Saturday, January 9, 2010

Homemade Irish Creme (a good drink for these cold days)

Our pipes froze yesterday, that meant no hot water for us. The dishes piled up in the sink and I stayed in my pj's all day.

It seemed like it was time for a little treat.

One of our new cold weather treats this year has been Jeremy's homemade irish creme.

You can make it in the afternoon or in our case, during the kids rest time. Then you can chill it for a few hours so it is ready to go for when after the kids are in bed.

First, your ingredients:

irish creme

Chocolate Syrup, Irish Whisky (cheap kind), Milk, 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk, Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract, Instant Coffee Granules and Heavy Cream

step 1

1. Pour 1/2 c. of heavy cream into your blender.

step 2

2. Next, add 1/2 c. milk.

step 3

3. Pour in the can of sweetened condensed milk.

step 4

4. Then add 1 2/3 c. whisky or adjust to taste.

step 5

5. Add 3 tsp. instand coffee granules.

step 6

6. Pour in 1 tsp. of vanilla (ours is double strength, so you can adjust to your liking).

7. Pour in 1/2 tsp. almond extract.

step 9

8. Blend until combined.

It smells so good!

step 10

9. Then pour it into a container and refrigerate for a few hours.

This makes 4 cups.

Let me know if you make this, I would love to hear what you think.


sarahross said...

Yum! I'll have to try this out on David as he is our resident Irish Creme fanatic.

Jeremy Reeves said...

You can also substitute coconut extract for the almond, for a flavor closer to Bailey's. But you have to were a grass skirt and a lei whilst making it this way. And you have to sway your hips. This makes me uncomfortable, so I don't add the coconut very often.

Jeremy Reeves said...

That "were" in my comment is supposed to be a "wear".

I have no idea what it means to "were a grass skirt".