cold coffee

Cold coffee recipe with step by step photos. Cold coffee is a shake made by blending coffee with milk and sugar. It is a popular cold beverage liked by many people and very much in demand during hot summers.

Now most folks know how to make a cold coffee. Here in this post, I am sharing the way I make cold coffee, which gives you a Nice coffee flavored frothy layer on top. Much like the cold coffee you get in cafe outlets like cafe coffee day.

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At home, we are tea drinkers and not coffee. The only beverages we like with coffee is the South Indian style Filter coffee and this cold coffee.

I have not used ice cream in this cold coffee recipe as most of the times I make this way. And a vanilla ice cream may or may not be there at home.

While preparing coffee beverages, usually coffee, milk and hot water is beaten with a spoon, till the concoction becomes light & frothy. Here I have used the blender to do the same job. Making milkshake with this frothy coffee concoction tastes much better, then when you just blend everything directly.

I have used instant coffee powder. you can also make the decoction with any ground coffee beans. For this you will need to heat water. Then brew through a percolator or french press or even our very South Indian coffee filter.

Serve cold coffee straight away as its made. if you have vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream or choco chip ice cream, you could also add an ice cream scoop in it. Or you can check this recipe of Coffee milkshake Where ice cream is added to cold coffee.

Cold coffee recipe video

How to make cold coffee

1. In a bowl take 1 tbsp instant coffee.

coffee for cold coffee recipe

2. Add ¼ cup warm water. Stir very well. To make the shake, i used full cream milk. You can also use skimmed milk or low fat milk. If using skimmed milk or low-fat milk, then just reduce the ¼ cup water to about 2 to 3 tbsp.

water for cold coffee recipe

3. Add the coffee solution in a blender jar. For pics I took coffee+warm water in a bowl. You can directly add both to a blender or mixer jar.

cold coffee mixture

4. Add 3 to 4 tbsp sugar.

sugar for cold coffee recipe

5. Blend for a minute or till the coffee solution becomes frothy and the color fades to a lighter brown shade.

light colored coffee concotion

6. Add 6 to 7 ice cubes. For a thick cold coffee, you can reduce the ice cubes from 2 to 4.

ice for cold coffee recipe

7. Pour 2 cups chilled milk (500 ml).

milk for cold coffee recipe

8. Blend once more till everything is mixed well and you get a nice frothy layer on top.

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9. Pour in glasses and Serve cold coffee immediately. the froth on top settles down and reduces with time. So serve immediately.

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Cold Coffee

4.85 from 38 votes
Sharing the way I make cold coffee, which gives you a nice coffee flavored frothy layer on top. Much like the cold coffee you get in cafe outlets like cafe coffee day.
cold coffee
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • ¼ cup warm water or 62.5 ml warm water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon sugar or add as required
  • 2 cups chilled milk or 500 ml chilled milk
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes or as required


  • In a blender take 1 tbsp instant coffee, 3 to 4 tbsp sugar, add 1/4 cup warm water.
  • Stir very well. To make the shake, I used full cream milk. You can also use skimmed milk or low fat milk. If using skimmed milk or low fat milk, then just reduce the ¼ cup water to about 2 to 3 tbsp.
  • Blend for a minute or till the coffee solution becomes frothy and the color lightens a bit.
  • Add 6 to 7 ice cubes. For a thick cold coffee, you can reduce the ice cubes from 2 to 4.
  • Pour 2 cups chilled milk.
  • Blend once more till everything is mixed well and you get a nice froth on top.
  • Pour in glasses and serve cold coffee. The froth on top settles down and reduces with time. So serve immediately.


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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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97 comments/reviews

  1. hi,this is very awesome cold coffee recipie its look beautifull and make a simple way if you want to buy a best organic coffee come my shop to buy a coffee like this thanks for sharing your ideas

  2. hi,this post gives awesome recipe for cold coffee using coffee powder its more usefull to us am also using this tips in my coffee so once you to try it thanks for sahring your ideas

  3. Is it safe to consume “Filtered” Coffee (70%) and Chicory(30%) Mixture with Cold Milk, with some Milk Powders like Bournvita and Complan, after Blend without “Boiling” it?4 stars

    • most coffee blends have some amount of chicory in it. so this is fine to use. if the milk is pasteurized, then no need to boil it. but if the milk is raw, then you will need to boil it. bournvita and complan can be used.

  4. Thanks a lot for the recipe.
    It is very simple and yum. Jus tried it and it turned out to be awesome. It tasted like cafe frappe of CCD. I used butter scotch ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream. I am going to experiment this recipe with different flavours of ice cream.
    I don’t think I will spend much bucks in CCDs and other coffee shops now.

  5. i just tried this recipe and must say i am in love with it. Thanks for sharing the recipe

    • You can use fresh milk
      Once when after preparing cold coffee keep inside refrigerator and drink it it will taste better.

  6. hi dasanna
    I’ve made this coffee today but instead of two cups of milk I added only one cup and it turned out delicious. This is as good as Starbucks Frappuccino cold coffee drink(which I love so much) and I am trying to find an equivalent recipe since long time. Finally I was satisfied with this recipe(of course every recipe as I am a regular visitor to your site).

    thanks and regards

  7. Hello Ma’m,
    I came across your blog only few days ago n it turned out to be so good for me. Your recipes are simple in making yet soo tasty.. You brought out the cook inside me.. Thank you so much for such wonderful blog.. N Yes m a big fan of you now.. Cheers for You!!

  8. Hey dasara,

    I tried cc recipe came out really well.
    second time experimented by adding a tsp of cocoa powder and it enhanced the taste.

    Thank you for the recipe5 stars

  9. Thanks for a nice recipe! I want to taste it! I can’t live without cofee and all coffee drings. I think that all must be the best: coffee, french press, cups. Quality of all of them is very important. Now I need a new french press. What french press can you recommend? I read a good review of the best french presses at the but I can’t make my choice. Help me, please

  10. mam,in the ingredients you have mentioned two cups milk means 500 ml but in the instructions 150 ml has written…and one more thing sugar ,warm water and coffee all have to be blend together na…?and if we pour ice cream in the coffe then have we to reduce the quantity of sugar ?

    • thanks shuchi for pointing the error. its a typo on my part. its 500 ml. yes – sugar, warm water and coffee all have to blended together. if you use ice cream, then you will have to reduce the quantity of sugar.

  11. Hi dassana. I tried this cold coffee recipe. I loved it.l before few months i came across this site. I have tried so many recipe frome here. All were awesome. Specificaly bessan laddu.thanks for sharing sucha nice recipes.5 stars

  12. Dasanna!
    Superb nee vantalu… Johar…. I think this is the superb blog to know about veg recipe’s.
    Can you pl post some international veg items too pl..

  13. Hi Amit and Dassana
    It is a delight to have discovered your blog. I have tried lots of recipies, the latest being masala paniyaram. All of them have turned out really well. I can see that u maintain this blog very well and the recipies are tried and tested meticulously. That is why we get such perfect results:) I need your help to recommend a good mixer grinder. My ‘National’ one just conked off. I suspect it could be due to grinding the idli dosa batter.. What is good for such heavy duty work? I also need something in which I can grind green chutney in small quantity without adding too much water. Also what is a magic bullet? I found the reference a number of times in your blog. Please recommend!

    • thanks a lot shalini. for heavy grinding, i use preethi mixer grinder. it has 750 watts motor and works very well for grinding coconut pastes, dals and rice. the mixer comes with 4 jars. one for a juicer, 2 for wet and dry grinding, and 1 small jar for chutney grinding. the small jar works good for small amounts of green chutney. even magic bullet is good for making small amounts of chutney and purees. magic bullet is an american brand of mincer, chopper and blender. you can search on google and you will come to their official website.

  14. Hey , I have tried ur recipe for d first tym….it was amazing!!!!!
    N from now onwards m not going to miss any of ur recipes….
    Thanx for sharing such wonderful dishes….

  15. I have been gone thru ur almost reciepes. . All r juz amazing.. I learnt so many things from dis blog.. very innovative ideas.. n very different flavours.. a best blog ever for Indian cooking. .n Thank u so much for being dere..sharing dese wonderful reciepes5 stars

  16. Hello dassana. I wanted to ask you if whether it will taste good if we replace auger with milkmaid. In some households it is prepared that way. M glad I came across this site. Your recipes are amazing.

  17. I want to thank you for this great recipe….coz I was not happy with the traditional way of putting everything together in blender and just blend it…that way it was just too much froth separated out from milk, so essentially that froth had no taste. Finally I thought to search online if there is any good recipe and voila! here I was!! It turned out awesome..
    I enjoyed to see the coffee being beaten in mixer and changing color. Only lil thing that I noticed is may be water is not required even 1/4 cup (coz then my coffee turned out too watery). SO next I added just few tablespoons (may be like 2-3) and wow it was all awesome after. Thanks once again!5 stars

    • thanks you abbi. i agree i have made coffee by adding everything in the blender. the result was sometimes instant coffee grains not dissolved and a bland tasting froth. we did not have a thin coffee, as the milk i used was a full cream milk. i think if using skimmed milk or a low fat milk, then the amount of water can be reduced. i will update in the post too. 1/4 cup water is about 4 tbsps. so as you mention 2 tbsp should be fine.

  18. Thanks! Love your recipes and the detailing. The food always turn out great! Do you also have recipe for good strong hot coffee? My beau is a coffee lover and I have tried various things buts its never like the cafes…. Wud b happy if u have something!
    Keep it up5 stars

  19. I have tried many recipes from ur blog and all truned awesome everytime.
    More than anything I have learned to use right masala only after I started reading ur blog before that there was always something more or less.Am very very thankful for ur blog.
    I appreciate ur effort and dedication.5 stars

  20. Hi dear
    Nyc coffee . Wat I did extra was adding Hershey’s chocolate syrup. That gave a rich twist to the cold coffee.. U shud try
    Well m beating the heat dis way
    Cheers!!!!4 stars