Short and Sweet: Homemade Irish Cream

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I’ve always wanted to make my own Irish cream – and now I have, thanks to the dregs of the whisky bottle left over from a pre-Christmas party. It took about five minutes, as I made dinner – you just dump everything into a blender and hit blend. A good thing to have in the fridge over the holidays to add to your coffee, or save to sip over ice on New Year’s Eve. May as well get that chocolate and cream into your system while you still can.

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(Note: to be truly an Irish cream, this would be made with whiskey – the preferred Irish spelling – but here in Canada it’s spelled whisky. Same diff.)

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Blend. Chill. And chill. (And while the blender is all Irish cream-y, you could add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream too…)

Homemade Irish Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk
the empty milk can full of whisky
half a can full of whipping or 18% cream
1 Tbsp. espresso powder
1 Tbsp. cocoa
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract

Blend everything in a blender, then transfer into a glass jar, pitcher or bottle. Refrigerate for 2 hours; shake before serving.

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December 29 2012 01:55 pm | beverages

5 Responses to “Short and Sweet: Homemade Irish Cream”

  1. Jennifer Jo on 29 Dec 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    How long will this last in the fridge?

  2. Katy on 29 Dec 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Err, I don’t normally comment here, although I do enjoy your recipes, but I have to say there’s a very real difference in whiskies! Whiskey with the ‘e’ is Irish and whisky without the ‘e’ is Scottish.

  3. Heather on 30 Dec 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Is it? I’ve always spelt it as whiskey.

  4. Laurie from Burnaby on 02 Jan 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    For whisky connoisseurs there is a huge difference between whisky and whiskey

  5. Lana on 04 Jan 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Katy! Laurie! I agree but was trying to figure out a way to say so :) As an avid Scottish and Irish whiskey drinker, (did I just say avid?) I can tell you there is definitely a difference between whisky and whiskey. xoxo
    p.s. we make Irish Cream every Christmas but with a different recipe than yours. Must try Julie’s version!

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