Homemade Irish Cream

A Feteful Life: Homemade Irish CreamWho 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!

A Feteful Life: Homemade Irish CreamA Feteful Life: Homemade Irish CreamA Feteful Life: Homemade Irish CreamA Feteful Life: Homemade Irish Cream

Homemade Irish Cream (recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is)

Ingredients

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

Directions

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!

 

 

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