This delicious Irish Cappuccino is made with Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey liqueurs, a single shot espresso and frothy, fresh whole milk! It’s quite a delightful way to relax with your favorite coffee beverage! Gluten-free
My husband bought me a fully automatic DeLonghi coffee and espresso machine that is absolutely INCREDIBLE! It makes drinks I’ve never heard of and really well. He says it makes the best espresso. I now drink WAY TOO MANY cappuccinos and love everyone single one!
I feel like a fancy home barista!
I’m no stranger to putting liqueur in my coffee because any time my Italian immigrant mom (R.I.P.) had friends over, she always offered espresso with Anisette, an anise flavored liqueur similar to Sambuca. She loved it and bought those Stella Dora Anisette Toast cookies to dunk in her strong espresso. Try my Cappuccino with Baileys and Amaretto too!
As a matter of fact, my annual, very delicious birthday cake was an Italian rum cake she made and loaded up with white rum. Now, I make it for my husband who adores it. See all of my Italian family heritage recipes.
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We’ve only had this wonderful coffee machine for about 36 days and have made over 200 coffee drinks! How would I know this do you ask? It has a stats button!
It’s no surprise because my husband and I both LOVE coffee- espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, etc. It also makes American coffee, tea, hot chocolate and iced coffees. It’s down right impressive!
I know I’ll be making lots of iced coffees this summer.
Here’s a somewhat comparable model on Amazon. But, if that’s not in your budget and I can see why, then you can buy a frother for much cheaper.
This TikTok viral Zulay Powerful Milk Frother for Coffee is handheld and sells on Amazon for under $20!
Now, let’s get to this yummy Irish Cappuccino recipe that’s obviously perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day coffee.
1.5 oz shot of espresso
3.5 oz of frothed whole milk (or almond, soy, or oat milk)
1 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream liqueur (It’s the best!)
1 tbsp Jameson Irish Whiskey
1-3 dashes of ground cinnamon (optional) but, it’s so GOOD with it!
What’s great about my coffee machine is I can just add the liqueurs to the cappuccino mug and then select the cappuccino setting and voila my coffee is done in under a minute.
The printable recipe is in the recipe card below. First, you’ll make the espresso, then froth the milk or milk substitute and then stir in the liqueurs. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top, if you wish. Personally, I love it with ground cinnamon.
Also, I use fresh whole milk from a local dairy that sells their milk in half gallon glass containers. Yes, they still exist. It’s so fresh and creamy and makes all the difference when frothing.
However, if you need to use almond, soy, oat milk or Lactaid, it will work too.
Baileys Irish Cream
Baileys is one of our favorites too. We love putting it in coffee. My brother-in-law makes a homemade version sometimes and brings it to Sunday dinner. It’s so good!
Jameson Irish Whiskey
This Irish whiskey recipe is as old as 1780! To still be going strong after centuries, that’s saying something. Bailey’s already has Irish whiskey in it however, adding more to make a cappuccino is quite thrilling!
You’re going to love this Irish Cappuccino. The Irish cream and whiskey flavors are wonderful together in a staple Italian coffee like cappuccino. It’s a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
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- 1 frother
- 2 oz espresso
- 3 oz fresh whole milk to be frothed
- 1 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
- 1 tbsp Jameson Irish Whiskey liqueur
- 1 dash ground cinnamon optional
- First, make a single shot espresso and put it in a cappuccino mug.
- Next, add one tablespoon of Bailey's Irish Cream and one tablespoon of Jameson Irish Whiskey to the espresso and stir.
- Then, froth three ounces of fresh whole milk.
- Next, pour the frothed milk on top of the espresso mixture. Stir if you want it mixed and don't stir it if you want it layered.
- Last, sprinkle with a dash of ground cinnamon, if desired. Enjoy!