Nescafé Just Announced Its First Ever Coffee Ice Cream Treat

Ice cream is the perfect summer treat to cool off on a hot day, and coffee-flavored ice cream is a great pick-me-up for a midday boost. Since coffee-flavored ice cream does not contain too much caffeine, you can treat yourself to a scoop without worrying about being up all night.

Nescafé was created in 1938 in an effort to preserve a surplus of Brazilian coffee beans, as stated on its website. After nine years of work, they created a method to preserve the full coffee flavor, while just adding water for a quick cup of coffee. It quickly became a staple for the U.S. Army during WWII and was included with their food rations.

Since its start nearly a century ago, Nescafé has released several lines of instant coffee mixes, as well as ready-to-drink bottled coffee. Now, they are releasing their first coffee-flavored ice cream treat — though it may be a while before we can enjoy it stateside.

It features a patented coating

Nescafé's goal? To pack the coffee experience into an ice cream bar. The coffee-flavored ice cream is coated in a specialty ganache, with both aspects of the dessert aiming to achieve the perfect blend of coffee, milk, and sweet flavors, according to Nestlé. The ice cream is flavored with its Nescafé Gold blend — crafted with a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans with a gentle caramel flavor, per its website.

The patented "soft coating" ganache allows the outer chocolate to melt at the same time as the ice cream inside, giving customers the satisfaction of a smooth bite every time (via Nestlé). The flavor of Nescafé Gold coffee will be infused in the ganache and each ice cream bar will be covered in a recyclable wrapper.

Nescafé Gold Cappuccino Ice Cream will hit the market first in Malaysia, where it will be sold for the next few months before potentially rolling out to worldwide markets.