Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

This is a recipe my Dad invented that has brought my family many a pleasant winter evening. I have tried many different Irish coffees, this is by far the best ever. If you have a problem with caffeine you can substitute decaf coffee; or we have used 1/2 decaf and 1/2 regular grounds when making the coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 fluid ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 12 fluid ounces Irish whiskey
  • coffee
  • whipped cream, canned,the dairy kind not the non-dairy whipped topping


  1. Pour enough Creme de Cacao in the bottom of a coffee cup to just coat the bottom of the cup.
  2. Add the Irish whiskey.
  3. Fill the cup with coffee leaving room for the whipped cream.
  4. Using a swirling motion, top the coffee with whipped cream.
  5. Drizzle Creme de Cocoa on the whipped cream.
  6. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

I'm not a coffee drinker but I decided to make this for friends. And the crowd went wild!!!! I made copies for everyone and they said be sure to thank Dad for sharing this. (Since I'm not a coffee drinker, how about posting some more recipes for me to try? Huh? Pretty please?? With sugar on it??? :-)

Merlot July 06, 2003

This was a little stout for even me. I'll cut back on the whiskey next time. I added a pinch of sugar to made up for not using the whipped cream (that I didn't have) and it helped the taste for us. Made for a great afternoon coffee drink. Thanks. Made for Spring PAC 2013

~Nimz~ April 07, 2013

It was a little bit too sweet for our taste. Maybe it would be enough creme de cacao in the bottom of the glass. No more on top. Thanks Notherjack :) Made for Cookbook tag game

Boomette December 10, 2012

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