Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Black coffee, sugar, and whisky topped with whipped cream.

Irish coffee was created by the bartender of the Shannon Airport, in Ireland, to comfort passengers of early northern transatlantic flights, which were making a mandatory fuelling stop there until the early 1960s. The "Irish fuel" won almost instant renown.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min

190 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 cup coffee (liquid), strong   250 mL
1/3 cup whipping cream 35%   85 mL
2 tsp sugar   8 g
2 tbsp whisky   30 mL

Before you start

A mixer will be very useful for this recipe.

This recipe may be prepared also with decaffeinated coffee.

Method

  1. Prepare a very strong coffee (ideally espresso).
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream with the sugar until it just holds stiff peaks.
  3. Pour the whisky into mug(s), or heat-resistant glass(es), then pour in the coffee. Spoon the whipped cream on top. Serve immediately.

Remarks

Do not stir after adding the cream, as the true flavour is obtained by drinking the coffee and whisky through the cream.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (190g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

190

Fat

15 g

23 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0 g

47 %

Cholesterol

55 mg

Sodium

20 mg

1 %

Carbohydrate

5 g

2 %

Fibre

0 g

0 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

1 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

0 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Low :
Sodium
Source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Vitamin A

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beverages | Desserts | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Irish

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