24wholecoffee ice cubes8 oz. cooled coffee frozen in ice trays
3/4 cupheavy cream
2oz.chocolate shavingshalf of a 4 oz. bar/tablet
Pour the strongly brewed coffee into a large pot while it is still hot, and stir in chocolate syrup until blended. Add milk, vanilla extract and Irish Cream, and stir until mixture is well blended. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Transfer to a pitcher, cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours until ready to serve.
Whip the heavy cream and granulated sugar in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, pour punch into cocktail glasses 2/3 full and add a few coffee ice cubes. Top each glass with whipped cream and add chocolate shavings.
For a non-alcoholic version of this punch, use Irish Cream flavored coffee cream in place of the Irish Cream liqueur.
Keyword coffee, iced coffee, punch, St. Patrick's Day