It’s my most searched recipe every time December rolls around.
(To tell the truth, I was searching for it myself this past weekend – which is what prompted me to re-publish it.)
Instead of directing all you kind Googlers to a poorly formatted blog post from December 2008, I decided it was high-time to republish my Homemade Irish Cream recipe.
Homemade you say???
You bet! Why buy it when you can make it? This recipe yields 3 times the amount for 1/3 of the price. I promise you’ll swear off the bottled stuff once you’ve tried this do-it-yourself version – plus, do you know how handy it is to have fresh Irish Cream on hand?
Irish Cream Coffee. Irish Cream Cheesecake. Irish Cream Hot Chocolate. Irish Cream Fudge. Irish Cream Cappuccino. Irish Cream Tiramisu. Irish Cream Mini Cupcakes. Irish Cream Truffles. Oh My!
This oh-so-good liqueur is also a serious contender when you’re out to impress… when was the last time you were served homemade Irish Cream on the rocks? (Serve it in an old fashioned carafe so there’s no doubt you made it from scratch – and be sure to drop it into the conversation at least twice.)
BONUS: It’s perfect for gift giving! Simply grab sterilized glass milk bottles or mason jars and fill to the brim with the delicious concoction. Attached a handmade gift tag and be sure to note that the product must be refrigerated (and add a 1-month expiration date).
Let’s toast with an ol’ Irish saying ~
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
1 cup half and half cream
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Irish whiskey (can substitute Canadian or Scottish, I won’t tell!)
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
In a blender, combine 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 for up to one month. Shake well before serving. Serves 16.
huh, I never would have thought it would be that easy to make. Go figure! Given my name though, I still don’t mind being gifted the real thing :D
Haha love it!
Had no idea it is this easy, all I need is the half and half cream
It’s SO easy Debbie – and keeps in the fridge for a month!
How dense am I?? I have loved Baileys for over 2 decades but never paid atttention that it’s made with the ‘gross’ whiskey my husband regularly drinks…!?!
Well I can see his stash disappearing alot faster now. tee hee! :D
Hahaha I know – all I taste is the smooth, velvety flavour – I don’t taste the “gross” whiskey either!
No liqueurs for me though.
No problem! Great for a gift!
Sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome Dreena – enjoy!
Oh, this one sounds so good! Perfect for the Holidays, as so many people LOVE Bailey’s – thanks for the recipe!
No worries Kat – I hope you make it!
Wow, this is a great idea for hostess gifts instead of wine! Thanks, Lena!
You’re welcome Sarah – I agree, a homemade hostess gift is much better than a bottle of wine!
I read the title and instantly thought: SOLD! I love love love Irish Cream in coffee!
I never realized it was so easy to make at home. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome Suzanne! It’s terribly easy!
This is awesome!! I think I might make this for my mother-in-law, she always has Bailey’s in the house around the holidays. Thanks, Lena!
NP! I love that you know the perfect person to gift it to – that always makes it easier!
My husband and I made this tonight to give to our mothers! We may have had a little taste – it is sooo delicious! Thanks for giving us the perfect present idea!
Oh yum, I’m having this during the holidays!!
I MUST try this. I love Irish cream!
Then you simply MUST Natasha! Please tell me how you like it!
Need to try this, sounds pretty easy to make!
It’s incredibly easy!
Really? That’s all it takes? WOW, it doesn’t seem hard at all!
It’s easy peasy! And you can make 3x as much for 1/3 of the price!
Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
What % cream is half-and-half?
It’s 10% cream, Karen!
Hmmmm this looks delicious!
this looks delicious! I’ll have to take up drinking LOL
Hahaha well don’t do that, but maybe gift it to someone?
how smart are you. I really want to try this now. I have lots of irish and can whiskey laying around.
Well there you have it – the most expensive ingredient just waiting to be used!
Of Irish descent so having a different concoction of Whiskey is a treat in itself. This would be a great gift for the ladies in my family that lean towards Kahlua and Baileys. Tradition dictates that I make home made vanilla and gift bottles for my sisters/mom – but this new recipe perk might change the norm. Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to try and sample.
So happy to hear that, Eva! Please let me know if you try it!
This looks so good!!!
OMG — this looks so delish!!!
It is – enjoy Victoria and Janice!
Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
This sounds mighty tasty. And it seems pretty simple, too. A chocolatey caffeinated bevy that’s easy to make? I’ll drink to that!
this is very nice to look at i bet better to taste thanks @tomgirlbc
It’s a treat for both the eyes and the tummy!
This looks delicious!! I had no idea it could be made at home! Thanks for sharing
You’re welcome! Super easy and super delish Valerie!
Looks like a fairy sweet and fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing it! ♥ Believe me I really wish to give this a try…Cheers!!! ☺ ♪♫♪♫ Fa la la la la la la la la…
Please do! Enjoy!
I’m making this as a Christmas gift for a couple of people it looks fairly easy to make.
I have got to try this one. and it is sooo easy to make…bet it would be great in my coffee too ;)
It would be divine in coffee, Denise :)
Mmm I love me some whiskey and this sounds delicious!! Will definitely try once my baby is born and either I’m done breastfeeding or able to pump :)
Can’t wait to try this!
So trying this; it sounds delicious!
OH!! I am going to make this next Christmas! Well, maybe I won’t last until next Christmas lol Thanks!
My Pinterest Board with Listen to Lena recipes is expanding!!
Debbie White Beattie
I love Baileys or Irish Cream but I never thought of making homemade Irish Cream but it’s a great idea