Irish Whiskey Coffee Milkshakes are the perfect adult treat for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you want a boozy shake!
Do you do anything fun for St. Patrick’s Day? We haven’t in a long time. I was more into it when I was a kid and would wear head to toe green and pinch anyone who wasn’t. Of course the older I got the more I realized that green is NOT my color and now don’t own one piece of clothing in any shade of it. Payback time for anyone I pinched as a kid.
Aside from the ridiculous amount of green clothing and pinching, my other favorite memory was making those retro pistachio pudding cupcakes and topping them with a container of cream cheese frosting and half a bottle of green sprinkles. We made them every year and I probably ate at least 3 the second they were ready. I miss the days of having a ridiculously high metabolism because there’s no doubt I would still eat 3 today if that were the case.
These days St. Patrick’s Day has become a debate about whether it’s worth it to go out and fight the crowded restaurants and clowns who think it’s a day to see how much beer you can drink. Neither of these are as appealing to me as they were when I was in college. These days I’d rather just stay home or have a small gathering, make pizza since corned beef and cabbage isn’t high on my list of wants, and finish off the night with these Irish Coffee Milkshakes and maybe an extra shot of whiskey…Irish whiskey of course.
Making these milkshakes couldn’t be easier, the hardest part is controlling yourself and only having one. To a blender add coffee or vanilla ice cream, cold brew or strongly brewed coffee that is cooled, a splash of Irish cream, milk and of course whiskey.
The chocolate syrup drizzled on the inside of the glass and lining the rim is optional, but we’ve already taken it this far so you might as well go big. Pour the boozy milkshakes into the glasses or mason jars like I’ve done and top them with a whipped cream. It’s the perfect treat to end the night with!
- 2 cups coffee or vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder, more if using vanilla ice cream
- 2 tablespoons Irish cream, such as Baileys
- 4 ounces Irish whiskey or whiskey of choice, more or less depending on what you like
- In a blender combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Line the glasses with chocolate syrup and top with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g