It has already been a WEEK.
Give me a frozen irish cream cappuccino and let’s call it a day.
Bailey’s is life.
Even though this week was all about springing forward, everyone in our house decided to stop sleeping! It’s like the babies decided to rally at midnight and thought it would be SO fun to throw a party until 5AM.
It’s just been a blast! Not.
Perhaps I need four frozen irish cream cappuccinos. How would that go over?
What I love about this is that it’s not overly sweet. There is no other added sugar, besides the Bailey’s and while that is sweet, the amount in the cappuccino isn’t overwhelmingly sugary. It’s not like it has ice cream or anything. It’s perfection. Frozen, creamy, icy coffee!
Right before I got pregnant with Max a few years ago, I discovered regular old coffee frappuccinos at Starbucks. Just plain coffee, frozen, with no whipped cream or anything. And I fell in LOVE. It’s so much better than a mocha or caramel or something with the sickeningly sweet syrup. With a dash of cinnamon, it’s almost kind of refreshing. So that’s what I was going for here.
I mean, not that a frozen coffee is technically REFRESHING. But you get it. Chilled and icy without being a milkshake! Yes yes. I try to make sense out of ridiculous things.
I’ve been intrigued with Bailey’s ever since I was a kid. No, I wasn’t drinking it back then, but my parents would serve it on holidays with coffee or over ice and sometimes they would have it on the weekends too. It always looked SO good to me – kind of like how daiquiris or frozen mudslides or something looked.
And when I had it for the first time, I fell in love. Hence the reason I’m always look for reasons to use it.
Next week, in honor of The Pretty Dish launch and the first week of Spring, I’ll be sharing another coffee recipe. But I couldn’t pass up sharing something with Baileys! Annnnd if you’re looking for meals or treats to have for Saint Patrick’s Day, I’ve got you. We have sooooo many options, starting with this irish ale potato and cheddar soup. We have lobster corn fritters, homemade pub cheese, asparagus potato salad with hot bacon dressing and s’mores stout milkshakes.
Also! My favorite irish soda bread, and then something fabulous to do with that soda bread? Soda bread French toast with whiskey whipped cream! And then whiskey iced coffees to finish that whole thing off.
These Guinness spiced pretzels with irish cheddar fondue are UNREAL. Even better, the Guinness short ribs with cheesy cauliflower mash that I shared on Monday. They are SO good. And how can we forget the lucky charms confetti cupcakes! And lucky charms chia pudding?! AND oh my gosh – one bowl whiskey fudge cake? We can’t. We just can’t.
Looks like we’re having a party!
Frozen Irish Cream Cappuccinos
- 1 1/2 cup ice (or coffee ice cubes!)
- 2 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
- 2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
- 1/4 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- whipped cream for topping
- cinnamon for sprinkling
- coffee beans for garnish
Combine the coffee, Bailey’s, milk, ice and pinch of salt in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, cinnamon and a coffee bean and serve!
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That’s the kind of coffee and cream I always want.