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Brandy Alexander Ice Cream

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Posted: 12/21/21

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The Brandy Alexander is known to be a creamy, boozy, and sweet cocktail. The classic Brandy Alexander features Brandy, Creme De Cacao, and heavy cream. This recipe swaps the heavy cream for vanilla ice cream, yielding an even creamier and slightly sweeter frozen cocktail with hints of chocolate that is perfect for dessert or the holidays.

two glasses of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe garnished with fresh grated nutmeg

The notes of chocolate, vanilla, brandy, and cream compliment each other so well. A simple twist on the classic cocktail, the Brandy Alexander Ice Cream is a delightful boozy milkshake that is easy to make at home without lacking the flavor that makes the drink so great to begin with.

Brandy Alexander Recipe with Ice Cream

To make one Brandy Alexander with Ice Cream you will need:

  • 2 ounces Dark Creme de Cacao- a sweet chocolate flavored liqueur
  • 2 ounces Brandy (or Cognac)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Multiply ingredients as needed if making multiple drinks or for a crowd. To make enough for 4 servings, use 8 ounces dark Creme de Cocao, 8 ounces of Brandy (or Cognac), and 2 cups of vanilla ice cream.

blender of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream ingredients pouring into a martini glass

How to Make a Brandy Alexander with Ice Cream

  1. Add vanilla ice cream, Brandy, and Creme de Cacao to blender
  2. Blend until smooth and well mixed
  3. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg

It’s just as simple to make one Brandy Alexander with ice cream as it is for a crowd. Simply multiply ingredients as needed, keeping the ratio the same. It can be blended in as big of a batch as your blender will hold and then poured into individual glasses to serve. It’s best to blend just prior to serving in order to keep the ice cream frozen.

man's hands grating fresh nutmeg over a martini glass of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe

How to Serve

Serve your Brandy Alexander in chilled martini glasses or small glass tumblers. Serve immediately after preparing to enjoy cold and well blended. Garnish with grated fresh nutmeg and enjoy!

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two glasses of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe garnished with fresh grated nutmeg
two martini glasses of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe garnished with fresh grated Nutmeg
5 from 1 vote

Brandy Alexander Ice Cream

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
The Brandy Alexander Ice Cream is a creamy, boozy, and sweet cocktail made with Brandy, Creme De Cacao, and vanilla ice cream. It is a delightful frozen drink that is perfect for dessert or the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark creme de cacao
  • 2 ounces brandy (or Cognac)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Blend the ingredients together.
  • Serve in a chilled martini glass, sprinkled with nutmeg.
Author: Nathan Longley
two martini glasses of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe garnished with fresh grated Nutmeg

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Bob says

    5 stars
    I first learned of this more than 20 years ago and it was and is an outstanding drink at the time it was known as a brandy icees but it is perfect

    And I think that’s a drink itself is outstanding anytime of the year

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