Friday, March 8, 2013

Irish coffee break

I love Irish coffee.
It's in my blood - my grandmother was a member of The Ancient Order of Hibernians, my brother used to dye his mustache green on St. Patrick's Day, and my daughter is OBSESSED with Celtic Thunder.
I have no control over it  :)

Despite my love of Irish coffee, I don't love the price of the "real" Irish cream, so I whipped up a batch in my kitchen.  It is quick to put together and the taste is divine.  
Ready to hear how I made it?

I introduce the ingredients:

2 2/3 cups whiskey (to be authentic use Irish whiskey. I used Canadian because it was on sale)
1 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
3 tbsp. chocolate syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract

This isn't exactly low calorie.  
Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
Pour into a cute container and store in the refrigerator up to two months.  
If it lasts that long.

Make yourself a cup of strong coffee, add the Irish cream, a bit of freshly whipped cream for the top, and a seriously adorable argyle shamrock cookie to sit on your mug.  

I am fighting a strong desire to dye my hair green.


  1. Oh my Lisa this sounds absolutely delicious. And the shamrock cookie sitting on the rim? Perfect! xo

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  3. Thanks for the recipe, I love Baileys Irish Creme but it is pricey! I made cupcakes with it yesterday and almost cried when I had to pour 1 cup into the batter! I will definitely try this soon! Visting from the Tablescaper

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  5. The Irish coffee sounds delicious. I'm bookmarking your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing how to make the Irish cream.

  6. Oh yum, Lisa! I've made this copycat version and it is delicious! Will you dye your hair green?? Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

  7. Oh...How delicious. I have a gathering to go to next weekend and your Irish Cream is the perfect idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe, my friend!
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  8. Love this so much! I even blogged about it.

  9. Happy St. Patrick's day.

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