Bourbon donuts and coffee cocktail

The recipe today combines two of my favorite things: Bourbon and Coffee. This milkshake is beyond words amazing. The fried doughnuts, bourbon, and coffee are so good together.

Randomly, I started thinking about boozy milkshakes and wanted to create something different. This week I was in Pike Place Market and stumbled upon a doughnut vendor. It’s one of those vendors that you can smell a mile away. Fried mini doughnuts had to come home with me but I also had to justify the purchase. Meaning I had to justify to myself why I needed to go home with a bunch of fried doughnuts given my vague commitment to start eating healthy this week. So, I thought about it and decided I had to make some kind of doughnut cocktail. Then it occurred to me that some kind of breakfast milkshake would soon be in the works. I added coffee, bourbon, doughnuts, and gelato to the blender which created some kind of awesome ordeal.

It is your weekend breakfast in a cup plus an added benefit of bourbon. I would serve this at a dinner party as dessert to really freak people out. I love having coffee after dinner and this is coffee service and dessert all in one. I am telling you to make this ASAP because it is that good! Coffee+Bourbon+Doughnuts+Gelato=Happy Life !

Recipe: Coffee and Doughnut Bourbon Shake


  • 3 ounces of bourbon
  • 14 ounces of vanilla bean gelato
  • 6 ounces of coffee
  • 5 mini doughnuts (2 for garnish)
  • Garnish: cinnamon, and 2 doughnuts


  • In a blender combine vanilla bean gelato (except for 2 scoops), coffee, bourbon, and doughnuts
  • Blend until desired consistency
  • Note: add more ice cream if mixture is too thin or more coffee if it too thick
  • Pour blended mixture into serving glass
  • Top with a single scoop of gelato
  • Garnish with mini doughnuts and sprinkle of cinnamon

Yields: 2 servings

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay!


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