Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake is a boozy, coffee-spiked glass of rich beignet that’s 100% drinkable, to the point of being dangerous. The mashup of beignet and coffee in this shake is a creamy, dreamy mixture that will have you throwing Mardi Gras beads in no time. Let’s celebrate Fat Tuesday right, shall we?

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake | #recipe #drink #milkshake

Don’t hate me for putting something so rich and delicious in front of your face on a Friday morning. I’m really not trying to torture you. It’s all in preparation for the weekend!

Fat Tuesday is right around the corner and I saved my favorite Mardi Gras recipe for last…

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake | #recipe #drink #milkshake

Just take a moment to take in all of this beignet and coffee deliciousness that’s sitting in front of you.  

Take it inLet your mouth water. Embrace the stomach grumbles that you are feeling right now, wishing you were sipping on this cocktail.

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake | #recipe #drink #milkshake

Yep, you definitely need to make a stop by the store on the way home tonight. This beignet and coffee cocktail shake is something everyone needs to experience, whether you celebrate Mardi Gras or not!

I love fresh beignets. They are light and airy and topped with a heaping helping of powdered sugar, making them the perfect breakfast treat to pair with your morning coffee.

So why not throw it all in a milkshake and make it a little boozy?

Why not indeed…

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake | #recipe #drink #milkshake

The cocktail shake itself is a delightful combination of ice cream, vodka and espresso liqueur. It’s just the right amount of booze and sweetness to taste like a rich and creamy dessert, without feeling like you are giving yourself ten cavities. Top it all off with whipped cream, a dark chocolate frosting rim, powdered sugar and a beignet for good measure…


This is how you start your weekend off on the right foot (or, erm, sip I suppose?)!

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake | #recipe #drink #milkshake

I couldn’t stop the Mardi Gras fun at just ONE cocktail, so I’m here to share a couple of my fav gal pals’ recipes just in time for your Fat Tuesday celebrations. Check out their links and cocktails below! Cheers to Mardi Gras!

King Cake Martini from Erin @ The Speckled Palate

Blood Orange Daiquiri from Susannah @ Feast + West

Beignet and Coffee Cocktail Shake

Yield: 1 large shake or 2 small shakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

A powdered sugar beignet, coffee and some booze, all in a creamy dreamy shake!


  • 2 oz cake-flavored vodka
  • 10 oz vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 1/4 oz espresso liqueur
  • Dark chocolate canned frosting
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Optional: beignet topping


  1. Add cake-flavored vodka, vanilla ice cream and espresso liqueur to the bowl of a blender. Blend together until smooth.
  2. Add more ice cream as desired to reach ideal consistency.
  3. Rim a tall glass with dark chocolate frosting and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
  4. Pour cocktail shake into the glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a beignet.

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