Cia's Cappuccino Smoothie

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use strong decaf coffee because I can't find decaf expresso. It works just as well! Adapted from the Culinary Institute of America.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup espresso, cold (or strong decaf coffee)
  • 12 cup coffee ice cream (or vanilla ice cream with 5 tsp. instant decaf coffee granules mixed in)
  • 14 cup ice
  • 13 cup milk
  • 14 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place espresso, ice cream, ice and milk in a blender or food processor and secure lid.
  2. Process for 20 seconds, untill smooth.
  3. Serve at once in chilled tall glasses garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Well all I can say is....this is amazing. I now have to sleep in the backyard in the hammock for about 1 hour. This is so delicious, you will think you are dreaming. And then you should go take a real nap. I followed this exactly. I added one (1) chocolate chip to the top (hee - hee) This was so terrific, Sharon. I am glad I spent the afternoon with Cia's Cappuccino Smoothie. I used decalf also. No, not deCALF, decaf. Sorry, I have been on the farm to long. A winner for sure, Sharon. March 2010

Andi of Longmeadow Farm March 18, 2010

Delicious coffee drink. I made this exactly as written for 17 yo DS and myself, he loves the starbucks drinks. After making it and tasting it myself, I knew it wouldn't be sweet enough for DS, so I poured some out for me and then added some more ice cream and then added some chocolate syrup. I topped it off with some whipped cream and cocoa powder, per DS's request, rather than the cinnamon. I enjoyed it as written and DS enjoyed his with the additions. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR!!

diner524 October 18, 2009