Irish Coffee

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Black coffee, sugar, and orange and lemon juice 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. This alcohol-free version uses citrus juice to replace the whisky.

Preparation : 10 min
160 calories/serving
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian


1 cup coffee (liquid), strong 250 mL
1/3 cup whipping cream 35% 85 mL
2 tsp sugar 8 g
2 tbsp orange juice 30 mL
2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/4 lemon

Before you start

A mixer will be very useful for this recipe.

This recipe may be prepared also with decaffeinated coffee.


  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 lemon and orange juice into mug(s), or heat-resistant glass(es), then pour in the coffee. Spoon the whipped cream on top. Serve immediately.


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

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (190g)


% Daily Value




15 g

23 %

Saturated 9.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

47 %


50 mg


20 mg

1 %


7 g

2 %


0 g

0 %


4 g

Net Carbs

7 g


1 g

Vitamin A

16 %

Vitamin C

13 %


3 %


0 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¼ serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving


This recipe is :
Good source of  :
Vitamin A
Source of  :
Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Low  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Fats 3
Other Foods ½

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Desserts | Beverages | Kosher | Vegetarian | Halal | Low Sodium | Irish