Espresso Bean Ice Cream Soda

posted: 02/21/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • Boiling water
  • 1 16-ounce bottle chilled seltzer water
  • 1 1/2 cups premium ice cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chocolate covered espresso beans


  1. In a small pitcher, combine 1 teaspoon espresso powder and brown sugar. Add 2 tablespoons boiling water and stir until sugar has dissolved, then add seltzer water.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat cream, sugar, and remaining espresso powder until mixture becomes fluffy and set aside.
  3. Divide seltzer mixture between 2 glasses. Using a small ice cream scoop, divide ice cream between glasses. Press down to submerge.
  4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with espresso beans; serve immediately.

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