Boozy Cold Brew Slushies Are Cold, Creamy Bliss for Coffee Lovers

Why limit ourselves to a morning cup of coffee, afternoon cold brew, and post-dinner espresso...or three? Let's savor coffee during happy hour, too.

cold brew coffee slushies
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Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
4 cocktails

Let's face it: We can't start our mornings without a generous pour of piping hot coffee. Whether you fancy French press, have perfected the art of pour-over, or have a deep, close connection with your Keurig machine (we get it), we can all agree that coffee is an elixir of life. So why limit intake to only before noon?

Cold brew coffee fans will love this boozy rendition. It's ice cold, highly caffeinated, and super creamy (think velvety, like a frothy milkshake). If you're sensitive to caffeine later in the day, simply use decaf for your cold brew concentrate. Also, our shake recipe uses cold brew ice cubes to keep your cocktail from getting diluted—very important for those who like sipping outside in summer.


  • 3 cups cold brew coffee, divided

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup Irish Cream, such as Bailey's

  • ¼ cup vodka

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream, for garnish (optional) 


  1. Fill ice cube trays with 2 ½ cups cold brew coffee and freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.

  2. In a blender, add the remaining ½ cup cold brew, milk, Irish cream, vodka, vanilla, and frozen coffee ice cubes, and then process until smooth and creamy (but not liquefied).

  3. Divide slushie evenly between 4 glasses. Drizzle with optional toppings, like a sprinkle of cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.

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