Iced Irish Coffee Recipe

This Iced Irish Coffee is a refreshing, boozy treat for a hot day! Mix iced coffee with Irish whiskey and cream, then top it with a silky dollop of whipped cream.

two iced irish coffee cocktails on a white background with a green tea towel

Ordering at a coffee shop in the summer months always makes me laugh. The cashier almost always asks, “Do you want that hot or iced?”

I always answer, “Iced!” and then wonder to myself who is ordering a hot coffee when it’s 97 degrees out with a side of Carolina humidity.

In the summer months, I still enjoy a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee first thing in the morning, then if I need a pick-me-up later in the day, it’s got to be iced.

And this is true for coffee cocktails, as well.

Irish coffee is always such a treat in the cold winter months (especially for St. Patrick’s Day), but its iced variation is just as welcome in the hot summer months.

two iced irish coffee cocktails on a white background with a green tea towel and a bottle of baileys and a jigger

What is Irish coffee?

Irish coffee is a wintertime treat of sweetened, hot coffee that’s spiked with Irish whiskey and topped with a thick layer of whipped cream.

You don’t stir Irish coffee; instead, you take a sip through the cream layer.

an iced irish coffee cocktails with coffee beans and a bowl of whipped cream

How to make iced Irish coffee

Iced Irish coffee is just like iced coffee, but with Irish whiskey and a topping of whipped cream. I like to make cold brew coffee and sweeten it with simple syrup.

I recommend picking up a bag of coffee beans that are made for cold brewing.

You can also buy cold brew coffee that’s already brewed (usually in the refrigerated section of the grocery store). You can also use cold brew concentrate, and all you’ll need to do is add water to your desired strength.

an iced irish coffee cocktails with coffee beans and a bowl of whipped cream

Can you make iced Irish coffee with Bailey’s?

Oh yes! Just replace the Irish whiskey with your favorite Irish cream liqueur. (I love to make my own.)

Another thing you can try is adding some Bailey’s to the whipped cream. Bailey’s whipped cream is a silky and flavorful topping to any iced Irish coffee.

Any way you make it, I know you’ll love it! // susannah

an iced irish coffee cocktails with coffee beans
two iced irish coffee cocktails on a white background with a green tea towel

Iced Irish Coffee

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Iced Irish Coffee is a refreshing, boozy treat for a hot day! Mix iced coffee with Irish whiskey and cream, then top it with a silky dollop of whipped cream.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey (see note)
  • 4 ounces cold coffee
  • ice
  • 1 ounce whipped cream or heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine simple syrup, Irish whiskey and cold coffee. Stir.
  2. Pour coffee mixture in a glass filled with ice.
  3. Spoon whipped cream over top. If using heavy cream, pour it gently over the back of a spoon to form a thick layer.

Notes

You can substitute the Irish whiskey with Bailey's Irish cream liqueur if you desire!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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