We know Irish coffee is a top treat and Bailey's Irish cream is hugely popular but how about you put those two together and add some fresh cold cream!

A post on Reddit for "Irish coffee, with Baileys whipped cream", got huge attention in 2022 and we can't blame the community, "the front page of the internet". This looks like a genius idea for a cocktail!

While the Reddit post doesn't supply a recipe we're thinking that, seeing as it is St. Patrick's Day season this would be a glorious addition to the celebrations as a post-dinner dessert drink. 

We're just being creative here but we're thinking a cold Irish coffee recipe (with or without sugar) topped off with Bailey's Irish... whipped cream. Why not put some sprinkles on top too, or chocolate shavings? We're all in.

The Reddit community clearly agrees that this drink looks great. Just some of the comments include:

"And I call this one, 'as close as you can get to Bailey's without getting your eyes wet.'"

"Now that's what I call... SCHLUPPA (looks fecking tops) Slainte, mo chara."

"That'll go good with some waffles on a Sunday."

Here's how we'd go about making it...

Cold Irish coffee recipe

Serves 1


  • 2 sugar cubes (optional) 
  • 1.5 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup coffee


Make hot coffee and add all the ingredients (multiplying quantities for the number of people you want to serve). 

Place in fridge and allow it to chill.

Bailey's Irish whipped cream recipe

Serves 1 (or more)



Add heavy whipping cream, and sugar to your stand mixer bowl.

Beat with the whisk attachment on medium speed until the mixture thickens slightly.

Stream in the Irish cream and continue to beat until stiff peak forms.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Creating the Reddit-inspired cocktail

Add the liquid cocktail to the glass / glasses of your choosing. 

Spoon or use an icing bag to add the Irish whipped cream. 

You're welcome and enjoy!

* Originally published in 2022, updated in March 2023.