Irish coffee

Irish coffee (that’s Caifé Gaelach in Gaelic) is a tasty drink made from a hot coffee, Irish whiskey and brown sugar topped with thick cream. The coffee is sipped through the creamy layer for a unique hot-cold creamy coffee experience, with a kick.

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons Irish whiskey
Fresh cream, whipped
Milo powder, to serve


Fill mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is ½ full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by gently spooning it on top of the coffee (if you want to be just like the Irish, leave your cream unwhipped, and pour gently over the back of a teaspoon to layer). Serve hot with sprinkling of Milo.

Alternate idea | Try making Irish espresso shots for dinner guests – simply divide the above recipe into 3/4 depending on the sizes of your shot glasses.

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