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Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake

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This affogato caramel vanilla milkshake is a treat for teachers. Enjoy one after a day in the classroom with the kids.

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Affogato caramel vanilla milkshake is just the pick me up you need after work.

Affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It’s usually made with gelato but I’ve used vanilla ice cream. Espresso is usually the main ingredient but coffee is often substituted. Coffee is what I used but if you make and love espresso, it’s an easy substitute.

Everything you need for an affogato caramel vanilla milkshake.

You may be thinking, why go to the trouble of decorating the milkshake glass. Well, why not make it fun and festive? You could make a few up at a time, keep them in the freezer, or they will stay on the counter a few days.

Notice this milkshake doesn’t really have milk in it. The hot coffee begins to melt the ice cream making it perfectly drinkable. No blender is necessary either. This affogato caramel vanilla milkshake is just the treat to get teachers through grading papers.

If you want a more caramel flavor to this milkshake you could use the Torani caramel sauce to make my caramel coffee. The Torani has a real caramel flavor, no fake taste in this product. The cute ABC 123 sprinkles from Sweets & Treats are bright color.

Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake when you need a little caffeine after school.

While this milkshake is geared towards adults with the addition of the coffee, kids will enjoy Best Oreo Milkshake, Fresh Peach Milkshake, or, for St. Patrick’s Day, Lucky Leprechaun Minty Milkshake.


Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake

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Back to School Drinks:
Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake from Family Around the Table

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Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake when you need a little caffeine after school.

Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A popular Italian dessert made into a yummy milkshake.


  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup hot coffee
  • ¼ cup yellow candy melts
  • Sweets & Treats ABC 123 Sprinkles
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Torani Caramel Sauce


  1. In a small blow melt yellow candy melts according to package directions. Dip rim of milkshake glass in melted candy coating then sprinkle ABC 123 sprinkles on the rim.
  2. Place milkshake glass in freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  3. In a milkshake glass add ice cream.
  4. Pour coffee over ice cream.
  5. Top with fresh whipped cream and Torani caramel sauce. Sprinkle additional ABC 123 sprinkles over top. Serve.

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Sunday 4th of August 2019

Such a great milkshake recipe! Definitely need one!


Sunday 4th of August 2019

Doesn't get much better than this delicious sweet treat! Gorgeous! I love caramel anything :)


Saturday 3rd of August 2019

Well, now I want ice cream! These look so good!


Saturday 3rd of August 2019

It has been so hot here, I bet these would be a huge hit to cool off.


Saturday 3rd of August 2019

This looks so fun, I love it!! I think we all need to treat ourselves and that coffee in the milkshake ticks a lot of boxes!!

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