Skinny Irish Coffee

Hello, readers! It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to combine our love of caffeine and boozy holidays than with a coffee and whiskey drink recipe? We decided to give this classic a slim makeover by stripping it down and making a healthier, all-natural whipped cream topping, thanks to a recipe from The View From Great Island. By using this fat-free version (at only 7 calories per tablespoon!), we were able to cut out the excess cream and sugar.

And, bonus: The entire recipe for the cream is only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus points*, making it about 0 points per tablespoon, depending on how many dollops you dollop. And, double bonus: That would make the point total for each drink around 2 points. Sláinte!

Note: These aren’t as sugary as your typical Irish coffees, because we wanted something lighter and more health conscious. Add agave (or your favorite sweetener) for something a little sweeter.

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Coffee of your choice (We used Stumptown Hair Bender)
1 oz. shot of whiskey, preferably Irish! (We opted for Jameson)
Fat-free, all-natural whipped cream
Sugar (to taste; optional)

For the whipped cream
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
1/2 cup ice water
1 egg white
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted (you can add up to 1/2 cup for a sweeter cream)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Make your coffee and pour into coffee mugs.


2. Measure out a 1 oz. shot of whiskey.150317_IrishCoffee_03

3. Pour whiskey into coffee.150317_IrishCoffee_04

4. Make your whipped cream! (Instructions here.)150317_IrishCoffee_05 150317_IrishCoffee_06 150317_IrishCoffee_07 150317_IrishCoffee_08 150317_IrishCoffee_11 150317_IrishCoffee_10 150317_IrishCoffee_12 150317_IrishCoffee_13 150317_IrishCoffee_14 150317_IrishCoffee_15

5. Add a tablespoon or two of whipped cream to your whiskey-ed coffee and stir.150317_IrishCoffee_16 150317_IrishCoffee_17

6. Enjoy!**

*WW points calculated by us!
**Responsibly, of course.


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