Place the chopped chocolate and heavy cream in the top pan of a double boiler and set the double boiler on low heat.
Variations abound but a true Irish coffee uses both sugar and heavy cream.
While the custard cools, beat heavy cream to form peaks.
Coconut milk can be used in place of heavy cream to add a bit of flavor to creamy dishes or desserts.
Avoid pairing sweet reds with red meat and heavy cream or gravy based sauces.