Eiskaffee Recipe

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This chocolate and vanilla eiskaffee with fluffy whipped cream and caramel sauce is the go-to drink for coffee and ice cream lovers. It’s better than anything you can get at a coffee shop!

Close-up image of an ice coffee in a glass mug and topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a caramel drizzle.


Eiskaffe is the easiest way to get your caffeine boost for the day and satisfy your sweet tooth in one sip.

Why I Love this Eiskaffee Recipe

  • Authentic. This easy recipe is packed with everything you’d find in an authentic eiskaffee (German coffee over ice cream).
  • Beginner-friendly. There’s no need to be a barista for this drink to look super impressive.
  • Quick. It’s ready in 10-15 minutes, and even quicker if you chill the coffee overnight.
  • Creamy. You don’t need to add any milk because the ice cream melts into the coffee and adds a yummy richness.
Labeled ingredients for eiskaffee.

Recipe Ingredients

This simple Eiskaffee is packed with milky, creamy flavors from the ice cream and whipped cream. Scroll to the bottom of the post for exact ingredient amounts.

  • Strong brewed coffee – Feel free to use leftover day-old coffee for this.
  • Chocolate ice cream – It can be full-fat, low-fat, or even plant-based.
  • Vanilla ice cream – Use your favorite.
  • Sugar – This is optional. You can use granulated sugar, light brown sugar, or maple syrup.
  • Whipped cream – Cool Whip is a great swap.
  • Caramel sauce – Butterscotch works too.

What Coffee Should I Use for German Iced Coffee?

It should be a strong, cold-brew so that its toasty flavor can still shine through the ice cream and toppings. You can use decaf if you prefer. It doesn’t necessarily have to be espresso. I recommend using your leftover coffee from the day before and popping it into the fridge overnight so you don’t have to brew fresh coffee and wait for it to chill.

How to Make Eiskaffee

Scooping the ice cream is as hard as it gets for this coffee-based drink.

  • Chill the coffee. Pour the coffee into a cup. Place it inside an ice-filled bowl. Let it chill for 15 minutes.
  • Add the ice cream. Scoop the chocolate and vanilla ice cream into a tall glass.
  • Assemble it. Pour the coffee over the ice cream. Add sugar if needed. Top it with whipped cream and add a caramel drizzle. Enjoy!
Eiskaffe served in two tall glass mugs.

Coffee with Ice Cream Variations

Go for the same flavor with both scoops or try a combination!

Serving Suggestions

This creamy eiskaffee is the perfect afternoon drink. Enjoy it with a simple sweet treat like my Blueberry Banana Bread. My Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Glaze and Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels are other wonderful options. Macadamia Nut Cookies or your favorite cookies work too.

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This easy eiskaffee recipe with chocolate and vanilla ice cream is the German version of coffee over ice cream.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, , cold
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • sugar, (optional)
  • whipped topping
  • caramel topping
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  • After brewing coffee, pour it in a cup and set the cup inside a bowl filled with ice. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Scoop chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream into a tall glass.
  • Pour the cold coffee over the ice cream.
  • Taste for sweetness. Add sugar if needed.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Drizzle caramel topping.
  • Serve.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. April says:

    I’ve never had this before and OMG it was soooooo yummy. Can’t wait to make it again!

  2. Janelle says:

    Wow I had never even heard of this. It turned out so tasty!!

    1. Katerina says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s always exciting to discover and love new flavors. Thank YOU! 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    This drink is amazing! I’ve never had anything like this before. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Katerina says:

      I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the drink. It’s always exciting to try something new and have it turn out to be amazing. Thank YOU! 🙂

  4. Catalina says:

    I never thought to combine these ingredients before, but now I can’t imagine my summers without it. Thanks for introducing me to my new favorite beverage!

    1. Katerina says:

      I’m so pleased to hear that it’s become your new favorite. It’s wonderful how unexpected combinations can turn into something special. Thank YOU! 🙂

  5. Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    It’s really good! I’d love to make this again!

    1. Katerina says:

      Thank YOU! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Such an amazing drink! I’m definitely making this again!

  7. Gina says:

    Literally can’t get enough – I have made this every single day this week.

    1. Katerina says:

      That’s awesome to hear! It sounds like you’ve truly found a recipe you love. Thank YOU! 🙂

  8. Beth says:

    This is the best thing I’ve ever had in my life! I mean, it’s a coffee float for the love of all that’s caffeinated!

    1. Katerina says:

      I’m so glad to hear you loved it! A coffee float is indeed a fantastic treat for anyone who appreciates a good caffeine kick. Thank YOU! 🙂

  9. Bynemara says:

    Looks mouthwatering and delicious.

  10. Oksana says:

    Who needs cold coffee from Dunkin after that?! Coffee, chocolate, vanilla ice creams topped with cream and caramel.. Oh, my godness! This is hеaven!!!