During these dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than an iced coffee drink. Coffee Ginger Cream is made using a hundred-year-old recipe, and contains coffee, cream, and ginger ale. The coffee and cream combine perfectly with the fizzy, sweetness of the ginger ale to create a refreshing summer drink.
Here’s the original recipe:
And, here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Coffee Ginger Cream
2 tablespoons strong cold coffee
1 tablespoon sugar syrup (see recipe below)
1 tablespoon heavy cream
enough ginger ale to fill glass
Put coffee, sugar syrup, and cream in a glass; stir to combine. Fill glass with ginger ale and stir. If desired, add ice.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
Put the sugar in a sauce pan. Pour the warm water over the sugar, and stir. Let sit a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved, then using medium heat bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Store in a covered jar for use when needed.
37 thoughts on “Old-time Coffee Ginger Cream Recipe”
I never, ever would have imagined mixing coffee and ginger ale, with or without sugar and cream. I’m going to try this one just to see what it tastes like.
If you give this recipe a try, you’ll have to let me know what you think.
That looks like a really good drink. I need to give it a try.
It’s a nice refreshing drink for a hot summer day. The ginger flavor predominates over the coffee.
It”s going to be 91 degrees in Michigan today! This is on my afternoon Drink List! I’m figuring two shots of espresso poured over ice, and because I don’t like “too sweet” beverages, I’ll try it WITHOUT the sugar syrup, first, relying on the sugar in the Vernor’s Ginger Ale for the sweetness.
Can’t wait to give this a go! THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT RECIPE!!!!
You’re welcome. It should work fine to skip the sugar syrup. I agree that just the ginger ale probably would provide enough sweetness.
I can’t wait to try this!
I think that you’d enjoy it.
That is intriguing. Take the left over dark morning coffee left in the pot for an afternoon drink mixed with a piece of ice from the ice box and ginger ale. I remember my aunt used sugar syrup for her ice tea. Thanks for finding this and sharing.
This recipe makes a nice hot weather drink – and uses up that little bit of coffee that always seems to be left-over in the pot after I’ve filled my cup.
I’m with you on ice cold drinks for the summer months!
It’s fun to try different iced drink combinations on hot days.
Wow, now there’s a combination I would never have thought of. I think I have all of those ingredients on-hand. I’ll have to give it a try.
You should give it try. I think that you’d enjoy it.
I don’t even like coffee but this sure sounds interesting! I may try it.
The ginger flavor predominates over the coffee in this drink, so you may like it even if you aren’t very keen on coffee.
I usually pair ginger with tea, but this sounds very interesting!
And, I never thought about pairing ginger with tea; I may have to give it a try.
It pairs really well with green tea, and a bit of lemon or lime.
You found a hit, Sheryl! Next time we have ginger ale in the house, we must try this recipe.
I think that you’ll like it.
Well, that’s a new one, from the past! I think I’ll just keep my ginger ale and coffee in two different containers.. glass and mug. 😀 looks refreshing though.
That works, too. 🙂
A friend makes something similar to this but with tonic water.
mmm. . . I think that this recipe would be good with tonic water.
Interesting recipe! I don’t think I would have ever thought of this combination but can’t wait to try it!
You should give it a try. It’s tasty.
I definitely will!😊
Oh, my! That sounds really good.
What a combo that I’d never have thought of. It sounds delicious to me, so now I have to try it. Thanks.
The coffee and ginger ale work well together. The ginger flavor is stronger than the coffee flavor.
Sounds an interesting combo of flavors, definitely will give it a try!
Tried this over the weekend, and it’s a hit! I didn’t use the simple syrup because I don’t like things overly sweet. And, because I’m vegan, I used oat milk. I was surprised that the flavor actually reminded me of a root beer float, something I enjoyed often in the summer when I was a girl. It brought back great memories!
I like how you tweaked the recipe. It’s nice to hear that this recipe brought back some good memories.