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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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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Wonderful Irish Coffee Recipe. Its ingredient make it too much special. I am a coffee lover. So I will surely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Monica's Irish Coffee Recipe