Irish Coffee

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “for a cold day or the end of a meal.”


  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1 1/2 ouncesIrish whiskey
  • 5ouncesblack coffee, made very very strong and hot
  • heavy cream
  • Directions

  • Rinse a stemmed glass with hot water.
  • Put the sugar in the glass, followed by whiskey.
  • Add coffee, leaving room for the cream.
  • Stir thoroughly and let settle, before pouring the cream on top over the back of a spoon so it just floats.
  • Reviews

  • “It snowed today (16 March 2002) so I needed a neat soul soother – look at the contents, what can I say – I am pleasantly buzzed, content and ready for bed!Thanks Gay”

  • “Made these at the cottage last night.Delicious!At one point we substituted the white sugar for brown sugar and it was really good, too.You could think of trying this for a change.Both ways were delicious.”

  • “DH loves the specialty coffee beverages and I find them rather expensive to purchase so I recently convinced him I could make more variety myself and spend a lot less money doing this.Tonight I made this and rather than stop at the usual (price limiting) one cup, he asked for a second cup when he’d finished the first.He told me, ‘this is really good!’Of course, I had to join him in a second cup myself although I cut back on the whiskey in the second cups.I’ve found in the past that whiskey will usually kick a cold for me so I thought this just might do the trick with the one I’ve got now, which would be great since I’ve got my son’s graduation and reception to host tomorrow!Thanks for sharing a pleasant and relaxing treat Gay!”

  • “I didn’t know Irish coffee was so easy to make (especially when you subsitute the real whipped cream for the kind in the bottle!!) Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “DH gave this a 5+ star rating. He said it “warmed his belly”. I wish I could have “LATE night coffee” but it keeps me up.:( He always gets all the fun. 🙂 Thanks for posting. Made for “Comfort Cafe” tag game 2009″

  • “The proper name for this is called “Blond in a Black Skirt”. My good friend had gone to Ireland and during her travels, found out the authentic way to make these after dinner drinks.We use Redbreast Irish Whiskey, brown sugar cubes and fresh whipping cream.In a wine glass (that fits in the microwave) dissolve the brown sugar cube in the whiskey, then add freshly brewed coffee.Whip the cream with a whisk until slightly thickened (about 4 minutes…not whipped)Pour on the back of a spoon so that it floats!My DH quite often, would rather drink one of these “Blonds” than have dessert.”

  • “This coffee packs a punch! I used some low suagr french vanilla coffee creamer instead of cream and splenda sweetener. A bit too strong for my liking, but thats just me.”

  • “I would give this 2 stars, but my hubby would give it probably 3.5 to 4 stars, so I kinda split the difference.To me it tasted more like whiskey and less like coffee–but my hubby says it gets better as you drink it, so maybe I should have finished mine instead of taking a couple of sips and deciding I didn’t care for it.It was easy to make, which was a plus! Thanks anyway.”

  • “Very good, strong and comforting! I skipped the sugar. A nice almost no fat drink. I did use low fat whipped cream topping and topped with grated nutmeg!”

  • “This is so good. Just perfect, This isthe best Irish cream recipe I have ever made. Thanks or a great recipe.”

  • “Wow, what a good drink for New Year Eve. We made them for our party, and they were very good!”

  • “Haha. Oh man, this was really, really good. Langston and I enjoyed this last night after the kids went to bed. It was the absolute perfect ending to the day. I can’t wait to share this with my mother. “