How to Make Irish Cream

Thinking Green 

Irish Cream photo by Gary Allard © 2010. All rights reserved.It’s St. Patrick’s Day. We could make corned beef and cabbage. We could pop open a Guinness at a favorite pub. Or we could really surprise our friends and whip up a batch of Irish Cream.

So, okay, we plan to do all three.

Homemade Irish Cream is rich and frothy and easier to make than you might think. If you don’t plan to go out tonight, swing by the grocery for the ingredients below and have some Irish fun at home.

Oh, and pickled red onions are tasty, too.


How to Make Irish Cream at Home

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (We used Starbucks VIA)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened
condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds.

Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving. Keeps 2-3 weeks.

Serve chilled or on the rocks.

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CAUTION: This drink is decadent. By decadent, I mean highly caloric. But it also has calcium. So that cancels out the calories. Right?

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1 Comment

  1. Far Away Friend
    May 3, 2010

    I’m catching up here but this looks amazing – totally AWESOME package design too!


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