Kori Coffee: Here’s what Coffee Looks Like when Rock Solid and Frozen

Words: Mikka Wee/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/June 16, 2012

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Let’s talk about coffee and the hundred ways to drink this daily staple. Have it on the rocks, diluted with half-and-half, or maybe in jelly form. It’s crazy to even imagine how these ideas just keep coming in. Thanks to the highly creative and disruptive brainchildren of this era, a new form of consuming coffee has entered the highly caffeinated scene—Kori Coffee!

Kori Coffee is probably the antithesis of your regular cup of Joe. Instead of being served piping hot, the espresso is frozen into ice cubes, and served with milk, corn syrup, and even a shot of Kahlua for a bit of buzz!

Know how the bold taste of espresso is sometimes watered down because of the ice? (Yes, coffee lovers, we feel ya’ll.) Well, that won’t be a problem with Kori Coffee. It might require a bit of patience, but trust us when we say that it is worth every droplet!

You have the license to go crazy and replace the Kahlua with your personal choice of liquor. Top it off with a generous serving of whipped cream, and you’ve got the most delectable glass of coffee that everyone is sure to swoon over. Guaranteed.

Kahlua Kori Coffee

Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 cups brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua
  • 2-4 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup Full cream Milk
  • Ice cube trays


  1. Pour cold coffee in ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. To serve: divide ice cubes into two glasses.
  3. Serve with kahlua and syrup on the side.


  1. Feel free to use your preferred coffee brand.
  2. If you don’t have corn syrup, you can make your own syrup (refer to recipe’s section of our Earl Grey Tea Martini Recipe).
  3. You can also use other types of liquor instead of Kahlua like Bailey’s or Creme de Cacao.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342263882 Tina Cillo

    wohoo!!! perfect for the summer heat!

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ mikkawee

      Indded! Thanks Tina. We’re excited for you to try it! Let us know what you think! 😉

    • http://twitter.com/richtuason Rich Tuason

      Excellent! Thank you so much! Do tell us (or show us) how it goes!  :)

  • Ems Tanya

    This will change the way I drink coffee!! Love it! Thanks for this!

    • http://twitter.com/richtuason Rich Tuason

      Woah! Please tell us how it turns out for you, then!  :)

  • lorr

    Cool!! Would love to try this with Bailey’s

    • Mikka Wee

      That sounds really delish!!! Let us know how you like it! :) 

  • http://twitter.com/junessamr Junessa Rendon

    o___o Wow I will definitely give this a try. And it’s easy to make!

    • Mikka Wee

      You definitely should! 😉 Send us a photo of your Kori Coffee experience! 

  • http://twitter.com/enJOYwithJOY enjoywithjoy

    This would perk you up especially in the middle of the day for sure!

    • http://twitter.com/richtuason Rich Tuason

      That’s a great idea! 😉 To help battle hapontukin!

      • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

        Hapontukin!?!? First time I heard of this! LOL!

  • iamcjsanjose

    nice. something unconventional.

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      Thanks so much! Hope you can try the recipe out!:D

  • Elaine

    I am going to freze the the coffee into icecubes and add a shot of expresso for double the strength in addition to the milk.

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      haha! Awesome!! Enjoy!!:)

  • Guest

    this is genius 😀 please make easy homemade ice cream! 😀

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      We’ll definitely look into that!! Thanks for suggesting!:D

      • sandrita

        I second the suggestion for easy homemade ice cream, ideally for those without ice cream makers. I know that NYTimes did an article a while back on easy ice cream using condensed milk & whipped cream (no need to make creme anglais or cooked ice cream base). I know that Kenji of Serious Eats also has a fantastic ice cream hack using ice cube trays and a food processor. Maybe you can develop Pinoy-centric ice cream flavors using those basic methods.

  • Jenn

    Leave out the corn syrup, the simple syrup recipe is a go. However, using sweetened condensed milk will replace both the syrup & full cream. Drizzle some dulce de leche (that you made with your crock pot & sweet cond milk) on top of the whipped cream…..mmmmmm, good stuff! (Thank you Leigh Anne creator of www.yourhomebasedmom.com)

  • http://www.magalic.com/ Magali

    Mmm this looks delish. I’m just getting into coffee drinking so I think this will be perfect for me! Also the photographs are lovely!

  • http://twitter.com/eobabs Eo

    Drinking this right now. Redonkulously good! used 2 shots of Kahlua though.

  • jac

    love your photos pepper.ph!everything looks so yum!

  • Anita

    i will try it, thanks for recipe

  • Jennifer Canopin Bautista

    Hi all! If you want some booze on it , I recommend Tekali Coffe Liquer or Patron XO Coffee !

    Might make a good substitute for kahlua. Cheers!