Iced Cardamom Coffee

If you are not a fan of (too) sweet iced coffee and tea (Like it tends to be at most coffee shops), this Iced Cardamom Coffee is a perfect solution. It is only lightly sweetened with some ice cream – perfect for a hot summer day!

This post was originally published in July 2019. I have taken and uploaded new photos and slighly altered the recipe, but the blog post itself remains the same. 

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

Category: Iced Coffee

Servings: 3-5

If you are not of fan of sweet iced coffee, this  Iced Cardamom Coffee is a perfect solution. It is just lightly sweetened with some ice cream; however, the sweetness can easily be adjusted. 


  • 4 cups freshly brewed strong coffee, warm
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream (or other flavours such as chocolate, maple, cappuccino, etc), divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, or less, to taste


  1. Just mix together the coffee (not very hot), 1/2 of the ice cream and cardamom. Mix well with a whisk until the ice cream has melted. The coffee will be foamy. Try and add a sweetener (like maple syrup if desired)
  2. Chill for at least an hour and serve with the remaining ice cream.
  3. Enjoy!


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