Chocolate Irish Coffee

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is such a delicious variation of the traditional Irish Coffee drink, and perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. I tried making this using a dried premium cocoa powder and it was OK, but it's much better using melted dark chocolate because it had a depth and richness that was lacking with the dried cocoa powder. And the creme de menthe gives a subtle hint of the mint yet not so prominent that the other flavors are lost.


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Comments:

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This coffee is strong and not for the faint of heart! The addition of the chocolate gives this coffee a slight sweetness but not overly sweet. The Creme de Menthe adds a hint of minty flavor. The whipped cream topping really makes this coffee. Make sure to use a good, smooth Irish whiskey. This will definitely warm you up on a cold day!

Ingredients

1 c
strong coffee, fresh brewed
2 Tbsp
dark chocolate (not powder cocoa mix)
1 oz
Irish whiskey
whipped cream (the kind from the can)
1 tsp
creme de menthe
chocolate shavings or cocoa powder (for garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place dark chocolate in Irish coffee mug and microwave until melted, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add hot brewed coffee and stir well, until chocolate and coffee are well blended. Add whiskey.
2
Top with a dollop of whipped cream, then drizzle creme de menthe on top of the whipped cream mound. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings or a light dusting of cocoa powder.

Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Low Carb
Collection: St. Patrick's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy