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a glass of IRish cream posed with 2 macarons

Irish Cream Recipe


Description

Enjoy this homemade Irish Cream on its own or in your coffee. A vegan option is included.


Ingredients

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Vegan Ingredients:

  • 1tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 14 oz. cans Coconut Cream (I use the Trader Joe Brand. You want the FULL FAT version)
  • 1/2 c light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 c Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson)

Dairy Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (235 ml) heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 (14-ounce or 415 ml) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (235 ml) Irish whiskey (I used Jameson)

Instructions

 

Vegan Instructions: 

  1. In the bottom of a medium bowl, whisk cocoa powder and a spoonful of coconut cream into a paste.
  2. Slowly, whisking the whole time, add more coconut cream a spoonful at a time until the paste is smooth and loose enough that you can whisk in the rest of the cream in larger splashes.
  3. Once all the coconut cream is in, whisk in the light corn syrup, whisky and vanilla.
  4. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and keep in fridge for up to two weeks.

Dairy Instructions:

  1. In the bottom of a medium bowl, whisk cocoa powder and a spoonful of cream into a paste.
  2. Slowly, whisking the whole time, add more cream a spoonful at a time until the paste is smooth and loose enough that you can whisk the rest of the cream in larger splashes.
  3. Once all of the cream is in, whisk in condensed milk, whiskey and vanilla.
  4. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and keep in fridge for up to two weeks, possibly longer.

Notes

A tip on working with this canned coconut cream is to run the whole can through the blender for 20 or 30 seconds so the cream and separated water are incorporated before you start making the recipe. It does separate in the can, and you want it all mixed together before you use it in this recipe.

That’s pretty much it. You can get a little fancier and pour it through a strainer or a cheese cloth so it’s perfect like I have in the pictures here. You can always put some in a martini shaker over ice and serve it cold that way. I personally never put ice into my boozy drinks. I’m a slow drinker and the ice melts and waters down my drink.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: Cocktails