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2 cups of Irish coffee next to a stirring spoon.
5 from 2 votes

Irish Coffee

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Bailey
Irish coffee is made with just 4 ingredients. It's warming, packs a punch, and is perfect for weekend brunch!
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  • 8 ounces brewed coffee or americano
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar or honey
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey good quality
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Brew coffee. Meanwhile, with a whisk, stand mixer, or hand mixer, whip heavy cream until foamy but not fully whipped, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour 4 ounces of coffee into each serving glass. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and Irish whiskey, stir to combine and melt sugar.
  • Spoon cream over Irish coffee so it layers on top. Serve.


Use good quality coffee. If using an espresso maker, brewing an americano is a great option.
Cream consistency should be almost fully whipped. Place it carefully on the coffee so it layers.
Garnish with cinnamon, cocoa powder, or chocolate shavings.
Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Calcium: 39mg