How to Make Irish Cream Recipe

Wondering how to make Irish cream recipe? Just combine a few basic ingredients and it’s ready in minutes.  Leave the alcohol out of this easy Irish cream recipe to make homemade Irish cream coffee creamer.

Need Irish cream for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe? Make a homemade Irish cream recipe in just a few minutes with basic pantry ingredients.

Let’s talk alcohol for a second.  I generally don’t drink much alcohol. I’m usually using it for making things like homemade extracts. But I have a minor weakness for Irish cream. My mom gave me a bottle as a gift one year and I would drink a small glass on the rocks while I cooked dinner.  I also discovered it goes in a cup of after dinner coffee.  You might want to leave the alcohol out and just make Irish cream coffee creamer (with Irish Cream French toast)for the mornings.  Irish cream is also used to make some amazing Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes. Just in case you thought there was no reason to learn how to make Irish cream….

Need Irish cream for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe? Make a homemade Irish cream recipe in just a few minutes with basic ingredients you probably already have.

 

But store bought Irish cream is expensive. I think I’ve owned just that one bottle my entire adult life. This homemade Irish cream recipe, however,  is very affordable. I almost always have every single ingredient to make it in my pantry and fridge.  I looked at a lot of Irish cream recipes and they are all virtually the same. Most call for whiskey, but I opted for vodka because that’s what I have on hand from making homemade mint extract.  I use my homemade chocolate sauce but store bought works, too.  You can even make your own sweetened condensed milk, if you don’t have any in your pantry.  I’ve also made this before with a can of evaporated milk.  I just dissolved 1/2 cup sugar in the evaporated milk and called it good.

Need Irish cream for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe? Make a homemade Irish cream recipe in just a few minutes with basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.

The fun thing about making a homemade Irish cream recipe is that you can make it however you want. I only used 1 cup of vodka because I don’t really like the taste of alcohol in general, but you can use up to 2 cups.  Most Irish cream recipes also call for raw eggs. If that is an issue, just skip the egg altogether. The Irish cream will be a little thinner, but it’ll still taste delicious. Don’t like almond? Just skip the almond extract! Want mint? Add in some mint extract. The possibilities are endless.
Need Irish cream for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe? Make a homemade Irish cream recipe in just a few minutes with basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.
It literally takes about 3 minutes to make this recipe and it’s ready to use immediately. Keep the leftover homemade Irish cream in the fridge.  It should last a few months, at the very least.  The coffee and chocolate does tend to separate out a bit as you can see in the photo above. Just shake the bottle before use to mix it all back together again.  Homemade Irish cream would also make an amazing homemade gift for a birthday or at Christmas.
Need Irish cream for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe? Make a homemade Irish cream recipe in just a few minutes with basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.
And if you still aren’t convinced barbecue of the egg and/or alcohol – just head over and find out how to make homemade Irish Cream coffee creamer. 
Homemade Irish Cream Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (or some variation thereof)
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate sauce
  • Up to 2 cups vodka or whiskey
Instructions
  1. Whisk eggs by hand or in stand mixer with whisk attachment until frothy.
  2. Add in rest of ingredients, one at a time, whisking well to combine.
  3. Store in a food safe container for up to three months refrigerated.
  4. Shake well before using.
Adapted from Kitchen Stewardship

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    This sounds great! Definitely going to be trying this to celebrate St. Pat\’s Day! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating the everyday!

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