Spiced Irish Coffee

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spiced irish coffee

I don’t particularly care for actual pumpkin but I’ve become a huge fan of pumpkin spice (or, more accurately, pumpkin pie spice) ever since I started using it last year.

It is such a versatile spice blend (made with cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and mace) that goes with almost everything. 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 coffee and whiskey drink.


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Spiced Irish Coffee

A quick and easy recipe for classic Irish coffee topped with pumpkin-spiced flavored whipped cream. The perfect fall drink!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: coffee, pumpkin spice
Servings: 2
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Nicole Branan | The Spice Train


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 whiskey


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.


*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.


Calories: 360kcal

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  1. Steffani says:

    Stellar picture! One of my favorites! Also, I’m SO going to make this drink…as soon as I restock my liquor cabinet!

  2. 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! :)

  3. 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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