Double Irish Trouble {adult milkshake}

This milkshake is for those of drinking age to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Please drink responsibly!

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As we near St. Patrick’s Day, I’m brimming with inspiration for fun food to celebrate.  Some are actual recipes I’ve gotten while traveling in Ireland, and others a more whimsical take for the holiday.

Much of my travel to Ireland was before I was gluten-free so I was able to taste freshly brewed Guinness and Harp beers, the latter being produced in a town close to where I’d frequent on business travel.  I had never liked dark beer, finding them brooding and commanding in a way that was off putting to my delicate taste buds.

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Tasting freshly brewed Guinness was a different beer entirely however.  It was creamy and deep with flavor that I loved.  My Irish friends always maintained ‘Guinness doesn’t travel’ and until the manufacture of the canned Guinness with ‘the widget’ that allows the beer to develop a head more like that of a Guinness on draught, I will say I must agree.  Of course who wouldn’t rather drink it in Ireland anyway?

Other than the well-known beer, Irish whiskey is also at the forefront.  I had the opportunity to take a Whiskey Tasting workshop last fall at our local Irish and Scottish Festival and learned a lot about the effects of the location on the flavor of the whiskey.  Whether a whiskey drinker or not, I’m sure an Irish Coffee (coffee with Irish whiskey, sugar and cream) or a Hot Toddy are familiar.  Now that I’m gluten-free it’s one of these I sip on St. Paddy’s Day.

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In the spirit of these spirits I decided to create an adult milkshake for St. Patrick’s Day (which by the way my friends in Ireland always find funny since historically the holiday was a much more pious one than our U.S. green-beer guzzling celebrations entail).  It’s a take on an Irish Coffee with an extra addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur.   It’s delicious I promise, and might even have you dancing an Irish jig by the end!

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Double Irish Trouble {adult milkshake}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 adult milkshake

A take on the Irish Coffee cocktail, this adult milkshake adds a delicious surprise of Bailey's Irish Cream. A perfect cocktail-dessert combo to celebrate Ireland any day and St. Patrick's Day certainly!

Please drink responsibly.


  • 12 ounces Coffee Ice Cream
  • 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
  • 1/2-1 ounce Irish Whiskey


  1. Combine all ingredient in a blender and blend until smooth.


    • says

      I hope that’s a good ‘gulp’; like you’d drink it in one gulp (which I wouldn’t recommend)! It’s good for drinking a pub-speed, over lots of laughter with friends!

  1. says

    I don’t drink coffee but don’t mind a scoop of coffee ice cream every now and then. This I’d happily enjoy! Also I agree with you, there’s nothing like Guinness in Ireland, yet I don’t seem to enjoy it as much here in the States.

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