Irish coffee is a yummy blend of rich and sweet filter coffee, a shot or two of Irish whiskey, and a thick creamy head.
Its distinctive appearance of a thick cream head floating over black coffee makes it even more appealing.
The trick is to not forego sweetening the coffee, and to gently whip the cream before pouring it slowly over the back of a spoon.
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With the popularity of cappuccinos and lattes, Irish coffees seem to have received less attention in recent years. But Irish coffees are quick and easy to make and make a great ending to a meal. Some will disagree, but they taste really good even if you do not want to add whiskey!
Start with briefly whisking some double cream. It will only need a few seconds to lighten it – stop well before it starts to form peaks as the cream needs to be pourable. It is better to under whisk the cream rather than over whisk it – stiff cream will not pour.
The filter coffee is added first. Cafetiere coffee is a good option, especially if you are making several glasses. Add the Irish whisky, one or two shots, followed by two spoonfuls of brown sugar. Give a really good stir.
Finish by pouring the prepared double cream slowly over the back of a spoon.