Irish Coffee - From my Ireland Adventures! (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, low-FODMAP)


In late January my husband and I went to Ireland for four days. We didn't get to see all of the country, but we did cover some ground. We landed in Dublin mid-day and drove (yes, drove) in the heart of Dublin. We had limited time and planned to make the most of it! Starting at St. Patrick's Cathedral we were already moved and in love with Ireland. The cathedral had many memorials to writers, politicians, Saints, Lords, etc. But there were so many displays honoring the fallen soldiers of past wars. It is a place of pride, past and amazing story telling! The cathedral still holds mass and with an outstanding boy's choir which was beyond lovely to listen to while touring one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

After lighting a candle for a friend and extending a prayer we moved on to Trinity College where we dashed around the lovely courtyard of white stones, amazed by its contrast to the rather grey, dark city. The college is made of stones from every quarry in Ireland, but mostly limestone with a white granite overlay. Leaving the college we were famished (see what I did there...the potato famine) and decided to walk down the street to a local pub called Davy Byrnes; we enjoyed mutton stew and salmon with plain, but delish steamed veggies. At 7PM we had signed up for a literary pub crawl which was a new experience for both of us! It was a history lesson in a theatrical production while walking the beautiful city of Dublin and drinking spirits from some of the best, and oldest, pubs in town. This is where my recipe came from....many, MANY Irish coffees from the heart of Ireland! For more crazy Irish adventures look for my Irish Soda Bread recipe! 



1¼ cup freshly brewed organic coffee

40 ml Irish whiskey, I used Teeling

40 ml dairy-free Bailey's Irish Cream (optional)

2 teaspoons almond milk, I use MALK

1 dollop whip cream (see recipe below)


Brew coffee in a french press, or however you brew coffee at home. For low-FODMAP brew the coffee weak. This recipe is for those past the full elmination protocol for FODMAPs (i.e. for those who have a personalized FODMAP diet).

Pour whiskey, Irish cream, almond milk into a heat proof mug or mason jar. Pour hot coffee over the top. This should make the alcohol fold into the coffee nicely, but to make sure give it a mix. 

Dollop with whip cream and serve!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: That's up to you! ;)


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For the Whip Cream

3 tablespoons coconut cream

1½ tablespoons sweetened condensed coconut milk, I use Nature's Charm

10g collagen protein, I use Vital Proteins

½ teaspoon vanilla, I use Simply Organics

Whisk together and chill until needed. Whisk again before use. Enjoy!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2 dollops (2 coffees)