Iced Whiskey Coffees with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream.
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Remember the time when I used to write full blown blog posts about hating coffee?
I’ve crossed over to the dark side.
Last week we did hot breakfast-style coffee and this week we’re doing cold treat style coffee. You can have both in one day. I allow it.
If we’re being real, I never actually NEEDED coffee or anything until nearly 15 months ago. I drank a lot of it while I was writing my cookbook, sometimes drinking it at 3 or 4PM which would then make me feel like I was on drugs. You know I started drinking it because I “wanted to be cool” aka, I wanted to go to a coffee shop and actually order coffee. I liked the IDEA of drinking coffee.
It sounded fun.
My love affair started with iced, it was the only way I could take it down. And I would make it taste like ice cream, of course, because after all – I always loved coffee ice cream even though I didn’t like hot coffee.
I still can’t do it black, but I CAN do it less sugary now. Less sugary. Key emphasis on LESS. I still need a hint of sweetness. Not like starbucks-cup-on-crack sweetness, not like please-give-me-diabetes-coffee or half coffee/half syrup, but you know… just a touch.
And in this case, just a touch of whiskey syrup. YESSSSS.
Whiskey syrup. We’re going there. Actually, we’re going here: BROWN SUGAR whiskey syrup.
I’m all about the caps lock today, I know.
I’m just so excited!
Speaking of excited, I saw a funny meme on instagram yesterday about a teacher telling their student to cut back on their exclamation point use and to save them for something exciting. And the student said, but I think everything is exciting!
Um hello. Welcome to my life.
I’m either 124% OMG-I’m-so-excited Jessie Spano style, or I just do not care at all. Absolutely uninterested.
So. Not only did I add whiskey syrup to the iced coffee, I added whiskey too. Straight whiskey. So note to self: this is probably a weekend coffee? A brunch date coffee. A party coffee!
It’s not an afternoon pick me up coffee, unless you want your afternoon to consist of a only good vibes and maybe a big fat nap.
Doesn’t sound so bad I guess.
Also, I swear I did not have four of these coffees before writing this nonsense. I’m sure of it.
My grandpa would probably have loved this coffee, even though he would have loved it more minus the… coffee. True statement. He was super Irish! In heritage and in behavior.
A shot and a beer was usually included in his afternoon plans but he was well into his 90s, so it was okay. Before that he spent a good amount of time at the Ugly Mug in Cape May. In fact, I’m pretty sure he has a mug on the ceiling. Winning?
I didn’t TECHNICALLY use Irish whiskey in my coffee so I don’t know if we can really call this Irish iced coffee, but heck, I’m Irish enough and I like whiskey, so it’s my Irish iced coffee version and what I want instead of green beer,
I used a Knob Creek Reserve that a wonderful blog reader gave me on the book tour, only I was like 54 months pregnant and couldn’t do much with it. And I didn’t want to waste it by putting it in baked goods or something – it’s so special that I wanted to drink it!
So I’ve been doing just that. (Not today. Not right now.)
I used my favorite cold brew recipe, a touch of cream and(!) coconut whipped cream. For a few reasons: 1. I adore coconut whipped cream. Adore it. But also 2. I was out of heavy cream, at least I didn’t have enough for coffee drenching and whipped cream. But I did have cold cans of coconut milk, so I rolled with it.
Such a good choice.
Dreamy. I want to drink it forever.
Iced Whiskey Coffees with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream
- crushed ice
- 8 ounces cold-brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons whiskey syrup
- 1 tablespoon whiskey
- 3 tablespoons cream
- coconut whipped cream for topping
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup whiskey
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
coconut whipped cream
- 1 (14-ounce) can COLD full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Fill the glass with ice. Pour in the coffee, syrup and whiskey, stirring well to mix. Stir in the cream, top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon. This is my favorite proportion for the coffee, but you can easily change it up!
- Combine the sugar, whiskey and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to bubble. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool completely. Stir in the vanilla extract and use!
coconut whipped cream
- Take the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the cans and discard the liquid (save it for a smoothie!), then scoop the firm coconut meat into the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until completely whipped and thick. Beat in the sugar. Set the bowl in the fridge until ready to use.
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I’m going to go decaffeinate myself.
67 Comments on “Iced Whiskey Coffees with Whiskey Syrup and Whipped Cream.”
I used to hate coffee, too. I can’t remember why…. Love the way this looks and sounds. Great pictures, great recipe!
i can’t remember either!
Knob Creek is life when it comes to whiskey!
Ahhhhh!! I was the blog fan who gave you the Knob Creek! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see you using it, and in a bomb coffee drink no less! I also failed to tell you that this batch is VERY high in proof and tends to taste better poured over a very large ice cube slighty melted, or drink it neat but add a small capful of water. I’m so glad you enjoy it! And yes, you were basically ready to give birth and I definitely thought someone was going to judge me for giving that to you. Cheers!
oh my gosh Allison!! so glad you commented, I’m sorry I didn’t remember it was you – total pregnancy brain. i absolutely LOVE this – and yes, it’s intense. :)
No worries at all! I saw the faint image of the metal name plate on the bottle while reading the post and thought, omg could it be?! Enjoy it! And now I have weekend plans to make this boozy concoction :)
PS made your honey Dijon skillet chicken last night and it was delicious!
so glad you liked it!
OMG the Ugly Mug is the best!
Oh my gosh. You are amazing. This is what dreams are made of and I can’t wait to try it!!! Now we just need to make St. Patrick’s day brunch a thing and we’re set :)
I’M SO HAPPY you crossed over to the dark side! I literally cannot imagine life without coffee and am not ashamed to admit that. When I was three, my teacher asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said ‘cappuccino machine’. I’m not even kidding.
this makes me love you even more.
Oh. My. Stars. The sweetest nectars of the gods – coffee and whiskey – just had a divine lovechild and crowned him with a delicious coconut-y halo.
Cannot. I Cannot.
Also…I’m half Irish (ok, Irish/Scandinavian) and half Pacific Islander. So whiskey and coconut…That’s the best metaphor I’ve ever heard to describe my lineage. Mostly the best because it’s boozy and drinkable, but whatever. I don’t have a problem. (I mean, there’s a half empty bottle of Old Grandad sitting on my floor next to my desk, but that’s because my boyfriend was visiting this weekend, not because I drink alone while I’m working. I promise.)
sounds like we’re kindred spirits… ;)
I feel like you are writing these coffee posts for me, HA! I am always up for a cup of coffee and this looks absolutely delicious. I am officially in an iced coffee phase, so bring it on.
yes! totally that time of year.
The sun is out today and there’s nothing I like more on a day like today than an iced coffee! This sounds absolutely amazing!!
I started drinking coffee at my first real big-girl job… not because I had be at my desk by 8 am but because the office was freezing and needed something warm in my belly! I still drink it but more for the ‘I like coffee while checking my email’ and less for the ‘I need it to make it though the day’.
And nothing makes me happier than the way the cream swirls through iced coffee!
i know, how satisfying are those cream swirls?!
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Whiskey syrup AND coconut whip?! Heck yes! So delicious!
This looks PHENOMENAL! I’ll make this after work tomorrow night for SURE!
Whiskey syrup? Sign me up!
Love that it says the recipe makes “1.” I realize you mean the actual coffee, not the syrup or cream, but sure sounds fun, doesn’t it? If only I didnt have 3 more hours of work… because this looks soooooooo good!
haha!! yes, all that whiskey syrup… just for me. :)
The pictures in the article are so captivating. Whiskey is a big no for me but still i’m dying to try it. Nice way to beat the sun..
This sounds amazing!! You’re a total genius. Obvs.
I love when you post recipes and I already have everything at home! Sadly I cannot drink coffee after like 3 or I’ll be up all night, but I am definitely saving this for Saturday!
Also, Wigle Whiskey is having a whiskey and coffee night on the 23rd, and I feel like this will hold me over until then :)
oh my gosh. i need to go!
Silly question, but is the whiskey syrup alcoholic ?
i think technically it IS – but the alcohol does mostly cook out. but i wouldn’t serve it to my kid, haha.
I’m so happy for your sake, but even happier for mine, that you crossed over to the darkside because this looks fantastic!
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oh my gossshhhh you kill me with your photos and amazingness! I can’t drink my coffee black either, and honestly I just don’t care to! I don’t overdo it on the heavy, sweetened creamers either, so meh, I’ll take my cup like a cafe au lait pretty much every day!
This whiskey syrup sounds beyond heavenly.
Oh yyaassss!! This sounds amazing that’s why I started drinking coffee too I like the idea of it! Haha I want to try this like today! I love it already.
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The idea of coffee and working in coffee shops and graduate school is what converted me to a coffee lover. And I started out with lots of fat and sugar in mine as well. That seems to be the hook. Then I forced myself to black because I was spending way too much money. But that’s what awesome recipes like this are for-you get all the creamy goodness without having to empty your wallet!
Made this last night. The beeeest. So good! Also obsessing over the syrups you shared on your cold brew coffee post. Life changing! :)
Can you make the syrup ahead of time?
my grandpa had a shot and a beer nearly every day, too, and he lived to be 86. maybe something to it?!
OMG they look delicious I so need to try this out, perfect for the summer
this is good stuff…looks delicious
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Mom and I were left home alone on a Sunday, so obviously we made these up… and turned them into milkshakes! Magically delicious.
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Woohoo! It is a holiday weekend and I have all the ingredients on hand! I may never finish unpacking at this rate – but who cares! I already use coconut milk/cream for my coffee – nasty dairy allergy – so I always have canned on hand.
Useful tip maybe – I found Golden Star brand recently at Walmart and have given up all others – the only ingredients are coconut and water! No chemicals or gums – just the good stuff. And it is cheaper than the gummed up name brand stuff! I tend to buy every can on the shelf when I shop so I don’t run out!
However, because it lacks preservatives it does go bad, even in the fridge if I cannot use it fast enough. Answer? I dollop it into ice cube trays and freeze it, then pop the lumps into a freezer bag for easy portions for my coffee! Of course I will probably break into a fresh can for this, because I don’t think it will whip well frozen, but just an FYI for the coconut milk/cream fans :-)
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Coffee and Whiskey, my fac foralways <3
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This sounds amazing! Saving this for non preggers days!
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Looks very good. I would love to try to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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