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Irish Whiskey Affogato

Irish Whiskey Affogato

Looking for something a wee bit decadent to celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Look no further than this luscious cocktail – boasting both Irish whiskey and Irish cream! Throw in a splash of dark roast coffee, a scoop of ice cream and you’re sure to please even the fussiest leprechaun!

I’m not really sure if I would classify this as a cocktail or dessert but it really doesn’t matter because it checks a lot of boxes!  This Italian inspired dessert is traditionally served with a simple scoop of ice cream swimming in espresso of dark roast coffee.

Glorious on its own but this version is so good it will make you want to pinch someone!

Start with a great Irish whiskey. I’ve been reading articles on Irish whiskeys and one jumped out – Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey. This beautiful, smooth whiskey received rave reviews and it doesn’t’ disappoint. It’s partially aged in rum casks creating a smooth slightly earthy, fruity profile.

And you can’t leave out Bailey’s Irish Cream – a beautiful blend of Irish whiskey and cream – it’s a classic liqueur. Just adding it to a cup of coffee makes something quite special. So imagine it swirled with Irish whiskey plus a decadent coffee ice cream slowly melting in a cup of rich, dark roast coffee.

Top with fluffy whipped cream, chopped bittersweet chocolate and indulgence is a sip away! There might not be a better way to say cheers to St. Patrick’s Day!

Irish Whiskey Affogato

3 tablespoons good Irish whiskey, such as Teeling Small Batch

2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 large scoop coffee ice cream

6 tablespoons dark roast coffee, cooled slightly

Whipped cream and chopped bittersweet chocolate for garnish

Pour the Irish whiskey and the Irish cream into a tall glass or mug.

Add the scoop of ice cream, taking care not to splash the spirits out of the glass!

Pour the coffee over the ice cream. Top with a dollop or two of whipped cream and a sprinkling of the chopped chocolate.

If you prefer a colder drink, chill the coffee before adding it to your cocktail. This makes 1 large drink. For 2 smaller drinks you can split the portions of Irish whiskey, Irish cream and coffee into two smaller glasses and add a scoop of ice cream to each.

Irish Whiskey Affogato, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

March 15, 2019
: Makes 1 large drink.

A luscious cocktail – boasting both Irish whiskey and Irish cream! Throw in a splash of dark roast coffee, a scoop of coffee ice cream and it’s sure to please!

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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons good Irish whiskey, such as Teeling Small Batch
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 large scoop coffee ice cream
  • 6 tablespoons dark roast coffee, cooled slightly
  • Whipped cream and chopped bittersweet chocolate for garnish
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour the Irish whiskey and the Irish cream into a tall glass or mug.
  • Step 2 Add the scoop of ice cream, taking care not to splash it in the spirits!
  • Step 3 Pour the coffee over the ice cream.
  • Step 4 Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of the chopped chocolate.
  • Step 5 If you prefer a cold drink, chill the coffee before adding it to your cocktail.
  • Step 6 For 2 smaller drinks you can split the portions of Irish whiskey, Irish cream and coffee into two smaller glasses and add a scoop of ice cream to each.


2 thoughts on “Irish Whiskey Affogato”

  • Donna and Emily: I would like to serve these for book club next week. What sort of cookie, biscuit, etc would you pare with this? We always have desert then drink wine afterwards.

    • Hey lady! So sorry for the delay in responding, been in Atlanta spending time with a charming 5 month old! Take a look at our Apricot and Toasted Pecan Scones, Sour Cream Pound Cake or the Baked Pears. Any of these would be great with the Irish Coffee Affogato. The Baked Pears are the easiest if you’re in a crunch for time prep! Feel free to give me a shout if you need more info! Thanks for following! Hope you and your guests enjoy!
      dp

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