Irish Coffee

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
This Irish coffee lives up to its reputation as a relaxing after-dinner drink. Creme de menthe adds a colorful touch to the cream. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 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 creme de menthe, optional


  1. Divide sugar and whiskey between 2 mugs; stir in coffee. In a small bowl, beat cream and creme de menthe, if using, until thickened. Gently spoon onto tops of drinks, allowing cream to float. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.