Homemade Irish Coffee

No other beverage can be better than Irish coffee that can warm you up from within and out on the cold mornings of the winter season. But before discussing its original recipe, you must have brief information about its origin and reasons for popularity.

Origin of Irish coffee

The history of Irish coffee is fascinating. People believe that this great drink was invented in the 1940s by the head chef of a restaurant on a Flying Boat Terminal of Foynes in Limerick County, Joe Sheriddan. He mixed whiskey and tea to serve an Irish drink to the travelers. Later on, he used this formula with coffee and whiskey. With time, this cocktail of coffee and whiskey became a favorite drink throughout the world.

Reasons for the popularity of Irish coffee

Irish coffee has earned notoriety as a coffee and alcohol-based beverage all over the world for less than one century in the world of cocktails. It is liked by a wide range of admirers and lovers not only for its pleasant and sweet taste but also for a significant level of alcohol in it. All the ingredients used in this drink must be combined in a balanced and harmonious manner to make it a perfect drink.

Recipe of Irish coffee

This refreshing drink can be prepared quickly and without any problem by following the recipe provided in this write-up. The ingredients required to make this fabulous drink may include caster sugar, coffee granules, heavy cream, and Irish whiskey. Before creating a perfect Irish coffee, first of all, you should dissolve some coffee granules in some boiling water to brew a cup of basic coffee. Then you will have to mix caster sugar and whiskey in the coffee and stir it well. Before serving this drink, you should garnish it with some heavy cream and sprinkle powder of nutmeg on it to give a bitter and sweet taste to the drink. Earlier cream was added to this drink, but today people use whipped cream to make its more delectable variant.

You can make this great drink at your home to enjoy with your family and friends by following the recipe provided below.

Irish Coffee Recipe

Irish Coffee Ingredients

  • 1 dash of nutmeg powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of Irish whiskey
  • 6 oz. hot, strong, black coffee

Directions For Irish Coffee

Step 1: Make strong black coffee.  I use my coffee maker for this, but you can make the coffee however you are most comfortable—even hot instant coffee can be used.

Step 2: Warm the serving Cup or glass by filling it with hot water and letting it set a minute or two and then dumping out the water.

Step 3: Refill the serving glass with the hot coffee leaving room for the Irish Whiskey

Step 4: Now, add the sugar and Irish whiskey and stir it well.

Step 5: The drink is ready to serve. To serve, garnish it with a spoon of cream and drop nutmeg powder over it. In modern times folks like to froth the cream or use whipped cream.

Irish coffee should be served instantly after preparing with snacks or cookies as per your liking.

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The vanilla latte is a marvelous espresso drink. The name “latte” is Italian meaning milk. While vanilla describes the flavor. The vanilla latte is a coffee consisting of espresso, steamed milk, vanilla flavoring and sometimes just a little foam. But of course, you can get creative and make any adjustments you like.

You may be wondering how you can make your very own vanilla latte at home. It’s very easy and you can use the appliances and utensils that you already have.

Things you will need

  • Coffee maker: You will need this to brew the coffee. If you have an espresso machine that can make the process easier. But a regular coffee maker will work perfectly fine for this recipe.
  • Small Pot: You will need a pot to steam or heat your milk in. Even your smallest pot will likely be sufficient for this recipe. If you don’t have a small pot you could use a bowl and heat your milk in the microwave.
  • Spoon or small whisk: You will need an item to stir the ingredients with. You can use a spoon or a small whisk.
  • Magic Frother Wand or Large Jar ( optional): If you don’t have an espresso machine the Magic Frother Wand which is the easiest way to add foam to your latte, you can also use a large jar or jug to create froth by shaking the milk in a large container before heating.

Now let’s talk about the ingredients you will need. You probably already have these things in your home, especially if you’re a coffee drinker.

Vanilla Latte Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Coffee or 2 Shots espresso: These are of course the main ingredients for a vanilla latte. You can use your favorite brand of coffee; any kind of coffee will be suitable for this recipe. For a bolder taste be sure to use strong brewed coffee. If you want to mix things up consider using coffee that is already flavored.
  • 1/2 Cup Milk or Cream: You can use any kind of milk you prefer. You can also substitute the milk for cream based on your preferences. Or if you can’t decide just use half and half, which is half milk and half cream.
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla flavoring: You can use vanilla syrup or vanilla extract. If you want to use vanilla syrup but don’t have any, you can make your own at home.
    • For one serving of vanilla syrup use:
      •  1 cup sugar
      •  1 cup Water
      • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Latte Directions

  • Brew your coffee with your coffee maker or espresso machine.
  • Heat your milk or cream on the stove top or in the microwave. Be sure to stir periodically with a spoon or whisk. If you are adding froth using a large container then you should do this before heating the milk.
  • Mix coffee, heated milk, and vanilla flavoring. Use a spoon or other utensil to mix the items together.
  • After mixing you can use your Magic Frother wand.

Enjoy your vanilla latte!

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  • Juniper twigs can be consumed as a tea.
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  • The seeds can be roasted as a substitute for coffee.

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Recipe Ingredients

IngredientUS measureMetric measure
Hot Black Coffee8 Cups1900 ml
Lime Juice (fresh squeezed)3 oz.90 ml
Sugar6 teaspoons14 grams
Whipped cream9 oz.270 ml

Recipe Directions

  • Combine all Ingredients, except whipped cream, and stir
  • Pour into eight serving cups
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and serve

Recipe Alternatives

  • Using a nice flavored coffee as the base can add a nice flavor variation of this recipe. So, you may want to try making it with a nice vanilla, Mocha, Caramel, or Almond flavored coffee.

Servings

  • Makes 6, 8 oz. cups

How best to serve the dish?

  • This drink is best served hot

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 1-quart strong coffee
  • Crushed ice
  • Nutmeg

Directions

  • Place one large scoop of ice cream and two crushed ice cubes in a frosted twelve-ounce glass.
  • Pour in one cup of chilled strong coffee Stir rapidly with a long spoon.
  • When the ice cream is blended with the coffee and the ice is completely melted, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Serves

  • four

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This recipe comes from the 1940s. It is a simple easy way to combine a couple of favorites, namely coffee, and ice cream while staying cool the same time.

Argentine coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pints chocolate ice cream
  • 1-quart strong coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream  (whipped ) or commercial whipped cream (optional)
  • Nutmeg

instructions

  • Place a generous scoop of ice cream in each tall glass.
  • Fill each glass with strong (according to your tastes), chilled coffee.
  • Top each glass with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.

Notes

  • If desired, you could add some ice to this drink
  • Also, you can stir or blend the ice cream and coffee until it was smooth

Servings

  • Makes four glasses

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