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

July 4, 2018

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 Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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64 responses to “Kori Coffee: Here’s what Coffee Looks Like when Rock Solid and Frozen”

  1. wohoo!!! perfect for the summer heat!

  2. Ems Tanya says:

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

  3. lorr says:

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

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

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

  6. iamcjsanjose says:

    nice. something unconventional.

  7. Elaine says:

    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.

  8. Guest says:

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

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

      • sandrita says:

        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.

  9. Jenn says:

    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)

  10. Magali says:

    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!

  11. Eo says:

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

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

  15. Anita says:

    i will try it, thanks for recipe

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  21. Jennifer Canopin Bautista says:

    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!

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