best Irish coffee recipe

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The best Irish coffee recipe starts with smooth americano coffee, Irish whiskey, and a luscious layer of thickened cream spooned on top.

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 1/2 Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto liqueur (optional)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 shot of espresso mixed with 4 oz hot water (or 4 oz freshly-brewed drip coffee)


  1. Pour cream into a mason jar and tighten the lid. Shake vigorously for 2- 3 minutes until thickened and foamy, but still pourable. Keep cold in the refrigerator.


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