Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I know Brendan will be mad at me for divulging this long-held family secret (and probably this picture), but I can’t find my copy of the recipe, and I’d like you all to tell me if my memory is correct.

Irish cream

4 eggs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 c heavy cream
2 T chocolate syrup
2 t instant coffee
1 t pure vanilla extract
¼ t pure almond extract
¾ c Irish whiskey (I think the original recipe called for 1½ cups, but I usually use less)
Combine in blender. Chill. Serve in a pretty bottle. Makes great gifts!


  1. I have 3 eggs in my recipe, and often use egg beaters so I don't have to worry about the raw egg thing. So delicious! Looking forward to having some this Christmas.:)

  2. I also have 3 eggs. I just went to the store for the ingredients. I'm also trying your Amaretto. Wish me luck on that one, I'm a little worried about it.

  3. About to make some for our neighbors.
    Where did you all get your bottles this year?
    I had a little trouble.

  4. I had lots of trouble getting the bottles this year. (None at Dollar stores, I did get a few at TJ Maxx) I don't give the recipe out, to keep it much requested gift! Oh Well!

  5. I also had trouble. I just heard that Ikea has some nice bottles. I few neighbors are going to get then for New Year's this year. So I can run to Ikea on Monday. And I'm going to stock up for next year, too.

  6. When I have cute vinegar or oil bottles through the year, I throw them on a shelf in the basement. I threw them in the dishwasher last night & will be delivering to neighbors before we leave tomorrow.

    Eileen, do not worry about the Amaretto. It is truly the easiest thing I have ever made!

  7. I also use egg beaters. I used to buy my decorative bottles at Pier 1 but they no longer carry them. Now I go to our health food store. They have a beer and wine making section so I either by green wine bottles or the beer bottles that have the ceramic cap. Then we make labels to put on them. It's much easier and I can buy a case of them pretty cheap. I also have had friends return the bottle each year to insure they get a bottle the next year!!