Recipe: Irish cream

Recipe: Irish cream

Learn to make your own Irish cream at home. Author: Imen McDonnell


Recipe: Irish cream

Learn to make your own Irish cream from blogger Imen McDonnell's The Farmette Cookbook.


  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the cream with the coffee and cocoa powder to make a smooth paste. Slowly add the remaining cream, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

2 Add the condensed milk, whiskey and vanilla; stir to combine.

3 Pour the mixture into a 24-ounce jar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. (The mixture will keep for up to two weeks.)

4 To serve, pour the cream into a tumbler filled with ice.

Prep & cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 3 cups

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Excerpted from by Imen McDonnell. Text and photographs © 2016 Imen McDonnell, Food styling by Sonia Mulford Chaverri and Imen McDonnell. Excerpted by permission of Roost Books. All rights reserved.


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Recipe: Irish cream