I am familiar with Irish Coffee. I love me some Irish Coffee. Strongly brewed coffee, brown sugar and authentic Irish whiskey (didn't peg me for a whiskey girl, huh?) topped off with some beautifully floating cream - how can you possibly go wrong? Oh I know, if you have a three and four year old you are attempting to introduce to this well crafted masterpiece. Time for Plan B.
Most of the Plan B options I found still included whiskey which didn't make them much of a plan B when it came to it. I did finally find an Irish Coffee mousse recipe that I liked that I figured I could just leave the whiskey out of. Which is what I ended up doing. My kiddos who have already had their first cups of coffee (not that much of a surprise if you know Grant and I and our love of java) enjoyed tonight's dessert and didn't miss the whiskey at all.
But I couldn't leave Grant hanging that way. So off to the liquor store I went in the snow (with Noah and Kayla in tow, kind of felt like a Mom Walk-of-Shame) to procure some Jameson. He is a very happy man tonight, saying that he thinks we should have snowy evenings with Irish Coffee more often. I say bring on the Irish Coffee but the snow can stay away. On a brighter note the frigid temperatures seem to be relaxing their grip at least a little and we might even see 40 by Monday.
We're off to cuddle up together with a movie this evening. Who knows what the weekend will bring. Until then...
My attempt to float the cream at first wasn't as successful as I had hoped... But it still tasted awesome
The kiddos version :)