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Friday, March 8, 2013

Homemade Irish Cream

Yes, it is that time of year again! That time when we can drink and drink and drink and not feel guilty!  Oh, and we can celebrate St. Patrick's Day too! ;)

I actually try to eat pretty healthy most of the time, and that includes not drinking as much. Of course, I still love having my glass of wine (or two) with dinner sometimes.  However, since I have not shared a cocktail recipe in awhile, and St. Patrick's Day is approaching, I figured I would booze it up for this blog post and share my Homemade Irish Cream recipe! My husband was also quite excited when I told him I would be making it again for him, since he likes his Irish drinks!

Making your own Irish cream is really very simple.  There are a few different ways that you can make it, but this is the recipe that I have come up with after a few years of trying and combining various recipes that I have researched online.

Homemade Irish Cream
-1 cup heavy cream
-1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
-1 ½ cups Irish whisky (optional - leave out if you want the non-alcoholic version, just know that it will be a lot thicker without the alcohol)
-2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
-1 teaspoon instant coffee
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Place all of the ingredients into a blender.  Blend, pour, sip, enjoy! 

See, wasn't that easy!? It is actually a bit dangerous to know how easy it is to make this, which is why I have to try and only think about this time of year.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

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  1. This would make a fantastic holiday gift or St. Patty's Day dish (I may not be able to wait till Christmas to try it!). I've been meaning to try this, so I'm glad I don't have to look any further for a recipe. Thanks, Elyse!

  2. This was delightful. I used half and half 1 cup, and 1/4 c heavy cream. I used 1 1/4 c. whiskey, vanilla paste (my favorite) and dark chocolate syrup. I cannot wait to give it away for Christmas presents, Thanks!

  3. This Irish cream recipe is phenomenal. Definitely sometime to indulge in once in a while (not frequently because of the high sugar and fat content). Due to religious reasons, I cannot drink alcohol. The first time I tried the recipe, I used whipping cream and it came out very thick. The second time, I used half whipping cream and half full cream milk (this was an accidental discovery as I had poured half a cup of whipping cream away accidentally and was only left with half a cup). I also used 2 teaspoons of non-alcohol rum and brandy essence both times and it came out lighter (less heavy) but was still very creamy. You can add more essence/extract if you want more of the alcohol flavouring. This is HEAVEN!!