German Eiskaffee (Coffee and Ice Cream)

Coffee with ice cream in cup
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
554 Calories
50g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 554
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Calcium 192mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This German recipe for eiskaffee, or coffee and ice cream, attempts to recreate the flavor and feeling of a sidewalk café in Germany. Cold coffee and ice cream never tasted so good, and the caffeine content has a restorative quality.


  • 2 cups cold coffee
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Steps to Make It

  1. In a glass or metal bowl, mix together cold coffee, evaporated milk, and sugar to taste until sugar dissolves completely. Chill thoroughly.

  2. Place 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream in each of the bottoms of two tall glasses. Pour the chilled coffee-milk-sugar mixture over it and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

  3. If desired, the whipped cream can be sweetened by adding sifted confectioners' sugar to taste but, traditionally, it is left unsweetened.

  4. Serve immediately with an iced-tea spoon if desired. It doesn't get any better than this.

More Ice Cream and Coffee Treats from Germany

  • Spaghettieis RecipeLiterally "spaghetti ice," this ice cream is made with a ricer through which ice cream is pushed to form long strands of ice cream resembling pasta. Strawberry sauce emulates tomato sauce and coconut or white chocolate shavings play the part of Parmesan cheese.

  • Neapolitan Ice Cream RecipeKnown as fuerst pueckler eis in German, this easy three-layered ice cream dessert is made in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

  • Coffee With Rum RecipeGerman pharisaeer kaffee has an interesting back story, so be sure to check out the recipe for this beverage made with strong coffee, dark rum, and sugar cubes.

  • Café Au Lait RecipeMilchkaffee (literally "milk coffee") is a coffee drink made with 50% milk and 50% coffee. It can be ordered in most cafés and pubs in Germany. Some unsweetened cocoa powder is often sprinkled on top and the sweetening is left up to the drinker. A nice amenity offered with ​milchkaffee is a little Danish butter cookie from the tin.