Irish Coffee Milkshake Shooters are easy, fun, grown-up individual desserts perfect for parties, entertaining or St Patricks Day. Irish cream liqueur is blended with coffee ice cream, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Creamy Irish coffee milkshake topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

This is the ultimate party dessert, and the ultimate party of the year is New Year’s Eve. If you’re having a party and serving party food, it’s really difficult to serve dessert, so why not give everyone their own individual desserts?

Shot glasses viewed from the side showing the layering of Irish coffee milkshake and whipped cream

I love serving everyone their own desserts and these can be made hours ahead of time so you can make them the day of your party or event and just keep them refrigerated until needed. I would try and make 2 per person because it is difficult to drink just 1 (I know this from experience).

This is a great alternative to traditional eggnog. During the holiday’s,  my go-to after dinner drink is Irish cream  and I have taken it to a whole new fun level. Who doesn’t love a milkshake?

Irish coffee milkshake in a shot glass topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Coffee ice cream and Bailey’s Irish cream is blended, poured into shot glasses and topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and chocolate cookies that I found at my grocery store.

The whipped cream is unsweetened because I think the drink is sweet enough but if you like your cream sweet, you can add a couple of tablespoons of sugar before whipping.

6 servings of Irish coffee milkshake shooters on a serving board

In keeping with the Irish theme, I also have a stunning Irish Chocolate Cake (recipe link below) that has Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

If you’ve made these Irish Coffee Milkshake Shooters, or any other recipe, leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers.

Yield: 6

Irish Coffee Milkshake Shooters

A closeup of a shot glass with Irish coffee milkshake topped with whipped cream

Irish cream liqueur is blended with coffee ice cream,topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup (236 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 scoops coffee ice cream
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) Irish cream, cold
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) dark chocolate, grated
  • 6 chocolate cookie straws for garnish (optional)


  1. Whip the cream to stiff peaks and set aside.
  2. To a blender add the ice cream and Irish cream. Blend until smooth. Pour into shot glasses.
  3. Add the whipped cream to a piping bag (or ziptop bag with the corner snipped off) and pipe the cream on top of the Irish cream mix.
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings and chocolate cookie straws

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 shooter

Amount Per Serving Calories 256Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 68mgSodium 130mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 3g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.