Indulge in Decadence with Irish Coffee Cream Pie

Are you ready to indulge in a rich and creamy dessert that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds? Look no further than this Irish Coffee Cream Pie recipe. This pie is the perfect combination of sweet and bold flavors that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning dessert lover.

The inspiration for this recipe comes from the classic Irish coffee cocktail. We’ve taken the iconic flavors of strong coffee, creamy whipped cream, and smooth Irish whiskey and turned them into an irresistible pie.

At first glance, you may be intimidated by the lengthy ingredient list and recipe instructions. But trust me, it’s worth taking the time to make this from scratch. Not only will you impress your guests with your baking skills, but you’ll also have a show-stopping dessert that everyone will want to try.

So don’t hesitate – grab your apron and let’s get started on making this mouth-watering Irish Coffee Cream Pie!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Coffee Cream Pie
Irish Coffee Cream Pie

Do you love coffee? Do you love pies? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you’re in for a real treat. Let me introduce you to my Irish Coffee Cream Pie recipe.

This pie is everything you could ever want in a dessert. It’s rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor. The sweet graham cracker crust is the perfect base for the rich Irish cream filling. And the coffee ice cream on top adds just the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the pie.

But why stop there? To make it even more indulgent, I’ve added a whiskey-infused ganache on top. That’s right – whiskey and chocolate all in one delicious bite.

Not only does this pie taste amazing, it’s also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have a dessert that will impress your friends and family. Plus, you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

So what are you waiting for? Try this Irish Coffee Cream Pie recipe today and discover why it’s sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire.

Ingredient List

“Satisfy your sweet tooth with this dreamy Irish Coffee Cream Pie!”

Irish Coffee Cream Pie Recipe Ingredients

Making an Irish Coffee Cream Pie depends on gathering the right ingredients to make this mouth-watering dessert. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • Irish Cream Filling:
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup Irish cream liqueur (like Bailey’s)
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • Chocolate Ganache Topping:
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Coffee Mud Layer:
  • Optional
  • This ingredient is for additional texture and flavor to the pie
  • To create a coffee mud layer, you can use store-bought coffee ice cream or make your own by mixing your coffee ice cream with instant coffee and smoked Irish whiskey.
  • Whipped Cream Topping:
  • Optional
  • Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate for a perfect finish.

Double-check your ingredients list before heading out to shop for ingredients. Planning ahead and having everything measured and collected in one place is the key to successful baking.

The Recipe How-To

“Just one bite and you’ll be transported to a cozy Irish pub.”

Now comes the exciting part: the recipe how-to! Let’s get started on making this delicious Irish Coffee Cream Pie.

Make the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted

First, you’ll need to make the crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Mix until everything is combined.

Next, take a 9-inch pie dish and press the crust mixture into it. Use your fingertips or a spoon to make sure that everything is packed tightly and evenly.

Place the crust in the freezer for about 10 minutes so that it can set.

Make the Filling

  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee
  • 2/3 cup of hot water
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup of Kahlua
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

In a small mixing bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the hot water and stir until fully dissolved. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together heavy cream, sugar, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, and softened butter in a separate mixing bowl until smooth and whipped.

Heat up smoked Irish whiskey in a saucepan until it becomes completely liquid. Mix instant coffee into whiskey to make a paste before adding it to heavy cream mixture. Let it run through until mixture looks even in texture.

Add gelatin mixture while stirring continuously until filling is evenly mixed. Pour this filling over the crust you already prepared earlier.

Refrigerate the pie for at least 6 hours, until it is completely set.

Make the Ganache

  • 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of Irish whiskey

Combine chopped chocolate and heavy cream in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over a pot with simmering water, stir until everything is combined and chocolate has melted. Lastly, add Irish whiskey and mix well.

Pour ganache mixture over the pie evenly, put it back in the refrigerator until ganache sets.

Serving the Pie

Take out the Irish Coffee Cream Pie from the fridge and let it sit for a couple of minutes before slicing. Garnish with whipped cream or chocolate shavings if desired. Enjoy this delicious coffee dessert and wow your guests at a dinner party!

Substitutions and Variations

“Indulge in this decadent pie with a cup of hot coffee for the ultimate treat.”

Are you looking for ways to tweak the recipe or substitute some ingredients? Here are some ideas:

– Chocolate Cookie Crust: Instead of graham cracker crust, try using chocolate cookie crumbs for a deeper chocolate flavor. Mix 1 1/2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs with 1/4 cup of melted butter and press into the pie dish.

– Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie: Swap out the Kahlua and irish whiskey for Bailey’s Irish Cream to give the pie a creamier taste.

– Coffee Mud Pie: If you’re a fan of coffee drinks, try making a coffee mud pie by adding 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the irish coffee filling, and topping it with a layer of coffee ice cream instead of whipped cream.

– Smoked Irish Whiskey Ganache: For an extra layer of complexity, mix 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate with 1/2 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons smoked irish whiskey, and 1 tablespoon instant coffee in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Pour over the top of the pie as a ganache layer.

– Gelatin Substitute: If you don’t have unflavored gelatin or prefer not to use it, replace it with cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water until smooth, then stir into the filling mixture before heating.

These are just some ideas to help you get creative with your Irish Coffee Cream Pie recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

“The smooth and silky texture of the cream filling will leave you wanting more.”

When it comes to serving and pairing Irish Coffee Cream Pie, the possibilities are endless. This decadent dessert is perfect for entertaining, family gatherings or just a cozy night in. Here are a few ideas on how to enjoy this delicious treat.

Firstly, you can serve the Irish Coffee Cream Pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of hot fudge sauce. The sweetness of the whipped cream perfectly complements the bittersweet chocolate ganache layer of the pie while the fudge sauce adds an extra layer of richness.

Secondly, you can pair the Irish Coffee Cream Pie with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or, for an authentic experience, with an Irish Coffee cocktail. An Irish Coffee cocktail is made using hot coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey, and whipped cream. The warmth of the coffee combined with the creamy filling of the pie creates a perfect balance of sweet and bitter in each bite.

Lastly, you can also experiment by pairing this coffee cream pie with other desserts. For instance, serving it alongside another dessert such as Apple Crumble or Sticky Toffee Pudding can make for an interesting combination that’s sure to impress.

No matter how you choose to serve it, there’s no denying that this Irish Coffee Cream Pie is a delightful dessert that will leave your taste buds wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day you need a little pick-me-up.”

Let’s face it-when it comes to desserts, they’re never around for long. But what if I told you that you could make this Irish Coffee Cream Pie recipe ahead of time, store it away and reheat it later without losing any of its deliciousness? Yes, it is very possible!

Making this pie ahead of time is actually a great idea because all the flavors have a chance to meld and intensify over time resulting in an even tastier treat. To get started with making ahead, ensure that the pie is completely cooled down to room temperature. Then cover the pie tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to two days.

Storing this Irish Coffee Cream Pie is not difficult at all, but there one important thing to keep in mind: keep it cool! The pie needs to be stored away from heat sources such as the stove or direct sunlight. In addition, avoid storing anything on top of the pie directly. If you follow these precautions, your pie can last up to three days in the fridge!

Now here’s where things heat up-reheating! If you plan on reheating this coffee cream pie before serving, I recommend taking it out of the refrigerator and allowing it to sit at room temperature for about thirty minutes prior. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C), remove any wrappings, and place the pie in a preheated oven for approximately 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, reheat individual slices in a microwave oven on medium (50%) power for 20-25 seconds per slice.

Take note that though this method will return some degree of crispiness to the crust, reheating should not dry out or burn the filling nor should be allowed to brown on top. It won’t hold quite as well as freshly baked pie does and any leftover slices should be stored covered in plastic wrap inside an airtight container.

With these easy steps, you’ll be able to enjoy your Irish Coffee Cream Pie any time you wish without worrying about the loss of its flavors or texture. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to make more and more of it because, in the words of Mrs. Claus, “once is never enough”!

Tips for Perfect Results

“The combination of coffee and whiskey gives this pie a bold and delicious flavor.”

When it comes to making the perfect Irish Coffee Cream Pie, there are a few tips that can guarantee your success. First, make sure your crust is firm and holds its shape. When pressing the graham cracker crumbs into the pie dish, use the bottom of a measuring cup to gently press down and create an even layer.

When it comes to the filling, be sure to let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. This will allow the pie to set and make for perfect slices. Additionally, if you want to add a little extra coffee flavor to your filling, consider adding 1 extra tablespoon of instant coffee.

For those wanting a richer flavor profile, substitute bittersweet chocolate for the semi-sweet chocolate in both the pie and the ganache recipe. The deep chocolaty notes will complement the Irish coffee flavor perfectly.

And finally, when making the whipped cream topping, be sure not to over-whip it. Over-whipped cream can quickly turn into butter, ruining its creamy texture. Beat until soft peaks form and then add in powdered sugar slowly while continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

By following these simple tips, you can guarantee that your Irish Coffee Cream Pie will be a success and have everyone asking for seconds!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Irish Coffee Cream Pie is a delectable dessert that will leave you wanting more. Its ingredients are easy to find and its recipe is easy to follow. This pie is perfect for anyone, from coffee lovers to dessert enthusiasts.

By making simple substitutions or variations, this pie can be customized to your liking. It’s a versatile dessert that can be served in any season, whether it’s summer or winter.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try! Impress your friends and family with a homemade Irish Coffee Cream Pie that tastes just as good as any dessert you’d find at a fancy restaurant. You won’t be disappointed!

Irish Coffee Cream Pie

Irish Coffee Cream Pie Recipe

"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" was the title of the menu for this gourmet club dinner. And smile they did when they tasted this refrigerator pie.
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Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Calories 580 kcal



  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumb
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 4 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee, dissolved in the hot water


  • shaved bittersweet chocolate


  • Crust: Pre heat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Mix butter and crumbs, press into 9" pie pan, bake until set approx.
  • 8 mins.
  • Cool completely Filling:Combine all ingredients in a chilled bowl.
  • Beat on medium speed until mixture hold peaks.
  • Pour into crust and garnish.
  • Chill 4 hours or overnight.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 154gCalories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 31.3gProtein: 3.8gFat: 46.9gSaturated Fat: 28.2gCholesterol: 157.4mgSodium: 173.3mgSugar: 11.2g
Keyword Dessert, Easy, European, Low Protein, Oven, Pie, Refrigerator, St. Patrick's Day, Weeknight
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