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.
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.
How do you make Irish Coffee?
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
Assembling the Irish Coffee is a snap; especially if you have one of those individual coffee makers or a Keurig. First, brew 1-8(ounce) cup of coffee and divide amongst two mugs.
Add 1 tsp. brown sugar and ¼ c. Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson) to each mug; then fill to the top of the mug with heavy cream or half & half. 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
- 8 ounces brewed coffee
- ¼ cup irish whiskey
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- whipped cream, garnish
- Brew 1-(8-ounce) cup of coffee and divide amongst two mugs.
- Add 1 teaspoon brown sugar and ¼ cup Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson) to each mug; then fill to the top with heavy cream.
- Garnish with whipped cream.
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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.
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!
Natalie Mochin says
Thank you for sharing this recipe!