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.
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….
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.
- 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
- Whisk eggs by hand or in stand mixer with whisk attachment until frothy.
- Add in rest of ingredients, one at a time, whisking well to combine.
- Store in a food safe container for up to three months refrigerated.
- Shake well before using.
This article may contain affiliate links.