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Handmade Irish cream St. Patrick's Day recipe

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A drink of the Irish

Everybody deserves some luck of the Irish this time of year, and a little pick-me-up is in order for an afternoon break on any busy day.

A drink of the Irish

This homemade Irish cream recipe (think Baileys, only less expensive) is an amazingly luscious base for any number of quick cocktails, so take five minutes — really! — to mix up a batch and enjoy it for the rest of the week. If you want to gift it, make a gift card and give your recipient a little something green to wear this year.

Homemade Irish cream

A drink of the Irish

Yields 4 cups


  • 2 cups heavy cream (I used whipping cream for extra creaminess)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Irish whiskey (I used Jameson)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract



A drink of the Irish

Throw the whole ingredient list in a blender and bam… you're done!


A drink of the Irish

Pour some in your glass and you've got a simple Irish cream on ice. Yum!

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