Passion Fruit and coffee truly is a delicious combination and if you’re based in the southern hemisphere where summer is still in full swing, this Passion Fruit Iced Espresso is definitely worth making before the autumn chill kicks in. And if you are up north where the glimmer of spring is just coming through, keep this recipe for when you need a cool and tropical drink with a coffee kick.

Here is a step by step reel on my Instagram of how to make the Passion Fruit Iced Espresso.

As you can see it is super easy to make. If passion fruit (or granadilla as we’ll call it in South Africa) is not in season, the tinned pulp works perfectly. You need the pulp of about 2 passion fruits, 2 tablespoons from a tin. Top it up ginger beer for a spicy sweetness or if you prefer it a bit sweeter use ginger ale.  Add lots of crushed ice and mint.

Top it up with a single or double shot of espresso of your favourite coffee. Give it a stir and pretend you are on a tropical island.

The Passion Fruit Iced Espresso  is easily turned into a summer afternoon cocktail with a splash of vodka and using a decaf coffee if preferred.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for a Passion Fruit Iced Espresso. Remember to follow and share your pics with me on Instagram. I recently had the pleasure to chat to Russel Wasserfall about my foray into ceramics and my photography career on A Table in the Corner podcast. Click here to have a listen.

Passion Fruit Iced Espresso


  • Passion Fruit Pulp fresh or tinned
  • Crushed Ice
  • Fresh Mint
  • 100 ml Ginger beer or Ginger Ale
  • Freshly brewed double espresso


  • Spoon the pulp of 1 – 2 fresh passion fruit or 2 tablespoons of pulp from a tin into a glass
  • Top up with crushed ice and fresh mint leaves
  • Add the ginger beer or ginger ale
  • Top with the double espresso
  • Stir and garnish with more mint
  • Add some vodka to make this a cocktail

I love passion fruit as an ingredient. Here are a few more recipe ideas :

Passion Fruit Champagne

Passion Fruit Cordial

No Churn Passion Fruit Lime Ice Cream

No Churn Passion Fruit Lime Ice Cream

Passion Fruit Olive Oil Slices

Passion Fruit Olive Oil Slices
Smash Burger Tortillas
Baked Brie with Fried Dates, Dukkah and Aleppo Pepper

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