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Irish Cream Coffee

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Written by Miles Spencer

Irish Cream Coffee

Irish Cream Coffee

A delicious boozy coffee, Irish Cream coffee is a great after-dinner drink. This Irish Cream coffee recipe is perfect for those with an insatiable sweet tooth or those who prefer an extra kick of alcohol in their coffee.

Easy to make and with the optional for additional sweetness with whipped cream and the gentle spice of grated nutmeg, this coffee is perfect for cold evenings curled up by the fire or under a warm blanket.

Based on Irish whiskey, Irish Cream is a cream liqueur most commonly used in Irish coffee. The difference between an Irish coffee and an Irish Cream coffee comes down to the amount of whiskey used, the Irish Cream, and the sugar you put in.

The bitterness of an Irish coffee is usually negated by several teaspoons of sugar, however this is reduced in an Irish Cream coffee recipe as the sweetness is provided by the Irish Cream and additional whipped cream.

The amount of whiskey is also reduced in an Irish Cream coffee as it is supplemented by the Irish Cream which already contains whiskey. If you’re seeking an even creamier coffee, you can substitute all the whiskey out and replace it with Irish Cream to achieve the flavours of whiskey with double the cream!

This coffee, best served hot but can also be served cold if made in the warmer months, is a delicious addition to the end of any meal, either as a dessert drink or as a simple round of coffee before the night draws in.

If the flavours of Irish Cream coffee are exactly up your street, but you’re short on time and crave a good mug of it for a pick-me-up during the day, Coffee-Direct’s flavoured Irish Cream coffee is a great choice.

Blending together the oaky aromas and indulgent rich flavours of an Irish Cream but without the alcohol, Coffee-Direct’s Irish Cream coffee is the perfect choice for a cold evening.


  • 1 cafetière
  • 1 kettle
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 mug or heat proof glass


  • 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 30ml Irish cream
  • 30ml Irish whiskey or non-alcoholic whiskey extract
  • 15ml heavy cream, lightly whipped
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Grated nutmeg (optional)


  1. Add two tablespoons of coffee grounds to your cafetière.
  2. Pour 125ml boiling water into your cafetière and place the lid on top.
  3. Leave coffee to brew for four minutes.
  4. In a bowl, lightly whip the Irish cream so that it thickens but doesn’t form peaks along the surface. Set aside.
  5. Press the coffee once brewed and then pour into your mug or heat proof glass, leaving enough room at the top for as much or as little of the Irish cream as you wish to add.
  6. Pour the whiskey or whiskey extract into the coffee.
  7. Add the Irish cream to the top of the coffee.
  8. Layer whipped cream on top and sprinkle the grated nutmeg over the cream, if using.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

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