Made Irish Cream for christmas presents. YUM! And Easy!

Thanks for the recipe. I'm having a get together this Saturday night & a pre-Xmas party the next weekend. You can't go wrong with sweetened condensed milk. Yum!
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Sounds like a great idea to make and serve when we host Christmas. We usually serve hot mulled wine.

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I used Jameson's, but any Irish whiskey would work. (any whiskey I guess, but it makes sense to stick to Irish whiskey when making Irish cream. ) I used a big 750 Ml bottle and it made 14 bottles that each hold about 6 ounces. The whiskey cost $25, each bottle cost $1.50 with the caps, so with the cost of the cream the total cost was around $56 (give or take...I estimated about $10 for the cost of the cream and whatnot), making each bottle around $4 or $5. Not bad for a super awesome hand made gift!

I forgot that I loaned my camera to a friend but I can take one on my Blackberry, so I'll do that and email it to myself and add it to this thread in a bit. They turned out super cute!!
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Last edited by Jessicurl; 12-04-2008 at 09:44 AM.
For those wondering about bottles, The Container Store (if you have any in your area) sells some nice ones. I bought some from them when I made eggnog for gifts.
Here's a pic of the finished product that I took with my phone. It's a little blurry and not the best quality pic but it's all I could do right now. The label says "McGuinty's Irish Cream. Made with Jameson's Irish whiskey and fresh Humboldt Cream." It looks super cute in person. I got the bottles at the local home brewing store.
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Alright, so I decided that today (being it is my day off) I would take this on! I only need for about 3-4 people so I think I'm going to do 24 ounce bottles.
ANYway, I went to the brewery for bottle and the guy told me that he wouldn't do this, because the half and half would go bad? He told me it wouldn't keep long enough...

So, I said "I guess I will go find out the answer and be back!"
Here I am, trying to find out the answer! Thoughts..?
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This sounds delicious



Some time ago I made a low-carb version. It was good, not exactly like Bailey's, but very good.
It's very similar to your recipe, except for the sweetened condensed milk.

Low-Carb Bailey's Irish Cream
2 cups (16 oz) whipping or heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla essence
1/2 (4oz) cup Irish Whiskey
1/2 (4oz) cup good black coffee (how strong is up to you)
1/2 (4oz) cup water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons granualar Splenda

Put the half cup of coffee and the water into a suacepan and disolve the cocoa and Splenda in it. Allow to cool completely. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

This one has a tendancy to settle out and will need to be mixed gently before each use.
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Alright well I am still sitting here with my coat on waiting for an answer. I will just trust the ladies that have made it and make it myself too! But if I get sick from bad half and half in a month, I'm coming for you, Jessie!
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You have to store it in refrigerator up to 4 or 5 weeks.
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I read on one site that the whiskey will keep the cream good if you keep it in the fridge. Another said that it's BEST if it can sit for a few weeks, but I can tell you, it tastes DARN good right now as it is.
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And when you think of it, Bailey's has cream in it too, and that's not often even in the fridge. So I think we'll all be fine. I did sanitize the bottles though, to be extra careful.
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Ok, Miss Science Gal, how do you sanitize bottles?
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Ok, Miss Science Gal, how do you sanitize bottles?
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
I got this stuff at the homebrew store. I forget what it's called but it's iodine based. You just put some in a pot of water and soak the bottles for a few minutes and air dry. I don't have a dishwasher at home, unfortunately.
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Off topic.....Jessi, your hair has gotten so long & it looks awesome!
From Michael Berg:

Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
Just wanted to give a big thank you to Jess! I made this for a very small, informal gathering at my house yesterday. I just made it yesterday, too, so no week or so to cure... Eggnog was supposed to be the main thing, but my whiskey is GONE! Big hit...and I used some cheapo whiskey since a) I wasn't sure it would even work because alot of things I attempt rarely do b) I, ahem, drink any whiskey and c) money is tight...What an easy, yummy drink! I think I will tweak it for myself, since I really tasted the chocolate in it-very sweet, and I'm not big on chocolate-I'll do half of the syrup next time. Thanks so much
If you add a little glycerine to the recipe it makes it very creamy and silky and shiny (this idea doesn't come from me, it's from a lady I know who got the recipe from a bartender at an Irish pub).
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Off topic.....Jessi, your hair has gotten so long & it looks awesome!
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Thanks! That's actually an outdated picture now though, since I chopped of a ton of it for Locks of Love. I guess I should update my avatar.

Curly Girl Fla, I'm glad you like it! Yes, it's very sweet, which to me, is just perfect. It's been a hit with everyone I've given it to. At one party I was at last weekend someone had made marshmallows dipped in candy canes and we put those in hot chocolate with the Irish Cream and OH. MY. GOD was it good.
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Now I have a craving and will have to make some more of this tonight. It really is yummy. I put lots of chocolate syrup in mine.

Here's a recipe that was just sent to me today.

Baileys Irish Cream Truffles
Yield: 16

12 ounces Semi-sweet choc morsels
1/4 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon Sweet butter
2 Egg yolks
1/4 cup Baileys Irish cream

Melt chocolate, Baileys and heavy cream together over very low heat. Whisk in yolks, one at a time; mixture will thicken. Whisk in butter. Refrigerate overnight, or until firm. With spoon make small balls. Roll in powdered sugar, cocoa, chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc.
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I was thinking about this thread. I think I might make some of this for St. Patty's Day.
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