How To Make A Delicious Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

There are some days when you just need a creamy, boozy iced coffee.

Maybe you’ve had a bad week at work, or your neighbor is mowing the lawn at 7am, or maybe your mother-in-law is coming for a month-long visit … hell, it’s five o’clock somewhere.

And thank heavens for that.

Creamy, boozy iced coffee is a gift from the gods.

It is especially welcome during life’s big events – birthdays, anniversaries, new jobs…Wednesdays. 

It is a great brunch accompaniment, a sitting on the deck in the sunshine drink or an after-dinner treat (maybe go decaf there). 

This drink is perfect just about any time that a non-boozy, non-creamy iced coffee just won’t do.

Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 106 kcal


  • 2 cups strong cold brewed coffee
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz half and half (or cream, milk, coconut, soy, almond or cashew milk)
  • sugar or other sweetener
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • chocolate bar for shavings


  1. Get your glass, put in your ice, and pour your cold coffee over it 

  2. Pour in the Frangelico first, then the cream, and stir it up. Lastly, add the sweetener of your choice, to taste

  3. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and chocolate shavings

How To Make A Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

Making this iced coffee isn’t too complicated.

And the end result is worth the little effort it takes.  

A quick note - if you decide that this will be your morning beverage some Saturday… the neighbors will start to drop by and not leave until you offer them one. Seriously.

PRO TIP - Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays for coffee ice cubes. This creates a better depth of flavor because it doesn’t dilute the drink! Do this with any leftover coffee, and the universe will seem like a kinder, better and more delicious place. 

You can use any type of brew to make this, but make sure that it is strong coffee.

This is important as you need a depth of flavor to merge with the Frangelico and not be overwhelmed by it.

Don’t know much about Frangelico?


You are in for a treat. It’s made with toasted hazelnuts, cinnamon, cocoa, brown sugar and vanilla.

Frangelico has an interesting story, especially considering its origins have been traced back 300 years to Italian monks!

Boozy coffee and a history lesson. Bam! You’re welcome.

 Cold brew comes highly recommended in making this drink, but remember – any “now-cold” coffee will work.

The better the coffee, the better the drink. If you are a little lazy one day and used not-so-great coffee, add a bit more booze to hide it. 

And if you just aren’t up for making cold brew, you can also find pre-made cold brew out there in the world.

And just in case Frangelico isn’t your jam, you can use other liqueurs, like Kahlua.

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Step #1. Pour Cold Coffee Over Ice

Get your glass, put in your ice, and pour your cold coffee over it – leaving enough room at the top for the Frangelico, cream and some delish whipped cream.

Using the right glass here is important for this – you want it to be tall and able to hold enough so that all of the ingredients fit in perfectly. 

If you’re a big fan of drinks like this, it can be worth investing in nice glasses that enhance the experience.

Step #2. Make it Boozy, Creamy, and Sweet

Pour in the Frangelico first, then the cream, and stir it up. Last but not least, add the sweetener of your choice, to taste.

It might be good to take a sip of this before you put in the sweetener. Adding Frangelico might mean that you will require less sweetener.  

Then give it a good stir. And maybe it’s time for another little taste test. 

(We did say little here - you shouldn’t have to add more to the glass after your taste test!)

Adjust, if necessary.

Step #3. Garnish with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Syrup, and Chocolate Shavings

This is the fun part.

Plop that whipped cream on top! You can make your own (easy peasy) or you can buy it in your grocery store.

Next, swirl the chocolate syrup over the whipped cream – be as fancy as you like. Unleash your inner artist and make a star, a flower or some other design that makes you smile.

Then sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top.

Making chocolate shavings is pretty easy – and you can use a knife, a potato peeler or other kitchen tool to do it.

Step #4. Sit Back and Enjoy

Now, you get to sit back and drink this delicious boozy iced coffee.

And depending of course on what time of day it is and your relationship with your mother-in-law, you could invite her to join you.

Nothing better than a boozy, coffee’d up mother-in-law!

The Last Sip of Creamy Boozy Iced Coffee

And there it is. Your opportunity to make it a “five o’clock somewhere” kind of morning, err… day.

Please remember – be a good, boozy coffee tribe member and act responsibly. And please be kind to your mother-in-law (insider tip – this drink makes that easier to do!).

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