Irish Coffee Recipe
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Irish Coffee Recipe

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Creme de menthe adds a colorful touch to the cream. But made without, the coffee still lives up to its reputation as a relaxing after-dinner drink. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 2 cups hot strong brewed coffee (French or other dark roast)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon green creme de menthe

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Divide sugar and whiskey between two mugs; stir in coffee. In a small bowl, beat cream and creme de menthe until thickened. Gently spoon onto tops of drinks, allowing cream to float. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: You may also use a portable mixer with whisk attachment to thicken the cream mixture in a 1-cup measuring cup.
Originally published as Irish Coffee in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

LOVE this recipe. I also added a drop of green food coloring to the creme de menth/whipping cream to give it more of a St. Patrick's Day festive look. My company loved it and even asked for the recipe. I was kind of embarassed to tell them how simple it was!

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

While I enjoy Irish Coffee, I did not like the addition of the creme de menthe either! If you want green whip cream on top of the drink, just color it green. The minty flavor with the irish coffee was like that orange juice and toothpaste thing!!

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

I am a true believer in Irish Coffee. I lived in Alaska for over 30 years and always loved my Irish coffee in the winter time. My husband and I would visit a local Irish bar and they made them like this recipe but don"t add the creme de menthe it's not in the original recipe.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

I love Irish Coffee and enjoy it as an after dinner drink. I do not like the creme de menthe as it spoils the taste of the true Irish coffee. I think some bartender somewhere thought it would be cute to add something green, big mistake!....at least with me. Enjoy!

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