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Irish Coffee Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Irish-American


Irish coffee made with coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and frothy whipped cream.


  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) medium roast hot coffee
  • 1.5 ounces Irish whiskey (Tullamore D.E.W. or Jameson’s)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (2 sugar cubes)
  • 2 ounces lightly whipped cream

Whipped cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream (serves 46 with 12 ounces per coffee)


For the whipped cream

  1. Add whipping cream to a lidded mason jar or sealed container. Shake vigorously for 45-60 seconds and then check the consistency. You want the cream to be thickened and frothy but easily pourable. If it gets too thick, thin it out with a little extra cream and stir to mix.

Irish coffee

  1. Preheat each serving glass with very hot water for a few minutes. This keeps the drink hotter for longer.
  2. Empty the water and add coffee and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add whiskey and stir again to mix.
  4. Float whipped cream by gently pouring a 1/2 inch collar of cream over a spoon at the coffee’s surface (about 1-2 ounces). Serve immediately.


I would not recommend substituting any whipped cream alternatives or canned whipped cream-it’s simply not the same experience.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 244
  • Sugar: 4.1g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

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