Irish Jig

Irish Jig

Naughty but very, very nice, this traditional Irish dessert is especially good as the whiskey gives it some added kick!
ServesPrep / Cooking TimeDifficulty
4 20 minutes 1

This is great as a quick dessert any time of year as it can be prepared and on the table in 20 minutes!



50g meringue nests, crushed lightly
50g dessicated coconut
30ml Irish whiskey
200g Double cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
25g Vanilla Caster sugar
15g Demerara sugar


  • Using an electric whisk, beat the cream until it forms soft peaks.
  • Add the whiskey, vanilla extract and both types of sugar until the cream is fairly stiff.
  • Add ½ of the Meringues and all the coconut and mix in using a wooden spoon.
  • Now add the rest of the Meringues and serve immediately, sprinkled with the lemon zest.
  • Serve in a tall sundae dish with a long spoon so you can get every scrap out of the bottom!
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