Monday, May 11, 2009

Homemade Irish Cream

i went to a st. patrick's day party a while back (incidentally, on st. patrick's day), and i wanted to bring some irish cream. problem is, i'm poor, and bailey's is expensive. apparently there's some generic brands, but they didn't sell those at the liquor store by where i lived in dc. so, i made some! it was super good, even though i used the cheapest whiskey i could find ($8 for 750ml). i figure, when you mix it, the mixers cover up most of the taste. i used an online recipe, but with these edits:

1 c. fat-free half-and-half (i don't know how they do that, but they do)
1-14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 c. whiskey
2 tbsp strongly brewed coffee (made mine in french press)
2 tbsp chocolate syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
-stir vigorously, chill, serve!

i made mini irish car bombs with this (mini because i can't drink a whole guinness at once, let alone with a shot of bailey's too), but it didn't curdle like irish car bombs usually do. i think because it didn't have the fat of the heavy cream in it like regular irish cream does. but it was goo-ood!

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