Indulge in the perfect blend of coffee and cocktails with our Cookies & Cream Frozen Espresso Martini recipe. It tastes just as delicious as it looks too!
Indulge in the ultimate treat for coffee and dessert lovers with our irresistible Cookies & Cream Frozen Espresso Martini.
This delectable concoction combines the rich flavors of velvety espresso, vodka and crunchy chocolate cookies to create a lusciously smooth and indulgent drink. And doesn’t it look so pretty too with its polka dot design?!?
Whether you’re looking to impress guests at an adult party or simply craving a decadent pick-me-up, this frozen cocktail is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you an invigorating caffeine kick.
We teamed up with International Delight to share how we tried our hand at whipping up a mixed drink with their newest International Delight OREO® cookie flavored creamer.
Plus you can make this into a frozen mocktail by substituting the vodka, just promise not to ditch the polka dot marshmallows okay?
So grab your blender and get ready to elevate your happy hour experience with this heavenly blend of coffee, cookies, and cocktails.
Vodka — For a mocktail, swap out the liqueur for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Chilled espresso — Or sub for cold brew coffee. Replace with milk for a mocktail.
Coffee creamer — We used International Delight OREO® cookie flavored creamer.
Mini marshmallows — Optional for making the “polka dots” design
Chocolate cookie sandwich — Like an OREO® for garnishing
Chocolate shavings — Optional for garnish
How to Get the Polka Dot Design
To achieve this look, simply stick the halved mini marshmallows to the inside of the chilled martini glass.
This frozen espresso martini is one of many fun marshmallow recipes. Besides elevating the look of your cocktail, the marshmallows complement the coffee and bring extra sweetness. However, you can opt to not have the marshmallows.
How to Make a Frozen Espresso Martini
1 — In a blender, add the cooled espresso, vodka, creamer and ice cubes. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and has a slushy texture.
2 — Pour the blended mixture into the chilled martini glass.
3 — Top with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Then, garnish with an OREO® cookie. Serve immediately.
* Since this is a frozen version of the espresso martini, you could also garnish the drink with coffee beans as seen in the “warm” version.
Recipe Notes and Tips
Chill your glass beforehand:
As with all frozen drinks, it is best to serve them in a chilled glass. Espresso martinis are sometimes served in a chilled coupe martini glass. But we opted for the classic martini glasses. Plus, the mini marshmallows will stick better to the V-shaped martini glass.
The ones in the photographs are stemless martini glasses from CB2. Unfortunately, they are not sold out, but these are similar.
For an extra frosty drink:
Instead of using regular ice cubes, freeze some americano (espresso and water) or cold brew into an ice cube tray. The coffee ice cubes will give that extra kick of caffeine.
To make a large batch:
Just in case you want to prep several martinis at once, it’s easy to scale the recipe to combine them in the blender to make 4 cocktails at a time like we did.
What if I can’t find Oreo creamer?
The International Delight OREO® cookie flavored creamer can be found in most grocery stores. However, you can sub it out for regular coffee creamer, coffee liqueur or simple syrup (if you have a huge sweet tooth). To get the cookies and cream flavor, add in a few Oreo cookies to the blender with your cocktail mixture.
More Easy Coffee Drink Recipes
Though frozen drinks are a summer drink choice, this Cookies and Cream Frozen Espresso can be enjoyed year-round, especially after a meal as a dessert beverage. For more coffee recipes, check out some of our favorites below —
Cookies & Cream Frozen Polka Dot Martini Recipe
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1 oz espresso chilled or sub for chilled coffee or cold brew
- 1 oz chocolate coffee creamer or coffee liqueur
- 1 1/2 cup ice
- 1 OREO® cookie for garnish
- Mini marshmallows halved for making "polka dot" garnishes
- Chocolate shavings for garnish
Optional: To prep the glass:
- For the polka dot look, stick the halved mini marshmallows to the inside of the chilled martini glass.
To make the cocktail:
- In a blender, add the cooled espresso, vodka, creamer and ice cubes. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and has a slushy texture.
- Pour the blended mixture into the chilled martini glass.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Then, garnish with an OREO® cookie. Serve immediately.
Don’t forget to share your Frozen Espresso Martini with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here!