Coffee Milkshake, Coffee Malt

A few weekends ago I was in Los Angeles at Jerry’s Famous Deli having a malt. It was very good, but I got to thinking it would be even better if it were made with coffee ice cream. A while back, Rick Bartosh showed INeedCoffee readers how to make coffee ice cream. Using that as a start, I set out to recreate both a malt and a milkshake using coffee ice cream.

coffee milkshake
Coffee Milkshake


  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 2 tablespoons of malt mix (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional garnish)
  • espresso beans (optional garnish)

Some Notes

Making a milkshake isn’t brain surgery, just add ingredients and blend in a blender. But I do have some tips.

  • For one thing, I prefer a less sugary version of the ice-cream recipe, so I didn’t add the liqueur, and I used about three-quarters of the sugar in the original recipe.
  • Another thing to note is that the only difference between a malt and milkshake is malt mix, which you can buy at virtually any major grocery store.


This is a fantastic treat and it is so much better with great coffee ingredients. Good coffee is the key to true happiness.

Lura Lee

Lura Lee enjoys coffee, but no longer pursues coffee as a hobby. You can find her entrepreneurial efforts elsewhere on the web and in B-2-B circles.

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