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Clare’s One Minute Irish Cream Liquor

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Written by ClareWithTheHair

Clare’s One Minute Irish Cream Liquor

With this being December, It is officially ok to talk all things Christmas so today I bring you a classic Christmas drink that you can make at home in about one minute :-) Sounds too easy, well read on!! it is actually a one minute super tasty classic Christmas drink that anyone can make at home. Clare’s One Minute Irish Cream Liquor.

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For years my mum would make this at Christmas time and long before the brands were adding almond , hazelnut or all the other flavours, my mum was doing this. Looking back on Christmas of yester-year and remembering the hours and days and months of work that went into making a great family Christmas, I find it mad now when people say, shopping before Halloween is too early, seeing Christmas things too early spoils Christmas but in my home as a child and I know I am not the only one, The Christmas cake was started months in advance of the big day, many homes made their own beers and wines and this Irish cream liqueur :-) and all this was started in the summer time!! I have not made this for years and my mum kept her version a very well kept secret :-) but today here is mine and trust me , it is so simple and make for great Christmas gifts.

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Why, you might ask, would one choose to make this iconic liqueur instead of buying it off the shelf ? Because 1) it’s incredibly easy 2) it’s cheaper, and 3) once you try it, you’ll never go back to shop-bought.  And plus is that you can control the ingredients: ease up on vanilla extract; go heavy on the chocolate syrup, or lighten the sugar and/or fat content if you’re watching calories.

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This makes lots x

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cans of Condensed Milk
  • 1 can of Irish Whiskey (use the Condensed milk for a lighter mix and a can of Evaporated milk for a real punch of whiskey flavour)
  • 1tsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 tsp Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Method

Put all ingredients into a large bowl and with a hand held mixer, mix well for 2-3 minutes. Pour into sterile bottles and store for up to three months.

I love to swirl chocolate syrup in a glass and pour this in, or add some grated dark chocolate to the top.

Pour over some vanilla ice cream, over your Christmas pudding or why not make a Irish Cream Coffee, so many uses that it is worth making a few bottles.

Super simple yet always fabulous x

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Happy Christmas

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