Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Recipe
My idol, Peg Bracken (author of the 1960s bestseller The I Hate To Cook Book) suggested Irish Coffee as the all-purpose dessert. As she pointed out, by combining dessert, coffee, and after-dinner drinks, it saves remarkable wear-and-tear on the hostess. Of course, you can drink it just because you like it, too! If you turn on the coffee maker as you sit down to dinner, you can serve this quite quickly afterward.
Dana Carpender’s Low-Carb Irish Coffee Recipe
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 1 servings, each with: 177 Calories; 11g Fat; 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate
- Fat: 11g Fat
- Carbs: 2g
- Protein: 1g
- 4 shots Irish whiskey (Jameson's Irish Whiskey or similar)
- 4 teaspoons Splenda or other low-carb sweetener
- 24 ounces brewed coffee (decaf if you're worried about sleeping!)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- If you have nice stemmed Irish coffee mugs, use 'em. If not, use regular coffee mugs. Who's going to complain?
- Put a shot of Irish whiskey in each, along with a teaspoon of the sweetener of your choosing.
- Fill with coffee.
- You can simply float the cream on top, or you can whip it till thick but not quite stiff first, and add a dollop.
© 2009 by Dana Carpender. Used by kind permission of the highly-caffeinated author. What do you think? Please send Dana your comments to Dana Carpender.
For more information about coffee on a low carb diet, read Dana Carpender Asks “How About A Hot Cup Of Coffee?” on Your Low-Carb Diet.