Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

I love iced coffee so much that I can’t even order it from a coffee shop unless I wanted to go broke.

I can slam a $4 drink in 14 seconds.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

It’s better for my wallet that I make my own iced coffee at home.

Plus, at home I can add booze.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

I’ve never understood the mystique behind iced coffee and why people are so impressed, yet intimated by it.

Like Chocolate Chip Cookies, there are so many different recipes and ways to make it. Yet in the end, they all taste fairly similar. The difference is that some of them seem ridiculously complicated and labor-intensive.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

My method is extremely fast and easy. Brew a pot coffee. Drink whatever hot coffee you want. Take the leftover and pour it into a jar or pitcher and refrigerate it. You can also pour some into ice cube trays for coffee ice cubes.

I always keep a stash of chilled coffee in my fridge and when I’m ready for an iced coffee, I simply pour it over ice and stir in cream and sweetener.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

I also added Frangelico. It’s a liqueur made with toasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla extract. The flavor profile is right up my alley. You’d be hard pressed to find a dessert recipe of mine that doesn’t use at least one, or three or four, or those elements.

It’s so well-suited for adding a splash of it to coffee. You can add it to warm coffee of course, but at this time of year, iced coffee is especially tasty. Then again, I drink steaming hot coffee in July and iced coffee in January. Coffee knows no seasons.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

There’s a recipe for Iced Coffee on Frangelico’s site, but it’s made with espresso, but not everyone has an espresso maker.

Instead I used Dark Sumatra coffee, courtesy of the Trader.

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The drink is creamy, sweet enough, and the flavor of the hazelnuts in the Frangelico shines.

There are hints of cocoa in Frangelico, and I played that up and added dark chocolate shavings to the drink. Feel free to add a squirt of chocolate syrup. Take any excuse to work in more chocolate into your life.

I don’t normally add whipped cream to coffee but this was a special occasion so I went for it. The creamier the better. I’m that person who likes a little coffee with my cream.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

It’s smooth, tastes luxurious and fancy, but it’s so fast and easy. It’s truly the 1 minute iced coffee.

It goes down so fast and easy, too. It’s almost Friday of a holiday weekend. Cheers!

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee - Jazz up your usual iced coffee & try this smooth & creamy version! So good & very refreshing!

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

This is the fastest and easiest method way to make iced coffee that I’ve tried, and I’ve tried plenty. As long as you keep a stash of chilled coffee in your fridge, you can make a smooth, creamy, rich, and fancy-tasting drink in just one minute. Frangelico is a liqueur made with toasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla extract, and a splash is perfect in coffee. Such a refreshing and satisfying drink.

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Ingredients:

6 ounces strong brewed coffee, well-chilled
large handful of ice cubes (tip: freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays for coffee ice cubes)
1 ounce Frangelico
1 ounce half-and-half, or to taste (or cream, milk, flavored coffee creamer, non-dairy milk to keep vegan)
sweetener to taste (sugar, stevia, vanilla stevia, or your favorite sweetener)
whipped topping (or whipped coconut cream to keep vegan), optional for garnishing
pinch dark chocolate shavings, optional for garnishing
squirt of chocolate syrup, optional

Directions:

  1. Brew coffee. Allow it to cool, and pour cooled coffee into a pitcher or large jar. Refrigerate until chilled; overnight is best. I always keep a stash of chilled coffee in the refrigerator.
  2. Add ice cubes to a large glass. Pour coffee over ice.
  3. Add Frangelico, half-and-half, sweetener, and stir to combine.
  4. Optionally, garnish with whipped topping, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.
  5. Take care all ingredients used are suitable for your dietary needs. Drink is intended for those whom alcohol consumption is appropriate. Always drink responsibly.

Recipe from Averie Cooks. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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113 comments on “Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee”

  1. This iced coffee looks like a beautiful milkshake. I usually don’t drink coffee but is something I would love to try!

  2. Love this – coffee AND A-A-AA-A-A-al-cohol!! Pinning :)

  3. Iced coffee is sooooo refreshing! The addition of Frangelico sounds quite delicious! I think I’ll make this on Saturday morning to give off Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Frangelico = best liqueur EVER. Excellent choice! :D

  5. This is exactly how I make my iced coffee too! Have a cup of hot one in the morning and by the afternoon I can have iced one to chillax after a whole day :) LOVE your addition of Frangelico! Wish they made perfume that smells like it!

  6. I make iced coffee all the time at home … but I have never put booze in it. That obviously needs to change asap. I’m also thinking that some whipped topping and chocolate shavings need to happen too!

  7. I’m totally with you, Averie. I can slurp down an almost-$5 frap in a few minutes so I learned to make them at home recently and I’ve been saving a ton of money! This is a great idea – my husband loves iced coffee and I love frangelico!

  8. I use Frangelico in a biscotti recipe that I make at Christmas time, but have never used it for anything else….I think I just might have to try this! My husband says that I like ‘coffee flavored cream’ so I thought your comment was pretty funny about having a little coffee with your cream! Yum!

    MGM

  9. MMM this iced coffee sounds delicious for this sleepy morning!

  10. I could use one of these right about now… love the Frangelico!

  11. This would be SO DANGEROUS around me! I’m like you, I slam iced coffee (or chai, or anything) super fast. Might not be such a good thing with the booze :) but this looks amazing! Going to try this out come summertime!! (Just one more week!)

  12. Oh yeah, this is my kind of iced coffee! This will be perfect for a hot summer day!

  13. oh my gosh Averie. No you did not. You added booze to one of my favorite drinks ever! I just had iced coffee yesterday and yes… I bought it from a coffee shop. Kevin asked me to pick him up a chai tea latte, so I got an iced coffee too. It was $10 total. for 2 drinks. I know, insane. I guzzle all of my drinks so fast, so going out for iced coffee or any coffee drink all the time is just not worth it to me! Anyway, love this drink, love the photos, love that your on the top-ish of FG with it and I’m pinning it!

    • $10 total for 2 drinks…I.die. THAT is why I can’t go out for coffee, especially iced coffee, b/c they’re mostly ice and it’s gone in a second! And I saw your blondies in the 2nd row. It was good FG karma for us today :) Thanks for the pin!

  14. Oh man – you’ve totally outdone yourself here. Now I’m not much of a drinker (as you can tell from BTP) but Jason would enjoy the crap out of this one!

  15. Not a huge fan of hot coffee, but I definitely enjoy iced coffee. And the Frangelico just sealed the deal!

  16. I’m like you Averie…I can drink any kind of coffee (hot or iced) in no time that I hate to spend money on them at the local coffee shop. I love making my own and this recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try! :)

  17. All I can say is it’s simply beautiful!!

  18. yessss, the best part is adding the booze!!

  19. I am SO in love with iced coffee, and if it weren’t 8:30, I’d be drinking this now. LOVE the glass straw too, need to find those

    • Make it with decaf and consider it a night cap :)

      And the straw is glassdharma.com I’ve had a half dozen or so for years…some of them are literally 6-7 yrs old and still look good as new! Can’t beat them!

  20. So funny- at work today I was updating our coffee drinks menu and added a frangelico and bailey’s coffee. This iced coffee looks to die- I could see myself slurping this up in 14 seconds! Creamier the better when it comes to coffee, although I rarely drink it! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend! I am headed down to sd tomoz night for bachelorette night out!

  21. I am SO making these over the weekend! I can’t get enough iced coffee! I’m like you, $4+ and the drink is gone before I hit the red light! :) Happy Memorial Day, Averie!

  22. ohhhh iced coffee and booze. I’ll be right over!

  23. Bring some of that booze over here. I could sure use a splash right about now. It is Friday, after all. I love iced coffee. I cold brew my coffee as soon as the weather starts getting warm. It’s so good. I quit Starbucks about 2 weeks ago. Man, the money I save. New pair of shoes for this gal :)

    • Good for you! I quit it 5+ yrs ago and can’t even imagine how much money I’ve saved! I can buy a whole CONTAINER of coffee beans from TJs for 5.99. Which is what I’d spend on 1 trip to SBucks!

  24. Love this so much, Averie!! I need a cup right now :D

  25. Iced coffee…YES please! This drink looks so dreamy. I could use a cup right now before I head out the door to do all my Mommy errands for the day!

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