Authentic Irish Coffee

This is such a treat for a cold evening after putting the kids to bed and curling up with a good book. I like mine made with decaf so that I can still easily fall asleep, but you can make it with regular coffee which would be perfect for serving at a Christmas Brunch.  Note, pairs well with chocolate chip cookies!



1 tsp instant coffee (decaf or regular)

1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp brown sugar

8 oz boiling water

2 Tbsp Irish Whiskey

2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tsp ground cinnamon


To make the thickened cream, pour 2 cups cold, heavy cream in a stand mixer and use whisk attachment to whip on medium-high until cream thickens up, but don’t let it for peaks.  This will take about 2 minutes.  Add in 1 tsp cinnamon and whip for just 1 minute more.  Cream will keep well for a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

In a 12 oz coffee mug, put in instant coffee, both sugars, and 8oz of boiling water.  Stir well.

Add in 2 Tbsp Irish Whiskey and give a slight stir.

Top with 2 Tbsp thickened cinnamon cream and let it settle on top.



Pairs wonderfully with cookies and a good book