This Easy Irish Iced Coffee Is Our Favorite Frosty, Creamy Cocktail


Talk about the best of both worlds.

iced Irish coffee
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Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 drink

When you shake strong coffee with simple syrup, whiskey, and heavy cream, something magic happens. It's called Irish iced coffee: A creamy, heavily caffeinated concoction that will wake up you and your taste buds. While you can certainly serve this boozy brunch favorite over regular ice, we're big fans of freezing coffee (or better yet, cold brew) in ice cube trays ahead of time and using the coffee cubes as your ice instead. When they melt, your cocktail doesn't get watery—it just gets stronger. For a deliciously indulgent topping, add a dollop of homemade whipped cream.


  • 4 ounces strong coffee, chilled

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

  • 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey

  • 1 ounce heavy cream


  1. Combine coffee, simple syrup, whiskey, and cream in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  2. Shake vigorously until very cold, about 30 seconds, and then strain into an ice-filled pint glass and top with whipped cream (if desired).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 21mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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