Tasty Goodness Part 3: Homemade Irish Cream

Presenting the follow-up to Tasty Goodness – Part 1 and Part 2!  So, did anybody try out anything from the first installments of Tasty Goodness? How did it go?  If you made any particularly yummy changes, I let me know about that too.  I’m always looking for new stuff!

photo (16)This week I thought I’d talk about a recipe that I got from a customer at my previous job.  Homemade Irish Cream.  Now, this is an adult beverage, but it tastes like a milkshake…only for adults.  In a previous life (known as 3 years ago) I was a banker at a large financial institution, and just as holiday season was kicking off, a customer sat down at my desk.  We started chatting as I took care of the business he was in to discuss, and he started telling me about his contributions to any family gathering….yep, Irish Cream.  This is something I’m a fan of, Irish Cream. He said that I would never purchase another bottle of either after trying his, and that he made it so much that he had the recipe memorized.  Of course, I asked him to prove it, and I slid one of those pink message notes across the desk with a pen.  Fortunately, my boss, who was nearby, found my glee to be amusing.  A week or so later, I agreed with my client.  I was never buying another bottle of Irish Cream again.  This stuff is heavenly!

Irish Cream

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
  • 2/3 Cup chocolate sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 eggs

In a blender, blend 1 egg with the whiskey for two minutes , repeat the process with each additional egg.  It is very important that you blend each egg with the whiskey for the full two minutes.  This is what cooks the eggs.  Add cream, condensed milk, chocolate sauce, vanilla and almond extract, blend until well mixed.  Store refrigerated in a glass container.  It is drinkable now, but after storing for a week it is much more smooth and mellow.  Makes about a half-gallon.  

Things I learned about this recipe….

  1. If you serve it in a chilled glass, it gets thick…really thick, like a milkshake.
  2. I made a gallon of this and ran out of chocolate sauce as I started the second batch.  You can use 2/3 Cup of chocolate sauce for a gallon and it doesn’t hurt the taste…at all.
  3. This makes a really nice gift for friends.  Just make sure that you use glass bottles when you give it away.  Not only are they prettier, but…you have to store it in glass bottles!  You can also discover brewing supply stores in your area…glass bottles were harder to find than I thought.
  4. Don’t drink all the results if you tell your friends you’re making this.  They will know (and mention it) if they don’t get any.
  5. Make sure you taste test a few glasses before giving it away….okay, that isn’t necessary.  It sure is a lot of fun though!

I would tell you how long you can store it, but it never lasts more than a couple of weeks.  Really, it is that good.

‘Til next time,



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