It’s almost St. Patty’s Day, so in a nod to my Irish roots, I thought I’d learn to whip up some of that comforting Irish coffee I’ve heard so much about. Here is where I ran into two little problems:
Every recipe I scoured had whiskey, rum, or Kahlua in it and I got to thinking, not only do many of the people reading this blog maintain an alcohol-free lifestyle, but most of us are drinking our coffee with or before breakfast…and I’m thinking we should not be parenting—or adulting at all really—with whiskey in our morning cup o’ joe.
I know, I know, so it won’t be true Irish coffee, but let me tell you, I don’t think you’ll miss the alcohol when you take your first sip of this rich, warm, and creamy cup of the Irish. You also won’t miss the caffeine, so if you are sensitive to being overstimulated, then I would recommend making the cream with decaf grounds and brewing the coffee at your regular strength.
Enjoy making your own Irish Cream for delicious, alcohol-free Irish coffee! Sláinte (cheers)!
Whip up a quick batch of this Irish Cream to add to steaming hot coffee for your next St. Patty's Day get together! You won't miss the alcohol when you take your first sip of this rich, warm, and creamy cup of the Irish.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Do not over-blend or you'll whip your heavy cream into whipped cream!
Brew coffee according to your favorite method. Add 1/3 cup of cream to 1/2 cup of coffee, or to taste. Reheat if necessary.
Katie holds an English degree from the United States Naval Academy. After graduation, she served on active duty as a Marine Corps intelligence officer for five years before departing the military to stay at home with her children full time. In addition to hanging out with her seven favorite little people, she is the co-owner of Coletti coffee with her husband Josh, which brings together her passions for drinking great coffee and ending human trafficking. She spends her “free” time coaching sports, mentoring young girls, running…oh, and drinking amazing coffee.