Indulge in the Rich & Decadent Irish Coffee Cream Sauce

Greetings coffee lovers! Are you tired of plain old boring coffee? Do you want to spice up your taste buds with something rich, creamy, and boozy? Look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you – Irish Coffee Cream Sauce.

This indulgent sauce is the perfect addition to elevate any dessert or morning brew. It’s made with a blend of heavy cream, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and of course, coffee. The result is a smooth and velvety sauce with a hint of sweetness that complements the bold flavor of coffee.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch or need a quick pick-me-up, this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe will surely impress your guests or your own taste buds. So grab your apron and let’s get started on this sweet and savory journey together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Coffee Cream Sauce
Irish Coffee Cream Sauce

Are you a fan of Irish cream? Or do you love the rich flavor and aroma of coffee? If yes, then you’re in for a treat with this incredible Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe.

This sauce is perfect for those who want to add delicious, creamy flavor to their coffee. It’s easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. The combination of Irish cream and whiskey in this recipe gives it a unique and flavorful twist that will leave your taste buds craving more.

The best part about this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce is its versatility. You can use it as a topping for your coffee, desserts or even as a drizzle over ice cream. You can also incorporate it into other recipes, such as caramel whiskey sauce or Irish cream coffee.

This recipe is not only quick and easy to make but is also perfect for entertaining guests. Whether you’re hosting an event or enjoying a cozy night in with your loved ones, this creamy sauce will bring warmth and comfort to any occasion.

So why not give it a try? With the irresistible aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the smoothness of Irish whiskey mixed with rich brown sugar and heavy cream, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in no time. Satisfy your sweet tooth and give yourself the perfect excuse for indulgence with this decadent sauce.

Ingredient List

“Top off your favorite dessert with a rich and boozy Irish coffee cream sauce”

Ingredients for the Irish Coffee Cream Sauce Recipe

  1. Irish Whiskey (2 ounces)
  2. Water (1 teaspoon)
  3. Brown Sugar (½ cup)
  4. Heavy Cream (1 ½ cup)
  5. Irish Cream (4 ounces)
  6. Freshly brewed coffee (6 ounces)

The Recipe How-To

“Bring a little Irish luck to your kitchen with this easy recipe”

Here is how to make the Irish Coffee Cream Sauce, a recipe that will make your taste buds dance, and that will blow your mind with its sweet aroma.

Ingredient List

To prepare this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup irish cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 ounces irish whiskey
  • 4 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee

Recipe How-To

  1. In a saucepan, heat the irish cream, heavy cream, and light brown sugar over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved, usually about ~15 minutes.

  2. Turn down the heat and add 2 ounces of irish whiskey to the saucepan.

  3. Add in 4 ounces of freshly brewed hot coffee into the (now whiskey) saucepan.

  4. Once the coffee is added, whisk everything together to fully combine.

  5. Pour this irish whiskey and coffee mixture over ice cream or for an extra decadent option, try pouring it over profiteroles and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Substitutions and Variations

There are many ways to change up this simple recipe to make it your own. Here are some variations:

  • Make a pumpkin-spiced version by mixing in canned pumpkin puree into the saucepan in step one.

  • Swap out the light brown sugar for granulated sugar for a slightly different flavor.

  • For iced coffee cocktails, simply allow your coffee mixtures to cool after combining all ingredients and then serve with ice.

Serving and Pairing

This Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe is perfect as a topping for ice cream, but it also makes an excellent drizzle for any sort of pastry-like profiteroles or eclairs.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

This sauce can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days for a creamy coffee treat any time you want it. To reheat, either microwave or heat up on the stove over medium heat.

Tips for Perfect Results

When preparing the Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe, follow these tips to get perfect results:

  • For a firmer consistency, cook the sauce over low-medium.

  • Always use freshly brewed hot coffee.

  • Add the whiskey last so it doesn’t all cook off!

  • The lighter grade of brown sugar is needed in this recipe. It’s important not to use dark-brown or else the recipe will turn molasses-like.

What type of coffee is best to use in this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe?

A dark roast coffee will bring out lots of depth and flavor, but feel free to experiment! Try original Irish Coffee, even butter pecan flavored!

How do I know when the brown sugar syrup is

Substitutions and Variations

“Warm up your taste buds with this decadent sauce”

Adding a personal touch to a recipe is one of the great joys of cooking and baking. In this section, I’ll share some substitutions and variations to make this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe even more versatile.


– Sugar: If you want to reduce the amount of sugar your diet, you can easily swap brown sugar for coconut sugar or maple syrup.

– Irish whiskey: If you don’t have Irish whiskey on hand or prefer a non-alcoholic version of this sauce, replace it with apple cider vinegar or vanilla extract. Either should give this sauce a nice tangy kick.

– Heavy cream: You can use coconut cream instead of heavy cream as a vegan substitution.

– Whipped cream: Substituting whipped cream with whipped coconut cream can also be used for vegans.


– Caramel whiskey sauce: Create a caramel whiskey sauce by adding one tablespoon of caramel sauce to the recipe. This sauce tastes deliciously rich and perfectly balances the sweetness of the brown sugar.

– Chocolate coffee cream sauce: For an added treat, add 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips to the hot coffee mixture before pouring over the Irish whiskey in Step 4.

– Coffee ice cream sundae with irish cream sauce: Drizzle this delectable pour-worthy treat over your favorite ice cream; coffee, chocolate, or vanilla. Top it off with whipped cream and your favorite sundae toppings for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert!

No matter how you choose to customize this delicious sauce recipe, rest assured it will undoubtedly make any celebration a little bit sweeter!

Serving and Pairing

“Skip the coffeehouse and make your own Irish coffee creation”

When it comes to serving Irish Coffee Cream Sauce, there are a number of options to consider. You could make a classic Irish coffee by adding a shot of Irish whiskey and a dollop of whipped cream on top of the coffee. Alternatively, you could drizzle the sauce over some hot coffee or even over some ice cream for a delicious sundae.

If you’re looking for something a little different that will still pair beautifully with this sauce, why not try making some coffee cappuccino creams? Simply whip up some lightly whipped cream and sweeten it with a dash of brown sugar or Irish whiskey before layering it in small glasses with some freshly brewed coffee. Top with a drizzle of the Irish Coffee Cream Sauce and you’ll have an indulgent and creamy coffee dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Another great option is to make use of this delicious sauce in your favorite coffee cocktails. Whether you want to create an iced coffee or a rich and creamy drink for St Patrick’s Day, this versatile sauce can be added to your recipe to give it an extra boost of flavor and sweetness.

No matter how you choose to serve it, be sure to take advantage of the rich and indulgent flavors in this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce to add a touch of luxury to your next coffee experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“This sauce is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”

Making the Irish Coffee Cream Sauce ahead of time can save you time and effort in the kitchen. This recipe can be made up to 3 days before serving, which is perfect if you are hosting a party or gathering. To make ahead, simply store the sauce in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

When it comes to reheating, there are a few options available. The first and easiest method is to reheat the sauce on your stovetop. Simply pour the desired amount of sauce into a small pot and warm it over low heat while stirring occasionally. Another option is to microwave the sauce on medium heat for about 30 seconds and then stirring well.

If you have leftover sauce that you want to store for later use, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last for up to a week in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it again, simply reheat it using one of the methods outlined above.

It’s important to note that once whipped cream has been added to the sauce, it will not hold up well if stored for long periods of time. Therefore, if you are planning on making this recipe ahead of time, it’s recommended that you wait until just before serving to add the whipped cream topping.

Overall, this recipe is very versatile and can be easily made ahead of time without sacrificing flavor or quality. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds won’t be disappointed!

Tips for Perfect Results

“A little bit of whiskey makes everything better, especially this sauce”

When it comes to making the perfect Irish coffee cream sauce, there are a few tips that can make all the difference in the final product. Here I share some tips on how to ensure your Irish coffee cream sauce comes out delicious every time.

One of the most important things in this recipe is to use high-quality ingredients. Using freshly brewed coffee and top-notch Irish whiskey is a must for a successful outcome. Don’t skimp on ingredients!

To avoid scrambling your eggs while mixing them with the other ingredients, whisk them over low heat with the sugar and water mixture until they become light and fluffy. This step is crucial, as it will prevent any unpleasant texture from ruining your sauce.

Another tip to keep in mind is to let the mixture cool before adding cream and whiskey. This will prevent any curdling or separation of ingredients, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different substitutions and variations. If you prefer a lighter version of this recipe, try using unsweetened almond or coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Or, if you want an extra kick of flavor, add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to spice things up.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create the perfect Irish coffee cream sauce every time. Enjoy your creamy creation drizzled over hot chocolate, on top of pancakes, or even as an ice cream sundae topping!


Now that you have learned how to make this delicious Irish Coffee Cream Sauce, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions about the recipe. Don’t worry if you encounter some difficulties or uncertainty while preparing this sauce; we’ve got you covered with these useful answers. Let’s dive into the FAQ section, and I will provide some helpful tips and tricks for perfect results every time.

What is Irish cream coffee made of?

Creating a delicious Irish cream coffee is an easy task that requires a precise amount of coffee, Irish whiskey, and Irish cream mixed together in a mug. Though, despite the charming appeal of using an Irish coffee glass, one can use any suitable cup. This drink is a perfect way to kickstart St. Patrick’s Day or any ordinary day of the week.

What makes Irish cream Irish?

If you’re looking for a luxurious drink option, Irish cream might be your go-to. This velvety, alcoholic beverage is crafted using Irish whiskey and cream. It could be consumed straight-up, served over ice or utilized as an ingredient in fancy mixed drinks. Additionally, it is a delightful addition to dessert recipes that aim to be indulgent and slightly tipsy.

How do you make cream float on the top of Irish coffee?

Want to give your Irish coffee that extra oomph? Let me let you in on a little secret: it’s all in the pour. Whip up some lightly whipped cream and pour it slowly into the coffee, preferably over a warm spoon. As you pour, watch as the cream gradually settles on top, forming a mouthwatering layer that’ll have you asking for more.

Why does the cream sink in my Irish coffee?

When preparing a coffee and whiskey mixture, it’s important to remember the science behind the density of the cream. The cream must have a lower density than the coffee and whiskey mixture to float properly. However, if the coffee is too strong, the mixture will become denser, making it more difficult for the cream to stay on top.

Bottom Line

Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe is perfect for all coffee lovers who want to indulge themselves in the creamy and flavorful taste of Irish whiskey-infused coffee. It’s a versatile recipe that can be used in various ways, from drizzling over dessert to adding to cocktail drinks.

The best part about this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that are easily available at your local grocery store. So don’t hesitate to try it out and impress your guests with the rich aroma and taste of classic Irish coffee.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then this recipe is an excellent choice for you. You can make it ahead of time and serve it with whipped cream and hot Irish coffee to add more luxury.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this Irish Coffee Cream Sauce recipe as a must-try for all coffee enthusiasts out there. You won’t regret giving it a shot! So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee, add some cream sauce, sit back, relax, and enjoy the heavenly flavors that will transport you straight to Ireland.

Irish Coffee Cream Sauce

Irish Coffee Cream Sauce Recipe

In addition to my related recipe of Irish Chocolate Cream Sauce, posted in a separate recipe, this sauce for dessert (cake, ice cream, tarts, etc.) is one based on a coffee flavour and is equally delightful with a compatible dessert. It uses Irish Cream Liqueur.
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Cook Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Irish
Servings 3 cups
Calories 280.4 kcal


  • 1 cup brown sugar, golden
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1/4 cup irish cream, Liqueur


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until mixture is syrupy.
  • Whisk in the coffee and cook 3 - 5 more minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the liqueur.
  • Serve hot over any dessert.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 871gCalories: 280.4kcalCarbohydrates: 72.2gProtein: 0.2gSodium: 31mgSugar: 70.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dessert, Easy, European, Sauces, Sweet
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