Irish Cream Liqueur

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Irish Cream Liqueur


The holidays can be stressful with lots of commitments and to-do lists. To keep the holiday spirit alive, we love sharing simple recipes. This easy and tasty homemade Irish cream liqueur is perfect for spreading joy during the season.

If we were neighbors, we’d invite you over for a relaxed meal and dessert to get to know each other. Since that’s not possible, here’s our Christmas gift to you—our special Irish cream recipe.

What is Irish Cream?

Irish cream is a tasty drink created in the early 1970s to celebrate two delicious things from Ireland: rich heavy cream and Irish whiskey. We’ll show you an easy way to make it at home!

How to Make Irish Cream

For a great homemade version, use high-quality ingredients without breaking the bank. You want your Irish cream to have the flavors of whiskey, creamy richness, and a touch of coffee and cocoa sweetness. Here are some tips:

  • Choose a good-tasting Irish whiskey. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but a flavorful one will make your Irish cream taste better. Jameson is a popular choice, but use your favorite brand if you prefer.
  • Use coconut cream, which is the creamy part of canned coconut milk. Just scoop the solid layer from the top of the can.
  • If you don’t have chocolate syrup, use 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Mix it with a bit of heavy cream to make a paste before adding it to the blender. This ensures a smooth Irish cream, not a grainy one.

Five Yummy Ways to Enjoy Homemade Irish Cream

Here are some easy and delightful ways to savor your homemade Irish cream. Whether you’re treating yourself or sharing it as a gift, these ideas will add extra joy to the season. Here are the tasty ways to enjoy this flavorful Irish cream:

  1. On the rocks.
  2. Pour it over your favorite ice cream, whether it’s chocolate or vanilla.
  3. Add a splash to your morning coffee for a festive touch.
  4. Make a delicious spiked chocolate milkshake.
  5. Our absolute favorite: sipping it warm and cozy by the fireplace, surrounded by loved ones as the snow falls outside. Cheers!
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Irish Cream Liqueur

Irish Cream Liqueur

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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


Indulge in the velvety goodness of this homemade Irish cream with a hint of whiskey. It’s a delightful treat for sharing and cozying up your loved ones.


  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Irish Whiskey (like Jamison)
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream (shaken)


  1. In a blender, blend condensed milk, whiskey, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and coffee for a minute.
  2. Once smooth, add cream and coconut cream, pulse until mixed. Shake before serving.
  3. Store refrigerated; it lasts up to 6 weeks.


This easy Irish cream recipe makes 32 oz. Enjoy responsibly!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Drinks


  • Serving Size: 14
  • Calories: 175


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