Irish Whiskey Affogato

March 12, 2014

Saint Patrick’s Day would not be complete at my house without a little Irish whiskey. And by a little, I mean a lot. In preparation for this year’s holiday, I decided to combine three of my favorite guilty pleasures: ice cream, coffee, and alcohol. That’s right, a boozy affogato! Whether you prefer Jameson or Bushmills (why not use them both) I promise this will become a new St. Patty’s Day tradition. Oh, and a word of advice . . . best if not eaten right before bed. I learned that one the hard way. Sláinte!

Irish Whiskey Affogato // HonestlyYUM


  • 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream
  • double shot of espresso
  • 1 oz Irish whiskey

Irish Whiskey Affogato // HonestlyYUM

Start by brewing your espresso. Set aside.

Espresso // HonestlyYUM

Add two small scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream to your glass. I used McConnell’s . . . yum!

McConnell's Ice Cream // HonestlyYUM

Once your ice cream is ready, add the espresso and top with Irish whiskey.

Irish Whiskey Affogato // HonestlyYUM

And you’re done! It’s really that simple. Now go eat before it melts!!

Irish Whiskey Affogato // HonestlyYUM

(images by HonestlyYUM)


It’s never, ever St.Pattys Day. It’s St Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s Day. Apart from that the Affogato is delicious

I so love finding new blogs that inspire me … and yours definitely fits the bill! It goes without saying that the drink looks very enticing (my husband would love the addition of the ice cream), but your photos are what impress me the most. Just fabulous!

Thank you SOOOO much Helen!! That’s so nice of you to say. Really happy you checked out the site. Yay!! 🙂

Yes! These are so amazing. We made something similar last night and they were dreeeeeeamy.

Thanks Ashley!! Smart minds think alike..that’s what they say, right?! ha

I had a “why didn’t I think of that?!” moment while reading this post….. 3 of my favorite things and I’ve never put them all together. Looks delicious!

Oh my god Todd this looks absolutely amazing. I think I’m going to have to make this tonight–it looks too simple and too delicious not to. What kind of espresso did you use? Are you another Cole Coffee person? and what roast?

Thanks Briana!! Used Cole’s, of course (although I’m usually a Philz or Peet’s guy). Love my Cole’s though when I’m lucy enough to make it to the South side 🙂

Ice cream, coffee and alcohol is one hell of a combination. One that I can totally get down with.. Love this!

oh my…love!! Of course I’ve been a fan of the Brandy Alexander for years!

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