Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

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I discovered caffè shakerato in Italy, more precisely in Genoa. The caffè shakerato is simply an iced espresso that is shaken or mixed to obtain an iced coffee with a nice foam on top. It is an ideal summer drink, quick and easy to make. Here is my recipe for Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso.

What is a Caffè Shakerato?

The caffè shakerato is, as explained in the introduction, a coffee, often an espresso, mixed with sugar and ice. It is then shaken to obtain a refreshing drink with a nice caramel-coloured foam on top.

The caffè shakerato can be drunk at any time of the day, even in the morning. It is best enjoyed on very hot days, especially in the summer, when you don’t feel like drinking an espresso or a classic hot coffee.

Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

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Tips for a successful caffè shakerato

Making a caffè shakerato is very simple as it is just coffee, sugar and ice cubes. However, it is important to follow these few tips to obtain a nice foam and a drink that is neither too liquid nor too strong in taste.

Preparing your coffee

Ideally, the caffè shakerato should be prepared with a strong espresso. Allow one double espresso per serving of caffè shakerato. If you have an Italian coffee machine, this is ideal.

Alternatively, you can make your coffee in your traditional coffee maker. At this time, plan to use a larger quantity of coffee than usual to obtain a well concentrated coffee. Since the coffee will then be slightly diluted with ice cubes, it is important that your basic coffee is strong in taste. Then allow about 8 cl of coffee for one person.

Add the sugar

Add the sugar to your hot espresso or coffee. Mix well. Preferably choose cane sugar otherwise white sugar will work just as well.

Allow a good teaspoon per serving: that is to say for a double espresso or 8 cl of filtered coffee. The result will certainly be sweeter than what you are used to drinking. This is normal because when mixed with ice cubes, the coffee will lose its sugar intensity.

Shake, shake, shake

Finally, the last step is much more important than it seems: shake it all together. Allow about 60-80g of ice cubes per serving. It is important to select large ice cubes and not small pieces of ice.

Then pour the coffee over the ice cubes and shake for 1-2 minutes. The harder you mix, the more you will get a nice foam. Stop a little before all the ice cubes have melted completely.

Be careful, do not use a blender otherwise the ice cubes will break and the mixture will be too liquid.

Pour the mixture into a pretty glass and add a few coffee beans as decoration.

Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso
Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

Recipe for Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

For two servings you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 4 espresso or 16 cl coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 120-160 g ice cubes

Preparation

Mix the espresso or coffee while still hot with the sugar until the sugar is well diluted.

Place the ice cubes in a shaker. Pour the coffee over it. Shake for 1 to 2 minutes.

Pour into a pretty glass and enjoy immediately.

Note

If you prefer coffee with milk, you can add a dash of milk before shaking the coffee.

Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

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Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso

I discovered caffè shakerato in Italy, more precisely in Genoa. The caffè shakerato is simply an iced espresso that is shaken or mixed to obtain an iced coffee with a nice foam on top. It is an ideal summer drink, quick and easy to make. Here is my recipe for Caffè Shakerato or Iced Espresso.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 16 kcal

Equipment

  • Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 espresso or 16 cl coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 120-160 g ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Mix the espresso or coffee while still hot with the sugar until the sugar is well diluted.
  • Place the ice cubes in a shaker. Pour the coffee over it. Shake for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a pretty glass and enjoy immediately.

Notes

If you prefer coffee with milk, you can add a dash of milk before shaking the coffee.

Nutrition

Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 4gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 4gCalcium: 2mg
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