Introduction: Frozen Cappuccino

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Hi dear friends!

This is Filippo from Italy! :)

If you have ever followed me before, you probably know that I love healthy foods and recipes.

But today, I'm making the so-called "exception to the rule" with this not so healthy, but super yummy, recipe for a perfect Frozen Cappuccino! :)

This kind of dessert is very popular in Italy, but there's no "classical recipe" to follow. Everyone makes his own, which is good! I've just followed some advices from friends and family and add other ingredients to make my version.

Cappuccino is one the classic Italian coffees, and one of the most appreciated. Its popularity is due to its sweet flavor and full-bodied taste, less strong than a regular Espresso. An easy-to-drink one!

But, the thruth is that Cappuccino always has a full serving of Espresso inside, which is only lightened but some milk and sugar.

Cappuccino is also my favorite kind of coffee. While Latte Macchiato (milk "spotted" with some drops of coffee) is too light for me, in Cappuccino you can still feel the aroma of a good, strong Italian coffee.

This dessert version also involves ice-cream, cream (sometime used in regular coffee, but not so often) and sweet yogurt.

It's a great dessert for these hot, summer evenings.

But promise me that you won't overdo with this tastiness! We have to stay fit, my friends! :D

Oh well...maybe not this time.

Let's go to the market!

Step 1: Ingredients

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This list cover 2 cups/glasses of dessert, but if you want more you only have to double this amount! :)

  • 100ml (3.38oz) of raw-fat milk
  • 100ml (3.38oz) of Italian style coffee (the best one you can find)
  • 100gr (3.52oz) of sweet white yoghurt (don't go for the sour one, this time)

Muller makes an excellent 0,1% fats sweet yoghurt, so you can have a good choice with the illusion of a less fatty recipe XD

  • 200gr (7.05oz) of Stracciatella ice-cream

Stracciatella is like regular white ice-cream but with a lot of crunchy chocolate chips inside. This will give a great texture to the mix. If you can't find Stracciatella, you can always go for the classical white one and add some chocolate chips after. If possibile, buy homemade ice-cream. Here in Italy is very easy... 1 out 5 shops are gelato's ones :D

  • About 12 ice cubes
  • 4 teaspoon of sugar, I suggest brown sugar
  • Fresh liquid cream (to whip later!) or homemade whipped cream

Some gelato's shop also prepares a wonderful whipped cream that you can take away. If you prefer, you can buy it there, already whipped! But please, don't use spray whipped cream. It's awful. XD

I used whipped cream directly from gelato shop! :)

The tools you will need are as follow:

  • Blender
  • Digital scale
  • Whip for the liquid cream (if needed)
  • Spoons and cups
  • Sac à poche or syringe for food decoration (to apply whipped cream)

The recipe is pretty easy, in my style! :D

So let's move on, you will have your Frozen Cappuccino in minutes.

Step 2: Prepare the Coffee

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As some of my followers may notice, I love this kind of recipes: put everything in the blender and then eat! XD

They are super easy, fast, and satisfying!

So, let's start by making a good coffee with yuor moka.

Use the best quality coffee you can find in your market. It may sounds unnecessary, but coffee quality REALLY makes the difference.

Pour 100ml (3.38oz) of coffee in a cup with 4 teaspoons of brown sugar, and mix it up.

The heat of coffee will help you to do this quickly!

Now, add 100ml (3.38oz) of raw-fat milk to the mixture. I suggest to use fridge-cool milk, so you will have it at room temperature without waiting.

Step 3: And Mix It Up!

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In the meantime, take 200gr (7.05oz) of ice-cream out of the freezer, to let it soft a bit.

Did you know that super-hard frozen ice-cream can easily burn the spin motor of your blender? I had some bad experiences about it... so trust me, let it soft a bit XD

Put ice-cream, 100gr (3.52oz) of sweet yoghurt and 12 ice cubes in the blender, along with the sweet milk and coffee mix prepared in the previous step.

If you like the taste, you can also add a portion of vanilla extract before mixing.

Now blend everything until you have a smooth cream.

You can change the "texture" of your mix by varying blending time: less time means a more grainy mixture. Your choice! ;)

Now, pour all the mixture in two cups/glasses (or more if you have doubled the ingredients).

We are almost done, it's time for whipped cream!

Step 4: Whipped Cream

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This part is very easy.

Simply pour the fresh liquid cream in a large cup and whip it until it is at the right density.

My Kenwood blender (I love it) has an extra accessory that can be applied on the bottom of the mixing cup, and it works like a big whip. It's also perfect for whipping white eggs. :P

You can add some powdered sugar or vanilla sugar before you whip it, to add some extra sweeteness!

If you have bought fresh whipped cream, skip this part. Like me! :D

Now you only have to load your sac à poche or your decoration syringe (I use the last one) with a good amount of whipped cream.

Take the cups/glasses with the coffee mixture that we have prepared in the previous step and add a whirly, magical cream top on your dessert!

Time for om nom nom nom! :D

Step 5: Time for Dessert!

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You can finish everything by adding a sprinkle of brown sugar onto the creamy top.

Now it's time to taste this little sin of gluttony!


Hope you'll find it very tasty and satisfying, and remeber to not overdo with this!!!

My little gluttons! ;)

From Italy, this is Filippo.

Have sweet days.

Ciao a tutti! :D


rowen.halpern made it! (author)2016-07-22

Super great!!! you can add 2 or 3 teasoons instead of 4 of the brown sugar to make it less sweet. My mouth is in heaven

Passion Make (author)2014-08-12

Congrats :) Frozen Cappuccino was a great project!

Darthorso (author)Passion Make2014-08-13

Thank you dear Passion Make! And congrats to you too for your winning! :D

Passion Make (author)Darthorso2014-08-13

Thank you Darthorso :)

sunshiine (author)2014-08-12

You are on a roll! Congratulations on winning. Looking forward to more from you. Hope your day shines.


Darthorso (author)sunshiine2014-08-12

Thank you sunshiine! :D Hope you'll sweet your days with some frozen cappuccino! ^_^

sunshiine (author)Darthorso2014-08-12


spunk made it! (author)2014-07-27

It was delicious, it tasted like a short trip to Italy ;)

The hammer-ice-crushing-methode worked like a charm!

Darthorso (author)spunk2014-07-28

Wow! Beautiful result and photo my friend! :D

I'm so proud, well done! :D

spunk (author)Darthorso2014-07-28

I hope there will be more italian recipe ibles in the future!

It's fun to read an authentic recipe written by an instructablist - much better than searching the cookbook...

Darthorso (author)spunk2014-07-28

You can count on! I will post new recipes in future! :D

Take a look on my dear friend Lindarose profile too, she's Italian and has a good bunch of recipes!

faiza007 (author)2014-07-14

this looks super delicious. ! :D

Darthorso (author)faiza0072014-07-14

Thank you! :D :D :D

ncnewton17 (author)2014-07-09

It was good, great recipe, but I recommend a few changes.
1. Drop the yogurt and ice. The ice makes the drink watery and no matter how sweet the yogurt is, it still makes the drink a little sour.
2. This is just my taste, but chocolate sauce complements the coffee flavor.

Darthorso (author)ncnewton172014-07-09

Thank you my friend! :)

With that yogurt is really good. Also, if you blend the ice only a little, it will give a great texture to the mix without watering. I don't want to have a slushie density :)

You can change the recipe on your taste!

Have a great Frozen Cappuccino ;)

xandrxx (author)2014-07-08

Hi, I tried your recipe and I'm drinking it as we speak but it's not as thick as I would like it, did you use store bought milk in a jug or condensed

Darthorso (author)xandrxx2014-07-08

I've used store bought milk! If you prefer a more "slushie" thickness, try to use less milk and coffee in to the mixture!

Also, ice-cream quality is important: homemade one tend to have a better density for this recipe, while store bought one often looks like water, when blended.

I this can help you my friend! :)

xandrxx (author)Darthorso2014-07-09

Thanks, I'm going to try this again soon.

Darthorso (author)xandrxx2014-07-09

Great! Let me know the final outcome! :)

Passion Make (author)2014-07-08

Looks amazing :) Going to try it for sure.

Darthorso (author)Passion Make2014-07-08

Thank you my friend! :D Post some photos of your result, I'm curious! :D

sapphirewhite (author)2014-07-08

So good! I love it <3

Darthorso (author)sapphirewhite2014-07-08

Oh, thank you! :3

anatroccolo (author)2014-07-08

Superwow!!! Da provare e riprovare, in barba alla linea! :D

Darthorso (author)anatroccolo2014-07-08

Ahahah grazie mille! :D Meglio andarci piano, però! :D

spunk (author)2014-07-07

These look lovely! :)

I'd like to try your frozen Cappuccino recipe but my blender shouldn't be used with ice cubes. Could I just add ice cubes after blending the mixture - or would this be a sacrilege?

Darthorso (author)spunk2014-07-07

No it would be good, too! Maybe you can do this: use a cleaver or a similar heavy knife to break ice cubes in little pieces. Then, add these pieces to the glass BEFORE pouring in the mixture. Then pour the mix and use a spoon to mix it up again! Finally, add the whipped cream! :D

aaaaaaand..... Enjoy! :D Yum! :D

spunk (author)Darthorso2014-07-08

Oh yes! I had a room mate who used to crush ice by hand: she put the ice cubes in a plastic bag, wrapped a tea towel around and smashed it with a hammer (she was a huge fan of Caipirinha and Piña Colada...) I've completely forgotten this trick!

I'm going to prepare an authentic Frozen Cappucciono :D

Darthorso (author)spunk2014-07-08

Oh yeah, sounds like a great trick! And it's perfect for this recipe :D In this way you can choose the amount of ice even more precisely!

Please post some photos of your result, I'm very curious! :D

DIY Brothers (author)2014-07-07

I must try this awesome drink, it seems very good. It's perfect on monday morning.

Darthorso (author)DIY Brothers2014-07-07

Thank you! :D Yes it's super yummy! ^_^

gracieface2014 (author)2014-07-07

Looks amazing! I will have to go and get ingredients. I will send a pic when I make it. YUMMY!!!! ;) lol

Darthorso (author)gracieface20142014-07-07

Yeah I'm lookinf forward your photos!!! :D

nerfrocketeer (author)2014-07-07

Great! Congratulations on another job well done! -and a Feature to boot!

Darthorso (author)nerfrocketeer2014-07-07

Ah! Thank you my friend! You'll never skip an occasion to give some good, friendly words! :)

You are, indeed, my first follower! ^_^

Thank you again

nerfrocketeer (author)Darthorso2014-07-07

No problem man! Did I follow you first? That's cool! If that's what you mean... Haha ;D

Darthorso (author)nerfrocketeer2014-07-07

Yeah you were first! And yeah, that's super cool! :D

nerfrocketeer (author)Darthorso2014-07-07

Sweet! Well that's a special privilege! I'm glad you're one of my friends on 'Ibles!

Darthorso (author)nerfrocketeer2014-07-07

Same here bro! :) Thanks again for your great support! Looking forward some new awesome projects from you! ^_^

nerfrocketeer (author)Darthorso2014-07-07

I'll be a postin' some more this week! Stay on tuned! ;D

craftclarity (author)2014-07-07

Gonna have to try this.
I love the Bialetti, definitely the best way to enjoy espresso at home. We have a couple of them at my house.

Darthorso (author)craftclarity2014-07-07

Ah great, Bialetti! A really Italian brand :) I'm glad you like it!

My moka is an Alicia, which I program at night to wake me up with the wonderful smell of fresh made coffee... Mmmm ^_^

It can ease the pain of monday mornings, indeed! XD

Mielameri (author)2014-07-07

Looks as good as I'm sure it tastes...

Darthorso (author)Mielameri2014-07-07

Thank you :D

You can make your, it's very easy to prepare! :P

And, btw, your profile pic is epic XD

jmdushi (author)2014-07-07

You make my day :) For the last step I used a spoon because I could not wait any longer.

Darthorso (author)jmdushi2014-07-07

Ahahah I can completely understand you! XD Very happy you liked it! ^_^

I have this gelatos shop near my apartment and their whipped cream... oh god is unbelivable :Q__________

lindarose92 (author)2014-07-07

Wow! It looks sooooo good! This is definitely a kind of recipe that I didn't expect from you :D

Darthorso (author)lindarose922014-07-07

Yeah I know... XD As I said, an exception to the rule! XD

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