Italian Summer Coffee Shake – The Shakerato

April 24, 2013

When temperatures soar, a cold coffee drink is a refreshing alternative to the usual hot black coffee. “Caffe’ Shakerato” is the most popular Italian coffee shake, a go-to cold coffee which is classically prepared by shaking together a few ice cubes, 3 teaspoons of sugar and one or more cups of espresso (to taste), preferably at room temperature.

Since I stop making myself a moka (British habits are taking over!) and I only own an instant coffee powder, I customized the recipe by adding a bit of milk and used a blender instead of a shaker. Lovely result: this coffee shake is as scrumptious as the one I used to have in the best Italian bars! Refreshing and energizing, with a creamy texture without containing any cream, it is absolutely my favorite non alcoholic summer drink. Make this coffee for your guests. I’m sure they’ll be amazed by it.


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  • Reply Kiran @ April 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Ohmygosh! Mesmerizing photos!! Drooling all over it!

  • Reply Fine Links April 28, 2013 at 8:44 am

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  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 30, 2013 at 6:42 am

    My kind of shake –I love coffee! Great photos too.

  • Reply Rosa April 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Divine! I love drinking iced coffees when it’s hot…



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