Iced Cardamom Coffee

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

You might be thinking I don’t love lavender anymore.

You might have thought I’ve got a new kick. Kick on cardamom. I’ve ditched lavender.

That’s an outrageous offence, my friends! How could you ever have though I don’t love lavender anymore? I still love it, and I’ve been incorporating it my cooking. I’m just juggling around the taken pictures in order to post more relevant, summer recipes, first.

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

But the truth is I’ve been adding cardamom in desserts and drinks this summer. I’ve got Cardamom Iced Tea and Cardamom Coffee Ice Cream. And now I’ve got idea for coffee. Iced Cardamom Coffee. Because coffee and cardamom are the best friends so that would be just weird incorporating them only in ice cream and other desserts. Sounds reasonable, isn’t it?

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

Basically, there is nothing difficult in this recipe idea. You just need freshly brewed strong coffee, ground cardamom, and ice cream. I’m totally not discriminating homemade ice cream against bought. I won’t be judging you. I won’t be doing that probably because I used the bought ice cream as well.

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

I’ve got one thing I’m embarrassed, though. I used the bought cardamom. I don’t mean I was supposed to have produced it from scratch, on our balcony. I just saw ground cardamom in a grocery story and couldn’t resist.

Scandalous, I know. It’s always better to use freshly crushed spices. But I was just indolent to clean thousands of millions of cardamom pods and then ground them in my stone mortar. So strenuous. I particularly don’t like arms workouts.

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

Even though we’re going to use a lot of ice cream (wait! there is no such a thing called ‘a lot of ice cream’!), you may love to sweeten it up a bit. I won’t be judging you either. I might or might not have added some maple syrup too. If so, you could add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of coconut sugar. I think they would work as great as maple syrup.

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

As in most of my recipes, everything is flexible. Sweetener. An amount of cardamom. Ice cream. Forget about that. Ice cream is a must. You could not include coffee, but ice cream is an obligatory thing. Haha, did you like my joke about coffee?

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

Well, I’ve got to stop writing this crap.

I’d better go in the kitchen and create another havoc. Cardamom deliciousness. Or just eat it.

And what about you, guys? Do you like and how do you use cardamom? Do you have any suggestings with what ingredients should I pair cardamom next time (don’t suggest lavender, haha)? Would you try this Iced Cardamom Coffee?

P.S. The last one should be considered the question; not an offer!:)

Iced Cardamom Coffee |

Iced Cardamom Coffee

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 3-4

Cardamom and Coffee are the best friends. So why not make this delish and refreshing Iced Cardamom Coffee? Perfect summer drink!


  • 4 cups freshly brewed strong coffee, warm
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream (or other flavors such as chocolate, maple, cappuccino, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, or less, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener, optional and to taste
  • additional ice cream, to garnish


  1. There are no real instructions, indeed. Just mix together the coffee (not very hot), ice cream, cardamom, and a sweetener if using. Mix well with a whisk until the ice cream has melted. The coffee will be foamy.
  2. Chill for at least an hour and serve with an additional scoop of the ice cream. Or two:)
  3. Enjoy!



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12 Thoughts on “Iced Cardamom Coffee

  1. I think lavender would be jealous here! Love cardamom and sometimes steep it in my tea too. But with ice cream and coffee? Yes please!
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  2. I’m swooning over here! This is totally calling out to me- I love, love, love everything you have going on here! Gorgeous photos and staging too, great job Ben!
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  3. Oh boy! I’m excited for coffee today! Well, I’m excited for coffee everyday. However, this cardamom flavored iced coffee with ice cream is divine. My poor little coffee with store bought creamer is looking mighty sad this morning.
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  4. This has everything I need in my morning coffee! It has cardamom, ice-cream and maple syrup! When are you inviting me for breakfast, Ben! ? ;) This is an amazing share, I am so going to make it soon! Have a lovely Monday! :)
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  5. Oh yes! I totally support the move from lavender over to cardamom. Cardamom is such an intoxicating flavor…especially in ice cream. So clearly I would love this coffee/milkshake/float version of awesomeness that you created here! Great photos, too!
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  6. This is exactly how I want to start my mornings! I am not a big coffee lover, but iced coffees, especially with ice cream and CARDAMOM…oh wow….just perfect….so yes, those ones are amazing! I would drink this one anytime!
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  7. If I was lavender, I’d be offended! lol! I’m very happy though that you are showing so much love for cardamom because it’s one of my favorite spices. I could also drink iced coffee 24/7 so this recipe is the bomb for me, especially since you add ice cream to it too!
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