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Blended Iced Coffee

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Courtesy of David Lebovitz:  The Sweet Life in Paris

I should mention before the recipe that David was so taken by the name “Shakerato” posted on the café board for this iced coffee drink, that he ordered it.  Turns out he also liked it.


Blended Iced Coffee



  • 2 medium scoops vanilla or coffee ice cream, softened slightly
  • 2 or 3 shots strong espresso, cooled
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
  • A few ice cubes
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder or grated chocolate


  1. In a cocktail shaker or blender, combine the ice cream, espresso, Baileys, vanilla and ice.
  2. Shake or blend vigorously until the ice cream has melted and is smooth.
  3. Pour into two short tumblers and sprinkle the tops with cocoa powder. (Strain if you don’t want pieces of ice in your drinks.)



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