Irish Coffee

I am not sure why I waited so long to post keto Irish coffees, they bring back so many wonderful childhood memories when my parents would host dinner parties and I was in charge of shaking the cream for their Irish coffees. I always stayed up for that responsibility! My mom had one of those plastic retro cream shakers and my arm would ache from the consistent shaking! Anyway… Irish coffees are an indulgent end to a lovely meal on a weekend night, and I often prefer it to having a dessert. If you are very sensitive to caffeine and prefer not to have coffee at night, simply use decaf coffee. I bought these beautiful Irish Coffee glasses just for these, but we often use them for a creamy coffee topped with whipped cream (and Funnyman likes to use them to enjoy the keto milkshakes I make him!)

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Carbs 1.7g | Fat 20g | Protein 0.6g
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Irish Coffee

An indulgent end to a lovely meal on a weekend night, I often love an Irish Coffee in place of dessert. If you are very sensitive to caffeine and prefer not to have coffee at night, simply use decaf coffee.
Course Drinks
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Per serving

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 20g


  • 80 g (2.8 oz) double cream
  • 2 tsp Swerve® sweetener
  • 2 cups hot, black coffee
  • 2 tots* whiskey
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, (an optional garnish)


  • Use a hand mixer on a low setting to whip the double cream and sweetener in a bowl until thickened. It should still be pourable, so be careful not to overwhip it.
  • In the meantime, prepare two cups of black coffee. If you like your coffee sweet, sweeten it up as normal (I like to use Truvia in my coffee). Stir a tot* of whiskey into each one.
  • Pour the cream into the cup of coffee over the back of a spoon. This will help allow it to fall in gently and slowly without seeping into the coffee. Dust over a little cocoa powder if you are feeling fancy. Enjoy!
    *A tot in the UK is usually approx. 25ml (0.8 fl oz), but everyone has their own preference. I like to only use a tablespoon of whiskey in my Irish coffee, but there is nothing wrong increasing it because there are zero carbs in whiskey!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        246Kcal / 1029kJ
Fat                                20g
Carbohydrates              1.7g
Protein                          0.6g


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