Homemade Irish Cream

This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

I may not be Irish, but I still love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way than with homemade Irish cream!This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

This recipe makes about three cups, so you’ll have plenty to go around if you feel like inviting a few friends over for a classy cocktail party.

Once you see how easy it is to whip up a batch of homemade Irish cream, you may never buy the bottled stuff again!This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Start by brewing two short shots of espresso.  You can also always use decaf coffee if you’re worried about caffeine sensitivity. Most Irish Cream recipes call for instant espresso powder, but I much prefer the flavor and texture you get from using a freshly pulled shot of espresso. It makes ALL the difference!This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Next, pour the piping hot espresso into the pitcher of your blender. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of cocoa powder over the top of the espresso.

The better quality the cocoa, the better the final product will taste. I recommend using Dutch process cocoa for best results!

Give the blender a whirl on the pulse setting to let the cocoa dissolve into the espresso, then pour a cup of heavy cream into the pitcher. This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Next, we’ll add a can of sweetened condensed milk, followed by a teaspoon of vanilla and a half teaspoon of almond extract. This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Let’s not forget the reason we’re here. Irish Cream wouldn’t be Irish without a healthy pour of Irish Whiskey! This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!Now that you’ve got everything in the pitcher, blend the concoction together until it is silky smooth using a fast setting. 

You can enjoy it right away, or store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

After all of that hard work, it’s time to pour a cup of coffee. This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Stir a healthy pour of Irish cream right into your mug and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or the holidays in style!This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

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Here’s the Recipe!

This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Homemade Irish Cream

This delicious and easy Homemade Irish Cream recipe is the best way to perk up any cup of coffee during the holidays or anytime!

Yield: 24 ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 40ml espresso shots
  • 2 tablespoons quality cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Irish whiskey

Instructions

  1. Brew two shots of espresso (40ml each).
  2. Pour both shots of hot espresso into the pitcher of your blender, then sprinkle the cocoa powder over the top. Cover the pitcher, set it on the blender stand, and pulse a few times to dissolve the cocoa.
  3. Remove the lid from the pitcher and pour in the heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and Irish whiskey.
  4. Place the lid back on the pitcher and return it to the blender stand. Blend until smooth on a high setting.

Nutrition

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63|Total Fat: 4g|Saturated Fat: 2g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 1g|Cholesterol: 12mg|Sodium: 5mg|Carbohydrates: 1g|Fiber: 0g|Sugar: 1g|Protein: 0g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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March 17, 2016 | Last Updated on April 21, 2021 by Linda

2 thoughts on “Homemade Irish Cream”

  1. Dang Anetta! I might need to get an espresso maker just for this and this alone. Gorgeous pics and that recipe sounds so incredible! Booze + coffee = the best thing ever.

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