Homemade Irish Cream

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There are two reasons March is my absolute favorite month. One, my birthday is March 12. Two, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 and that means I have an excuse to indulge in delicious drinks like Guinness and more importantly, Irish Cream. Irish Cream is one of my favorite liquors ever. It’s great in coffee, great in white russians, great on ice and until now March was the only time I drank it. But this birthday I made a little present for myself, homemade Irish Cream! And it’s better than any store bought brand I’ve ever had! In fact, it was so good, I couldn’t keep it to myself. I packaged it up into some small glass bottles and ordered some My Own Labels waterproof beer labels. They turned out to be the perfect gift, tasted delicious and looked great!

• 2 cups Irish Whiskey (Any Irish Whiskey will do, I used Jameson’s)
• 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
• 2 1/2 tablespoons Chocolate syrup ( Hershey’s, Torani, etc…)
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon of almond extract

Step 1: Combine all ingredients into blender and mix on high for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Bottle.

It’s just that simple! It’ll last for about two weeks refrigerated. Just shake it up and serve in your favorite cocktail. I even included a recipe on the back label for a unique St. Paddy’s Day treat!

Irish Flag Cocktail

• 1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
• 1/2 oz Homemade Irish Cream
• 1/2oz Grand Marnier

Layer liquors in cordial glass or shot glass in order above.

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James Luster is a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York. He's an actor, writer, professional donut maker, and lover of the finer things in life. Currently he's educating himself on the arts of brewing and mixology, and working on his new show set to premier next summer.


  1. Shannon says

    Thank you for such a great idea! I was wondering with your recipe how many bottles doesit make? Thank you again for sharing!

  2. James Luster says

    Thank’s so much! Shannon, the recipe makes about 38oz, so it depends on the bottle size. A regular wine bottle holds about 25 ounces, in those terms you will have about a bottle and a half.

  3. Angela Watts says

    Oh yum. Just saw irish cream from the coffee creamer people the other day, but I bet this would taste so much better in coffee :)

  4. says

    I just made Irish Cream this year too (there is none left for St. Patrick’s Day since we have drank/shared it all this week) but I wish that I had some left because I love your layered drink you have created!!!!

    • says

      Hi Austin,

      I know that Bailey’s Irish Cream has a alcohol content of 17% alcohol by volume. I’m not exactly sure how different the homemade version is…

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