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Irish Cream Coffee

Photo by mhaithaca

Summary: The best after-dinner drink

The rich aroma of coffee brewing warms the heart but to warm the soul a drop of good Irish whisky is needed. When you combine the two, you create a drink that can warm you through.

It is said that Irish coffee was invented in Limerick County in the 1940s. Variations abound but a true Irish coffee uses both sugar and heavy cream. The sugar, dissolved in the coffee, helps the cream float on top. You can either whip your cream first and add a dollop on top of the coffee or carefully pour the cream over the back of a spoon over the coffee so that it floats on top of the coffee. This recipe makes one Irish Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (more if you like)
  • Heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Whip the cream with some sugar if you want to use whipped cream.
  2. Pour the Irish whiskey into a tall glass or mug.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Add the coffee to ½ inch from the top of the mug.
  5. Add a dollop of the whipped cream.
  6. Alternately, you can pour the cream over the back of a spoon into the mug. This will make the cream float on top of the coffee.

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