Okay guys, I haven’t even finished one coffee yet and I’m buzzed! What better way to kick off the week of St. Patrick’s Day than this. Ha!
I myself am not Irish (I hail from a long Scottish bloodline) but I am a Cape Bretoner, and well, we’ve been known to enjoy a drink or two. However it’s Monday morning and I am a stay at home Mom. You’re right, why let that get in the way? Coffee and homemade “Bailey’s” Irish cream for breakfast it is.
Ok, so I may have got a little excited while pouring, but let me begin by saying; this is not a drink for lightweights. You can definitely taste the whiskey but that might be because I used a good whiskey, not the cheap stuff. This liqueur is also very sweet. I don’t normally like my drinks too sweet but because its in a coffee and the alcohol taste is quite noticeable, the richness of the remaining ingredients compliment the drink nicely. You may find you will want to add the whiskey a little at a time to adjust to our personal preference of how strong you like the taste of alcohol. You can also omit the almond extract if you’re looking for a more subtle flavor.
You should also be weary when blending the mixture. I recommend not blending at too high of a speed to avoid curdling.
Aaron’s review (our in-house Irish cream connoisseur): A slightly stronger booze taste than Original Bailey’s but that’s never a bad thing!
Homemade “Bailey’s” Irish Cream
1 cup cream
1 ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 ⅔ cup Irish whiskey
2 tbsp chocolate syrup
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Enjoy with coffee, hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice. Keep refrigerated and store in a tightly sealed sanitized bottle for 1 -2 months.
*You can run a bottle through the dishwasher to sanitize it if you do not have proper sanitation equipment.
**Disclaimer** In case anyone got worried, when I first tried this and made the comment of being buzzed, my daughter was out for the day with her dad and I was not responsible for the care and well being of anyone but myself. Cheers.
By Three Happy Folk
Adapted from Cupcake Project