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Crème Brûlée Irish Coffee

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  • Author: Ashley Rose Conway
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: coffee


Give your Irish Coffee the creme brûlée touch with this Crème Brûlée Irish Coffee! True me- it adds a delicious caramelized flavor to the classic coffee cocktail. And who doesn’t love the satisfying crack of breaking a creme brûlée? But in this case you cracking into a boozy beverage!


  • 4 oz hot coffee
  • 1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 tsp Demerara sugar, you can also use white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped- about 1 oz or so per coffee 
  • vanilla extract or seeds from 1/8 of a vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar

brands I used:

  • coffee- Red Bay Coffee Brazilian Cake Lady
  • Irish Whiskey- Tullimore Dew- It’s what they used at the Buena Vista!
  • cream- Because there are only a few ingredients, I like to use a really good quality cream so I used Straus Creamery cream, it’s super rich.


  1. Brew coffee.
  2. Temper glasses by adding hot water to the glass to heat it.
  3. Add 1 cup heavy cream to a container with vanilla extract or vanilla bean seeds. With a milk frother or whisk, while until until heavily whipped. This will make enough whip cream for a few Irish Coffees
  4. Dump glass of hot water. Add coffee to the glass. 
  5. Stir in the Demerara sugar.
  6. Top with a few spoonfuls of whipped cream, about 1 oz
  7. Sprinkle white sugar into the center of the whipped cream.
  8. Working quickly, torch the sugar until it caramelizes. 
  9. Enjoy. Cheers!


  • Be cautious with the kitchen torch. Be sure not to touch the glass edge with the torch flame, it can make the glass very hot to sip. 
  • Demerara sugar adds a great flavor to an Irish Coffee, but you can also use tubinado, brown sugar or white sugar.