This NY Times Frozen Irish Coffee recipe has the internet in meltdown at the moment

By Katy Thornton

May 29, 2023 at 1:09pm


For a fairly good reason.

Back in March, in the lead up to St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the New York Times cooking platform tried their hand at making a frozen Irish coffee to show their love for the Irish recipe.

And while their recipe looks delicious, many were quick to point out that it was, in no way, an Irish coffee.

The New York Times' recipe consisted of ice-cream, milk, cold brew, brandy, coffee liqueur, poured over ice and blended up. While the fact that it's iced and not hot is an immediate red flag (although as an iced coffee lover, not a complete turn off) the traditional Irish coffee is made with brown sugar, whiskey, coffee, and whipped cream that will then float on top of the drink.

So there's considerable distance from the OG recipe, and people were quick to fire off in the comment section.


One person said "delicious, but not Irish. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Fail" while another likened the drink to something from France, saying, "this is more a French coffee with the brandy."

Another commented saying, "Where is the Irish in this? Sounds delicious, but this isn’t an Irish coffee anything."

Not going to lie, would still absolutely try their recipe. It's just maybe in need of a rebrand is all.

Header image via Instagram / NY Times & Getty Images



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