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How to Make Irish Coffee

Warm your soul with this recipe for homemade Irish Coffee made with freshly brewed coffee and Irish whiskey; then topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Warm your soul with this recipe for homemade Irish Coffee made with freshly brewed coffee and Irish whiskey; then topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had Irish Coffee.  Have you ever thought of making it yourself at home? Making Irish Coffee is actually quite simple and would be a nice treat for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, not to mention it will TOTALLY warm you up on a cold day! Today I’ll show you How to Make Irish Coffee; which will make enough for 2 servings.

Warm your soul with this recipe for homemade Irish Coffee made with freshly brewed coffee and Irish whiskey; then topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

First, making Irish Coffee is all about the mug. Regular size mugs will work, but it’s traditional to see the coffee through these clear glasses shown in the picture above. I found these Irish coffee mugs at my local Good Will resale shop for steal, but you could also find them at Target or home shops like Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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You’ll need a few simple ingredients. In fact, I had everything except for the whiskey, but I just bought a small bottle for this recipe and to make these Whiskey Cinnamon Mashed Butternut Squash again, they were so good!  But I digress.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Brewed Coffee
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Heavy Cream or Half & Half
  • Brown Sugar
  • Whipped Cream, to garnish
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Assembling the Irish Coffee is a snap; especially if you have one of those individual coffee makers or a Keurig.

Here is what you have to do:

  1. Brew 1-8(ounce) cup of coffee and divide amongst two mugs.
  2. Add 1 tsp. brown sugar and 1/4 c. Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson) to each mug; then fill to the top of the mug with heavy cream or half & half.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream.

Simple right?! I made my own whipped cream by beating heavy cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract, but you can use the canned version too. Whatever is easiest for you. ~Enjoy!

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How to Make Irish Coffee
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 

Warm your soul with this recipe for homemade Irish Coffee made with freshly brewed coffee and Irish whiskey; then topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Course: Beverages
Servings: 2
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 8 oz . Brewed Coffee
  • 1/4 c . Irish Whiskey
  • 1 c . Heavy Cream or Half & Half
  • 1 tsp . Brown Sugar
  • Whipped Cream, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Brew 1-8(ounce) cup of coffee and divide amongst two mugs.
  2. Add 1 tsp. brown sugar and 1/4 c. Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson) to each mug; then fill to the top with heavy cream.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Christie
    March 10, 2015 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I have great memories of my Grandfather making them when they had parties. I remember what a big production it was. I think he lit something on fire, but it was so long ago I might be remembering wrong. I need to make these and keep the tradition going.

    • carrieexpktchn@optonline.net
      March 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      He quite possibly could have. There are many ways to make it and I’ve seen some recipes that call for you to put the cream in after the coffee, then pour the whiskey on top and light it. It’s a definitely a treat. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memories!

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