Homemade Irish Cream

There’s a certain delicious beverage that, as a redhead, is near and dear to my heart. No, it’s not beer. Well, beer is in there, it’s just not this specific beverage. I guess I have several delicious beverages close to my heart including beer and Big Red. But this post isn’t about beer or Big Red. It’s about Irish cream.

Irish coffee anyone?
Irish coffee anyone?

Delicious in coffee, hot chocolate, cake, and shoes (“I’m Old Greeeehg…!”), store-bought Irish cream can be prohibitively expensive. Luckily, I’ve got a recipe for y’all to make your own. Impress your friends! Amuse your grandparents! Get fat as all get out drinking dairy products! Let’s get rolling.

All you need to make your own Irish cream.
All you need to make your own Irish cream.
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (such as Eagle Brand)
  • 1 2/3 cups of Irish whiskey (I used Jameson because it’s tasty)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Slow pour of Irish heritage.
Slow pour of Irish heritage.
Sticky mess. Grandpa was raised on this stuff.
Sticky mess. Grandpa was raised on this stuff.
Blending everything up.
Blending everything up.

This is a very simple recipe. Take all the ingredients, dump them in the blender and blend it on up. All told, this makes about a quart.

Irish coffee anyone?
Irish coffee anyone?

Published by willdrawgood

Howdy! I’m Will Young, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Garland, Texas with a demonstrated history of working in both higher education and retail material design. Skilled in integrating design and advertising from concept through production and delivery in both print and digital media. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration from Oklahoma Christian University.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: