Saturday, October 8, 2011

Great recipe for homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

Did you EVER think you'd see a recipe on this site???  (I'm actually a pretty good cook; I just don't like to.)  Anyway, Mike and I have been fooling around making our own version of Bailey's Irish Cream and we've finally perfected our recipe.  This is simple to make, requires just a few ingredients, and the best part is, it requires absolutely no cooking--yay!

 To make this delicious concoction, dump the following ingredients into a blender:

1 cup half & half
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Next, very slowly pour in 1 cup of your favorite Irish whiskey.

Blend on high for 20-30 seconds and you're ready for some drinkin'. It's as easy as that!!!

Be sure to store any leftovers in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.  Shake well before serving.

No kidding, it tastes awesome!   

My Mensa boyfriend figured out the cost of all this (notice I think you have to be in Mensa to do that).  The ingredients above cost us $40.26, but we already had the vanilla extract on hand, so figure on laying out a little more.  We paid $23.77 for Bushmill's Irish Whiskey; the cost will be significantly lower if you use a cheaper brand or get it on sale.  A batch of this (711 ml) using the recipe above costs about $12.50.  A 750 ml of Bailey's goes for about $16.50, so it's a bit of a savings, but what can compare to the "I made this myself" satisfaction?

Taste testing in my pajamas
Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Hmmm, maybe someday I'll post my amazing mac and cheese recipe...


raydenzel1 said...

Amazingly a drink recipe created in the wee hours of the morning! Cheers

Caz Wilson said...

Love that you posted a recipe!

Anonymous said...

And zero calories.....right?????

Gina D. said...

Yum! And please share your mac and cheese recipe!!

Gina D. said...

Oh! And thanks for adding me to your list of blogging buddies!