Make It a Milkshake: Coffee & Biscotti Edition

It’s no surprise, I’m a huge fan of chocolate and coffee. The two play together so well: chocolate takes on a richer flavor when paired with coffee, while the chocolate knocks down the bitterness of a black coffee. They are the best of friends. This recipe is more of a guideline, and there are places here and there I have suggested changes of less chocolate or more coffee. In its current state, it’s a chocolate milkshake with coffee notes. But you can crank the coffee dial way up with a few changes and have a totally different drink. It’s up to you.

Milkshake Ingredients:
1 pint chocolate (or coffee) ice cream
1/2 cup cold coffee
1/2 cup milk
1 package chocolate Darling biscotti
Chocolate whipped cream:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbs. cocoa
1 tbs. powdered sugar

Begin by making the chocolate whipped cream. When I’m making a small amount of whipped cream, I like to make it from scratch, but I also forgo the mixer and just shake my own. It’s a nice workout, plus, you don’t have to mess up a giant bowl and pull everything out – just use a small mason jar with the lid. Pour heavy cream into jar.


Add the powdered sugar and cocoa. chococoffeemilkshake-2

Shake. Shake. Shake. The more you shake, the thicker it will become. Set aside in the fridge until we’re ready to garnish.chococoffeemilkshake-3

Start with the ice cream. Put the whole pint into the blender. I used chocolate ice cream (because I love chocolate and I like coffee) but you could use a coffee ice cream and make it really yummy.


Add 1/2 cup of cold coffee and 1/2 cup of milk.


Crumble two of the biscotti cookies into the blender. I used Darling biscotti in the “Muse” flavor (a delicious chocolate on chocolate cookie). If you’re not familiar with biscotti, it’s a twice baked cookie that is meant to be dunked in coffee (or tea), and it’s very crunchy. chococoffeemilkshake-7

Blend until everything is combined. Pour into waiting glasses. chococoffeemilkshake-9

Top with chocolate whipped cream. (If this is too much chocolate for you, *gasp* simply omit the cocoa from the whipped cream and top with traditional whipped cream).


Garnish with broken biscotti and add a whole biscotti. (This will make a delicious “spoon” to get more of the milkshake!)


And if you’re a huge coffee fan, turn it into more of an affogato by adding even more coffee.


Take your milkshake outside and enjoy with a good book. (Or slurp it over the sink like I might have done with this one.)



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