Irish Cream with a twist………

I love the cooler weather that we have been having. We don’t get much of that here in southern California, so I am really enjoying this. After all, I am a cold weather kind of gal and what’s better than sipping a hot drink on a chilly day, right? I love having a cup of hot cocoa or a nice hot coffee or tea. But what I really enjoy is a hot cup of coffee with some Bailey’s Irish cream. Ohhhhhh, yum. I’ve been wanting to try making my own for some time now. But since all of the recipes call for Irish whiskey, I just haven’t made it. I’m not a whiskey gal. I can’t even stand the smell of it. Yes, I know Bailey’s has Irish whiskey in it and I do like it, but I don’t want to have to see or smell the actual whiskey. hahahah. So, I decided to experiment with vodka. Oh, what a fun experiment! Now, I just happened to have some vodka on hand. Hmmm, how did that bottle get in my cupboard anyway?

Ohhhh, yes, yes, yes…….wow. Yippy! So glad I decided to make this. Oh, this wonderful, creamy, delicious concoction. So, for you boozy people, you know how distinct the smell and taste of whiskey is, right? And you know how vodka really has no smell? Well, that’s what makes this even better! I mean, this stuff is a bit too easy to drink, so uhhh, you may want to be careful. You know, be responsible….blah blah blah. ūüôā

Did I mention how easy this is to put together? It would make great gifts too, poured into some pretty decanters.

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Vodka Irish Cream

1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk (12 oz can)
12 ounces of  vodka
2 tblsp¬† chocolate¬†syrup (Ghirardelli, Hershey’s etc)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tblsp. espresso powder or instant coffee

In a blender, pour in everything but the vodka. Give it a couple of good pulses until everything is combined. Add the vodka. Give it a good blitz. Pour into a bottle and place in the refrigerator. Makes about 3 cups.

See there!! So Easy. Cheers! Really good stuff.

Serving suggestions: yes please. hahahah, sorry..see below.

  • Mix with coffee
  • Mix with hot cocoa
  • Spoon over ice cream
  • Dip a nice crunchy biscotti in a wee bit of this magic creamy stuff

 

 

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