National Ice Cream Day


Salted Caramel Affogato

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson is credited with writing the oldest recipe for ice cream in the United States? For most folks, National Ice Cream day is celebrated with a cone or bowl filled with their favorite ice cream. But what could be a better way for adults to celebrate this day than with ice cream and Bogue Sound Distillery bourbon whiskey?

This affogato recipe combines the sweetness of ice cream with the smooth taste of our John AP Conoley Bourbon Whiskey. The result? A perfect pairing that will get your taste buds dancing! Although this drink is very easy to make, it does not skip on flavor.

Bourbon and warm espresso are poured over cold ice cream and their contrasting colors swirl together in perfect harmony. As the glass fills, smell the aromas of bitter coffee, sweet caramel, and oakey bourbon. Before you even take a sip, you know this is going to be delicious.

Here’s a recipe to try as you celebrate National Ice Cream Day on June 21, 2019. Whether you enjoy this beverage-dessert hybrid as a mid-afternoon snack or as a treat after a long summer’s day, it’s sure to be enjoyable from the first sip down to the last drop.


Let’s get the scoop on making this sweet treat!


  • 1 scoop salted caramel ice cream
  • 1 oz John AP Conoley Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2 oz espresso (or strongly brewed coffee)


  1. Scoop the ice cream into a rocks glass.
  2. Add the bourbon to the warm espresso and pour over ice cream.
  3. Give it a little stir and enjoy immediately.

You can also make a similar version of this drink using our John AP Conoley Salted Caramel Spirit and vanilla ice cream!


Please drink responsibly. JAPC Bourbon Whiskey 52.5% ABV (105 Proof)