Irish Cream Coffee

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
A steaming cup of this Irish cream coffee makes the perfect pick-me-up any time of day. Try experimenting with other liqueurs or creamers to give each cup new life. —Carol Fate, Waverly, Illinois
Irish Cream Coffee Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 ounces Irish cream liqueur or refrigerated Irish creme nondairy creamer
  • 4 cups hot brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream


  1. Divide sugar and liqueur among four mugs; stir in coffee. Garnish with whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Irish Cream Coffee Tips

Which Irish cream should I use for Irish cream coffee?

You can use any Irish cream liqueur or Irish cream coffee creamer. You can also make homemade Irish cream for your coffee. (Have leftover Irish cream liqueur? Use it up by making these mint Baileys bars or mudslide cheesecake.)

How can I make this Irish cream coffee my own?

Make this Irish cream coffee your own by adding some fun toppings to the cream such as chocolate sprinkles, chocolate shavings or a dash of cinnamon. You can also make this Irish cream coffee decaf, especially if you're serving it as an after-dinner drink.

Can I make homemade whipped cream for Irish cream coffee?

Yes, you can make homemade whipped cream for your Irish cream coffee. Or you can make this spiked Baileys whipped cream. When adding whipped cream to your coffee, make sure to slowly dollop the cream on top to keep it afloat.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 152 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.