Escape the summer heat with our Frozen Coffee Cake recipe – a delightful twist on the classic coffee cake that’s sure to cool you down while satisfying your sweet tooth. This frozen dessert features layers of creamy coffee-flavored goodness, sandwiched between buttery crumbs for a texture that’s both rich and refreshing. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply looking for a cool treat to enjoy on a hot day, this Frozen Coffee Cake is the perfect solution for all your summer dessert cravings.
Why We Love This Recipe:
✔️ Cool and Creamy: Beat the heat with this chilled dessert that’s guaranteed to refresh your palate. ✔️ Coffee Lover’s Dream: Indulge in the rich and robust flavor of coffee in every creamy bite. ✔️ Easy to Make: With just a few simple ingredients and no baking required, this dessert comes together in no time.
For the Coffee Cream Layer:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Crumb Layer:
- 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- In a separate bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee granules, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Gently fold the coffee mixture into the whipped cream until evenly incorporated.
- In another bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter, stirring until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Spread half of the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking dish or a similar-sized container.
- Pour half of the coffee cream mixture over the crumb layer and spread it out evenly.
- Repeat the layers with the remaining crumb mixture and coffee cream.
- Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm.
- Once frozen, cut into squares or scoop into bowls to serve.
- Feel free to customize your Frozen Coffee Cake by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of caramel sauce between the layers.
- For a stronger coffee flavor, you can increase the amount of instant coffee granules to suit your taste.
Q: Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the Frozen Coffee Cake ahead of time and store it in the freezer until ready to serve. It’s perfect for entertaining or as a make-ahead dessert for summer gatherings.
Q: Can I use regular brewed coffee instead of instant coffee granules?
A: While instant coffee granules provide a stronger coffee flavor and help prevent the dessert from becoming too icy, you can experiment with using brewed coffee if desired.