Irish Cream

The next time you get a hankering for Irish cream, skip the store-bought version and make the silky-smooth liqueur at home with just six ingredients. This Irish cream recipe adds sweet richness and depth to coffee and cake frosting, but it’s just as decadent on its own, enjoyed over ice. For the whiskey, look for an Irish variety like Green Spot, Connemara, or Jameson.


    • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
    • 1 tsp. instant coffee
    • ½ tsp. cocoa powder
    • ¾ cup Irish whiskey
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    •  One 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the cream, the coffee, and cocoa powder. Gradually add the remaining cream, whisking continuously until smooth. Stir in the whiskey, vanilla, and condensed milk. Pour into a large, sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use. (It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.)
  2. To serve, pour into a tumbler filled with ice.

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