This deliciously creamy and decadent liqueur is the perfect addition to tea, coffee, and cocktails. Learn to make this homemade Irish Creme Liqueur so you always have it on hand.
I use a lot of Irish Creme liqueur. Perhaps even too much, if there’s such a thing! I love how creamy and sweet it is and the little bit of kick it gives to my morning coffee.
I add it to just about all of my hot drinks, but I think it’s even better in cold beverages, like iced coffee and a White Russian cocktail. I even added it to the delicious Dalgona Whipped Coffee Cocktail I created.
You don’t really even have to add it to anything. It’s great just served over ice.
This Irish Cream liqueur is made with cocoa powder. It doesn’t have a strong chocolate taste, however, because it’s a relatively small amount.
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If you want to make this Irish Cream coffee flavored you can easily do that too by substituting the cocoa with instant coffee. You just need to add a bit of hot water to the instant coffee grounds to make a paste, as it won’t dissolve properly in just the cream, as the cocoa will.
Ingredients in Homemade Irish Cream
It doesn’t take many ingredients to make this at home, which is why I stopped buying it premade. It’s way more expensive than it needs to be. I can make it at home for a fraction of the cost or Bailey’s or another brand.
So you’ll need these things:
- heavy whipping cream
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
- Irish whiskey
You can find the quantities in the recipe at the bottom of this post. This makes a small batch that makes 2 1/2 cups. You could double the recipe if you need more.
Storing Homemade Irish Cream
Since this recipe includes fresh cream, it must be kept in the refrigerator. It keeps in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks (as long as your cream is super fresh).
I store it in a small carafe with a lid, like one of these options:
If you’re looking for a fun gift to give for the holidays, or for a birthday present, this homemade Irish Cream is a great gift idea. Mix up a large batch, divide it among many bottles, add a personalized label, and give them out to friends.
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This homemade Irish Cream is creamy and rich - the perfect addition to tea, coffee, or a cocktail.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Irish whiskey
Create a paste with the cocoa powder and a quarter of the cream, then slowly whisk in the rest of the cream, being sure not to allow clumps to form. Whisk in the other ingredients, then cover and refrigerate. Use immediately, or keep for 2+ weeks in the refrigerator.
Serving Size:2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 67Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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