Brandy Alexander Coffee Milkshake

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Our Brandy Alexander Coffee Milkshake is a blend of just 3 ingredients; coffee ice cream, brandy, and crème de cacao. It’s the perfect grown-up drink that combines smooth coffee and creamy chocolate with a hint of brandy, and it only takes 5 minutes to make!

Sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best recipes. That’s the case with this brandy alexander milkshake. It takes the classic creamy cocktail, the Brandy Alexander, and adds a twist with coffee ice cream, making it a fun grown-up drink that everyone will love.

Like most milkshakes, you’ll start with an ice cream base, add some of your favorite brandy, and a bit of crème de cacao for a hint of chocolate. Mix them together for a chocolate-y, boozy brandy alexander milkshake that’s smooth, creamy and oh-so good.

Brandy alexander coffee milkshake with a brown straw.

Tips and Recommendations


To get the best flavor from this milkshake, keep these tips in mind:

Choose Quality Ingredients: Purchasing the best brandy and crème de cacao you can afford will make a difference in taste. 

Add a Garnish: A sprinkle of cocoa powder, some chocolate shavings, or a dollop of whipped cream are a fun touch.

Serve it Cold: Use chilled glasses to keep the shake frozen longer.

Coffee milkshake with booze and whipped cream.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How can I make it thicker?

Use more ice cream or less liquid. This can affect the taste slightly.

What other kind of ice cream can I use besides coffee flavored?

You can definitely use another flavor of ice cream in your milkshake if you prefer! Here are a few ideas:

Vanilla Ice Cream: This is a more common option that lets the flavors of the brandy and crème de cacao shine. Vanilla pairs well with almost anything.

Chocolate Ice Cream: For a richer, more chocolate-y brandy alexander milkshake, try chocolate ice cream. You’ll definitely get a more “milkshake-like” feel using this flavor.

Caramel Ice Cream: Adding caramel ice cream gives a sweet, buttery touch that complements the brandy and the sweetness of the crème de cacao beautifully. This is one of my favorites!

Hazelnut Ice Cream: I don’t see hazelnut ice cream often, but it pairs really well with both brandy and crème de cacao. If you can find hazelnut ice cream, it’s worth a try!

Two boozy milkshakes in glasses with whipped cream.

Brandy Alexander Coffee Milkshake

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings


  • 1 quart coffee ice cream, 32 ounces
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup crème de cacao


  • Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
    1 quart coffee ice cream
    ¼ cup brandy
    ¼ cup crème de cacao
  • Add your favorite garnishes, and serve immediately!

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 9.3 ounces. Actual calories will vary.
*Recipe makes about 28 ounces total. That’s enough for 2 large shakes or 3 smaller ones.
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Serving: 9ounces | Calories: 796kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 1312IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 3mg
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