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Irish Coffee Recipe

Irish Coffee Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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

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creteman User ID: 6518519 246856
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"This may have the basic ingrediants, but this is not how it's made in Ireland. The process of making it is just as important as the end result. Making it properly ensures the end result, And you NEVER put cream de mint on it."

CAS57 User ID: 8194619 222535
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"I agree with the other comments. Leave off the creme de menthe. Otherwise it is excellent.????"

smelonas User ID: 3078149 169111
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!"

Durbymom User ID: 6073830 166504
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!!"

gtogerry User ID: 6068456 69099
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."

Mare1960 User ID: 1587617 98524
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! least with me. Enjoy!"

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