Clare’s One Minute Irish Cream Liquor

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.


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.


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.



This makes lots x


  • 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


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


Happy Christmas

<3 Clare with the Hair <3

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