Homemade Irish Cream

Cream, whiskey, vanilla, and coffee combine with sweetened condensed milk for a silky-smooth alternative to store-bought Irish cream.

Homemade Irish Cream

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  • 1

    cup heavy cream

  • 1

    teaspoon instant coffee powder

  • ½

    teaspoon cocoa powder

  • ¾

    cup Irish whiskey

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


Combine 1 tablespoon cream and the coffee and cocoa powders to make a smooth paste. Slowly add remaining cream, whisking until smooth. Add whiskey, vanilla extract, and sweetened condensed milk; stir to combine. Pour into a 24-ounce jar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve, up to 2 weeks. To serve, pour into a tumbler filled with ice.


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