Baileys Irish Coffee – A creamy winter warmer

by Mama Loves A Drink

Also known as Irish Cream Coffee, it can be served with or without the extra whiskey depending on taste, and of course, the devilishly sweet finish of whipped cream dusted in chocolate is totally up to you!

Perfect for those chilly evenings, this is a favourite for snuggling up with a book in front of the fire – a pure mama indulgence treat!.

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Tools you will need for making a Baileys Irish Coffee

  • Tall glass with handle
  • Long stirring spoon
  • Jigger
  • Whip (for whipping cream)
  • Coffee maker

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Yield: 1 serve

Baileys Irish Coffee

whipped cream on top of an irish coffee

A deliciously delectable after-dinner treat. Best served in a glass handled cup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 60ml Baileys
  • 30ml Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup (250ml) freshly brewed filter coffee (or 2 shots espresso & top up hot water)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • Optional garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon or shaved chocolate


  1. Brew coffee in your usual method
  2. Measure out the Baileys and whiskey into the glass
  3. Add your freshly brewed coffee and stir
  4. Top off with fresh whipped cream
  5. Optionally top off with chocolate, a light dash of shaved nutmeg or cinnamon

Alternative methods

We have also seen variations of this recipe which call for slightly less Baileys which is then whipped with the whipping cream and layered on top, rather than the Baileys being in the coffee.

We’ve also additional sweeteners such as brown sugar even maple syrup suggested – up to you but we think the Baileys alone is sweet enough.

Kahlua Irish cream is another option, substitute Kahlua for Baileys, you’ll get a stronger coffee taste and a darker finish than the Baileys, though still sweet.

More for Irish Coffee Lovers!

  • Love your Baileys? You can find all our favourite Irish Cream recipes here, we are particularly partial to the flat white Martini – check it out here!

Mama Loves A Drink advocates quality over quantity. Always drink responsibly!

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