Coffee Smoothie Every Which Way

Coffee Smoothie

I have a stubborn brain.  My stubborn brain doesn’t like to buy things that it knows my hands can make at  home.

Wait… maybe that’s my cheap brain.  I get the two confused sometimes.

Strangely enough, my stubborn and cheap brain will easily talk me out of buying a $4 coffee drink, but they’re somehow strangely silent when it comes to the $200 pair of shoes that I “need”.  Hm…. I’ll look into that.

Coffee Smoothie

Let’s keep it simple with these coffee smoothies.  Strongly brewed coffee.  Milk.  A dash of sugar. A few tablespoons of instant vanilla pudding (to sweeten and slightly thicken).

Oh!  Ice!  We’ll need a few cups of ice… and a big fat blender.

Coffee Smoothie

serves 4

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1 cup strongly brewed coffee,  cooled

1 cup milk, cold (whole, 2 percent or skim, whatever you fancy)

2 heaping tablespoons instant vanilla pudding

1-3 teaspoons of sugar, depending on how sweet you like your coffee

2 cups of small ice cubes (feel free to add more to further thicken the smoothie)

Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until no ice chunks remain.  It’s not rocket science.


Coffee Smoothie Boosters

The Coffee Smoothie Base is all sorts of yummy on it’s own, but why not add a little something extra?

You could add:

Half a frozen banana (this will thicken the smoothie up even further)

2 Tablespoons of chocolate syrup

a dash of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon instant coffee (for super coffee flavor)

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 teaspoon coconut extract

whipped cream on top

Coffee Smoothie

122 thoughts on “Coffee Smoothie Every Which Way

  1. I happen to have that exact instant vanilla pudding from TJ’s in my pantry… waiting to be used. I think it was waiting for this recipe! Once the weather turns hot for the season, I switch over to iced coffee, and these smoothies sound like a fun & delicious way to enjoy the cold caffeinated beverage.

  2. Hi, we don’t have instant puddings in the UK like you do over there. What would you suggest as a substitute? Protein powder, custard powder?

  3. Looks great – can you use espresso instead of brewed coffee?

    And to your brain – well, you probably can’t make shoes as well as you can make food so it’s ok, right?

  4. Those glasses you’ve served the smoothies in are just lovely! So very cute. What is the rabbit saying, though? (I didn’t know they made a noise!). Intrigued by the possibility of coffee with bnanana…

  5. Oh these smoothie looks great. And coffee… perfect x)

    I guess if its hot outside it would taste great with a spoon full of yummy vanilla ice-cream.

  6. Now there’s a recipe I can handle! Love the “mix it all together” type recipe you know, rather simple, my brain can process that easily. And yes, it kills me buying those expensive drinks, but they are so so nice… Nice to know I can make them at home really! Thanks for the recipe!

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