Boozy Frozen Espresso

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 drinks
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2 cups brewed espresso, at room temperature

1/2 cup half-and-half 

1/4 cup vodka 

2 tablespoons coffee liqueur 

1 tablespoon sugar 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Whipped cream, for serving, optional


  1. Pour the espresso into 2 ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Combine the frozen espresso cubes, half-and-half, vodka, coffee liqueur, sugar and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into chilled glasses and top with whipped cream if using. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add more sugar to taste.