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Irish Coffee Dessert

Traditional Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream.  This variation has similar ingredients, but it is in the form of a set dessert. Definitely worth a try!

500 ml espresso or strong filter coffee
100 ml sugar
100 ml whiskey
20 ml gelatine
100 ml water

Topping
250 ml cream
15 ml sugar

Garnish
cocoa to dust

  1. Add the sugar to the hot coffee and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the gelatine into a heat resistant glass jug and pour over the 100 ml water.
  3. Microwave on medium-low for about 1 minute or until the gelatine has melted.
  4. Stir the melted gelatine and whiskey into the cooled coffee and divide the mixture between 6 stemmed glasses.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
  6. Whip the cream and sugar to a thick but pouring consistency.
  7. Spoon over the set coffee and dust lightly with cocoa just before serving.

6 servings.

Recipe by Carolié de Koster.

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