A clear mug filled with coffee and topped with whipped cream.
Dessert, Drinks

Gluten Free Irish Coffee


Irish Coffee is a delicious sweetened coffee drink with whiskey topped with unsweetened whipped cream. So Yummy!

A clear mug filled with coffee and topped with whipped cream.

I can still remember the first time I tried it! We were in Vegas for my sweet friend’s 40th Birthday! We stayed in downtown Las Vegas and there was an Irish Pub right by our hotel. Her birthday is the day before St. Patty’s Day and there was a big parade for St. Patty’s. We sat in the pub and had Irish Coffee listening to the bagpipes rehearse before the parade. It was so cool!

Have You Tried Irish Coffee? 

I think it’s a fantastic drink to warm you up on a cool day or to add another adult beverage to your brunch routine.

It is super easy to make and tastes fantastic! You only need 4 ingredients to make this beverage!

Irish Coffee contains coffee, sugar, whiskey, and whipped cream. It’s not overly sweet but it is creamy and delicious! If you find it is too much whiskey feel free to cut back on the pour. 

Is Whiskey Gluten Free?

Whiskey can be made from grains, however, the distillation process removes the gluten according to the Beyond Celiac Website. Most Whiskies are gluten-free after distillation as long as they don’t add anything back into them such as flavors. However, if you react to it please don’t drink it.

To make Irish Coffee, I used an Irish Whiskey known as Jameson. You can find it in almost any store that sells alcohol.

How Do I Make Irish Coffee?

It is super easy to make Irish Coffee! You are only a few minutes away from enjoying this delicious drink!

The first thing is to brew some coffee. I have a Keurig, so I made 1 cup of coffee.

Place the coffee in a small pot and put it on the stove on low.

Add the sugar to the coffee. Whisk it in until it dissolves. This gives the coffee a delicious sweet flavor. Remove from heat.

Whip your cream. I used coconut cream and put it in my blender for a few seconds until it was thick. You can buy a can of coconut cream or refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge and then scoop out the solid part. You want to whip the solid part and it makes perfect whipped cream!

If you want to use dairy cream whip it until it has soft peaks.

If you like sweet coffee drinks, feel free to sweeten the whipped cream or coconut cream!

Pour the shots of whiskey into the coffee and stir to combine.

In a coffee cup or decorative coffee glass, pour in some of the coffee and whiskey mixture. Scoop a little cream onto the top. Let it melt into the coffee.




Irish Coffee Quick How-To Video:

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Here’s The Recipe for Irish Coffee:

Gluten Free Irish Coffee

Recipe by Goodness Gracious Gluten FreeCourse: Dessert, DrinksDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 1 Cup Coffee
    2 TBSP Sugar I used raw sugar
    1 1/2 OZ Whiskey I used Jameson
    1/4 Cup Whipped Cream Unsweetened dairy or coconut cream


  • Brew your coffee.
    Whip your cream or coconut cream.
    Pour coffee into a small pot. Put on the stove on low.
    Pour the sugar into the coffee. Whisk to dissolve.
    Turn the Stove Off.
    Pour Whiskey into the coffee. Stir to combine.
    Pour coffee into a cup and top with the whipped cream.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoy this Irish Coffee!

As Always,

Best Wishes for Gluten free Dishes!



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