Last Updated on December 30, 2023 by Carne Diem
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With St. Patrick's Day and Spring just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to use our newly acquired quarantine internet/TikTok skills and make up this delicious drink. You will definitely be dancing an Irish jig after combining the caffeine from the instant coffee and Irish Whiskey together! Basically it is a combination of one of the most popular internet drinks of 2020: the Dalgona whipped coffee with the best coffee cocktail in the history of mankind: the Irish Coffee.
I am not going to lie, my alcohol consumption during Covid also increased a tad. Being that St. Paddy's Day is just around the corner I have had a craving for Irish Coffee, and the wife keeps drinking Dalgona coffee. As a result, the obvious Irish Whipped Coffee was born.
Making the Whipped Irish Coffee
For two Irish Whipped Coffees, you will need 2 tablespoons instant coffee/espresso, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons hot water, 2 teaspoons brown sugar (divided), 4 tablespoons of Irish Whiskey (divided), and 1 cup of milk (divided).
Make the Irish Dalgona Whipped Topping
Mix the instant coffee/espresso, white sugar and hot water in a large mixing bowl.
Beat on medium high for about 5 minutes, moving the mixer around in a zig zag motion. This is where using a handheld mixer comes in handy because using a whisk for 5 minutes straight can be a bit exhausting.
Magically, as the mixture is beaten, it will begin to stiffen. When the mixture begins to form stiff peaks you are all done.
Finishing the Whipped Irish Coffee
To complete the drink you will need your favorite Irish Whiskey, some brown sugar, milk and some Irish Coffee mugs. In the bottom of 2 Irish coffee mugs, place 1 teaspoon each of light brown sugar.
Top the brown sugar with ½ cup of milk in each glass. This can be either hot or cold depending on your preference. For a cold Irish Whipped Coffee, pour ½ a cup of cold/chilled milk on top of the brown sugar. For a hot Irish Whipped Coffee, first warm your milk, to near boiling, before pouring ½ a cup of milk over the brown sugar.
Next, add 2 tablespoons of Irish Whiskey to each glass. Top each glass with half of the cloud-like, whipped coffee mixture.
When you are ready to consume this belly warming drink, give it a few stirs to combine all the ingredients and enjoy! Slainte!
The Dalgona Whipped Coffee makes the perfect after dinner drink for your St. Patrick's Day meal such as our Scratch Corned Beef: From Packer to the Table. It also pairs well with steak like our Reverse Seared Teres Major with His and Her Sauces and Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steak.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dalgona is a whipped coffee or hand whipped coffee made from whipping together instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water.
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Whipped Irish Coffee: Irish Dalgona
- 1 Cup Whole Milk divided
- 2 teaspoon Light Brown Sugar divided
- 4 Tablespoon Irish Whiskey divided
- 2 Tablespoon Instant Coffee or Espresso
- 2 Tablespoon White Sugar
- 2 Tablespoon Very Hot Water
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, instant espresso, and hot water.
- Beat the mixture on medium high for about 5 minutes, moving the mixer around in a zig zag motion.
- Place 1 teaspoon each of light brown sugar in the bottom of 2 Irish coffee glasses.
- Add ½ cup of milk to each glass. This can be either cold, for a chilled drink, or hot for a hot Irish Coffee.
- Add 2 tablespoons of your favorite Irish Whiskey to the glass.
- Top with the whipped Dalgona topping. Stir together and enjoy.