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Ice Vanilla Coffee for Passover

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Ice Vanilla Coffee Smoothie for Passover is a simple-to-make, delicious, and refreshing sweet coffee drink. A wonderful treat for the week of Passover and year-round!

Ice vanilla coffee smoothie in a clear glass with a black straw on a white wood background

Ice Vanilla Coffee Smoothie for Passover is perfect for anyone who loves coffee flavor and the smooth, cool taste of an ice smoothie! Great for the day of the seder to cool off after all that cleaning or give yourself a treat during the holiday!

A little of my cooking background

I really wanted to title this blog “If I can make it, anyone can”, because – honestly – if I can make it, anyone can.

I never really liked cooking and when I was single, a meal for me meant grilled cheese, eggs, tuna, or something else that didn’t require effort or time.

When my kids were young, I was still able to get away with preparing only a small variety of easy meals, but the older they got, the more dishes I learned to make at their request.

Still, I insisted on keeping it simple.

Honestly, I never understood why some cooks unnecessarily complicate meals. I have seen recipes that have several ingredients that don’t really seem to add much, if anything, to the dish. So, why bother?

It has always been important to me that whoever eats at my table will have plenty to enjoy and that includes my kids (I never agreed with the “You will eat what is served or you won’t eat” ideology) and, because I keep it simple, I can prepare a variety of dishes in a relatively short period of time.

I have a philosophy regarding being a great cook: Prepare food according to the tastes of those who will be eating it and they will love your cooking!

As far as I am concerned, start with the basic ingredients that make the dish what it is, adapt according to taste, and voila! you are an amazing cook!

The bottom line is that while there are certainly delicate recipes out there for specialty dishes, making delicious meals doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. It’s not difficult to impress – just make sure it tastes good.

While some of the recipes on my blog are more time-consuming than others, they are all tried and true easy-shmeezy!

Of course, one always has to consider the conditions under which they cook. Weather (humidity, heat, cold), different types of ovens, different quality of pots, etc. – all of which can affect your cooking and baking.

Nevertheless, as I said, if I can do it, anyone can!

Food on Passover

Torah observant Jews do not eat chametz (the fermented products of five grains: wheat, spelt, barley, oats and rye).

In addition, Torah observant Ashkenazi Jews do not eat kitniyot (or kitniyos as pronunced in Ashkenazi Hebrew). These include: legumes, corn, rice, and similar that were deemed forbidden to eat by rabbis in the medieval period and are still not eaten today. Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews do not follow this tradition.

Many ovservant Ashkenazi Jews will not even eat the derivatives of these kitniyot, while others do (each family holds their own traditions regarding this).

Then, there are Ashkenazim who don’t eat “gebrochts”.

Gebrochts means “broken” in Yiddish – and in this case refers to matza that has absorbed liquid. Not eating gebrochts is observed by many in the Hasidic Jewish community and Ashkenazim who have taken on this tradition where they basically don’t mix anything wet with matza.

So, things like matzo sandwhiches, fried matzo, and even matzo balls are a no-no for them.

There is a joke that sums it all up:

On Passover, we should remember people who have little to eat on this holiday. They are called Ashkenazim.

Over the years, I have learned to adapt “normal” food for passover so that my family won’t complain about boring, tasteless, or repetitive meals.

I find that having good food and variety makes the week of Passover a very pleasant experience and I hope this recipe will help make yours just that!

A little about Smoothies

Smoothies are ingredients that are pureed in a blender, often together with ice.

They are commonly made of fruit and some kind of dairy, such as milk, yogurt, or ice cream. Some even include sour cream or cottage cheese.

The nutritional value of a smoothie, of course, depends on what the ingredients are.

Ice Coffee Smoothie for Passover is a just refreshing, cool way to enjoy the taste of coffee!

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Ice Vanilla Coffee Smoothie for Passover

Coffee smoothie in a clear glass with a black straw on a white wood background

Delicious vanilla coffee smoothie, kosher for Passover

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 10 (8 + 2) ounces of milk
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar or to taste
  • 1 tbsp vanilla flavoring, kosher for Passover


    1. Freeze 8 ounces of milk.
    2. Place the frozen milk, coffee, sugar, and vanilla in a blender
    3. Blend until all of the milk is slush.
    4. If necessary, using the remaining milk, adding very little at a time, until reaching your desired consistancy. *


* Sometimes, the frozen milk will be dry and gather at the sides of the blender (unless you let it defrost a little first).. Adding a little extra milk will take care of that. Be careful to add only a little at a time, otherwise you will lose the iciness of the smoothie.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 10g

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