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Heavenly Homemade Irish Cream is so good you won't be able to tell the difference from the original @allourway.com
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5 from 18 votes

Heavenly Homemade Irish Cream Rich & Smooth

A deliciously smooth and rich after dinner drink comprised of Irish Whiskey, cream, sweetened condensed milk and a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Will keep up to two months in the refrigerator.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: after dinner drink, Dessert, liqueur
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way


  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 235 ml heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 14-oz. or 415 ml can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 235 ml Irish whiskey (I used Jameson)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder if you like a light coffee flavor. Add the espresso with the cocoa whisking the cream slowly as per the directions.


  • Put the cocoa powder in a small glass measuring cup and mash out any small lumps. Whisk the cocoa powder with a spoonful of cream. It will forma a very thick paste.
  • Add more cream a spoon full at a time until the paste is smooth and loose enough that you can whisk in more cream.
  • Add the cocoa and cream in a pitcher and whisk in the remaining cream.
  • Whisk in the condensed milk, whiskey, and vanilla.
  • Cover with lid or plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator.
  • Will keep in refrigerator for two months.
  • Serve chilled in a small glass or add ice. You can also add it to coffee. Top with a sprinkle of cocoa if you like more of a chocolate taste.


*If you want to make it less sweet add more cream and more whiskey, 1 Tablespoon at a time.
*If you want to make it less boozy, add more cream and condensed milk, 1 Tablespoon at a time.
*If you like it stronger -- you know what to do.
*Since this is an alcoholic beverage plus a dessert we're not including calorie count.
Why spoil the delicious taste with reality! ;-)


Serving: 1/2 cup or 4 ounces | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 26mg | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 19mg