

Today is National Coffee Milkshake Day.

We know that there's a food holiday practically every day (most of them hyped by some PR hack from some food council), but everyone loves coffee, and everyone loves milk shakes, so this is a day worthy of parades and marching bands -- all hopped up on caffeine and sugar!

 In honor of this day, we present you with two delicious coffee recipes:

 

Coffee Whirl

Ingredients:

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, cold

1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:

In a blender, combine ice cream, coffee and cocoa.

Blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Coffee "Frappe"

Ingredients:

18 -22 ice cubes, crushed

7 ounces double-strength coffee, chilled

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons flavored syrup of choice (vanilla, hazelnut, raspberry or other)

Whipped cream

Directions:

Place the ice, coffee, sugar and syrup in a blender.

Blend until the frappe is smooth.

Pour into a large, tall glass.

Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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