Southie Irish Cream Coffee

  • Yield 4 servings

This drink was created by Stan Frankenthaler, Executive Chef and Director Culinary Development of Dunkin' Brands.


14 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups strong brewed coffee
5 teaspoons superfine sugar
8 ounces Irish whiskey (optional)
1/4 cup whipped cream
Nutmeg or cinnamon


  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl. Heat 2 cups cream in a saucepan until hot; pour over the chocolate. Cover the bowl until the chocolate melts; stir until smooth.
  2. Stir a small amount of the coffee into the chocolate mixture; stir the chocolate mixture into the remaining coffee. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Strain the coffee mixture through cheesecloth into a pitcher and chill. Divide the coffee mixture amoung four tall glasses. Add 2 ounces whiskey to each glass.
  4. Top each glass with 1 tablespoon whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon, a Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (The Junior League of Boston 2007)



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