Handmade Irish cream St. Patrick's Day recipe

Mar 1, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. ET

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.

Handmade Irish cream

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

Homemad Irish Cream

Yields 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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Homemad Irish Cream Step 1: Blend ingredients

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

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Homemade Irish Cream Step 2: Serve

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

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