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.
Servings: 8 people
- 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