Christmas cream liqueur

Christmas cream liqueur

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Cooking time

Prep: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes approx 1 litre/1¾ pints

Simply delectable over ice and the perfect end to your Christmas meal. Or, why not wrap a bottle up and give it to a friend

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 300g dulce de leche (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300ml brandy
  • 284ml/9½fl oz and 142ml/5fl oz pot single cream

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Method

  1. Spoon the dulce de leche into a bowl, then beat in the coffee, vanilla and brandy until smooth. Stir in both pots of cream until well mixed.
  2. Pour into 1 large or several smaller sterilised bottles. This will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks. Drink in liqueur glasses or serve over ice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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Emmafe's picture

Great receipe and after making received many comments saying how nice it was. I would recommend that the ingredients are well mixed before adding the single cream to thoroughly mix. Tastes so nice and will make again for Christmas day.

aembarrett's picture
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Made this liqueur without the dulce de leche as I couldn't find it in the supermarkets, so instead I used a tin of Carnation Caramel and it worked out great. The result was really tasty!

gillybean64's picture
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Just came across this and made it, its delice! Will be making it for friends n family as soon as i make another batch as i'm sure i'll be polishing this lot off tonight, hic!

gill18's picture

Toffee sauce in Rachel Allen 'Bake' recipe (goes with her equally delicious sticky toffee pudding) I feel sure would work a treat instead of the Dulce de Leche. I've noticed the Caramel condensed milk cans now have a little flag on the can 'dulce de leche' too - save anyone decorating their ceiling!
Bring on the next batch :)

gill18's picture

If I had known it tasted this good I would have made it years ago! Made some on Tuesday & took into Lobbs Farm Shop where I work for staff & Customers to try. Staff, all but one, enjoyed it & will be having some as Christmas presents along with brandy butter & Customers wanted to buy it! Recipe says it will keep for 2 weeks - mine lasted about 24 hours - devine!

rwthompson's picture

I make this as gifts every Christmas and my friends love it. It's also great made with whisky or Rum.

chrisd27's picture
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I got it a bit wrong - used a large pot of single cream (600ml/21.1fl.oz) as I didn't read the amounts carefully. And it was STILL fabulous.

charlene_lloyd's picture
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Very easy to make and tastes fantastic.

jburton's picture
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ooo just to add, I didn't have enough Brandy and ended up using what I had in the house which was 100ml Brandy, 200ml Whiskey, delicious!

jburton's picture
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Oh my goodness this is lovely. So easy to make and a lot easier to drink, too easy. I love Baileys so to have a recipe for it is wonderful.
Like it says above these would make ideal gifts. If I could rate this more than 5 stars I would. Yum.

iluvgrub's picture
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I just made this as had cream I needed to use, its fab!!!! gonna make it again :)

cams561's picture

How long does this keep for?

lsaunders's picture

mmm...looks delicious. Does anyone know how best to store this and how long it keeps?

rebecca1july's picture
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a definate winner great for gifts and much better than Baileys

squishyfishy's picture
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I made this as Christmas presents but with Whisky instead of Brandy as I didn't had loads in the house. It was so easy to make and tasted lovely. I'll definately make this again.

claudie1's picture

Heavenly! I used three quarters Carnation Caramel to a quarter Carnation Light. It works just as well with ordinary condensed milk (not boiled).

jennifert's picture
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This was brilliant! Made it as a treat for my Sister-in-Law who's a big Bailey's fan - and it went down a storm. It's the simplest thing in the world to make - and I ended up with 1 500 ml bottle and 2 250ml bottle - great for gifting!

I reckon it's actually a bit nicer that Baileys as it's not quite so sweet, and it's a little bit thicker. I do think I'd make it with decaffeinated coffee next time, as I'm a bit susceptible to the effects of caffeine late at night!

Definitely one to be making again.

squishyfishy's picture
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I made this with Whisky and it is fantastic, so easy to make.

djmc1812's picture

Could i make this with Vodka instead of brandy? Have got a couple of half bottles of vodka in the house

rebecca1july's picture
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Hi somerfield are selling carnation caramel (dulce de leche ) on offer at the moment 2 397g tins fr £3.00. You can find it next to the ordinary carnation milk.
I am making this over the weekend so will update you then

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