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Easy Frangelico Coffee

Frangelico Coffee is hot, freshly brewed coffee mixed with Frangelico, Irish cream liqueur, and Kahlua. It’s great for a warm, boozy afternoon drink.

John and I are huge fans of a good cup of coffee. I jokingly blame John for my coffee addiction.

When we lived in Miami, he was enjoying Cuban coffee at work everyday and talked me into trying Starbucks for the first time.

Let me put that into perspective. I was 29 and had never tried coffee.

John suggested that I start with something sweet and not to heavy in coffee flavor like a white chocolate mocha. That started me down the road to all things coffee and to make things interesting I started adding liqueurs.

Some of the first ones boozy coffee cocktails we started making were our Iced Coffee with Bailey’s and Kahlua, Coffee with Kahlua, Espresso Martini, and the Nutty Irishman.

Now, we make coffee 2 to 3 times a day complete with flavored creamers. However, we don’t do the boozy coffee cocktails all the time. Those are treats every now and then.

Coffee in mugs on a piece of wood.
Frangelico Coffee is a wonderful afternoon coffee or after dinner drink.

How to make Frangelico Coffee:

This “recipe” if you want to call it that is super simple. My absolute favorite part about it is the versatility.

Feel free to use your favorite brand of whole bean or ground coffee, your favorite creamer or sweetener, and switch up the amount of liqueurs to your liking.

Frangelico, while not overly strong, can seem strong when added to Bailey’s and Kahlua in this coffee. Adjust the amounts if desired.

Start by brewing your favorite coffee. While you wait for the coffee to brew, add the Frangelico, Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, and Kahlua to a glass or mug.

Collage style photo showing liqueurs being added to glasses.
Adjust the amount of liqueur to your tastes.

If you use sweetener, heavy cream, or milk, add it, too. Pour in the freshly brewed coffee, and give it a good stir.

If desired, add some whipped cream or caramel to the top. For our recipe, I used our homemade whipped cream and homemade caramel sauce.

For something a little different, try a flavored whipped cream like Irish cream whipped cream, bourbon whipped cream, or even amaretto whipped cream.

Serve immediately as a fun afternoon drink or an afternoon drink. You may want to sub decaf coffee for the after dinner version if caffeine keeps you awake.

Collage style photo showing coffee and whipped cream being added to glasses.
If desired, add whipped topping or caramel sauce for added sweeteness.

Is Frangelico a coffee liqueur?

Frangelico is hazelnut liqueur originating in Italy. It has notes of coffee, cocoa, and vanilla, but tastes primarily of hazelnut.

Can you drink Frangelico straight?

Yes, Frangelico can be consumed neat, on the rocks, or mixed. It’s smooth, slightly sweet, and not too harsh. Frangelico is 20% alcohol or 40 proof which makes it great for an “on the rocks” drink.

What drinks can you make with Frangelico?

Coffee is one of the first things that comes to mind, since we’re talking about this Frangelico Coffee. We also used it on our Nutty Irishman, Eggnog Martini, and Pumpkin Martini.

What can you add to Frangelico?

We normally add things like coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, Kahlua, RumChata, heavy cream, half and half, club soda, lime, caramel flavored vodka, or caramel flavored liqueurs.

Can Frangelico Coffee be made into a cold drink?

Sure! Instead of hot coffee, use your favorite iced variety. For a blended version, use a cooled coffee or an iced coffee, ice, and the liqueurs, and blend until smooth. You could even add a scoop or two of ice cream for some sweetness and thickness. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and add a fun straw!
Frangelico coffee with homemade whipped cream and caramel.
Add your favorite sweetener and toppings to make this coffee cocktail truly unique.
Yield: 1 Drink

Hazelnut Coffee with Irish Cream

Top down view of whipped cream with caramel sauce on top of coffee.

Frangelico Coffee is hot, freshly brewed coffee mixed with Frangelico, Irish cream liqueur, and Kahlua. It's great for a warm, boozy afternoon drink.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Brew Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 5 Ounces Coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1 Ounce Frangelico
  • 1 Ounces Irish Cream Liqueur, (We used Bailey's.)
  • 1/2 Ounce Coffee Liqueur, (We used Kahlua.)
  • Sweetener of Choice


  1. In a coffee mug or glass mug combine hot coffee, Frangelico, Irish cream liqueur, and Kahlua. Stir to combine. If desired, add your favorite sweetener.
  2. **Optional** Garnish with whipped cream, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, or your other favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (7-8 ounce) drink. Actual calories will vary.

*Adjust the liqueurs to your tastes.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

8 Ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 0g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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