Monday, March 3, 2014

Homemade Irish cream

Who's ready for a boozy gut bomb?!  A totally delicious and worth it boozy gut bomb!?  Me.  That's who.  And hopefully you.  Irish or not.  It is March after all, which makes me a super super happy girl.  Thank you March, I've been waiting for you to show up.

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St. Patty's is right around the corner friends!  Seriously, 2 weeks away.  Wow.  On a Monday though, wah-wah.  No Irish car bombs for this Scottish lass.  Hangovers are NOT my bff.

I'm getting into the spirit though.  This weekend Jerdy and I hit the road and stayed in the beach house in Shelton, WA where we were married.  Mimosas in the hot tub, naps on the couch, and homemade Irish cream makin!  I had never made it before, and although I sort of knew what was in it, I forgot we didn't have the internet to look up the recipe.  Woopsies!  I made do with what we had though.  This recipe is definitely more chocolaty than Bailey's Irish cream, and I think a splash of vanilla would have been killer.

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Homemade Irish Cream:
Makes 6 cups
Hands on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
8oz heavy whipping cream
14oz sweetened condensed milk
1-3/4 cup Irish whiskey
1 Tbsp of finely ground coffee
3 Tbsp chocolate syrup

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  That's it.  Seriously.  This can be kept for quite a while because of all that delicious whiskey.  I would say about a month.  Just be sure to shake it up really well before each use.

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What are you plans for St. Patty's friends?  Any great recipes you are planning?  I'd love to hear them!

Cheers!

Trish

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  1. No plans yet for St. Pat's Day, but your Irish Cream may be a part of the celebrations. Hope you have a great day!

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