This is better than the commercial Irish Cream liqueurs and is very popular with family and friends. Will store for several weeks in fridge, just serve over ice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
51
Yield:
3 - 750 ml bottles
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Ingredients

51
Original recipe yields 51 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour a small amount of whiskey into a large bowl. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth. Mix the melted chocolate with the whiskey in the bowl. Gradually stir in the sweetened condensed milk and the evaporated milk. Stir in the cream, instant coffee granules, and the remaining whiskey.

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  • Pour mixture into 3 (750 ml) bottles, seal and store in refrigerator. Best if kept at least 1 month before using. To serve: shake bottle well, serve in small glasses over crushed ice.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 26.6mg 9% DV; sodium 43.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
The BEST recipe for Irish cream ~ I come from an Irish/Polish family and yes we own our very own Pub and this is far superior to any commercially made liqueur.I use only Jamesons Irish whiskey (of course)and I add 11 ounces of chocolate because there is no such thing as too much chocolate. It tastes best if let to rest for three weeks in the fridge before drinking ~ just shake it up once a week. FANTASTIC :~) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2005
i made this drink and put into a used bailys bottle and other into used coke bottle the plastic coke bottle taste grate the glass bailys bottle has turned into foam like a chocolate mouse anyone got any idea why? Read More
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97 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2005
i made this drink and put into a used bailys bottle and other into used coke bottle the plastic coke bottle taste grate the glass bailys bottle has turned into foam like a chocolate mouse anyone got any idea why? Read More
(196)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
The BEST recipe for Irish cream ~ I come from an Irish/Polish family and yes we own our very own Pub and this is far superior to any commercially made liqueur.I use only Jamesons Irish whiskey (of course)and I add 11 ounces of chocolate because there is no such thing as too much chocolate. It tastes best if let to rest for three weeks in the fridge before drinking ~ just shake it up once a week. FANTASTIC :~) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
This tastes a lot better than the store bought irish cream liquor. I will definately be making my own from now on! I warmed up some of the evaporated milk to dissolve the coffee granules before adding them to the rest of the liquor. I also added the condensed milk to the chocolate chips so that they wouldn't stick to the bottom of the pot as I was melting them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
Great! Just what I was looking for...but I noticed that the author did not specify when to add the coffee granules. I added them to the melted chocolate and they did not dissolve properly. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
I combined this and another recipe on this site melting 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate blending in 1/2 t instant coffee granules a can of each the sweetened condensed milk and partly-skim evaporated milk 1 t vanilla 1/2 t almond extract 1 1/4 c whipping cream and 1 1/2 c Irish whiskey (Jameson's). Delicious right away - can't wait to try it after it ages! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
10/12/2007 - This recipe is the best I have tried. I have googled Irish Cream and tried 6 different recipes and this one, by far is the ultimate. I added 1/2 tsp of almond extract and 1 tsp of mint extract. Omigosh! I will never by Bailey's or Carolan's again. I would recommend this to anyone. I did not use the double broiler, and I substituted chocolate syrup (1 tbsp) for the chocolate. Thank you for posting this! Cheers! --- Mr.G Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
This was awesome! When i first melted the chocolate and added some of the wiskey the chocolate looked like it was burnt because it was all dried out. Don't be discouraged though because it 'rehydrates' again once you add the rest of the ingredients and whisk it to get all the clumps out. I also added the coffee granules to the whiskey before mixing it all together. Friends couldn't get enough of it said it resembled an 'alcoholic chocolate milk'. Tastes even better when in the fridge for over a week.Great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
Instead of using granulated coffe I get 1 shot of espresso (more if doubling recipe) from the coffee shop around the corner and add it slowly to the melting chocolate to keep the chocolate creamy and smooth. A few dashed of mint make an excellent 'Chocolate-Mint Irish Cream' treat. I LOVE this recipe and make a double batch every year to bottle up in mini containers as gifts for family and co-workers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2003
Seems a long time to keep before you can drink it. All my friends enjoy it and can not keep enough in the fridge. Read More
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