Classic Irish Coffee Recipe

Get a change to your casual coffee recipe; try the classic Irish coffee recipe. This Irish coffee recipe is quick and fun and it is elegant and sophisticated. It’s great for when you have a lot of people over or when you are in the mood to make something special for yourself.

Ingredients

  • six ounces of hot, fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar for sweetness
  • 1 ½ ounces of your favorite Irish whiskey
  • heavy cream

Directions

Here is a basic Irish coffee recipe: Using the heavy cream, whip it until it becomes whipped cream. You can add sugar and confeccionate sugar to sweeten. Place into the refrigerator to chill. Once your fresh coffee is brewed, combine it with the whiskey and sugar. Mix it well until the sugar dissolves. Take the whipped cream out and place it on top of the Irish coffee mixture. And voilá, you have in your hands your first homemade Irish coffee recipe.

Helpful tips

  • Make sure that the whipped cream does not break the surface of the coffee. This may take some time to accomplish but with practice, you will get there.
  • Try using a warm spoon to add the whipped cream.
  • Tyr pouring the whip cream over the back of a spoon to help the cream float rather sink into the coffee mixture.

There you have it. This is one of the most basic Irish coffee recipes out there. If you are looking for some variety you can try one of the various other Irish coffee recipes found on this website.

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mattia chiera November 11, 2010 at 6:30 am

mmh..bedda magra

ray December 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Seriously if anyone has problems with the cream breaking the surface of the coffee then they are a window lickers…. total window lickers.. I NAILED IT FIRST TIME…. I RULE

hertha G Smith March 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Can you please tell me how to make an Irish coffee with flamed whisky. I used to drink it in Germany, but forgot how it was presented.

Thanks

peter January 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

i am using this for my st patricks dinner

Frank March 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

To add a little variety, try a whipped mixture of 1/2 whipping cream and 1/2 Amaretto International Creme. And top it off with Ground Cinnamon Spice. Sláinte!

gideon May 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

thanks 4 ur rec.

george w August 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’m with Frank, a good Irish Coffee can only be improved with the addition of a little cinnamon…..beautiful…..

Hamid Abbassioun February 21, 2013 at 2:12 am

Dear sir,
I had this Delicious Irish Coffee a lot of times at Croydon College, East Croydon,
Surrey, England, UK.
With accompanying Mr. Chris Byfield, Mr. Vickers, and handsome Mr. Bass- during the years 1978 AD to 1981AD.
Yours sincerely
Dr. Hamid Abbassioun

Adam Kosti March 12, 2013 at 7:35 am

This is how i like to make my coffee in the morning. First I start off with 12 ounces of hard whiskey than i add a little bit of rum for sweetness. To top it off i add 0.00000000000001 ounces of coffee.
Its my favorite drink!!

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