One of my traditions is to make a batch of Irish Cream-this is a recipe I have had for a long time, not sure where it came from and I know there are probably many versions out there on line. Anyway, several friends have asked for a copy so I am posting it here. For a last minute gift or treat here is my recipe. I have added alternate ideas for making it all from scratch.
Irish Cream 1 2/3 cups whiskey 1 cup heavy cream 1 can (14 oz) sweet condensed milk or (1 can (14 oz) evaporated milk with 1/2 cup sugar dissolved) 2 TB chocolate syrup or (1 TB cocoa powder, 1 TB sugar dissolved in 2 TB milk) 1 tsp instant coffee disspolved in 2 TB warm water 1 tsp vanilla Combine all ingredients in a blender or large bowl and mix well. Store in glass jars in refrigerator up to 2 months. Serve over ice or in coffee or any way you like.