Homemade Irish Cream

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Liquid Luck of the Irish

Liquid Luck of the Irish

Liquid Luck of the Irish! My favorite kind.

I was delighted to come across this recipe for Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur a few weeks ago at The Hungry Mouse and knew it would come in handy for St. Paddy’s Day.

It really tastes just like Bailey’s! Except better…because you can adjust the booziness ;)

Ingredients for Irish Cream Liqueur

Ingredients for Irish Cream Liqueur

The recipe is incredibly easy – pretty much toss everything into a blender, top with whiskey, and blend again.

I’ve seen a few recipes without the raw eggs, but the eggs do add extra froth.

Bottle it up and it’s good for up to a month in your fridge. Just shake it up before using if it separates, and make sure it doesn’t smell funky if it’s approaching the month expiration. With all the things you can do with it, it shouldn’t last very long – on the rocks, milkshakes, Irish coffee…how do you like your Irish Cream?

Happy St.Paddy’s Day, everyone!

Frothy Irish Cream on the Rocks

Frothy Irish Cream on the Rocks

Homemade Irish Cream
Recipe from The Hungry Mouse.

Makes: Enough to fill one large (750 ml.) Perrier bottle, and then some.

200 ml. Jameson’s Irish whiskey
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract

1. Blend all the ingredients, except the whiskey, first. Then add the whiskey and blend again until thick and frothy.
2. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a month. (Shake well before serving).
*Contains raw eggs.

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16 Responses to “Homemade Irish Cream”

  1. Nick says:

    Mmmm…That looks good. How strong is it? Would you say one shot glass is equivalent to one bottle of beer?
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Daily Spud says:

    Excellent. I’ll have my Irish cream in my Irish coffee, given the day that’s in it!

  3. That sounds really good. I’m such a fan of Irish Cream… will have to try this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing! :-)

  4. meHUNGRY! says:

    I didn’t know you could make Irish cream at home – my brother-in-law will LOVE this. Thanks for the recipe

  5. Cute, and what a wonderfully easy gift idea. Wish I had been online to see this for St. Patty’s Day… :D

  6. Reeni says:

    This looks so good!! I don’t think it would last a month in my fridge! Yum!

  7. Sounds tasty! I’m looking for a Bailey’s recipe for my Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, since I already have the Jameson’s I figured no use spending an extra $18 on Baileys I could make it myself. Should round out our 4th of July Guinness party nicely.

    • Stephanie says:

      mmm sounds like a dangerously good cupcake combo! i actually made a frosting with some of the irish cream i made — highly recommend it! just make a basic buttercream frosting with butter and powdered sugar, then add a few tablespoons of irish cream. so. good. have fun at your party!!

  8. Kilaqb says:

    I love Bailey’s! This sound like it will save me some bucks, so I will try this for sure.

  9. RITA says:

    Not waiting til St. Patties day to try this! Love Irish Cream! I think I want some luck of the irish right now……maybe after work=)

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  12. Terri says:

    If you eliminate the eggs and change the almond extract to coconut flavoring, it is absolutely awesome and…it will keep almost twice as long without the eggs.

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