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Irish coffee

If you like to finish a meal with a cup of coffee, then you have to try an Irish coffee. Made from black coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar and whipping cream it’s a drink that is sure to please any day of the year.


3 fl oz whisky (Irish whiskey)
2 t sugar
12 fl oz coffee (hot coffee)
1⁄2 c cream (heavy or whipping cream, lightly whipped, if to your taste)


  1. Start by making your coffee as you normally would.
  2. While that is brewing, in a small bowl, lightly whip the heavy whipping cream. Once lightly whipped, put it in the refrigerator to keep cold.
  3. Next, add one level teaspoon of sugar to each coffee cup.
  4. Pour in enough coffee to fill the cup about 2/3 full.
  5. Divide the whiskey into 2 parts adding 1 part to each cup and stir to mix.
  6. Carefully float cold cream on top. Do not mix! Cream should stay at the top and you drink the coffee through it.
Total time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
2 servings


Traditional Irish coffee uses a cream that has not been whipped, but if you like your coffee with a little fluff, give the cream a light whipping. In addition, try using Bailey’s Irish cream with caramel instead of traditional whiskey to give it an added punch. Brown sugar adds a little extra caramel flavor.


Irish cuisine.

Irish coffee can be used it to kick start your St. Patrick’s day celebrations!