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Monica's Irish Coffee

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  Irish whiskey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coffee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar in the raw To Taste
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Tablespoon

I learned this when I was in Dublin. The secret to a great Irish Coffee is whipping your own cream just right!

First, fill a glass coffee mug with hot water. Let it sit.

Pour heavy whipping cream into a cold bowl and beat with beaters that are also cold. I put mine in the freezer for a few minutes. Whip the cream on medium speed until very loose peaks appear. It appears to bubble a little bit. It should be wet but firm. Resist the urge to over beat!!

Empty the warm water from the glasses and add a shot of the whiskey and one tsp. of raw sugar. White sugar changes the taste. Combine.

Add the coffee of your choice. Many of the places I visited in Ireland used Nescafe Instant. Leave at least an inch at the top.

Spoon the cream gently on top of the coffee. Don't pour. The cream should make a definite line at the top of the coffee. It you over beat it, it will combine sooner.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cocktail, Alcohol
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 313 Calories from Fat 24

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.3%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.3 mg3.4%

Sodium 5.5 mg0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.6%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 1 g

Protein 0.15 g0.31%

Vitamin A 2.2% Vitamin C 0.08%

Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.01%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Monica's Irish Coffee Recipe