Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks

This luscious dessert combines a rich homemade Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks and Espresso Walnuts. It is absolutely decadent.

A glass mug of Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce and Chocolate Chunks

Last week when I made Irish Coffee for a post, I added a touch of grated chocolate to the top and remember so clearly how fantastic the last sip was.

It was a rich combination of coffee and Irish Whiskey with a thick layer of the whipped cream with a lot of the chocolate shavings. I even commented that Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks would make a divine ice cream.

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I meant it…so today instead of a cocktail I’ve got this luscious Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks that I topped with an Irish Whiskey Caramel Sauce and some Espresso Candied Walnuts.

I omitted the espresso in the sauce for this version; I wanted to accent the whiskey since the ice cream already had coffee). Quick…call Ben and his pal Jerry…this needs to be made for THE WORLD!!

A bottle of Jamison Irish Whiskey

Jameson Caskmates emerged from a conversation between their head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery and has resulted in a whiskey that has been finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks.

While their triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirm the stout influence. The success of that venture has expanded and now several craft breweries all over the country are participating in this same type of collaboration.

I was recently invited by Jameson to a local event introducing their Irish Whiskey Caskmates; a product that came about from working with several breweries nationwide.

I was invited to the event at The Great Divide, a local craft beer brewing company but I wasn’t able to attend. So sad.

But I did request a bottle to try for myself and received the Caskmates Edition from the Captain Lawrence Brewing Co; a Hudson Valley brewer out of New York.

The suggested uses for this product are to keep it simple and there are not a plethora of cocktails to re-create; suggestions include neat over ice or paired with a craft beer.

I wanted more and thought it would be perfect in this ice cream with the aforementioned notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch.

If you want to see more about this unique effort; enjoy this film clip from our Mile High City!

Did it work? It’s amazing. You might think I was kidding but this combination reminds me of Ben & Jerry’s. Yes, lots of variety in the ingredients but they all work together so well.

The chocolate chunks perfectly complement the ice cream and the caramel sauce and walnuts add a richness and texture that makes for an absolutely indulgent treat.

A glass filled with Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce, Espresso Walnuts and Chocolate Chunks

You might not think it ice cream season yet but I know some of you have ice cream all year round.

We’re having a taste of Spring in Colorado right now so I admit this is perfect but don’t let your weather stop you; the warmth of Irish Coffee is perfect any season right? You must try this Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks…betting it will become your favorite too!

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Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks and Irish Whiskey Caramel Sauce
A glass mug of Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce and Chocolate Chunks

Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks

A totally decadent combination of Irish Coffee Ice Cream topped with Espresso Walnuts and an Irish Whiskey Caramel Sauce!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine american, irish
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 408 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Espresso
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp Irish Whiskey
  • 2 oz dark chocolate chopped into chunks


  • Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chunks and stir well to dissolve sugar and espresso. Pour the mixture into the bowl of an ice cream machine and process until churned enough to be thick and semi-firm.
  • Add the chocolate chunks and continue mixing until combined. Remove the bowl from the machine and pour the mixture into a freezer safe container.
  • Freeze for several hours or overnight.
  • If desired serve with Irish Coffee Caramel Sauce and Espresso Walnuts (Recipes at


Nutrition Facts
Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks
Serving Size
4 Ounces
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword coffee, ice cream, irish coffee, irish whiskey
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