“Ice Cream + Expresso +Vodka + Kahlua+ Coconut Rum= The bomb boozy coffee milkshake! This creamy  milkshake recipe is so easy and the perfect pick me up anytime of day! Screw that 5 o’clock  alcohol rule!”


My grandma Barb had surgery this past week so my immediate family and I decided to drive into town and surprise her on Friday.  All of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids were able to make it and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her smile and laugh so much!

It was an amazing time of family support and reminded me so much of my childhood.  All of the kids (which use to be me!) running in and out of the house, the ladies in the kitchen laughing and cooking, the men out on the porch talking about God knows what and grandma Barb relaxing on the couch with her favorite pink blanket while we all waited on her hand and foot.  Normally she’s the one running around making sure we have everything we need but it sure was nice being able to serve her for a change.

We took so many trips down memory lane and listened eagerly as she told  stories about her younger life (something she doesn’t do very often)  I seriously didn’t want to leave.  I just wanted to sit there in her cozy lil home and soak up all of her presence, wisdom and grace. There is just something about being at Grandma’s house! I know one day I won’t have this blessing so I make it a point to always be in the now whenever I’m there.

Now that the weekend is over, it’s time to get back to the daily grind! Which bring me to THIS blog post!  My to-do list is a mile long y’all and before I tackle it…MAMA NEEDED A DRANKY DRANK!!!

Today that dranky drank is coming in the form of this adult coffee milkshake!!! YESSSS!!! Like most people I’m a zombie beast troll until I have my coffee in the morning!  This coffee milkshake gave me everything I needed! Creamy, comforting ice cream, nice shot of expresso flavor, hints of coconut, and one of my  favorite couples, vanilla vodka and Kaluhua!  It’s so dreamy! I felt like a little kid and an adult all at the same time!

I didn’t even unpack. I just kicked off my shoes, grabbed a book, settled in with this boozy coffee milkshake and was happy as a lark for the next hour (Are larks really happy though? Never thought about it much)

Anyway, I say all that to say..I’M READY!!! This milkshake got me together and revived me so well!  I’m ready to tackle my week which includes completing my filming kitchen and cramming for end of year homeschool testing.

Let’s go!!!!!….Ok maybe after one more drink! : )

The Recipe

Adult Coffee Milkshake

By Divas Can Cook
2-4 servings


  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 cups vanilla or coffee-flavored ice cream.
  • ¼ teaspoon expresso powder
  • 2-4 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2-4 oz. Kahlua coffee liquer
  • 2-4 oz coconut rum
  • Garnish: whipped cream, fudge, strawberries


  1. Add all ingredients to blender (except garnishes)
  2. Blend until creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust ingredients if needed.
  4. Swirl glasses with fudge. (optional)
  5. Pour in milkshake.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberry.
  7. Serve immediately.