Brandy Java Ice

Brandy Java Ice: After all your hard work making kid-friendly meals and beverages, isn’t it time you made a treat just for you? This coffee milkshake variation, combining the best qualities of the ever-popular Java Ice and Brandy Ice is a sure-fire hit with the big people!

Brandy Java Ice

When Dan and I had been married just a little over a year, we bought our first house. A sweet 1930’s brick bungalow in a part of town with an active urban renewal taking place. We could walk to popular shopping areas and restaurants just a few blocks away and loved the vibrant culture surrounding us.

We had a favorite coffee shop we would frequent, mostly late at night (back when we didn’t have to get up with kids the next morning), and would sit with friends sipping highly caffeinated beverages and laughing for hours.

My favorite splurge was the “Java Ice” coffee milkshake, loaded with creamy vanilla ice cream and little crunchy bits of coffee to keep me up all night.

Several years later, my sister-in-law went through a phase of making “Brandy Ice” every time we got together. The sweet woody  flavor of brandy mixed with vanilla ice cream was another winning combination that encouraged laughing and staying up way past bedtime.

Brandy Java Ice Coffee Milkshake

Several years later, my sister-in-law went through a phase of making “Brandy Ice” every time we got together. The sweet woody  flavor of brandy mixed with vanilla ice cream was another winning combination that encouraged laughing and staying up way past bedtime.

Can you see the dilemma at hand?

No… it’s not that I’ve eaten too much ice cream over the years. Guess again.

Anytime I start to make Java Ice or Brandy Ice, I can never choose between them. They both remind me of happy carefree moments and people I love.

And no one can handle two giant milkshakes on the same night. No one.

So the only solution is to combine java ice and brandy ice to make one killer coffee milkshake with a kick… Brandy Java Ice.

Easy Brandy Java Ice Coffee Milkshake

Not only is this a lovely flavorful grown-up treat, but I discovered that:

Java Ice + Brandy Ice = The Cure to All Life’s Problems.

Everything seems better with a Brandy Java Ice in hand. You have coffee for a pick-me-up, liquor for stress-relief, and ice cream for comfort. This adult coffee milkshake can ease the pain of the day and is LOADS of fun!

Plus who doesn’t love a recipe with 3 ingredients?


Yield: 2

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Brandy Java Ice


  • 4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounce brandy
  • 2 teaspoon ground coffee (not instant granules)


  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

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27 Responses to “Brandy Java Ice”

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 11, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    i’ll take your dare on the two milkshakes in one night ;)


    • Sommer — June 11th, 2012 @ 8:41 am

      Girrrrrl, you’ll be sick! ;)


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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Boozy milkshake, sign. me. up!!! Hope you had a fun weekend!


  3. #
    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    You are singing my tune!


  4. #
    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 11, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Ice cream and booze… done and done! This is just what I could use… right now. :-)


  5. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 11, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    This is the best combination ever!

    btw- I made your Grilled Hanger Steak with Chimichurri last night for dinner. Ah-mazing! :)


    • Sommer — June 11th, 2012 @ 9:36 am

      YAY YAY YAY!! I’m so glad you liked it. :)


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    bake your day — June 11, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    This is so fun, and I bet it takes you back to that bungalo every time. My husband and I are in that stage right now. We live in a very vibrant neighborhood with tons to do and we can’t get enough. Taking it all in while we can…especially the coffee shops! :)


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    Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories — June 11, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    I support anything with Brandy & coffee in it. Very nice!


  8. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 11, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Ohhh, this looks wonderful! Ice Cream, Coffee and Brandy? Yes please!


  9. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 11, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh yeah, I could go for one of these right about now.


  10. #
    Jan — June 11, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    I am a huge fan of boozy milkshakes, but never thought to add brandy AND coffee! What a treat :)


  11. #
    Paula- bell'alimento — June 11, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    I think I’d be willing to try to drink two ; )


  12. #
    Kristen — June 11, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Wow – I am all about ice cream and cocktails. This looks so good!


  13. #
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 11, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    holy yum! Sounds too good


  14. #
    marla — June 11, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    Brandy ICE??!! Now this is the ultimate adult dessert milkshake :)


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    Marie @ Substance of Living — June 11, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    This is beyond perfect! What a great treat in shot glasses after dinner for dessert or sipping while lounging around on these hot summer nights. Yum!!!

    Thank you for sharing…

    P.S. Your “you might also like” look great too – dilema, where do I start?! :-)


  16. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — June 11, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Whoa! What a milkshake!


  17. #
    Leslie — June 12, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    This is my kind of beverage!!!!!


  18. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 12, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    I love it! You hit it out of the park when you blended this baby up!


  19. #
    Aggie — June 13, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Oh my gosh, I totally want this!!!


  20. #
    Meghan — June 13, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    A boozy milkshake is right up my alley! Love the combination!


  21. #
    samantha — June 17, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    I made this last night and it was SO good. I will now have all of the ingredients on hand, just in case I need a good, easy dessert. It was delicious!


  22. #
    Russell at Chasing Delicious — June 17, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Oh my! I am loving this recipe!



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