Irish Coffee


1 cup chilled whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup ground coffee
3 cups water
4 oz (1/2 cup) Irish whiskey or brandy
4 to 8 tsp granulated sugar
Powdered instant coffee

In chilled bowl, beat cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff. Refrigerate.

Prepare coffee, using 3/4 cup ground coffee and 3 cups water. Heat 4 mugs by rinsing with boiling water; drain. Add 1 oz. (2 tbsp) whiskey and 1 to 2 tsp. granulated sugar to each mug; stir. Pour hot coffee into each mug. Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with instant coffee. Serve immediately.

4 servings (3/4 cup each)