Monday, December 22, 2014

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur


Poured over vanilla ice cream, mixed into a dessert cocktail, or simply enjoyed on by itself on the rocks, Irish cream liqueur is a longtime staple of my home bar. If you're a fan of Bailey's and you have 10 minutes to spare, do yourself a favor and make this recipe immediately - not only is it fresher and even more flavorful than its name-brand competitor, but it also has a higher proof. Since you'll save some cash by making your own version at home, spring for the good whiskey to make it an even more special treat.

And, if you're feeling extra fancy, serve this drink in festive glassware because I think we all deserve a holiday cocktail when Christmas is only 4 days away, am I right?



Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Ingredients
* 1.5 cups Irish whiskey (I used Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel)
* 14 oz. can of condensed milk
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 2 tablespoons cold coffee
* 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix for 20 seconds. Store the liquid in an airtight container for up to two months, and shake before serving.

If you decide to be nice and share this yummy spirit, you may want to consider giving it away in glass milk bottles - I found this set from Amazon.



I gifted a bunch of bottles of this homemade Irish cream liqueur to my friends this season - to make it even more special, I punched out a few labels and added sparkly snowflake ornaments that I found at (where else?), the Dollar Tree.



Have I convinced you to give up Bailey's for your own homemade Irish cream liqueur?

xoxo
B

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24 comments :

  1. Ohh this sounds amazing!! I love Bailey's so this sounds like a great alternative!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Yum! What a cute gift idea! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a happy New Year.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. This is such a great gift idea!! My husband is a huge fan of Irish Creme so I might have to surprise him with this! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  4. YUM!! Totally Making this TONIGHT!!! And for everyone I know next year!! Merry Chrsitmas!

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  5. Yum!! That's a gift I'd love to receive! Looks so pretty too!

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  6. That would be a great gift and something to have at home too lol!!

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  7. Holy yumm and perfect for the holidays!!

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  8. Holy deliciousness! One of my favorite drinks this time of year... and it's homemade which makes it even better :-D

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  9. Such a great idea and the little bottles are adorable. I want some please! :)

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  10. I've never heard of this, but it sounds absolutely amazing and delish

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  11. This sounds fabulous and I am going to have to try it!!!

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  12. I don't even like alcohol, but this looks yummy enough for me to try!!! And such cute packaging to boot!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  13. Feel free to pass a glass on over here! ;) Love the packaging and I would try this for sure!

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  14. This is amazing! I love Bailey's and it is definitely a winter staple in our home so, this is a perfect alternative.

    Sarah
    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  15. um, yum! what a brilliant idea!

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  16. idk why i never thought of this before! love it!

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  17. I am a huge fan of DIY goodies and I love the bottles. These would make great stocking stuffers. Yum! :) www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

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