3 Reasons You Should Add Ice Cream to Your Coffee

Ice cream is the perfect dessert to indulge in these next few months. Eating it by the bowl-full every day can be quite satisfying, but why not mix things up a bit? If you've yet to try mixing it in with your coffee, you're seriously missing out on what could be the greatest thing to happen to dessert. If you need more convincing, we've listed out a few reasons why you should give this amazing treat a try.

Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day!Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day!

1. Celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day!

We bet you had no idea that today was a holiday, but in fact, July 1 is National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day. Either pour a cup of cappuccino into your bowl of vanilla ice cream for a unique java inspired coffee flavor, or kick it up a notch and try your craziest ice cream flavor with your morning brew.

2. Keep Your Coffee Cool
Who needs ice when there's ice cream? By swapping ice cubes with scoops of the sugary treat, you can keep your coffee cool without watering it down. It will also make it extra sweet, so you can either skip the cream and sugar, or just pile it on top and consider it your dessert.

Try mixing espresso with your ice cream.

3. Expand Your Taste

While we'd love to take the credit for this perfect combination, it was the Italians who truly take ownership. An affogato is considered to be a drink to some, and a dessert to others. However you decide to classify the treat, it's one of the best things to happen to coffee. It consists of a few scoops of vanilla ice cream and a shot of hot espresso. Add a dash of cinnamon if you're feeling especially daring, and you won't need another reason to give this a try.

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