There's something about Irish cream (that’s Bailey’s to you and me) desserts during the summer months that just make us grin with merriment! Want to show off? How about making your own Irish cream liquor.

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Over ice-cream, a la an affogato, in a cheesecake, or something to Irish up a cheeky summer cocktail there are so many uses for Irish cream and we just love it!

While most of us know Irish cream by its most famous brand name, Baileys, we were just tickled pink to see how easy it is to make your own. The great thing about making your own Irish cream is that you can tweak the recipe to your taste.

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Homemade Irish cream recipe

Ingredients

- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 can sweetened milk
- 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee grains
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend. Then store in an airtight container.

Irish cream can be served on its own, on the rocks or as an alcoholic substitute for milk/cream and sugar in a hot coffee (sometimes with whipped cream added on top).

How to make homemade Irish cream

Stuck inside due to Storm Emma? Treat yourself with some homemade Irish Cream! Recipe here: http://irsh.us/2hrCQ34

Posted by IrishCentral.com on Déardaoin 1 Márta 2018

Read more: Delicious Baileys Irish cream cheesecake recipe

Throughout June, IrishCentral is celebrating Irish food! You can follow the whole story on social media by searching for #FoodMyMammyMade and #ICFood. You can keep up to date with all our Food and Drink stories here or never miss a recipe by checking out our dedicated topic page here.

* Originally published in 2016.

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Enjoy a delicious glass of homemade Irish cream.