Food Recipes This Easy Irish Iced Coffee Is Our Favorite Frosty, Creamy Cocktail 5.0 (1) Add your rating & review Talk about the best of both worlds. By Betty Gold Betty Gold Betty Gold is the former senior digital food editor at Real Simple. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines and Sarah Karnasiewicz Sarah Karnasiewicz Sarah Karnasiewicz is a freelance writer and photographer and was the Digital Food Director for Real Simple for two years. She was also a senior editor for Saveur Magazine. Her contributions include articles for the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Epicurious, Food Network, and many more. Highlights: * Was a deputy editor for Salon.com * Wrote Fiji Water's global travel guide, Earth's Finest City Guide * Was a copywriter for Williams Sonoma * Won a James Beard Award for Wine, Spirits, Beverages Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 18, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Images Hands On Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Servings: 1 Yield: 1 drink Jump to Nutrition Facts 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. Ingredients 4 ounces strong coffee, chilled 1 tablespoon simple syrup 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey 1 ounce heavy cream Directions Combine coffee, simple syrup, whiskey, and cream in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until very cold, about 30 seconds, and then strain into an ice-filled pint glass and top with whipped cream (if desired). Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 260 Calories 10g Fat 13g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.