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

I know some of you ladies like to make stuff so I wanted to share this with you. I'm sure lots of you knew that you could make your own Irish Cream, but it just never dawned on me until I happened upon a recipe online. So, today I got all the stuff, went to the home brew store for some 6oz bottles and made it. And Oh. My. God. It's SO good!! I knew I'd be giving it to at least 20 people, so I made a big batch. I say just make the big batch because once you try it you'll wish you had more anyway. I made some cute labels for it and think it'll go over very well as a holiday gift. Here's the recipe. It's VERY easy!

4 cups half and half
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 bottle (750 ml) whiskey (I used Jameson's, of course. )
1 can evaporated milk
half cup very strong coffee. (or you can use instant coffee, just make sure to dissolve it well first. I made super strong coffee in a french press.)
4 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons coconut extract

Blend and refrigerate. It's said to taste better after sitting for a few weeks, and should last for anohter month or so in the fridge. Except for at my house. Where it will be lucky to last a week.
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That sounds yummy. I don't suppose they would make good teacher gifts though...they kinda frown on alcohol in grade school...party poopers...
Hell, I bet teachers would need it and appreciate it the most!
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Give it to them on the last day of school before break, at the end of the school day. They can party.
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Bunch of questions!
-How big a can of evaporated milk?
-How much did this batch make?
-What should I suggest serving it with (aside from alone )

Sounds DELICIOUS and cheap! I'm excited to make it!
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That sounds wonderful-and it would NOT last, around me, anyway. Do you have a picture of the type of bottles you use for the gifts? I may have to try this...
Great idea!!! I just might try it. Last year, a friend made us a cinnamon gel-like drink (it was thick but it was yummy). It was a nice idea. Maybe I can return the favor for her (and other friends...and for me, especially *hiccup*) and make some this year.
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This sounds very tasty.

Thanks Jess!
Would this be used like Baily's Irish Cream?
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I know some of you ladies like to make stuff so I wanted to share this with you. I'm sure lots of you knew that you could make your own Irish Cream, but it just never dawned on me until I happened upon a recipe online. So, today I got all the stuff, went to the home brew store for some 6oz bottles and made it. And Oh. My. God. It's SO good!! I knew I'd be giving it to at least 20 people, so I made a big batch. I say just make the big batch because once you try it you'll wish you had more anyway. I made some cute labels for it and think it'll go over very well as a holiday gift. Here's the recipe. It's VERY easy!

4 cups half and half
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 bottle (750 ml) whiskey (I used Jameson's, of course. )
1 can evaporated milk
half cup very strong coffee. (or you can use instant coffee, just make sure to dissolve it well first. I made super strong coffee in a french press.)
4 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons coconut extract

Blend and refrigerate. It's said to taste better after sitting for a few weeks, and should last for anohter month or so in the fridge. Except for at my house. Where it will be lucky to last a week.
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Did you use light or dark vanilla? Or does it not matter?
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OMG (random and off topic) but are you the ACTUAL Jessica from www.jessicurl.com???

If so *insert shrill scream* I didn't know you posted here! I LOOOOOVEEEE your products and have been singing their praises!!!

Back on topic:

Did you use light or dark vanilla? Or does it not matter?
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I just used whatever vanilla I had at home, so I don't think it matters. You can leave out the coconut, replace it with mint...whatever. I mean really, how badly could one mess up whiskey and cream??

I'll take and post those pics I promised when I get home.
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How much does this recipe make?
What the heck, most of my other reply didn't post. I hope this works.

Bunch of questions!
-How big a can of evaporated milk?
-How much did this batch make?
-What should I suggest serving it with (aside from alone )

Sounds DELICIOUS and cheap! I'm excited to make it!
Originally Posted by Narnia
The standard size of evaporated milk. 12 ounces I think? It made a lot. I figure I have to give it to around 20 people or so. I mixed it all in a big pitcher that's probably a gallon, and it's about 3/4 full or so? I can take a pic of the container later before I bottle it so you can see, since there are no measurements on the container . I'd consider serving it with ice. But also coffee liquor for mudslides, baking with it, Irish Cream milkshakes, in coffee... on and on. If you Google Bailye's and recipes you can get some more ideas.

Do you have a picture of the type of bottles you use for the gifts? I may have to try this...
Originally Posted by Curly Girl Fla
I'll take one later at home with the labels I made. Doesn't hurt that my last name is McGuinty. They're like small green wine bottles kinda. They're perfect.

Would this be used like Baily's Irish Cream?
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Yup!
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Thanks for sharing the recipe! I decided a month ago that everyone was getting a homemade gift this year (e.g., something baked). This is a great idea for the adults in my life.
This sounds yummy! Minus the coconut for me (allergies) I'll go with mint.

Thanks for posting this!

I'll probably not bottle it, just serve it at our family Christmas party
Do you know the amounts for a smaller recipe? Usually its easy enough to figure out but these could be a little more awkward. I'd like to make it as a present for my parents-but dont really have anyone else to give it to.

I also dont understand the first line

'4 cups half and half' ? Thanks
Do you know the amounts for a smaller recipe? Usually its easy enough to figure out but these could be a little more awkward. I'd like to make it as a present for my parents-but dont really have anyone else to give it to.

I also dont understand the first line

'4 cups half and half' ? Thanks
Originally Posted by kat180
Here's a different recipe that is in much smaller amounts. Not sure how it tastes but I'd imagine it's similar. That first line in my recipe above means 4 cups of half and half. Here's the smaller recipe I found:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
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Thank you- I may try that recipe- although I imagine buying the whisky might be expensive- and i ahve no idea which one to buy.

What is half and half? I assume it is some type of ingredient but I have not heard of it. Perhaps it is called something different over here. Im guessing some soft of cream?
Kat180, half and half is half milk and half cream. You can do your own mix, or maybe just use single cream? I know dairy is a bit different in the UK.
This sounds so good, in fact, I nearly bought a bottle of Bailey's this week! Thanks, Jess.

RCW-I thought the very same thing about giving it to teachers...after all they have to spend their days trying to teach my children!

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