Persian Ice Coffee

Course Dessert
Cuisine Persian
Keyword coffee, dessert, ice coffee, ice cream, sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Servings 2 glasses


  • 400 ml milk (2 cups)
  • 4 tsp instant coffee (decaf)
  • 4 tsp sugar (or as much as you prefer)
  • 4 scoops chocolate or vanilla ice cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • spray cream or whipping cream

Optional garnish

  • crushed walnuts
  • OR slivered pistachios
  • OR coffe beans


  1. Transfer the milk in into a small pan. Add the instant coffee and sugar and put it over low heat.

  2. I use decaf instant coffee in case I decide to have my ice coffee at a time that I don’t want any more caffeine intake.

  3. Once the coffee and sugar have dissolved, turn off the heat and let the coffee cool down. When it has reached room temperature, transfer it into cups, cover them, and let the coffee cool further in the fridge.

  4. Approx. 10 minutes before serving you can put the serving glasses in the freezer to get them nice and cold.

  5. If you want to whip your own cream, do it now.

  6. Pour some chocolate syrup in the cold glasses, so it sticks to the inside of the glass. Add two scoops of ice cream each, pour the cold coffee on top, and top up with spray cream or whipped cream.

  7. Top up with some more chocolate syrup if you like. You can garnish your ice coffee with crushed walnuts, pistachios, coffee beans, or anything you like.

  8. Enjoy!