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Most of us are familiar with Irish coffee but how often do you make it? If you’re after something a bit different to get your coffee hit, this one is a lovely treat to share with friends on a balmy summer’s evening. Enjoy a cup instead of dessert – it’s a cocktail, pick-me-up and sweet all-in-one.

Image & recipe: Taste

Make Irish coffee even more special with a drizzle of chocolate topping.


  • 80ml (1/3 cup) freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/3 cup ice cubes
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) chilled milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
  • Chocolate topping, to serve
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream, extra, to serve
  • Whipped cream, to serve


  • Step 1
    Combine the coffee and liqueur in a small jug. Cover and place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill.
  • Step 2
    Place the coffee mixture, ice cubes, milk and ice-cream in the jug of a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Step 3
    Drizzle topping around the inside of serving glasses. Divide the mixture among the glasses.
  • Step 4
    Top with the extra ice-cream and whipped cream. Drizzle over chocolate topping to serve.


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