#StPatricksDay: Frozen 'Irish Coffee'- Recipe

Published Mar 17, 2017


Frozen 'Irish Coffee' 

(Makes about 3 cups)

The classic Irish coffee is pumped up with whiskey and served hot to warm up cold Gaelic afternoons. At the Erin Rose bar in New Orleans's French Quarter, the drink has been adapted for the climate. While the recipe is a house secret, the bar provided a few pointers - one of which is that its version is made with brandy instead of Irish whiskey. Make and chill the coffee ahead of time. You'll need a blender; you may wish to serve the drinks with straws.


½ cup vanilla ice cream 

2 cups ice cubes 

120ml chilled coffee 

60ml brandy 

60ml coffee liqueur 

¼tsp coffee grounds,

for garnish (optional) 


Combine the ice cream, ice cubes,

coffee, brandy and coffee liqueur

in a blender. 

Purée on high until the ice is

broken down and the mixture is

the consistency of a milkshake. 

Divide between two highball

glasses, then sprinkle a pinch of

coffee grounds, if using, over the

top of each. 

Reserve any leftovers for

topping off


: Deb Lindsey — For The Washington Post

Washington Post

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