Homemade Irish Cream

Indulge in Luxury: Homemade Irish Cream Recipe (Perfect for Desserts & Drinks!)

Calling all lovers of rich, creamy, and oh-so-delicious treats! This Homemade Irish Cream recipe is your ticket to pure indulgence. Not only is it surprisingly easy to make, but it’s incredibly versatile, adding a touch of boozy magic to everything from desserts to coffee.

A Gift from Mom:

This recipe is a cherished family heirloom, passed down from my mom. Over the years, it’s become a staple in our household, enjoyed on special occasions and savored as a delightful after-dinner treat.

Beyond the Bottle:

Making your own Irish Cream offers a unique advantage – complete control over the ingredients. You can choose your favorite brand of Irish whiskey and adjust the sweetness level to your preference. Plus, there’s the satisfaction of creating a delicious beverage from scratch!

The Flavorful Fusion:

This recipe combines the smooth richness of heavy cream and the warmth of Irish whiskey with hints of vanilla and coffee. The result is a truly captivating drink, perfect for sipping on its own or incorporating into decadent desserts.

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Planning is Key

Before embarking on this delicious journey, remember that patience is essential. This Irish Cream needs to be refrigerated for at least 24 hours before indulging. This allows the flavors to meld beautifully and ensures the alcohol “cooks” the egg, creating a safe and enjoyable experience.

  1. Once chilled, your Homemade Irish Cream is ready to be enjoyed! Serve it straight up over ice, drizzle it over vanilla or coffee ice cream, or use it to create decadent desserts like Irish Cream Cake.


  • Choose high-quality ingredients: Using top-notch coffee and Irish whiskey will significantly enhance the flavor of your Irish Cream.
  • Shake before serving: As with store-bought varieties, give your Homemade Irish Cream a good shake before serving to ensure a smooth and consistent texture.
  • Storage and shelf life: Once opened, store your Homemade Irish Cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

With its rich flavor and versatility, this Homemade Irish Cream recipe is sure to become a cherished staple in your own repertoire. So, gather your ingredients, embrace your inner mixologist, and get ready to experience the delicious world of homemade Irish Cream!

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homemade Irish cream recipe

Homemade Irish Cream

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
Around St. Patrick's Day, this Homemade Irish Cream recipe always makes a comeback (though we think it's delicious anytime of year!)
This recipe, which was given to me by my mom, is great mixed into an Irish Cream Cake or served over vanilla or coffee ice cream. You can also use it to make Irish cream coffee by adding 1-2 ounces to each cup of hot brewed coffee. 
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 3 /4 tablespoons water
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Irish whiskey such as Jamesons or Bushmills
  • 2 caps 1/2 ounce Brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream


  • Blend eggs, chocolate syrup, vanilla and water in a blender or whip well in a mixer. Add condensed milk, whiskey and brandy by blending in blender quickly. Blend in unwhipped cream, just blending. Do not overmix.
  • Refrigerate 24 hours. This allows the flavors to meld and helps the alcohol “cook” the egg.
  • This Irish cream liqueur will keep about 2 months in the refrigerator.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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