Irish Coffee

Very simple, very indulgent, very delicious.

Time: 20 minutes


  • 50 ml unsweetened, cold whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 50 ml Irish whisky
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • Nutmeg to sprinkle (optional)


  • Fill a tall glass (traditionally with a stem) with hot boiling water, leave to stand and then pour away the water.
  • Whip the cream until the bubbles disappear and it has just started to thicken and form ribbons underneath the
  • whisk. Put back in the refrigerator.
  • Dissolve the sugar in 2 tablespoons of hot water in a small pan and bring to a boil. Add some freshly brewed
  • rich coffee and stir. Then remove from heat and stir in the whisky.
  • Pour the mixture of whisky, sugar and coffee into the bottom of the pre-heated glass. Take the cold cream out
  • of the fridge, whisk once again, then pour it on over the back of a spoon (to prevent it from sinking) until you
  • hit the rim of the glass.
  • Grate a little nutmeg over the top and serve immediately.