St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with this Homemade Irish Cream. If there’s one liqueur I really love, it’s got to be Irish Cream. I enjoy sipping it plain, or stirred into a nice, hot cup of coffee. I should probably warn you though – this recipe makes a rather strong liqueur, so you may need to adjust the amount of whiskey you add a bit. I would start with adding one cup of whiskey, and then adding up to 1/2 cup more -depending on your taste.
Now even though I enjoy Irish Cream “as-is”, I’m not planning on drinking all of this liqueur. I plan on using at least some of it in a couple of treats that I plan on baking in the next few days. Of course, I’ll post the recipes and photos of the baked goods here on my blog, once I finish making them, so stay tuned…
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, or 14 ounces of homemade sweetened condensed milk (recipe below)
1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high power for about 20-30 seconds.
Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.
Makes approximately 25.4 fluid ounces.
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup cold water
1 1⁄3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, stir milk into cold water. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir in sugar & vanilla extract. Refrigerate and cool before using.
Yields approximately 1 and 1/3 cups.
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