Spiced Irish Coffee

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This delicious spiced Irish coffee is made with freshly brewed coffee, sugar and Irish whiskey and is topped with pumpkin spice-flavored whipped cream. It’s warm and comforting and invigorating and exciting at the same time. The perfect fall drink!

spiced irish coffee

It’s not a secret that I’m a huge fan of pumpkin spice. The blend (made with cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and mace) is so versatile and delicious and I find that it goes with almost anything.

For the recipe here I whipped a bit of it into the cream that tops this Irish coffee. It turned out to be absolutely delicious, the spice added an unmistakable and wonderfully comforting fall flavor to the classic coffee and Irish whiskey drink.

How to make Irish coffee:

A traditional Irish coffee is made by mixing freshly brewed hot coffee with Irish whiskey, sweetening it with sugar and then topping the drink with whipped cream. The cream basically forms a nice “lid” that keeps the drink warm and it adds a delicious creaminess when you drink the cocktail through it.

For the recipe here you top the cocktail with pumpkin spice-flavored whipped cream and that infuses each sip with delicious fall flavors.

Spiced Irish coffee for two:

To make a spiced Irish coffee for two, start by making the whipped cream: add 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1.5 teaspoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice to a mixing bowl and whip to stiff peaks.

To serve, divide 1.5 cups of freshly brewed hot coffee, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 4 tablespoons Irish whiskey between two cups, pipe the pumpkin spice whipped cream on top and sprinkle with pumpkin spice.

how to make spiced Irish coffee with ingredients and measurements

RECIPE TIP: Make sure you use very finely powdered pumpkin spice for this. In other words, don’t use pumpkin spice that you ground yourself unless you can get it ground very, very finely, otherwise you will end up with tiny pieces of spice in your whipped cream that will drive you nuts! Needless to say, I’m speaking from experience. :)

What to serve with spiced Irish coffee:

I recommend you serve the Irish coffee with these delicious these Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Cookies:

pumpkin spice hazelnut cookies

More delicious fall dessert recipes:

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Spiced Irish Coffee

This delicious spiced Irish coffee is made with freshly brewed coffee, sugar and Irish whiskey and is topped with pumpkin spice-flavored whipped cream. It’s warm and comforting and invigorating and exciting at the same time. The perfect fall drink!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: pumpkin spice irish coffee, spiced irish coffee
Servings: 2
Calories: 360kcal

Ingredients:

For the pumpkin spice whipped cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice*

For the Irish coffee:

  • 1.5 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Irish whiskey

Instructions:

For the pumpkin spice whipped cream:

  • Whip all ingredients to stiff peaks.

For the Irish coffee:

  • Divide all ingredients between two glasses.
  • Pipe the whipped cream onto each drink.
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin spice.

Notes:

*Make sure you use very finely powdered pumpkin spice for this, otherwise you will end up with tiny pieces of spice in your whipped cream that will drive you nuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal

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16 comments

  1. Maggie says:

    This is a drink I especially love in the afternoon, when I need the coffee to keep me wake up, but at the same time I want some booth too! It’s interesting to add pumpkin spice into this. Will try out next time! Beautiful picture as usual :)

    • Nicole B. says:

      I drank this Irish coffee after I photographed it in the afternoon and it made editing much more enjoyable! The pumpkin spice adds a lot of flavor and feeling to it, I really like it. Glad you like the pic, thanks, Maggie! :)

  2. Cheryl says:

    It speaks to the sort of day I’ve had that when I got this in my email, I literally exclaimed, “DAMN RIGHT!” Like you could come make me one on command (which would be….. amazing). Anyway, you know I die for your shadows, and they’re put to particularly good use here to balance the über-crispness of the whipped cream! What lens do you use? Have I asked you this before? Ignore if so…. I would *not* be surprised

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thanks Cheryl! This drink will definitely make a rough day better. (Needless to say if you were closer I’d bring you one in a heartbeat :)). I use an older version of this lens: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens. The version I have is no longer being sold.

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