Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail

This Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail is great all year round but I think especially for St. Paddy’s Day!

Espresso, Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail

I originally intended to make a Kahlua based cocktail using the components of a White Russian but decided to segue and came up with a combination for a Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail that would also honor two upcoming special days.

One is obvious;  something for St Paddy’s Day is imperative. This year though we’ve got more to celebrate.

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Thinking ahead and in honor of our moving our clocks the same direction, Kahlua has asked me to help celebrate National ‘Cocktail Your Coffee Day’ on Monday (#cocktailyourcoffee).

Knowing we’ll all be a bit wearier as we navigate through the first day of Daylight Savings; we’re thinking your coffee needs a bit of Kahlua to celebrate this eventful day; why not a Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail.

Vodka was out, espresso was in and I’m telling you this Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail is one great dessert cocktail (she says as she sits here sipping it this morning; please promise to ignore any typos!).

Join us and let us know when you’ve taken a sip of your favorite coffee cocktail in an effort to thwart the effects of Daylight Savings!

Of course it can be as simple as just pouring a shot into a hot cup of coffee, but if you want some additional ideas on incorporating Kahlua with coffee, visit Kahlua’s website and consider an Espresso Martini or Café Con Leche Iced.

Espresso, Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail

I’m not sure I will ever mix Kahlua and vodka with cream again; this was such a successful veering off the beaten path; I LOVE it. Richer and less biting with the Irish Liqueur instead of vodka; it’s truly a winner.

I think good enough to plan twice. Have one on Monday and celebrate everything about the advent of spring, including days that will be warm enough to sit outdoors in the evening and sip a cool, icy cocktail. I can’t wait after this winter, how about you?

Still, make sure you bring it into rotation for St. Patrick’s Day too…what a great way to add some Irish Whiskey to a celebration; I can not believe I’ve not done this Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail before!

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Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail Garnished with Cocoa Nibs

Espresso, Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail

An ice cold cocktail with vanilla ice cream, Kahlua, Irish Whiskey and Espresso.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktails, Friday Cocktails, Liqueurs
Cuisine american, irish
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 292 kcal


  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 ounces cold espresso coffee
  • 2 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ½ ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream


  • Cocoa nibs or shaved chocolate


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled rocks glasses and garnish with cocoa nibs or shaved chocolate.


Nutrition Facts
Espresso, Kahlua and Irish Whiskey Frozen Cocktail
Serving Size
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cocktail, espresso, frozen, irish whiskey, Kahlua
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  1. Dear creative culinary,

    I’m Romina and I’m a comunications manager in Momoto Café Chile (it’s a mexican Coffee)
    I’m writing to you because of your exquisite recepie. I was wondering if I can publish that recepie (quoting your name of course) in our facebook fan page and in our blog. Is it possible? Just thinking in adding our logo into the picture.

    Thanks and looking forward to hear from you =)

    1. We were uneven? I didn’t drink enough? 🙂

      And thanks Jenni…it was really good. I tested it in the AM too. That was fun!

  2. What a creative combination! And how in the world did I miss National “Cocktail Your Coffee Day?” I could have used a little kick today and this looks like just the thing! This is lovely.

    1. I actually had it for breakfast; how bad was I. No little kids and no driving req’d so I said, ‘Heck yeah!’

  3. The Irish in me loves this. The Kahlua lover in me loves this. The “I can’t wait for Spring” in me loves this. Really…what’s not to love?!

  4. Well I am not sure I can cocktail my coffee on a Monday morning…not always the best way for a mom to start the week but I sure can try it on a Sunday evening, right? You’ve made a great combination here with this chilly drink and I would love to share one with you!

  5. Well I’m a tiny part Irish, and it’s sure been chilly here, so a Chilly Irishman is pretty appropriate, I’d say! This looks great — very clever cocktail. Definitely a winner. Thanks.

    1. Chilly here too; all this talk of spring. Not in Colorado yet! This will have to warm me til then. 🙂

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