Christmas cream liqueur

Irish cream

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 12 mins


Makes approx 1 litre/1¾ pints

Our homemade Irish cream recipe is delicious over ice and the perfect way to end your Christmas dinner. It also makes a fabulous gift for friends and family

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


  1. Spoon the dulce de leche into a bowl, then beat in the coffee, vanilla and whiskey 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.

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7th Dec, 2013
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.
22nd Dec, 2012
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!
2nd Nov, 2012
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!
28th Oct, 2011
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 :)
28th Oct, 2011
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!
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20th Sep, 2011
I make this as gifts every Christmas and my friends love it. It's also great made with whisky or Rum.
27th Aug, 2011
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.
21st Nov, 2010
Very easy to make and tastes fantastic.
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31st Jul, 2010
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!
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31st Jul, 2010
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.


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