Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From *The World Encyclopedia of Coffee* -- The phrase *Dessert in a Glass* is oft-used, but this recipe sets a new std for it. Even the intro seems to apologize for it when it says "This drink is unabashedly decadent & not for those counting calories." *Enjoy* !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cold coffee (strong dark roast)
  • 6 tablespoons cognac or 6 tablespoons brandy
  • 14 cup coffee liqueur
  • 14 cup double cream (heavy cream)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (See note below)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream
  • chocolate shavings (garnish) (optional)


  1. Put 1st 6 ingredients into a shaker & shake well.
  2. Pour equally into 2 tall glasses & gently add a scoop of coffee ice cream to each. Sprinkle w/choc shavings (if using) & serve w/a long-handled spoon.
  3. NOTE FROM ME: I entered this recipe as written, but feel the need to ask a question. Is it just me or is it more than just a little silly to use 2 tsp of sugar in this recipe?.
  4. COOKS NOTE ON RECIPE: "The coffee liqueur can be either cream-based (Kahlua) or non-cream based (Tia Maria).".
Most Helpful

Yum twisted, yum. This iced coffee was so decadent and delicious, that I drank it all myself and I didn't even feel bad, was too busy enjoy all the flavors. Loved the addition of the cognac and Tia Maria in this good. It was quick and really easy to make. The only change I made to the recipe was to add the ice cream into the drink and garnished with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Thanks for sharing another winner oh Queen of Coffee. Made for Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT-8.

Baby Kato July 23, 2012

"Australia/NZ Swap #16"-- OHH, BLISS !! (Starbucks)Java Chip (coffee ice cream), Cognac, Tia Maria, and chocolate ! Can Heaven promise more ?!! DH and I were too involved with election returns to plan and take a photo, but will when we make it again this weekend. NOT sharing -- hoarding it ALL for US ! A tad torn by use of shaker and crushing ice -- but decided to try putting ice WITH the first 6 ingredients and whirling them a few times in the blender, next time. Reminded us of brandy Alexanders we used to make, and a friend who ran his finger around the inside of the glass. MANY thanks, twissis - we will surely be laid-back, fat, and mellow !

NurseJaney May 21, 2008

Very good dessert. I served it in large margarita glasses. Pretty and quick to do. Made for Holiday Tag.

mary winecoff April 20, 2008

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