I absolutely love indulging in Irish cream liquor during the holidays, but this year I refrained from buying it. I instead found this recipe on http://afarmgirlinthemaking.com/2014/10/homemade-baileys-just-time-christmas-gifts/ which inspired me to make it – some for myself and some for a Christmas present. The preparation was easy, and the results were very tasty. Give this a try and make your family and friends feel special knowing you gave them something you’ve personally put together. Merry Christmas everyone!
Homemade Irish Cream Liquor
1⅔ cups good Irish whiskey (we use Jameson Irish Whiskey)
1 cup heavy cream
1 (14-ounce) can fat free sweetened condensed milk (you can use regular)
2 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup (melting baking chocolate works as well)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp cold coffee
-Place all of the ingredients in an immersion blender or normal blender and mix on high speed for 20 seconds.
-Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. I use mason jars when gifting but for our home I will use an air tight ‘fancy’ bottle.
-You store it in the fridge for up to two months, and just be sure to shake well before using.
-This recipe can NOT be canned. Once the whiskey is heated to a boiling point it no longer becomes alcohol. I would not suggest mailing it, the heavy cream can turn rancid.