Chocolate Irish Coffee

4
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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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)

How to Make Chocolate Irish Coffee

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.

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About Chocolate Irish Coffee

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




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