A Little Holiday Cheer!

One of my Twitter followers recently asked if I could share another of my recipes — apparently my mother’s pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving was a big hit. (Mom would love to know that! :))

This is one for homemade Irish cream — it’s as close to Bailey’s as we’ve ever tasted and I make it every Christmas…usually twice, because it never seems to last very long.  Be advised that it does call for raw egg whites (I use the ones you can buy in those little milk carton things) — I suppose you could just leave those out if you’re concerned, but I’ve never had any issues arise. Personally, I think the whiskey kills any possible bacteria. 😉

I hope you enjoy…and do let me know what you think of it!

Homemade Irish Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk

4 egg whites

1 3/4 cups whiskey (I’ve used both the good stuff and the cheap stuff…the difference seems negligible)

1 cup heavy cream (I generally use the 35% whipping cream, but the 18% works okay, too)

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (this is the kind that you’d pour over ice cream sundaes, not the Nestle Quick type…and yes, I tried)

1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Blend all together (both a blender and a mixer work fine for this), strain to remove any remaining coffee granules, bottle, and refrigerate. It’s best if you let it mellow for a week, but very good immediately, too. Keeps for a month, but rarely lasts that long… 🙂

And there you have it, my friends…from my home to yours, a little holiday cheer. Enjoy!



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2 responses to “A Little Holiday Cheer!”

  1. Diane Avatar

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Merry Christmas to you, too, Diane! Hope you have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

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