I have a great way for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day : make your own Irish cream! More commonly known as Baileys, this rich, smooth, and delicious liquor can easily be made in the comforts of your kitchen. The recipe, which requires a blender, is similar to eggnog in that it combines a potent spirit, Irish whiskey, with eggs, cream, and seasonings such as vanilla and coconut extracts.
For a delightful after-dinner drink, serve it chilled or over ice. Homemade Baileys is also a festive gift; I've brought bottles to hostesses and always receive enthusiastic reviews. Get the simple but fantastic recipe.
Photos: Anna Monette Roberts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 oz. Irish whiskey, such as Jameson
- Mix all of the ingredients in blender and refrigerate.
- Shake or stir before serving. Enjoy chilled or over ice.
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