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Homemade Irish Cream Recipe

Homemade Irish Cream

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This homemade Irish cream is a favorite among family and friends! It tastes really yummy, makes you feel all warm and toasty inside and makes great homemade gifts. I’m sharing my Homemade Irish Cream Recipe below

I make this homemade Irish cream every year.Β  It’s something I look forward to every holiday season and my family and friends do too! In just under 5 minutes you can have your own homemade Irish cream to drink on its own or add a splash to your coffee. Plus, add a cute ribbon and you have your own homemade hostess gift.


homemade irish cream


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of whiskey
  • 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional – you can also use coconut extract instead, either way both are delish!)


  • Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Using an immersion blender, mix together all ingredients for about 30 seconds. (You can also blend together in a blender). Just be careful not to over mix so as not to whip the cream.
  • Pour into a glass bottle or mason jar. Keep refrigerated.

homemade irish cream

If I’m giving this as a hostess gift for the holidays or to friends, I like to include a little gift tag like this one below.

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Homemade Irish Cream for the holidays with free printable gift tag that says Let's Get Lit.

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Linking these jars below

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It’s great frothed into coffee too for an Irish Coffee!

Click here for my frother!

homemade irish cream irish coffee

I love to see what you create! So if you make this be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest.

And for more Christmas recipes be sure to check out

My Peppermint Espresso Martini

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

For more holiday DIY ideas check out

Homemade citrus garland

DIY scented salt dough ornaments



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Homemade Irish Cream Recipe


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  • Reply
    November 15, 2018 at 3:14 am

    I can’t wait to try this. I think it’s a great way to change up Thanksgiving (I totally hate pumpkin).

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    October 19, 2019 at 7:59 am

    How simple and quick!! I am loving this!

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    November 12, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Hello – Can you please share where you got the wonderful jars? They are very nice.

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      November 12, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Kim-
      These are just Ball jars and then I added some ribbon and faux holly. Super easy.

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    November 25, 2019 at 8:07 am

    omg these look and sound delicious! I’ll definitely be giving these a go for Christmas 😍

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    December 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

    These look so delicious and they would make really nice gifts. I love that the recipe is also simple.

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    December 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What a great gift idea! I have an aunt who loves Bailey’s at Christmas time, I’ll have to make this for her!

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    December 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Super cute and looks delicious. Thank you for sharing. 😊

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    December 23, 2020 at 8:17 am

    It’s easy , elegant and looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll try it soon!

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    December 23, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I’ve never made irish cream before but this sounds so easy!! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try this!

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    December 23, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    It never occurred to me that I could make it myself! I will definitely try this during the holidays!!!

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    November 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    You had me at condensed milk! One to try this winter, thanks for sharing.

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    November 9, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    This sounds delicious, and what a pretty gift!

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    November 10, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Sounds absolutely amazing!! Can’t wait to try it out!

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    Libbie Burling
    November 10, 2021 at 11:14 am

    This sounds amazing and easy! I’m in!! πŸ™‚

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    Kathy H
    January 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    This sounds yummy, how long will it β€œkeep” stored in the fridge ?

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      January 4, 2022 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Kathy! It will keep for about a week as long as it’s covered.

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    January 4, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Roughly how long does it last in the refrigerator? It sounds amazing!

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      January 5, 2022 at 6:09 am

      Hi Ginni! I usually put it in a mason jar covered and it will keep in the fridge for about a week. I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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    Jill Carpenter
    October 2, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Storage and shelf life would be greatly appreciated.

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      October 3, 2022 at 6:38 am

      Hi Jill-
      Keep stored in a covered glass mason jar or bottle in the refrigerator and it will keep for a few weeks. Shake well before pouring. Enjoy πŸ™‚

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    December 5, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Such a tasty Irish cream recipe. Love how easy to follow it is. Makes a great gift too!!

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      March 12, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Love this recipe thanks! In one reply you say it will keep in fridge one week and in another you say ☺️ “a few weeks”. I have no one to share with, so can I refrigerate for up to “a month”? Thanks!

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        March 12, 2023 at 4:08 pm

        Hi Veronica! I should say it stores for 1-2 weeks in the fridge. Just make sure you shake well before pouring πŸ™‚
        I hope you enjoy!

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    December 5, 2022 at 11:34 am

    This looks yummy!

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    December 5, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Yum!!! This homemade Irish cream is the perfect holiday gift idea. I love the storage jar options you shared. Thank you for this!

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    December 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

    I love Irish Creme, I’ve got to try this!

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    Casey Rooney
    December 14, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Totally making this, what a great idea! And those CUTE Rae Dunn jars though!! GET LIT! πŸ™‚

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    Wendy McMonigle McMonigle
    December 20, 2022 at 1:36 am

    I cannot wait to make this! Yum yum

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      December 20, 2022 at 5:45 am

      you will love it Wendy!!!

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 23, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a great week!

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    February 24, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Looks yummy! And, I like how you decorated the jar for gift giving. Pinned. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 54.

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    Food nutters
    February 24, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Absolutely gorgeus!

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    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
    February 24, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade over at Life as a LEO Wife. I’d love to have you come by & share on Crafty Creators Link Patry as well! It’s open Thursdays at 6am through Monday nights at 11:59. Hope to see you there!

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    March 1, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Wow, this looks so good. I know we would love it. Thanks for the recipe. Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2023/03/teatime-trays-on-thursday-favorite.html

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      March 2, 2023 at 5:06 am

      aww thank you so much Beverly! Have a great one!

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    December 5, 2023 at 9:59 am

    The jugs are just the icing on the cake. Looks so yummy!

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    December 11, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Yum Yum Yum! I make a similar recipe for Irish Cream every year as Christmas gifts (remembering to keep some for us too!) It is a wonderful gift idea.

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    December 11, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    This sounds delicious! I usually make an apple pie moonshine drink for the holidays, but I may be adding this to the list! Thank you for sharing at Tell It To Me Tuesday, I hope to see you again this week.

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    December 12, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Yum – Christmas coffee – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!!

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    Susan Sikes
    December 14, 2023 at 6:58 am

    This sounds so easy and delicious!

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