Who knew that homemade delicious & creamy Irish Cream could be so easy to make at home?! With a few pantry staples along with a good bottle of Irish whiskey, you are all set to whip up this sweet after-dinner liqueur in minutes. If you’ve never had Irish Cream, it’s a rich combination of whiskey, cream, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Pretty much the perfect dessert in a glass. Serve it chilled over ice or add it to a hot cup of coffee and you’re guaranteed to have a great night.
This recipe is so easy to double (or triple) so I definitely plan on whipping up a few more batches this fall for hostess and holiday gifts. And, of course I had to design some labels to go along with this homemade concoction. You can get the free printable here… lucky you!
Homemade Irish Cream (recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is)
5 ounces high-quality milk chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups half & half
1/4 teaspoon instant coffee
Coarsely chop your chocolate with a serrated knife then melt the chocolate over a double boiler (a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water also works – just make sure the bowl doesn’t come into contact with the water) or microwave, stirring until totally smooth. While the chocolate is still warm and melted, add a few tablespoons of whiskey, stirring until combined. Whisk in the condensed and evaporated milks until smooth, then whisk in the rest of the whiskey, vanilla extract, coffee, and half & half. Stir until the coffee is dissolved.
Transfer the mixture into glass bottles and place in the refrigerator. The liqueur gets better after sitting for a few days but make sure you shake the bottle a few times a day to make sure everything stays incorporated. Enjoy!