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Recipe for the Best Irish Coffee Made with Fresh Whipped Cream

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day like a true Irishman…with a big cup of Irish Coffee! I learned how to make the perfect cup of Irish Coffee from a bartender in the Emerald Isle and now I’m sharing how to make the best Irish Coffee with you!

Recipe for the best irish coffee made with fresh whipped cream perfect for St Patricks Day
Looking for an authentic Irish Coffee recipe? Well look no further because I’ve got what you need! I traveled to Ireland and found out how to make the best Irish Coffee, with fresh whipped cream of course, you’ve ever had. Get ready to get your Irish on this St Patrick’s Day with my recipe for the Best Irish Coffee!

Recipe for the Best Irish Coffee

In 1998 my mom and I traveled to Ireland together.  It was a dream come true for my mom to travel to the land she felt such a strong connection to.  It was October so still pretty cold but unusually dry lucky for us. Aside from sightseeing one of the first things I wanted to do was have a traditional Irish Coffee in a very Irish pub.  There is something about having an Irish Coffee in Ireland…maybe the whiskey is stronger, maybe it’s made by leprechauns, whatever it is I had to try and recreate the best cup of Irish Coffee I’ve ever had. I think I came pretty darn close!

Everything is Better in Ireland

Everything is better in Ireland. I can’t explain it completely but one thing I noticed right away is that they didn’t use whipped cream in a can. Oh no no no…they used real whipped cream.  The kind they whipped themselves and scooped out of a metal bowl in their refrigerators. I was hooked.  Once you have fresh whipped cream in your coffee you won’t want to go back to that other stuff.  Now when I make Irish Coffee I always make a big batch of freshly whipped cream in a big metal bowl and serve it in the Irish Coffee cups I got at the gift shop at the Blarney Castle.  By the way, kissing the Blarney Stone is not easy!  Nobody tells you that. There’s a reason you get a certificate proving you did it!

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Fresh Whipped Cream Recipe

best irish coffee with fresh whipped cream

Fresh Whipped Cream

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

There's nothing like freshly whipped cream. All you need is heavy whipping cream and sugar and you've got the ingredients for the most delicious homemade whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

In a large bowl beat heavy whipping cream with hand mixer until stiff peaks form.

Add sugar and beat again until incorporated.

Do not over whip.

Best if used right away but will keep in refrigerator for several hours...if it lasts that long!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 45mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 1g

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Best Irish Coffee Recipe

best irish coffee with fresh whipped cream

Recipe for the Best Irish Coffee

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

I traveled to Ireland and learned how to make the best Irish Coffee so get ready to get your Irish on this St Patrick's Day with my recipe for the Best Irish Coffee!

Ingredients

  • 2.5 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 6 oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh whipped cream
  • 1/2 White Creme de Menthe, optional

Instructions

Pour whiskey in your mug then fill to about 3/4 full with hot coffee and add sugar.

Stir slowly until sugar has melted.

Place a big spoonful of fresh whipped cream and enjoy!

You can add a splash of creme de menthe over the whipped cream if you like for a minty flavor and a little spot of green or even green sprinkles.

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 318Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 1g
 
“May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in Heaven half an hour
Before the devil knows your dead!”

Slainte!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Recipe for the best irish coffee made with fresh whipped cream perfect for St Patricks Day

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