Brandy Java Ice

Brandy Java Ice: 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?

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Brandy Java Ice

Yield: 2

Prep Time:2 minutes

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  • 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 comments on “Brandy Java Ice

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  4. samanthaposted June 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply

    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!

  5. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted June 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Oh my! I am loving this recipe!

  6. Meghanposted June 13, 2012 at 9:15 am Reply

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

  7. Aggieposted June 13, 2012 at 7:16 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, I totally want this!!!

  8. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted June 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

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

  9. Leslieposted June 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply

    This is my kind of beverage!!!!!

  10. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted June 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Whoa! What a milkshake!

  11. Marie @ Substance of Livingposted June 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm Reply

    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?! :-)

  12. marlaposted June 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm Reply

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

  13. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted June 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

    holy yum! Sounds too good

  14. Kristenposted June 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm Reply

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

  15. Paula- bell'alimentoposted June 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm Reply

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

  16. Janposted June 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

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

  17. shelly (cookies and cups)posted June 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm Reply

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

  18. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted June 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm Reply

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

  19. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memoriesposted June 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply

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

  20. bake your dayposted June 11, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

    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! :)

  21. Jennifer | Mother Thymeposted June 11, 2012 at 9:31 am Reply

    This is the best combination ever!

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

    • Sommerposted June 11, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

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

  22. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted June 11, 2012 at 9:17 am Reply

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

  23. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 11, 2012 at 9:15 am Reply

    You are singing my tune!

  24. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted June 11, 2012 at 9:09 am Reply

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

  25. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted June 11, 2012 at 8:08 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted June 11, 2012 at 8:41 am Reply

      Girrrrrl, you’ll be sick! ;)