Warmly Rich and creamy smooth Irish coffee offers a cozy drink for chilly days. If you enjoy drinking coffee and whiskey together try this delicious coffee drink.
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Pouring Whiskey into coffee didn’t begin in Ireland. Rather coffee with whiskey, brandy and other alcohols began in Europe hundreds of years ago.
It jumped over to the Isle of Ireland at some point this last century and made a name for itself.
There are several stories of how the Classic Irish coffee was originally created. The classic recipe has been around since the 1950s.
Irish Coffee Ingredients:
You can choose your favorite Irish whiskey. We used triple distilled Jamesons. It’s easy on the pocket book, widely available and makes great Irish coffee.
What is your favorite?
Recipe Ingredients List:
- Irish Whiskey
- Hot coffee- We use french roast beans-medium grind
- brown sugar
- lightly whipped heavy cream
The Cream on top:
I’ve seen MANY different ways to finish this drink. Our method gives you that drinkable thickened cream in the mouth in a nice smooth stream with your whiskied coffee.
Rather than a stiffer blob of canned whipped cream topping that will try to go down your throat in one gulp.
I enjoyed sipping my coffee whiskey through a creamy liquid on top. If you choose to use a canned topping with all the trimmings you’ll need a spoon.
Irish coffee mugs:
Maybe you prefer a different style. Just make sure you use heat proof glass mugs. They have a nice handle and are designed to handle the heat.
Here is an entire Amazon page of Irish coffee Mugs . Choose your own favorite style.
How to make Irish Coffee:
Below you will find the walkthrough recipe card. If you print out the recipe the pictures will not print. This is to save you ink and paper.
Please also watch our demonstration video to see how we build this coffee drink. You will find the video in the sidebar and at the bottom of this recipe.
A smooth rich Irish coffee with Jamesons whiskey for a truly authentic Irish whiskey. Real cream floats over the top adding it's own indulgent touch.
- 1.5 oz. Jamesons Whiskey
- 4 oz. fresh brewed coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 oz. heavy cream-lightly whipped
- Brew up a pot of your favorite coffee. We used French roast beans ground fine.
- Whisk the heavy whipping cream lightly. You want it to have a bit of body. But it needs to remain a thick frothy liquid that easily pours over the top. set aside.
- Pour the coffee into an 8 oz. Irish coffee mug (or any 8 oz.heat proof mug you prefer).
- Add the brown sugar and Irish Whiskey.
- Stir until the sugar is completely melted.
- Pour the thickened cream over the hot coffee mixture.
Drink the coffee right through the cream for the best effect. You can use any topping you prefer of none at all. However the cream is a part of this recipe. Not just a garnish.
Amount Per Serving Calories 439Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 67mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 2g
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