Irish Coffee recipe for #FoodieExtravaganza! Irish Whiskey and brown sugar are combined with strongly brewed coffee and topped with lightly whipped cream.
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Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient or theme from The Nibble into recipes to share with you and Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories chose to celebrate March 17’s National Irish Food Day or National “Eat Like an Irishman” Day for today’s event! Other foods celebrated in March include noodles, celery, frozen food, pound cake, ranch dressing, spinach, ravioli, water, paella, Oreo, and cereal.
If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. Posting day is alway the first Wednesday of the month. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
To celebrate this event, I am including a recipe for Irish Coffee! Created in the 1940s by Joseph Sheridan (a chef for a restaurant in the Foynes/Shannon Airport), this wonderful pick-me-up comes together in less than 10 minutes and is perfect for a cold and dreary day.
Whisk strongly brewed coffee with a bit of brown sugar. Be sure to mix well. You don’t want any granules left in the bottom of the glass. Flavor as desired with 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of Irish Whiskey.
Gently top off with a layer of lightly whipped cream. Slowly pour it over the back of a spoon held just above the coffee. I need some more practice with this part. I made my cream a little too stiff, so it marbled a bit as I poured it over the coffee. It was still quite delicious, but did not quite create the striking two layers. You want to whisk the cream in a bowl just until it has some body, but is still pourable. For a little extra garnish, sprinkle the tops with finely grated chocolate.
Check out this collection of recipes celebrating Irish food:
- Beef and Smoked Sausage Cabbage Rolls from Food Lust People Love
- Colcannon from Sneha’s Recipe
- Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Cabbage) from Caroline’s Cooking
- Cold Irish Day Cocktail from Our Good Life
- Dublin Coddle – Irish Bacon, Sausage, and Potato Stew from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Instant Pot Dublin Coddle from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Irish Coffee from Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Mushy Peas from Pandemonium Noshery
- Traditional Shepherd’s Pie from Cookaholic Wife
Irish Coffee Recipe
Adapted from Irish Cooking Bible
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 6 ounces freshly brewed strong coffee
- 1.5-2 ounces Irish Whiskey
- 1/4 cup lightly whipped cream
Place the brown sugar in a glass or mug. Pour in the coffee and stir until well combined and the sugar has completely dissolved. Add whiskey to taste.
Gently pour the cream over the back of a spoon held just above the coffee to form a layer on top. Serve immediately.