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Homemade Irish Cream

A perfect copycat recipe
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This diy Irish cream recipe is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs. It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. Mix up a batch for for your friends this weekend! — The View From Great Island.


Lighten this up by using half and half instead of heavy cream.

Add more espresso or more cocoa powder to change the flavor profile.


  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Teaspoon instant coffee or instant espresso
  • 1/2 Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


Step 1: Put 1 tablespoon of the cream in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon espresso powder and 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder. Mix these together until both powders are completely dissolved and there are no lumps.

Step 2: While stirring or gently whisking, add the remaining cream, while stirring, or gently whisking.

Step 3: Add 1 cup whiskey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk and blend everything well.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into a bottle with a top, and refrigerate until needed. This will keep in the fridge for at least a couple of months, and probably longer, but I'm pretty sure you will polish it off before then.