Viennese Iced Coffee

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 scoops vanilla or coffee ice cream

Unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Pernigotti

6 (1-ounce) shots of espresso, regular or decaf

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup hot water

2 cups ice

Short straws, for serving


  1. Combine the espresso, sugar, vanilla, and hot water in a blender and stir until the sugar dissolves. Put the ice in the blender and process on high until the mixture is almost completely smooth. Divide the mixture among 4 short glasses.
  2. Place the ice cream in a microwave on high for 15 seconds, until softened. Scoop one ball of ice cream into each glass. With a small sifter, sprinkle each drink lightly with cocoa powder. Serve with a short straw and a teaspoon.