Delicious Irish Coffee

Have you ever wondered where Irish Coffee was invented? Want to make delicious Irish Coffee at home? Here is a traditional Irish Coffee Cocktail recipe made with Jameson whiskey. It is easy to make (with a bit of Irish love).


This delicious Irish Coffee starts with whipped cream. Please don’t use a can of whipped cream! It is so simple to make and you will impress everyone with your home-made whipped cream. Chill your mixing bowl and beater in the freezer for 30 minutes. After your mixer bowl is chilled, place it back on the mixer and gather these simple ingredients:

  1. 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  2. 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon of Bailey’s Irish Cream

Simply place all ingredients into the mixer bowl and mix on high for approximately 1 minute. If you don’t whip it enough, it will be runny; mix it too much and you’ll have butter. The whipped cream will be ready when you put a spoon in it and it makes nice mounds. Now we are ready to make this delicious Irish Coffee!

Ingredients (as described by the Irish):

Cream ~ Rich as an Irish Brogue
Coffee ~ Strong as a Friendly Hand
Sugar ~ Sweet as the tongue of a Rogue
Whiskey ~ Smooth as the Wit of the Land

1. Pre-heat a clear-stemmed coffee glass with very hot water
2. Empty the water from the glass and add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
3. Add in freshly brewed rich coffee or coffee granules and a bit of water, stir
4. As soon as the sugar is melted add in a generous measure of Irish Whiskey
5. Stir again, then top off with a bit more coffee
6. Add a topping of freshly whipped cream
7. Enjoy!

The perfect Irish Coffee will look like the other famous Irish Drink ….Guinness!


Irish Coffee was created in 1943 in Foynes, Ireland. A plane had to return to the restaurant at the Foynes airport after flying in really bad weather. The chef decided to add a bit of Irish whiskey to the passengers’ coffee to help them warm up. When a passenger asked if it was Brazillian coffee, the chef replied, “No, that was Irish Coffee”…and this delicious drink was created.

I hope you enjoyed this delicious Irish Coffee recipe!

Here are a few photos from our last trip to Ireland and hopefully they will inspire you to make delicious Irish Coffee at home.

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