Indulge in a Rich and Decadent Irish Cream Mocha

Hello and welcome to my recipe for a Hot Mocha with Irish Cream! This indulgent beverage combines the rich flavors of coffee and chocolate with the creaminess of Irish cream. It’s a perfect treat for cold winter nights, or anytime you want a cozy pick-me-up.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I often find comfort in indulgent, hearty meals and drinks that bring warmth to the soul. The Irish Cream added to this recipe gives it that little extra depth of flavor that really sets it apart.

Whether you’re a coffee lover or a chocolate fan, this recipe offers the best of both worlds. Plus, it only requires four simple ingredients and is quick and easy to make.

So why not give this recipe a try? It’s sure to lift your spirits and leave you feeling satisfied all day long.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hot Mocha With Irish Cream
Hot Mocha With Irish Cream

Are you looking for a warm and cozy beverage to accompany you during winter nights? Look no further than the Hot Mocha With Irish Cream Recipe. One of the reasons to love this recipe is because it has only four ingredients – simple, quick, easy, and delicious.

The unique blend of brewed coffee and Irish cream gives an irresistible creamy texture that will leave you wanting more. This recipe can be easily customized based on your taste preferences, making it perfect for everyone.

Additionally, this recipe can be adjusted to fit any caffeine level you desire. Whether you are looking for a caffeine buzz or just a warm comforting drink with little to no caffeine, this recipe has got your back.

What makes this recipe stand out is its versatility; it can accommodate almost any occasion. Whether you want to enjoy it as an after-dinner dessert drink, during work breaks or while reading your favourite book; it works perfectly well.

Finally, the Hot Mocha With Irish Cream Recipe is budget-friendly and can be made using readily available ingredients in your pantry. Overall, there is so much to love about this easy-to-make recipe. So why wait? Whip up a cup of Hot Mocha With Irish Cream, kick back and relax!

Ingredient List

 A cup of velvety Irish cream and hot mocha goodness awaits you.
A cup of velvety Irish cream and hot mocha goodness awaits you.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients required to make this delicious Hot Mocha with Irish Cream recipe:

For the mocha:

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix
  • 1/4 cup of evaporated milk

For the Irish cream:

  • 3 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish cream

Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Shaved white chocolate

Most of these ingredients are easily accessible and commonly found in your pantry. You might even have them all on hand right now! If a certain ingredient isn’t available or in season, don’t fret! Keep reading for some helpful tips on substitutions and variations.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the rich and robust flavor of hot mocha infused with Irish cream.
Indulge in the rich and robust flavor of hot mocha infused with Irish cream.

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s move on to the exciting part – making the hot mocha with Irish cream! Don’t worry; this recipe is super easy.

Step 1: Brew Coffee

Start by brewing a strong cup of coffee. You can use prepared instant coffee or make it fresh. I prefer my coffee strong, so I use about 1 tablespoon of coffee for every 1 cup of water.

Step 2: Add Milk and Evaporated Milk

Next, pour in 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of evaporated milk to the brewed coffee. Stir well to combine.

Step 3: Add Irish Cream

Now for the star ingredient! Pour in 2 oz of Irish Cream, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, into the coffee-milk mixture. Stir well together until combined.

Step 4: Add Cocoa Mix

To stir up the chocolate element, add in 2 heaping tablespoons of your favorite hot chocolate mix to your creamy Irish mocha. Stir well until it’s completely dissolved.

Step 5: Serve

Your Irish Mocha Latte is now ready! Pour it into a serving mug and top with whipped cream if you desire. Sit back and savor the rich and creamy flavor, feeling like you’re at a cozy café in Dublin or London.

Note that you can substitute the hot chocolate mix with white chocolate or cocoa powder if preferred. You can also add a shot of Irish whiskey to create an authentic Irish Whiskey Mocha.

I hope you adore this quick, easy recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 A steaming cup of hot mocha and Irish cream is the perfect cure for a chilly day.
A steaming cup of hot mocha and Irish cream is the perfect cure for a chilly day.

Are you looking to put your own unique spin on the classic hot mocha with Irish cream recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that will elevate your hot beverage game:

– Irish Whiskey: Swap out the Irish cream for a shot of Irish whiskey. This will give your drink a stronger, spicier kick.

– White Chocolate: Add some white chocolate to your mocha latte for a sweet, creamy twist. Melt it into the hot coffee before adding in the other ingredients.

– Cold Brew: Use cold brew coffee instead of hot brewed coffee. This will give the drink a smoother flavor and make it perfect for warmer weather.

– Baileys Latte: Replace the hot cocoa with steamed milk to create a rich, creamy Baileys latte.

– Slow Cooker: Want to make a big batch for a crowd? Use a slow cooker to keep your Irish cream mocha latte warm and delicious for hours.

– Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe: Feeling extra indulgent? Make a spiked hot chocolate with Irish cream! Just use hot cocoa mix instead of coffee and add in two ounces of Baileys or Irish whiskey.

Whether you’re throwing a winter party or just want to enjoy a cozy night in, these substitutions and variations are sure to impress. So get creative with your recipe and find the perfect combination that suits your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Sip on the smooth and creamy deliciousness of Irish cream blended with hot mocha.
Sip on the smooth and creamy deliciousness of Irish cream blended with hot mocha.

Once your creamy Irish mocha latte is ready, serve it warm and cozy for the perfect winter pick-me-up. Feel free to add a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkling of cocoa powder on top to add some extra decadence.

This Irish cream mocha recipe goes beautifully with a chocolatey dessert like brownies or chocolate cake, but it can also complement savory dishes like roasted lamb or beef. Its rich, smooth taste also pairs well with spicy treats such as gingerbread cookies or cinnamon rolls.

If you want to add a festive touch, try serving this Irish Mocha Latte with some homemade shortbread biscuits or scones at your next holiday gathering. The rich flavor of the Irish cream combined with chocolate is sure to wow your guests and leave them feeling satisfied.

Or if you prefer something cold, consider making an iced version of this flavorful recipe by replacing the prepared hot coffee with cold brew coffee instead. For an extra special touch, create an Irish cream iced mocha by adding a scoop of ice cream into the mix.

With so many ways to enjoy this delicious and easy recipe, you’ll be reaching for your mug time and time again.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A heavenly blend of coffee, chocolate, milk, and Irish cream, all in one cup.
A heavenly blend of coffee, chocolate, milk, and Irish cream, all in one cup.

For a quick and easy mocha fix, you can prepare this Irish cream mocha latte ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days. You can also adjust the recipe to make large batches.

To make your life easier, use an air-tight container or a glass bottle to store the prepared hot coffee mixture. The same goes for the whipped cream; you can store it in a separate container until needed.

When you’re ready to serve, reheat the mocha mixture in a saucepan over low heat while stirring continuously. Be careful not to boil! Once heated, pour the mocha mix into your favorite mug and top with whipped cream.

It’s worth noting that after adding Irish cream to coffee or cocoa it may clump up, but that issue can be avoided by using cooled down coffee, cocoa or other ingredients, as well as gently mixing.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Cozy up with a comforting cup of hot mocha infused with the decadent taste of Irish cream.
Cozy up with a comforting cup of hot mocha infused with the decadent taste of Irish cream.

When it comes to making a hot mocha with Irish cream, perfecting the drink to your liking can be a bit challenging. However, with these tips, you’ll create a delicious cup of creamy Irish mocha latte that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Firstly, if you’re using white chocolate in your recipe, consider using the best quality you can find. The white chocolate’s flavor is essential to the drink’s well-rounded taste, and using a low-quality brand will affect your drink’s final outcome, leaving you wanting more.

Secondly, when adding Irish cream to your hot mocha, make sure not to add too much at once. Adding too much liquid at once can cause the ingredients to curdle or separate. Instead, pour the Irish cream slowly and mix thoroughly before adding more.

Thirdly, experiment with various substitutes for the milk. If you’re looking for a creamier Irish mocha latte, consider using half-and-half instead of whole milk or evaporated milk. However, if you want a lighter beverage, use skim or almond milk.

Fourthly, use hot-brewed coffee in your recipe rather than cold brew. Hot coffee helps meld all the flavors together, creating a harmonious taste between the ingredients.

Another tip is to add 1 tablespoon of sugar at the start of your recipe or when making whipped cream topping. The sugar enhances the chocolate and Irish cream flavors while balancing out any bitterness from the coffee.

Finally, at what temperature should you serve your hot irish cream mocha? It’s best served piping hot but not boiling; drinking piping-hot beverages may burn your tongue and affect your overall enjoyment of the drink.

By following these tips for perfect results, you can elevate your hot Irish mocha latte experience and impress yourself and others with this quick and easy recipe!


Now that you have learned how to make a delicious Hot Mocha with Irish Cream, it’s natural to have some questions about the recipe. Do you need to use a specific type of coffee? Can you substitute the evaporated milk for regular milk? What if your Irish Cream begins to curdle in the hot drink? Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions and provide answers to ensure that you get the best results possible.

Does Irish cream taste good in coffee?

Irish cream is a wonderful addition to mixed drinks and desserts. With its rich and sweet flavor profile, it makes for a perfect component in coffee liqueurs and desserts. Its creamy texture is a delightful complement to coffee and cocoa.

What can I combine with Irish cream?

Baileys can be a versatile addition to a range of drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate, cold brew, Guinness, Earl Grey Tea, and Anejo Tequila. It can also enhance the flavor profile of ice cream, adding depth and complexity to this classic dessert.

What is the difference between Irish cream and Irish coffee?

When preparing an Irish coffee, it is customary to use only Irish whiskey as the alcoholic component. Adding some brown sugar can help to balance out any bitterness in the coffee. However, if you opt to make an Irish cream coffee, using half Irish whiskey and half Irish cream is the way to go since Irish cream is sweet enough by itself and eliminates the need for added sugar.

What is difference between Irish coffee and Baileys and coffee?

Baileys coffee is a variation of the popular Irish coffee cocktail that swaps the cream and sugar for the sweet and smooth taste of Baileys Irish Cream. If you’re familiar with Irish coffee, you already know the basics. It’s a hot blend of coffee and Irish whiskey with a dollop of freshly whipped cream on top. This classic cocktail dates back to the 1950s in Ireland, but today we’ll give it a modern twist.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this hot mocha with Irish cream recipe is a must-try for all coffee and chocolate lovers out there. With its creamy Irish taste and the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate, this drink will warm you up and make you feel like you’re in a cozy Irish pub. Plus, with only four ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make at home.

From substituting the Irish whiskey with Baileys or white chocolate to serving it with whipped cream or ice cream, this recipe offers many variations and serving suggestions to suit everyone’s taste. So why not give it a try and see what difference the Irish cream makes to your coffee?

Whether you’re looking for a comforting drink on a cold winter day or an indulgent treat after dinner, this hot mocha with Irish cream recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. So go ahead, brew some hot coffee, add some cocoa mix and Irish cream, and enjoy this decadent beverage that feels like a warm hug.

Hot Mocha With Irish Cream

Hot Mocha With Irish Cream Recipe

I found this on mouthwatering munchies, you can have it alcoholic using Bailey's or non-alcoholic using an Irish Cream Syrup. Simple to make & lovely when you need a little sweet fix!
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish/Coffee
Keyword < 15 Mins, Australian, Beverages, Easy, Microwave
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Calories 168.9kcal


  • 1/2 cup creamy evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon coffee
  • 2 teaspoons drinking chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon irish cream


  • Combine Creamy Evaporated Milk and water in a 250mL mug. For 1200 watt microwave oven, microwave on HIGH (100% power) for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and microwave on HIGH (100% power) for a further 20 seconds until hot.
  • Stir and serve.


Serving: 190g | Calories: 168.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 8.6g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 36.5mg | Sodium: 134.8mg

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