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Irish Coffee

 Irish Coffee
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
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.