As the weather heats up, we’ve been in search of our favourite boozy iced coffee recipe.
You’d be surprised just how much conjecture there is on the “perfect way” to make your iced coffee – other than the traditional mama method of brewing your coffee and forgetting about it until 3 hours later…
We won’t claim to be complete traditionalist; If the craving hits and you want that iced coffee NOW! then you’ll need to accept freshly brewed coffee and ice. A super simple brew to make at home with that magical extra touch of Baileys, I suspect this may become a favourite for you too!
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Tools you will need for making a Baileys Iced Coffee
- Cocktail shaker
- Coffee maker
- Ice cubes
- Paper straw
- Tall glass of your choice
- 60ml (2oz) Baileys
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee (cooled if possible - or 2 Nespresso capsules with chilled milk)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Chocolate syrup (optional)
- Brew coffee and set aside
- Add ice cubes to your shaker
- Add Baileys and Coffee
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
- Pour into a tall glass (including ice)
- Optionally top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired
- Best drunk through a wide straw
Our Nespresso machine alternate is 2 portions of Ristretto (makes approx 80ml) combined with 150ml chilled low fat milk
Baileys Irish Cream Questions
Can I substitute a different Irish cream?
Yes for sure. Baileys is a brand name we’re all familiar with, but Irish Cream can be made at home, or there a several other leading brands we’d happily substitute in our Baileys recipes including Kerrygold or Carolans.
What is Baileys Iced Coffee Cold Brew?
This is a pre-mix can of Baileys Iced Coffee made by Diageo, sold in liquor stores. You can certainly give it a try though like most pre-packaged alcoholic drinks we find it a little sweeter than we’d make on our own. They are not available in all countries.
To whipped cream or to not?!
Totally up to you! It is a moderately healthier drink (so we can have more, right?) if we leave off the whipped cream topping but we know some will argue it’s simply not an iced coffee without it!
Variations on the Baileys Iced Coffee
If you’d still like your iced coffee non-alcoholic, head on over and check out Marta’s Italian Shakerato recipe! This is a perfect outside ship on a hot summers day.
Another favourite of ours is to enjoy a Flat White Baileys Martini. Again Baileys and iced coffee are the start in this stunning and sophisticated evening sip (basically putting it in a martini glass just means you’ve moved from your morning mug to something more classy at night, right?)
Don’t forget to check out all our favourite Baileys Irish Cream recipes here.
Mama Loves A Drink advocates quality over quantity. Always drink responsibly!