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.


  • 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.