Irish coffee with sprinkle of cinnamon

Irish Coffee

Alaina Bullock
A mug of your favorite hot coffee mixed with Irish whiskey and brown sugar and topped with a dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with nutmeg (or cinnamon), make this classic Irish Coffee recipe a deliciously smooth and creamy treat!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 mug
Calories 193 kcal


Homemade Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup

Irish Coffee Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1 pinch nutmeg or cinnamon


Whipped Cream Instructions

  • In a large bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.

Irish Coffee Instructions

  • Preheat the nug by filling with hot water, then empty.
  • Immediately add the freshly-brewed, piping hot coffee into the warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full.
  • Add the brown sugar* and stir until completely dissolved, then blend in Irish whiskey.
  • Top with the whipped heavy cream by slowly pouring it over the back of a spoon.


*or substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons (to taste) of maple syrup instead of brown sugar
Keyword adult drink, coffee