Chocolate Irish Coffee

"I adjusted the preparation of a recipe of the same title that I found on In Mama's Kitchen website, to boost the chocolate taste. I tried making this using a dried premium cocoa powder and it was OK; it was much better using melted dark chocolate because it had a depth and richness that was lacking with the dried cocoa powder. The original recipe called for 2 teaspoons creme de menthe, but I thought it was a bit overpowering, so I cut it back to 1 teaspoon and thought it was just right, a subtle hint of the mint yet not so proiminent that the other flavors were lost."
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Ready In:
1 Irish Coffee


  • 1 cup fresh brewed strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate (not powdered cocoa mix)
  • 1 ounze Irish whiskey
  • whipped cream (the kind from a can)
  • 1 teaspoon creme de menthe
  • chocolate shavings (optioinal) or cocoa powder (to garnish, optioinal)


  • Place dark chocolate in Irish coffee mug and microwave until melted, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add hot brewed coffee and stir well, until chocolate and coffee are well blended. Add whiskey.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream, then drizzle creme de menthe on top of the whipped cream mound. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. Annacia
    I don't care if it is the middle of the day, lunch is over and I am now approaching the bottom of this wonderful glass and enjoying every molecule (as I keep saying, age has it's privileges :D). I used excellent quality bittersweet and went along with the recipe to achieve a state of near Nirvana. Coffee, how I love thee - and these lovely add in's don't hurt any at all! YUM.
  2. Baby Kato
    What a terrific mug of coffee NWG, It is perfect for the lovely freezing, snowy weather that we are experiencing. I love this smooth, rich, decadent strong brewed coffee with dark chocolate, whisky, mint and whipped cream, I am in heaven. What a lovely balance of flavors. Thank you so much for sharing this tasty treat.
  3. AcadiaTwo
    YUM! This was delicious! I replaced the creme de menthe with Bailey's Irish Cream instead as I thought I had the creme de menthe, but didn't. Otherwise it was made as written. I didn't have an Irish mug either. Made for Winter Photo tag.


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