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Frozen Coffee Cake

Introduction:

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.

Ingredients:

For the Coffee Cream Layer:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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For the Crumb Layer:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee granules, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Gently fold the coffee mixture into the whipped cream until evenly incorporated.
  4. In another bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter, stirring until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Spread half of the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking dish or a similar-sized container.
  6. Pour half of the coffee cream mixture over the crumb layer and spread it out evenly.
  7. Repeat the layers with the remaining crumb mixture and coffee cream.
  8. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm.
  9. Once frozen, cut into squares or scoop into bowls to serve.

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Notes:

  • 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.

FAQs:

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.

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