homemade irish cream
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with St. Patrick’s Day just a few days away
it’s time to put on that green, pop open that Guinness, and Bailey’s Irish Cream all the things (brownies are the BEST IMO)
but this year, skip the bottle and make your own
homemade irish cream
For most of the year, I completely forget how much I LOVE Irish cream. Irish Cream and coffee is the perfect dessert for me, but until holiday season rolls around, I don’t usually think about it.
This year, my irish cream and coffee didn’t happen once, #therewasplentyofchamps but it wasn’t until I started planning our St. Patrick’s Day menu that I thought coffee and irish cream sounded SO good.
I was looking forward to it all day. After dinner and homework were complete, the kids were showered and in their rooms, the house was tidy~ish, it was time to relax. I got the coffee maker ready, got my mug out, went into the liquor cabinet, and…
NO Irish Cream
Don’t get me wrong, I love sitting down with a cup of coffee, but when you’ve been looking forward to coffee with Irish Cream, plain old coffee just wan’t going to cut it.
I figured running out was a sign that I needed to learn how to make my own Irish Cream, so a tragedy like this would never happen again.
There are many, many, many variations of homemade Irish Cream on the internet; strangely, some don’t even contain Irish Whiskey, but after several very fun afternoons of recipe testing, this Irish Cream was by far my favorite.
- 1 1/2 cups Irish Whiskey - I use Jameson
- 1 cup of half and half
- 1- 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup of espresso or strong coffee (brewed)
- 2 Tbsp chocolate sauce
- 2 tsp vanilla
- combine all of the ingredients in a blender, and pulse for a few seconds until everything is well blended
- store in an air tight bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to two months
I happened to have homemade chocolate sauce left over from our thin mint pancakes, so that is what I used, but to save time, you can certainly use what you have.
**Please be aware, that homemade Irish Cream is WAY stronger than it’s bottled counterparts, and is not shelf stable, it needs to be kept in the refrigerator. You can safely keep it for two months, just remember to shake it up before pouring!
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