Baileys Coffee Recipe (Hot Irish Cream Cocktail)

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Baileys Coffee Recipe (Hot Irish Cream Cocktail)

This Baileys Coffee Recipe is a simple recipe made with Baileys Irish cream and strong coffee. Coffee lovers adore this next level easy recipe. It’s a classic cold weather cocktail to enjoy any time of day and any time of year. 

Baileys Coffee Recipe

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This Bailey’s Irish coffee recipe is the original Irish coffee and even if this is your first time making this delicious holiday coffee you can’t really mess it up. It is such an easy Irish cream coffee recipe to make, so grab your favorite glass mug, cuddle up in front of the fire, and enjoy. 

Baileys Coffee Recipe Main Ingredients 

To make this delicious drink you will need:

  • 1.5 oz Baileys Original Irish cream liqueur
  • 5 oz regular coffee

You will also need a cocktail jigger. If you don’t have one you can grab one online here: cocktail jigger.

2 ingredient baileys coffee recipe

First, brew your favorite cup of coffee. We are using our Aeropress coffee recipe. The Aeropress makes amazing strong brewed coffee. You can use whatever method you like. Pour the black coffee into a footed mug. 

strong black coffee

Next, measure the sweet Bailey’s Irish cream using a cocktail jigger. 

baileys Irish cream cocktail jigger

Add the Baileys to your favorite coffee. 

baileys in coffee

Stir the delicious Baileys hot coffee. 

how to make a hot Baileys Coffee

Serve this classic spiked coffee drink with store-bought or homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. You could even try it with sweet cream and chocolate syrup to make it into a dessert-like delicious after-dinner drink. 

Irish cream hot Coffee Recipe with whipped cream and chocolate

This hot coffee cocktail is often enjoyed as morning coffee to start the day in place of other traditional coffee drinks. 

Baileys Coffee Recipe

This Baileys Irish Cream coffee recipe is a wonderful treat during the holiday season or any time. It’s a great drink for Christmas morning, an after-dinner coffee, and a chilly evening. There is no set time to enjoy a delicious cup of hot coffee so give the kids a hot chocolate and make yourself this Irish cream coffee drink any time you want. 

FAQs and Recipe Variations

You are always welcome to make adjustments to a recipe. Doing so may alter the end results. 

Can I make this with decaf coffee?

Yes, you can use your favorite kind of coffee- regular, decaf, or even instant coffee if that’s what you like. 

How can I make this into a classic Irish coffee recipe? 

You can make this into a Bailey’s Irish coffee by adding your favorite Irish whiskey. Jameson Irish whiskey is the popular choice. 

Can I make this into an iced coffee?

Yes, you can serve this over ice cubes to turn it into a Baileys cold coffee or use cold brew in place of hot coffee. Or check out our full Baileys iced coffee recipe

Can I add sugar to this Irish cream coffee recipe? 

Sure, brown sugar is a popular option

Baileys Coffee Recipe

Baileys Coffee Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Baileys Coffee Recipe is a simple recipe made with Baileys Irish cream and strong coffee. It's a classic cold weather cocktail.


  • 1.5 oz Baileys Original Irish cream
  • 5 oz regular coffee


  1. Brew your favorite coffee and add coffee to a footed mug.
  2. Pour Baileys Irish cream into mug.
  3. Stir and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  4. Enjoy

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 0g

All Nutritional Information is approximate and will vary

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