Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur: The Novel Bakers

The Novel Bakers are in Ireland again, this time we're looking at Home Made Winter,
a charming cookbook by Yvette Van Boven. I love all things Irish and go all out for St. Patrick's Day, so it isn't surprising that one recipe stood out:
Homemade Irish cream liqueur.

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur
Yield: approximately 4 1/2 cups
3/4 cup heavy cream
1- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 cups Irish whiskey * adjust to your preference
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
Place ingredients in a blender. Don't over mix--just blend everything.
Pour liqueur into clean bottles and cap. Will keep 2 months in the
fridge--if it lasts that long.

 There's so much mystique around liqueurs, I never dreamed of making it. But it was
a snap. The taste will put you over the moon.
We love Bailey's Irish cream over vanilla ice cream, but I wanted to try something different and served the liqueur over double brownie chocolate chip ice cream. It was ambrosial.
You can see the liqueur pooled around the ice cream.


Monday's post, Smoked Pulled Pork, which was unbelievably delicious, can be seen HERE.


For delicious wintry recipes and cheer, visit the Novel Bakers:
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  1. Is it wrong to want to add some Irish Cream to my coffee this morning? :) It's amazing how simple and delicious this recipe is, I'm never going back to Bailey's. I must get to the store for some ice cream! What a treat in a bowl, especially with your chocolate shavings. We had a our first dusting of snow yesterday, such a fun sight to see since it's so rare, I know snow is a dirty word for everyone in the northeast & midwest, but it makes for perfect Irish Cream conditions! Hope you're tucked inside warm & cozy with a delivery of propane.♥

  2. oh yeah, come to mama! over ice cream... and make it brownie, omg, how did i not think this up? i am thrilled we all picked this recipe, we are all master blenders now, we can add purveyor of spirits to our resumes. very cute in the mason jar, i thought it was a glass to drink, but now i am thinking its your storage ;-)

    i was stunned last night when i went to pour a tumbler, for medicinal purposes, i needed a good nights sleep, it wouldn't pour! mine was so thick it clogged in the neck, thank heavens i had a knife handy to cut though the clotted cream! it was such a simple recipe, but has so many lasting powers :-)

  3. Yum! It does sound easy to make. Thanks. I want to try it. Your presentation is lovely.

  4. Fabulous!!…Nothing better than ice cream and a great liqueur…I love this series!

  5. Ooh, I love your idea of using the homemade version of Irish Cream over ice cream!!! I have made a homemade version several years ago for Christmas gifts. Your bottling of it in a mason jar is simple and charming. xo

  6. I was thinking making ice cream, but with that much booze it would not freeze, so I vote for Jain's idea.


  7. looks and sounds amazing~I can't wait to make this! And double brownie chocolate chip ice cream, really?