This Slow Cooker Irish Coffee is going to knock your socks off! It is so quick to make and DELICIOUS to drink. Have no fear, there will be no leftovers here!
This is a fabulous drink to make for a cookie exchange or evening event at home where you need a hot drink to add to the menu that will really WOW your guests. It is made in the crockpot with Bailey’s and Andes Mints. Your guests will love a bit of a jazzed up coffee!
We decided to bump it up a notch this year and put this classic Irish coffee recipe in the slow cooker. After the creation of the Christmas Crockpot Coffee (if you haven’t tried that one, run right now and try it. DELISH!) and Crockpot Caramel Latte, we were looking for more options to create fun drinks in the slow cooker.
🥛 Why This Recipe Works
- Minimal Prep
- Simple Ingredients
- Incredible flavor
- Great for parties, holiday gatherings for serving a crowd
- Can change up ingredients to adjust to your liking
- Hands off cooking
Coffee: Naturally, using coffee is the most important ingredient.
You can go for decaf, something flavored, or a traditional breakfast blend. I could go on and on with all the options. Just brew it so it’s very strong and you will be good.
Bailey’s Irish Cream: To take this coffee drink to the next level, add some Bailey’s Irish Cream. It’s pure heaven!
Whipped Cream: You can’t have a hot coffee drink without topping it with some whipped cream and cocoa. I can’t wait for you to taste this insanely good drink.
This is silly easy and I can’t wait for you to try it. Side note: this would be awesome on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve. It gives you the warm and toasty feeling all over.
Step One: Combine the coffee, heavy cream and a little bit of cocoa into a slow cooker and stir.
Step Two: Put the lid on and cook on low for 2-3 hours. I do like to pop in and give it a stir now and again, but you don’t have to.
Step Three: Pour the coffee into a cup and add 1-2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Top with whipped topping.
Step Four: This is a bonus! Grate a little bit of Andes Mints on top of the whipped cream to add a little bit of minty goodness to it. It doesn’t take much to give it the minty flavor and that tastes so perfect with the hint of chocolate.
☘️ What Makes it Irish?
Well, the Bailey’s, of course! Without the Bailey’s Irish Cream, it would simply be jazzed up coffee in the crockpot! Still delicious but not Irish at all.
🍴Expert Tips and Variations
- Add Kaluha to the Bailey’s in one cup. Trust me on this one, it is INCREDIBLE! If I steer you wrong here, I apologize but I swear by this one.
- Use chocolate shavings instead of Andes Mints
- If you don’t have cocoa powder, feel free to leave it out.
- Add cinnamon to the recipe.
- Add vanilla beans.
Now, I wouldn’t suggest you do ALL the suggestions at once but it gives you an idea of how to make this your own using the base recipe!
🍽️ Instant Pot Option
Use your Instant Pot for this as well. There are a couple of things to be aware of.
- The biggest concern with using the Instant Pot with this recipe is that the Instant Pot heats from the bottom up and doesn’t heat all the way around like a slow cooker does. No big deal though! Just open it up every 20 minutes or so and give it a good stir and make sure it is getting warm all the way around.
- You will not want this to burn so you will
- 1. Press SLOW COOKER button on the Instant Pot, then
- 2. Press Normal on the settings. If you did LESS, this will keep it warm but not heat it up like you want it to.
🥄 Meal Prep Options
You know there are meal prep options here!
- Make the coffee ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator so it can be a dump and go recipe.
- Measure out the other ingredients and cover.
- Combine ALL of the ingredients together and put in a container in the refrigerator. When you are ready, simply dump in the slow cooker, turn to low and you are off!
This gives you so many opportunities for hosting brunches, cookie exchanges or a cold evening in with friends that still allows you to not “be in the kitchen” the whole time!
Irish cream coffee is a smooth coffee that has a velvety texture. Sweet, creamy, and a nice mix of vanilla, coffee, and sugary sweetness. The Bailey’s gives it the perfect amount of kick.
Coffee with Baileys is called an Irish coffee a lot. But you also might know it by a Liqueur Coffee as well.
If you can not find Baileys Irish cream you can make your own substitute. Here is a recipe to make Baileys to try out and see how you like it.
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Classic Crock Pot Irish Coffee
- 3 cups Coffee strong, black
- ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 ½ oz Bailey's Irish Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Gather all of your ingredients.
- Pour the coffee, heavy cream, cocoa powder (optional) into the slow cooker and give it a good stir. Set to low for 2-3 hours.
- After 2-3 hours, scoop out a cup, add 1-2 tablespoons of Bailey's. Top with whipped cream. Shave Andes mints on top and serve! Enjoy!