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Ahh, the refreshing taste of a cold cappuccino on a hot summer day – simply irresistible! As a barista, I have seen my fair share of coffee blends and recipes, but nothing compares to the heavenly flavor of a Cappuccino Icee. Whether you’re craving an indulgent afternoon treat or kicking off your day with a caffeine boost, this icy beverage is sure to become your go-to drink.

Let’s be real: not everyone likes their coffee piping hot. During sweltering afternoons, nothing compares to sipping on an iced cappuccino, except maybe a frozen cappuccino slush that takes the experience of drinking coffee to the next level. With my recipe, you can now indulge in this delightful beverage at home without having to run out to your local café.

The best part? This recipe is incredibly simple and easy to follow! You don’t have to be an expert barista to whip it up. All you need are some basic ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, and you’ll be enjoying your very own café-style cappuccino in no time.

So grab your blender and let’s get started on making this delicious iced cappuccino recipe that you’ll keep coming back for more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Icee
Cappuccino Icee

Are you looking for a refreshing, tasty, and easy-to-make drink that will satisfy your sweet cravings and give you the energy boost you need? Look no further than this irresistible cappuccino slushie recipe!

With its combination of hot brewed coffee and cold vanilla ice cream, this iced cappuccino recipe is the perfect way to blend hot and cold elements into one delicious and satisfying beverage. Make it even more authentic by adding frothed milk on top and dusting it with ground cinnamon or cocoa powder.

This frozen cappuccino slush is not just indulgent; it’s also an excellent way to cool down on a hot day or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Easy to make in minutes, this slush recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, pool parties, or as a dessert after dinner. It’s also versatile enough to be enjoyed any time of day or season.

Adding to its versatility, there are multiple variations and substitutes available that allow you to personalize the recipe according to your taste preferences. You can swap out the hot-brewed coffee for instant coffee or even use chocolate milk instead of regular milk for additional richness. And if you prefer your coffee with caramel or chocolate flavors, try adding a drizzle of caramel or some chocolate syrup to your glass.

In summary, this cappuccino slushy is a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone coming back for more. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can make a perfect cup of vanilla cappuccino in no time. Trust me; once you try this delicious frozen cappuccino slush recipe, it will become your new go-to drink!

Ingredient List

 Time to cool off with a refreshing Cappuccino Icee!
Time to cool off with a refreshing Cappuccino Icee!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make our Cappuccino Icee Recipe:

  • 1 cup of brewed hot coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1 ½ tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • *Ice cubes*
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

For substitutions and variations, refer to section (5).

The Recipe How-To

 This icy treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.
This icy treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.

Let’s get to the exciting part, the recipe how-to! Making this Cappuccino Icee is pretty simple and quick. Here are the instructions:


  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tsp cappuccino mix
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream


  1. Take a blender and add 1/2 cup of hot water to it.
  2. Now add 2 tbsp instant coffee and 2 tsp cappuccino mix into the blender.
  3. Blend everything for about 6-8 seconds.
  4. After that, add 2 cups ice cubes and 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream into your blender.
  5. Blend everything together until a smooth mixture is obtained with no chunks of ice cream visible.
  6. If you want your Cappuccino Icee more sweet, then add some sugar or caramel syrup to it before blending.

That’s it, you just made your own cappuccino slushy! Now you can garnish it with cocoa powder, froth milk or even whipped cream if you like. Pour the cappuccino slush into a glass filled with ice cubes and enjoy it chilled.

Additional Toppings

If you really want to bring the taste of the Cappuccino Icee to the next level, then try adding some brown sugar or ground cinnamon on top! And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some gelato or chocolate milk for an interesting twist.

Now that you know how to make this delicious frozen beverage, why not have some fun with your creativity? You could try blending in different flavors such as hazelnut syrup or almond extract to create a unique cappuccino smoothies recipe! The sky’s the limit when it comes to making a perfect ice cap.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get the ultimate caffeine fix with a twist on the classic cappuccino.
Get the ultimate caffeine fix with a twist on the classic cappuccino.

As a barista, I know that creativity is key to making a perfect cup of coffee. For this Cappuccino Icee recipe, the possibilities for substitutions and variations are endless.

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, swap the vanilla ice cream with almond milk or coconut milk ice cream. You can also use non-dairy milk instead of half-and-half to create a vegan version of this delicious drink.

For those who prefer a stronger coffee flavor, swap the Hills Bros cappuccino mix with freshly brewed espresso or your favorite coffee blend. You can also add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder to the recipe to create a chocolate cappuccino flavor.

To add more sweetness to your drink, try substituting brown sugar for white sugar, or use caramel as a topping.

For those who love gelato, add a scoop of caramel or chocolate gelato on top of your frozen cappuccino slush for an indulgent treat.

You can also experiment with different toppings such as whipped cream, ground cinnamon, or even sprinkles.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try blending in different fruits such as banana or strawberry to make Cappuccino smoothies. You can also mix in chocolate milk for a richer flavor or add Irish cream liqueur for an adult version of this drink.

The possibilities are endless with this recipe, so feel free to experiment and find your perfect combination. No matter what variation you choose, Cappuccino Icee will always be a refreshing and delicious treat!

Serving and Pairing

 Stay cool with this simple and tasty coffee recipe.
Stay cool with this simple and tasty coffee recipe.

When it comes to serving and pairing the cappuccino icee, you have a variety of options to choose from. This frozen cappuccino slush is the perfect choice when you want a refreshing cold beverage on a hot summer day. It is a versatile drink that pairs well with many different types of food.

One option for pairing this icy beverage is to serve it with a light salad or sandwich. The savory flavors of the food will contrast nicely with the sweet and creamy taste of the cappuccino icee. Another popular option is to pair this frozen treat with some dessert – try serving it alongside a slice of chocolate cake or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of these flavors is sure to impress your guests and satisfy their cravings.

If you’re looking for a more indulgent experience, you can even add in some caramel or chocolate syrup to give your cappuccino icee an extra kick. A sprinkle of ground cinnamon or cocoa powder on top will not only make this drink Instagram-worthy, but also add an extra layer of flavor.

For those who desire even more complexity, serve the iced cappuccino slushy alongside a cappuccino gelato. As the gelato begins to melt into the drink, it adds creaminess and texture while blending flavors together. This makes for an elevated coffee experience that you won’t want to miss.

Lastly, don’t forget to grab your favorite book or turn on some music while sipping on this delicious frozen cappuccino slushie recipe!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chill out with a creamy and delicious Cappuccino Icee.
Chill out with a creamy and delicious Cappuccino Icee.

Once you have created your heavenly Cappuccino Icee, you might be wondering how to store it so you can savor it throughout the day. This recipe is best consumed the moment it is made since the ice will begin to melt and dilute the rich flavors of espresso and vanilla. However, if you just can’t finish it in one sitting, don’t worry! There are ways to preserve its deliciousness.

If you need to make the Cappuccino Icee ahead of time, I would suggest keeping the coffee mixture and ice cream separate. Combine the coffee mixture and ice cream base only when you are ready to serve. Be sure that your ice cream base is well chilled before mixing. This way, you can still enjoy the lovely texture and taste of a fresh scoop of frozen dessert with each serving.

To store the blended iced cappuccino for later consumption or if you have leftovers simply pour it into an airtight container or sealable glass jar and place it in the freezer until you are ready to drink it again. When thawing, take care not to microwave it as this will cause separation in texture and flavor. The best way to thaw this drink is simply by letting it sit out at room temperature for several minutes or overnight in the fridge.

If reheating your frozen cappuccino is necessary to achieve that perfect consistency again, slowly thaw it out until half-melted, then blend it once more in the blender. This would give a chilled slushy version which would still be full of flavour. Another option is to quickly warm up by microwaving at short intervals until barely warmed up or defrosted.

Remember, every time you store or reheat your frozen cappuccino, its flavor may change slightly, but it does not mean that its characteristic bold taste cannot still be loved by a true coffee lover like you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This vibrant drink is sure to satisfy your coffee cravings.
This vibrant drink is sure to satisfy your coffee cravings.

Achieving the perfect cappuccino icee is all about attention to detail. While the recipe is simple, there are a few tricks that can make all the difference between an average cappuccino and a fantastic frozen treat. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect cappuccino icee every time:

Firstly, it is important to make sure that you have brewed strong coffee preferably with Hills Bros as it has a rich and bold flavor which adds intensity to the cappuccino mix. It acts as the backbone of your recipe so do not skim on this ingredient.

Secondly, whisking a tablespoon of cocoa powder into your cappuccino icee mixture can add complexity and depth to the flavor. The cocoa will give it a mellow taste that will linger on your palate long after your last sip. You can also add brown sugar which will boost the richness of our frozen drink.

Thirdly, if you prefer a more chocolaty cappuccino mix, consider substituting some or all of the milk with chocolate milk. This will give it an even more decadent taste.

Fourthly, don’t forget to froth your milk before adding it to your iced espresso mix. This will help ensure that your cappuccino slushy has that classic, velvety texture that we all know and love.

Finally, try not to overdo it on the sweeteners. Add just enough sugar or any other preferred sweetener to balance out the coffee’s natural bitterness, but not so much that it overpowers the other flavors in the drink.

By following these tips and experimenting with different variations and substitutions, you’ll soon master the art of making delicious cappuccino icees at home!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the cappuccino icee recipe is a must-try this summer. It’s easy to make, customizable and perfect for coffee lovers who want to beat the heat. Whether you’re sipping it by the pool or enjoying it as an afternoon pick-me-up, this icy treat will surely satisfy your craving for a caffeine fix. So go on, grab your ingredients and get mixing! Don’t forget to experiment with different variations, toppings, and flavors to make it your own. With this recipe, you can impress your friends and family with your barista skills while staying cool and refreshed all summer long. Trust me; once you try this recipe, you’ll be hooked on its fantastic taste and creaminess. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a chance today; I guarantee that you won’t regret it!

Cappuccino Icee

Cappuccino Icee Recipe

This recipe is from "Busy Woman's Cookbook." Authored by Sharon and Gene McFall.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Italian
Calories 219 kcal


  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup, chilled
  • 2 cups cold coffee
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon whipped topping


  • Place syrup and coffee in blender container.
  • Cover and blend on high speed.
  • Add ice cream, cover and blend until smooth.
  • Serve over ice, top with whipped topping.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 157gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3.4gFat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 22.6mgSodium: 157.5mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 21.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Brunch, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Small Appliance
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