St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and we are ready to start seeing more green. In addition to honoring the thousand-year-old Irish tradition, the festivities are a welcome reminder that springtime is just days away. To celebrate, we recreated a classic St. Patrick’s Day treat: the famously creamy and decadent Irish Coffee. Featuring Malu’s The Classic as a smooth, flavorful base, this drink will have you feeling lucky all season long.
6oz Malu’s The Classic pour over coffee
3 teaspoon light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon rum extract (optional)
4oz heavy cream
Cocoa powder for garnish (optional)
*Makes one serving
To start, you will brew your coffee per usual in your luckiest coffee mug, following the steps on the back of the single serve pour over pouch. While any of Malu’s flavor profiles would work for this drink and many of our other recipes, The Classic’s notes of milk chocolate and honey pair really well with the creamy topping.
Once you’ve brewed your 6 oz of specialty pour over coffee, be sure to add the light brown sugar and stir well to dissolve. Then add in the ¼ teaspoon of rum extract. This step is optional, but if you’re looking for the traditional Irish Whiskey flavor, rum extract is a great alternative.
In a separate glass, use a handheld or electric whisk or frother to whip your heavy cream until it has reached a thick, yet pourable consistency. You don’t want to make it as stiff as whipped cream, or too watery like creamer. Carefully pour the cream over your coffee to create that rich top layer that Irish Coffee is known for.
At this point, you can dust your beverage with cocoa powder and serve immediately. If you’re feeling extra festive, however, level up your drink by cutting out a three-leaf clover stencil and placing it over the cream before you garnish.
There you have it! Your very own pot of gold– and you didn't even have to look for the end of a rainbow.