Indulge in Luxury: Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream

Welcome, coffee lovers! I am thrilled to share with you my recipe for Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream. As a barista and a coffee enthusiast, I am always looking for new ways to jazz up my cup of Joe, and this recipe is the ultimate winter treat.

Imagine the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee infused with warm, spicy flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and a dash of brandy, topped off with luxurious whipped cream. This spiced coffee is everything you need to warm you from the inside out on a chilly morning or evening.

Whether you are entertaining guests or enjoying some quiet time by the fire, this Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream is sure to impress. So why not add some extra warmth and coziness to your holiday season with this Christmas coffee that will have everyone coming back for more.

Stay tuned for the rest of the recipe article that includes tips, tricks, and variations that will make your Spiced Coffee even better than imagined!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream
Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream

If you’re a coffee lover who craves for a twist in their everyday coffee, then you’re in for a treat with this spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream recipe. Not only does it add a blend of exotic spices to your typical coffee, but the brandy whipped cream topping also adds an extra kick of flavor that will leave your palate wanting more.

The Spiced Coffee recipe features an irresistible combination of flavors including ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and freshly brewed hot coffee. These spices work together to create a cozy aroma that is perfect for chilly winter mornings or cozy nights in front of the TV. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be enjoyed as a hot or iced beverage.

And let’s not forget about the brandy whipped cream. It elevates the entire coffee experience by adding another layer of richness and depth. The addition of whipped cream also helps mellow out the spiciness of the coffee.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion, but it certainly stands out during the holiday season. Imagine serving this spiced Christmas coffee to your friends and family and seeing their faces light up with excitement. Not only will they be impressed by your barista-like skills, but they’ll also appreciate the love and effort put into making such a unique and delicious drink.

So whether you’re looking to spice up your morning routine or impress your guests at your next holiday gathering, this spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream recipe is sure to impress and satisfy both you and your taste buds.

Ingredient List

 Add some spice to your life with this Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream!
Add some spice to your life with this Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream!

Ingredients for Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream Recipe

  • 3 cups of freshly brewed hot coffee preferably mild or your favorite coffee brand
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of brandy, or any coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or espresso liqueur
  • For the brandied whipped cream:
    • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon brandy or vanilla extract

Substitutions and Variations


  • Coffee brandy for pumpkin spice liqueur to create a seasonal, spiced pumpkin flavor.
  • Chilled eggnog or gingersnap milk for whipped cream to add extra depth of flavor for the holidays.

Serving and Pairing

This spiced coffee is perfect to serve on cold winter mornings or after dinner with dessert. It pairs well with cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, cheesecake or any chocolate-based dessert.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

This recipe can be made ahead up to one day before you need it. To reheat just heat gently in the microwave until warm then add whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Tips for Perfect Results

For perfectly spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream:

  • Use freshly ground coffee beans.
  • Use mulling spices such as star anise or cloves to increase the depth of flavor.
  • For a lighter version try using whipped cream made with low-fat milk instead of heavy cream.


Q: Can I make this recipe vegan?

A: Yes, substitute heavy cream with coconut cream and add a little extra sugar to balance the flavors.

Q: Can I use chocolate liqueur instead of brandy?

A: Absolutely, adding different liqueurs can add depth and complexity to your Spiced Coffee.


Spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream is a perfect winter warmer that will delight your senses. It’s simple to make and can easily be customized by using different flavors of liqueur or spices. Try one today and impress your guests with your creativity!

The Recipe How-To

 Nothing beats the warmth and flavor of spiced coffee on a chilly day.
Nothing beats the warmth and flavor of spiced coffee on a chilly day.

Preparing the Spiced Coffee

  1. Brew the Coffee: Start by brewing freshly ground coffee in a coffee maker, ensuring a good cup of coffee that’s not too strong or weak. For this recipe, I suggest using about 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every 4 cups of water.

  2. Add Spices: While the coffee is still hot, add spices including 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1 tsp sugar along with 1/2 cup of brandy (optional spice-mulling blend will also suffice). Stir well until all the spices dissolve completely.

  3. Chill: Once you’ve added the spices and brandy, allow the coffee to cool then place it in a refrigerator or icebox until cold for up to an hour. This downplays the heat of the coffee or risk lessening whipped cream if added prematurely.

Preparing Brandied Whipped Cream

  1. Whip Cream: One can prepare spiced whipped cream using either an electric hand mixer or manual whisk beamswork. In a bowl, add 1 cup chilled heavy whipped cream and start whipping on high speed until the mixture takes shape but isn’t yet stiffened.

  2. Add Flavors: Next, add two tablespoons of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of brandy, whisking continuously until combined well with no chunks visible.

  3. Final Touches: Continue whipping until soft peaks form then set aside approximately three-fourths of your spiced whipped cream in another prepared bowl.

  4. Mix In: Leave aside remaining whipped cream in original preparation bowl and gently fold to it a single tablespoon of powdered sugar. Ensure proper folding to prevent over-stirring leading to flattening out or becoming too stiff.


  1. Pour spiced coffee into mugs until almost full before adding a dollop or two of your freshly made brandied whipped cream on top.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add spiced rum instead of brandy if desired.
  • For non-alcoholic alternatives, replace brandy with apple cider, black tea or coffee.
  • Add some crème de cacao or chocolate liqueur for coffee drinks with a chocolaty twist.

Tips for Perfect Results

  • Use freshly brewed coffee rather than instant coffee.
  • Allow the coffee to cool off well before adding whipped cream to prevent melting or spreading out.
  • Do not over-whip your whipped cream as this leads to an uncomfortable texture that may negatively affect taste.


  1. Can I use a different liquor instead of brandy?

Yes, you can use any alcoholic drink of choice, such as spiced rum, Irish cream liqueur or coffee liqueur.

  1. How long will the whipped cream last in the refrigerator?

The spiced whipped cream can be refrigerated for up to two days in a tightly sealed container.


Substitutions and Variations

 Take your coffee to the next level with a dollop of brandied whipped cream.
Take your coffee to the next level with a dollop of brandied whipped cream.

Don’t have all the ingredients on hand? No worries! There are plenty of substitutions and variations for this Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream recipe.

Firstly, if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the brandy or replace it with brandy extract. Another substitute for the brandy would be coffee liqueur or chocolate liqueur for a different twist in flavor.

You can also change up the spices used to create your own unique version of this spiced coffee. Try substituting the ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, or mulling spices with pumpkin spice or even spiced rum. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add brown sugar instead of regular sugar.

For those who prefer a stronger coffee flavor, try switching up the ground coffee type. Using espresso instead of regular ground coffee will give your spiced coffee a more intense taste. Additionally, using dark roast beans instead of mild roast beans will give a bolder flavor to this spiced recipe.

If you’re feeling extra creative, try experimenting with different types of whipped cream toppings! You can swap out regular whipped cream for eggnog, gingersnap pudding or even rum-flavored whipped cream to complement the holiday season and make it even more festive!

Overall, these substitutions and variations allow for endless possibilities in how you can modify this Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream recipe to fit your preferred taste preferences!

Serving and Pairing

 Who said coffee can't be festive? Get in the holiday spirit with this cozy drink.
Who said coffee can’t be festive? Get in the holiday spirit with this cozy drink.

This spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream is a perfect warm beverage for any holiday gathering or cozy night in. The rich and warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ground coffee are perfectly combined with the sweet brandy-flavored whipped cream.

To kick things up a notch, add some chocolate liqueur or crème de cacao to make this delicious drink the ultimate dessert cocktail for the adult crowd.

For a non-alcoholic version, simply skip the brandy and substitute it with 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract. This recipe is also great for an after-dinner treat to serve with your favorite pumpkin spice pudding or eggnog gingersnap cocktail.

The best way to enjoy this spiced coffee is piping hot, right out of the oven. For a refreshing twist, try serving it over ice during warmer months. This coffee pairs perfectly with any dessert items like brownies, pies, cakes or try it with prairie farms milkshakes, Allen coffee nudge or keoke coffee.

Overall, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this flavorful and aromatic spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream. Whip up a batch and serve it up with your favorite holiday treats for an unforgettable experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 It's like a warm hug in a mug with a kick of brandy and spice.
It’s like a warm hug in a mug with a kick of brandy and spice.

If you’re planning on serving this spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream for a holiday party, you’ll be glad to know that it can be made ahead of time. To do so, brew the coffee and prepare the whipped cream as instructed in the recipe, then store the coffee and whipped cream separately in their respective containers in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the coffee on the stove or in the microwave until hot (be sure not to boil it), then add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Alternatively, if you prefer serving your drinks cold or as an iced coffee, let the coffee cool down first before storing it in the fridge until chilled.

In terms of storing leftovers, any remaining spiced coffee can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The brandied whipped cream can also be stored separately in a covered bowl for up to 24 hours.

If you have extra brandy-spiked whipped cream left over and aren’t quite sure what to do with it, I recommend using it as a delicious topping for other holiday treats, such as hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, or apple crisp. The possibilities are endless!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect way to start your morning or enjoy as an afternoon treat.
The perfect way to start your morning or enjoy as an afternoon treat.

To get the perfect blend of flavors in your spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream, follow these tips for perfect results:

Firstly, use freshly brewed hot coffee to make this recipe. The desired flavor and aroma of coffee can only be achieved by using newly brewed and properly ground coffee beans. Using stale or pre-brewed coffee will result in a flat-tasting drink.

Secondly, add the spices carefully. Be sure not to overdo it on any single spice. A balance in spicing is needed to create the perfect blend of flavors. Start with a small amount of mulling spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar before gradually increasing the quantity if necessary.

Thirdly, adjust the sweetness before serving. Taste the coffee before adding more sugar or powdered sugar – some people prefer less sweet drinks while others like it sweeter. Also, when making whipped cream, try to use non-sugar sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup to enhance its taste.

Fourthly, whip the heavy cream thoroughly but be careful not to over-whip it. The cream should be soft enough to form soft peaks when whipped but firm enough that it doesn’t collapse when blended with the other ingredients. To avoid accidental over-whipping, watch closely during the whipping process and stop once you get close to the desired texture.

Lastly, serve your spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream immediately after preparing it. This will ensure optimal flavor and texture since hot drinks like this one are best served fresh off the stove or kettle. If you must store leftovers in the refrigerator, do so only for a short time and reheat gently before serving again.

By following these steps for making spiced coffee with brandied whipped cream recipe, you’ll enjoy a perfectly balanced drink that captures all of the rich holiday flavors reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen during Christmas time!


Now, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about this Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream recipe. Here are some answers to the most common queries that people often have.

Can I add whipped cream to hot coffee?

One fun and delicious addition to both hot and iced coffee is whipped cream. Adding it to iced coffee creates a creamy and enjoyable experience, especially when blended with the rest of the drink. Meanwhile, in hot coffee, the whipped cream surreally sits on top, sailing like a tiny boat on a sea of caffeine.

Does whip cream work in coffee?

Adding whipped cream to your coffee is like adding a soft scoop of ice cream, because whipped cream is essentially cream that has been whipped with air. However, when you pour it into hot coffee, it’ll dissolve back into a liquid form. When adding whipped cream to your coffee, mix it thoroughly to avoid any chunks forming.

How do you keep whipped cream from melting on coffee?

Want to impress your dinner guests? Try adding a tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar to a cup of whipping cream before whipping it to perfection. To make it even better, add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the powdered sugar before mixing it with the cream. Whip it up in the morning and it will be perfectly stable to serve after dinner.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, by following the steps in this Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream recipe, you are guaranteed to have a delicious and indulgent coffee experience. Not only does this recipe use common kitchen ingredients, but it also incorporates festive flavors that are perfect for any holiday event.

With substitutions and variations available, there are endless ways to make this recipe your own. And with tips for perfect results and make-ahead options, you can even relish this delightful coffee on busy mornings or during gatherings with friends and family.

So why not give your regular cup of coffee a tasty upgrade? Whether you’re making Mexican Coffee, a Brandy Coffee Nudge, or just an Iced Spiced Coffee, this recipe has got you covered. With its spiced Christmas flavor and brandied whipped cream topping, it’s sure to impress even the most seasoned coffee drinkers.

The next time you need to satisfy your caffeine craving, reach for the ingredients in this recipe and elevate your daily coffee ritual. From holiday get-togethers to cozy mornings indoors, Spiced Coffee with Brandied Whipped Cream is a must-try for every coffee lover out there.

Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream

Spiced Coffee With Brandied Whipped Cream Recipe

Wonderful coffee for starting or ending a special day. To simplify things, you can skip the whipped cream and just add the brandy in the spiced coffee. A well-deserved treat either way! From the December 2001 issue of Bon Appetit.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 99.3 kcal


  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 8 ounces ground coffee
  • 3 -4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 7 cups water


  • Beat whipping cream in large bowl to soft peaks; add powdered sugar and brandy and beat to form peaks.
  • Place ground coffee, cardamom, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in coffee filter.
  • Using spoon, mix gently.
  • Add water to coffee maker and brew according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • After pouring coffee, garnish each mug with a dollop of whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 236gCalories: 99.3kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 0.6gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 30.6mgSodium: 13mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 3.2g
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