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Irish Affogato

Irish Affogato cocktail in an Irish Coffee glass, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings / Tim Nusog

The Irish Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the cocktail canon. Perfect for breakfast, midday snacks and after-dinner pick-me-ups, it’s a versatile drink that gets the most out of whiskey, coffee and cream. The Irish Affogato combines the classic Irish Coffee with a traditional affogato for a cold, boozy treat that’s the best of both worlds, and it might become your new favorite dessert.

This fun twist is made with Irish whiskey, Baileys Irish cream, coffee ice cream and cold-brew coffee. That’s a lot of deliciousness in one glass. You can make the cold-brew at home if you’re into such things, or just buy a high-quality bottled product. Mix the ingredients together in a glass—no stirring, shaking or blending required. You’ll soon enjoy the fruits of your labor, which, in this case, is not fruit but a spiked and caffeinated ice cream concoction.

Pro tip: If you want to scale back the dairy and amplify the buzz, skip the whipped cream garnish and add another half ounce of whiskey.


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  • 3/4 ounce Irish whiskey

  • 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish cream

  • 1 scoop coffee ice cream

  • 1 1/2 ounces cold-brew coffee*

  • Garnish: whipped cream

  • Garnish: chocolate shavings


  1. Add Irish whiskey, Baileys Irish cream, coffee ice cream and cold-brew coffee into an Irish Coffee mug.

  2. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

*Cold-brew coffee: Use your favorite bottled cold-brew coffee or make it yourself by soaking 140 grams of coarse ground coffee beans with 32 ounces water for 12 hours. After steeping, strain through a coffee filter into a clean jar. Discard the solids. Store the cold brew in the refrigerator for a few days.