The best Irish cream coffee is here, and it's a homemade version of the popular Irish cream cold brew. It's made with a homemade Irish cream syrup that comes together with just a handful of ingredients, and you'll be saving $6 at the coffee shop by making this at home.
This wonderful recipe is sponsored by the lovely folks at Purity Coffee.
Irish cream cold brew copycat
As soon as I tried the seasonal Irish cream cold brew at a local coffee shop, I just knew I had to make my own spin on it at home.
Soon after realizing just how quick and easy it was to make my own homemade syrups, I haven’t gotten coffee out on the go much at all.
I understand that it’s sometimes convenient and the only option, but if I can help it, I’d rather stay home, save $6 and make my own beverage!
You only need a handful of simple ingredients for this masterpiece to come to life.
Irish Cream Syrup: This is a homemade simple syrup made with water, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, and cocoa powder. It comes together in just 2 minutes.
Iced Coffee: I like to brew 8 ounces of hot water with ¼ cup coarse ground coffee in a French Press, and let it get cold in the refrigerator or use a beverage cooler to get it cold instantly.
Sweet Cream Cold Foam: I froth together heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, and vanilla for 2 minutes until it looks like lava. That is the topper on this delicious beverage. Yum!
What type of coffee beans to use?
Did you know that mass produced coffee beans are typically sprayed with chemicals, pesticides and are hosts for environmental toxins?
I had no idea either for the longest time, and yes, sometimes coffee on the go is extremely convenient and/or the only option.
However, once you start making your own coffee at home with high quality beans, you’ll never look back.
While drinking low quality coffee that contains pesticides, mold and mycotoxins can lead to serious health problems such as anxiety, chronic fatigue, and depression, research has shown drinking great organic coffee increases overall longevity.
So, let’s chat about Purity Coffee and why they’re wonderful. Here are just a handful of reasons to start:
- Like me, Purity Coffee is dedicated to helping others live happier, healthier, and longer lives. That’s why their primary focus is producing the most healthful & sustainable coffee!
- Their organic coffee beans have 65% higher levels of antioxidants than other organic competitors, making them the best choice for those who want to get the maximum health benefits from coffee.
- In addition to third party lab testing for pesticides, mold, mycotoxins and heavy metals, they go through a proprietary roasting protocol that retains high levels of bioactive compounds linked by science to specific health outcomes.
- Purity Coffee contains only specialty-grade organic arabica coffee beans with no additives or allergens. Less than 1% of the world’s coffee beans meet their standards!
My favorite blend of theirs is called Ease- a dark roast coffee with lower acidity that focuses on gut health.
Be sure to use my code MOVEMENTMENU at PurityCoffee.com for 20% off your first order.
Irish Cream Syrup
What is it? Why is it so popular?
Well, it’s smooth, it’s creamy, and it boasts hints of cocoa and vanilla.
Did you know making homemade flavored simple syrups is as easy as 1-2-3? Seriously.
You dissolve sugar and water together over gentle heat on the stovetop and add in your flavorings.
After trying this Irish cream syrup, I know you’ll be on board the homemade syrup train. It couldn’t be easier and more delicious!
Coffee beans and environmental toxins
Coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world. If you’re drinking coffee daily, choosing organic is best. Aside from pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, you also must worry about mycotoxins.
These are naturally occurring toxins that are produced by certain molds that can contaminate beans at multiple stages of the coffee production process.
I have been absolutely obsessing over Purity Coffee® beans for so many reasons. I love that their Ease blend focuses on supporting gut health. In addition, their coffee beans are:
- grown in ideal climate and soil conditions
- free of fungus
- free of insect damage
- never sour or withered
- free of chips and cracks
Purity Coffee® starts with organic specialty grade coffee as the baseline.
Although there are many coffee companies who choose to use specialty coffee because of the superior flavor, Purity selects it because it’s the coffee most likely to be free of mold, Ochratoxin A, and other contaminants commonly found.
While only 3% of the world’s coffee is organically grown, less than 1% is specialty grade organic.
Purity Coffee is the best choice for those who want to get the maximum health benefits from coffee.You’ll be doing your body and mind a huge favor by purchasing and utilizing these wonderful coffee beans.
It will keep for up to 1 month in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
If you are not sure that you’ll go through it all, you can cut the batch in half or freeze small portions in a silicone ice cube tray.
When ready to use, simply drop an ice cube into piping hot coffee or let it come to room temperature and stir it into an iced coffee.
How to make Irish cream coffee
In a small saucepan over medium heat, pour in the water and let it come to a rolling boil. Add in sugar and stir over medium low heat until it completely dissolves.
Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and almond extracts and cocoa powder. Whisk well to ensure there are no clumps remaining. Pour into a storage container and set aside.
Add heavy cream, maple syrup, and vanilla to a bowl. Use an electric mixer or frother to froth together until it looks like lava.
You do not want peaks to form as it will be too thick and more like whipped cream instead of cold foam. Set aside.
Add about 1/4 cup of Purity coffee whole beans into a coffee grinder according to the brewing method you are using. I like grinding fairly coarse to brew in a French press.
I use 1/4 cup whole beans to 1 cup boiling water. Let steep and brew. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or use a HyperChiller to cool immediately.
Add a generous amount of ice into a large glass. Pour in about 1.5 oz of Irish cream syrup depending on sweetness preference, pour in iced coffee, and top off with sweet cream cold foam. Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy.
Enjoy this coffee recipe? Here are some more you will love:
The Best Irish Cream Coffee
Irish Cream Syrup
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Irish Cream Coffee
- 1/4 cup Purity coffee whole beans
- 8 oz boiling water see notes
- ice as necessary
- 1 1/2 oz Irish cream syrup or less/more, to taste
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sweet cream cold foam
- cocoa powder for dusting
Irish Cream Syrup
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, pour in the water and let it come to a rolling boil. Add in sugar and stir over medium low heat until it completely dissolves. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and almond extracts and cocoa powder. Whisk well to ensure there are no clumps remaining. Pour into a storage container and set aside.
Sweet Cream Cold Foam
- Add heavy cream, maple syrup, and vanilla to a bowl. Use an electric mixer or frother to froth together until it looks like lava. You do not want peaks to form as it will be too thick and more like whipped cream instead of cold foam. Set aside.
Irish Cream Coffee
- Add about 1/4 cup of Purity coffee whole beans into a coffee grinder according to the brewing method you are using. I like grinding fairly course to brew in a French press. I use 1/4 cup whole beans to 1 cup boiling water. Let steep and brew. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or use a HyperChiller to cool immediately.
- Add a generous amount of ice into a large glass. Pour in about 1.5 oz of Irish cream syrup depending on sweetness preference, pour in iced coffee, and top off with sweet cream cold foam. Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy.
- Brewed coffee: You will need to use chilled brewed coffee. Alternatively, you can purchase a HyperChiller or something like it, which will save you a lot of time and instantly make your hot coffee ice cold.
- Irish cream syrup: You can alternatively find Irish cream syrup at most grocery stores. I like making it homemade more, as it isn't as viciously sweet. It will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.