Booze, Cocktails

Ream Cream?

March 17, 2016

Every year I try to do something interesting for St. Paddy’s Day.  I toyed around with the idea of making bitters, but seeing as though that takes at the very least a month to mature, that is just not the kind of project for me.  I know it’s trendy and all, but it seems like it’s easier to spend the $8 for a bottle of bitters and then to just infuse it with whatever ingredient you couldn’t find already included.  Shrug.  Instead, I decided to try to make my own classic Irish boozy blend:  Irish cream!  It is far easier than I thought it would be to make; I had most of the ingredients on hand and all you really need is an airtight container and a blender.


Believe it or not, this was an AllRecipes recipe, and it was nearly perfect (I only made one small tweak to halve the almond extract, included below).  My husband suggested I call it Ream Cream (that is our last name), but I think I’m going to stick with the non-descript “Irish Cream” 😉 

DIY Irish Cream
Traditional home made Irish Cream!
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 C. heavy cream
  2. 1 2/3 C. Irish Whiskey
  3. 1 14 oz. can sweetened, condensed milk
  4. 1 t. instant coffee granules
  5. 2 T. chocolate syrup
  6. 1 t. vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 t. almond extract
  1. Combine all ingredients into blender; blend on high 20-30 seconds. Store in airtight container and refrigerate. Shake well before serving.
  1. Stays fresh for up to two months.
Adapted from from AllRecipes
Adapted from from AllRecipes
Does it Have Booze in it?
 I am all about simplicity, so the shots you see featured are also super easy to make.  The Buckeye Shot is made by layering Irish Cream over Kahlua (which is also very easy to make).  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.  Slainte!



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  • Reply Jennifer Petitti March 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I always look forward to your St. Patrick’s day post every year! Who knew DIY could be so easy (or that it had almond extract????)? As always, thanks for sharing and Happy St. Paddy’s Day ????

  • Reply doesithavebooze March 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    To you, too! I wish I could eat corned beef.

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