Decadent Decaf Coffee Company
My Account

How to make Bailey’s Coffee?

How would you like a refreshing cup of coffee with an Irish twist? Yes, I am talking about Bailey’s Coffee. You would not believe how simple and easy it is to make Bailey’s coffee at home.

Three ingredients and you’re all set! Could it be any easier?

This classic coffee beverage is made with coffee or espresso and Bailey’s Irish Cream, a little bit of whipped cream and it’s simply majestic.

It is a perfect mix: strong freshly brewed coffee; a dash of Bailey’s Irish Cream; and smooth, velvety whipped cream.

This coffee can be a charm of a weekend brunch or even any morning you decide to treat yourself!

 

History Lesson

Storytime!

Back in the 1940s, a group of passengers had returned from a flight that had failed to reach New York. Disappointed in the nasty winter weather and the delay in their schedule, they asked Joe Sheridan for something that would refresh them.

And that is when Joe came up with this invention.

He mixed coffee with Irish whiskey and topped it with sweet, whipped cream. This concoction was a huge success with the passengers. Soon, it came to be called Irish Coffee.

Slowly, this drink began to become quite popular throughout Ireland. Then, in the 1950s, a travel writer requested an Irish coffee at a coffee shop in San Francisco. And this is how this magic concoction was introduced to the United States.

Now, how do you brew this magic potion at home? Let’s take a look.

Recipe

What you need

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 jigger (1.5 fluid ounce) Irish Cream liqueur

Procedure

  • Pour hot brewed coffee into a mug. Stir in Irish cream
  • Top this with whipped cream and serve.

 

Viola! How easy that is!

 

Tips to make Bailey’s Irish Coffee

Here are some secrets to make a perfect Bailey’s Irish Coffee:

  • Since coffee is the major contributor, make sure it’s fresh and strong when you brew it. However, if you’re not a fan of strongly brewed coffee, you’re not gonna be a fan of this either.
  • Warm up your mug before adding the coffee. Irish coffee is a hot drink, and it helps when you pour it into a warm mug. To do that, just fill the mug with hot water while you are preparing your coffee.
  • If you wish for an extra flavor, top your Bailey’s Irish Coffee with fresh cinnamon or nutmeg. This will melt into the cream and the coffee, giving it a rich flavor.
  • Even more so, you can add shaved chocolate over the whipped cream.

 

Make your own Whipped Cream

Irish coffee calls for whipped cream. And you can make it right at home.

Just add a tablespoon of sugar to a cold mixing bowl. Add one cup of heavy whipping cream. With an electric mixer on high, whip the cream until it thickens and forms peaks.

However, do note that the original Irish coffee calls for a lightly whipped cream. If you like to pile cream high, you should whip to still peaks.

If you like lightly whipped cream but you see stiff peaks in your cream, add in a little cream and fold gently.

 

And just like that, get your daily dose of caffeine with a twist!


Related Posts

Myths & facts about Swiss Water Decaf Process decaffeinated coffee
Myth or Fact? You can't compete in barista competitions with decaf coffee... Answer: Myth!  Cole Torode, Canadian Bar...
Read More
How many calories in a Cup of Coffee?
How many calories in a Cup of Coffee? Coffee is consumed in great proportions all over the world, mostly because most...
Read More
When is Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021?
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is on Friday, 24th September 2021. It is the world’s biggest fundraising event to help peo...
Read More
How to make Cold Brew Coffee? The caffeinated or decaffeinated version
How to make Cold Brew Coffee? What other things to treat yourself in summer with than a rejuvenating cup of iced coff...
Read More
Decadent Decaf features in the Financial Times' How To Spend It Magazine, Saturday 13 February 2021
We are delighted to announce that Decadent Decaf features in the Financial Times' How To Spend It Magazine on the bes...
Read More
Coffee or Tea - Which One Has More Caffeine?
Tea or coffee, which one has more caffeine? Well, this is one of the most frequently asked questions. But, what is th...
Read More
How Much Caffeine is in Decaffeinated Coffee?
How Much Caffeine is in Decaffeinated Coffee? Coffee is no doubt, one of the most popular and highly consumed beverag...
Read More
How to make coffee in a Cafetiere or French Press
Coffee, coffee, coffee! A boost of caffeine – or caffeine whatsoever with Swiss Water Decaf coffee - and a taste that...
Read More

Leave a comment