I was going to stop at homemade Kahlua but a super simple recipe caught my eye in one of my all time favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen.  I trust her implicitly so I knew I was going to make this.  This is a knockoff of Baily’s Irish Cream. Yep. Super simple and delicious.  I waited until the last minute to make this as it will probably not keep very long.  As I was perusing recipes for coffee liqueur I would come across recipes for a homemade irish cream.  Most called for eggs, which made me reticent to try.  Smitten Kitchen’s contains just cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.  THAT’S IT!!!  You should be really excited right now!  Oh darn, one more ingredient, Irish Whiskey.  Had you for a moment didn’t I?  Unlike the Kahlua, I did spring for a bottle of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey.  So good. It’s so incredibly simple it’s nuts.  You wish the cocoa powder with a bit of cream until it forms a paste, then you gradually add the rest of the cream, stir in the vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and Irish whisky, DUNZO.  Pour into cute little bottles and refrigerate.  Good for 2 weeks.  Perfect for New Year’s!  I am also going to make one with a bit of instant coffee.  Doesn’t that sound delish?  Serve it in coffee, on the rocks…yumo.


That’s it!  Please enjoy the holidays with loved ones.  That’s what matters.  Happy Holidays!

Day 5 Holiday Cookie List: Homemade Irish Cream



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