Friday, December 14, 2012

Homemade Gifts: Dairy Free Irish Cream

If you're looking for an easy holiday gift that everyone (of legal age) will love, I've got it for you.  I've made irish cream quite a few times to gift at Christmas and it is always a huge hit.  I always get asked for the recipe!

Normally, making irish cream requires lots of dairy and processed ingredients- condensed milk, chocolate syrup and of course some heavy cream.  I gag over the can of condensed milk especially.  All of that over processed dairy and sugar!  Definitely not a good way to indulge over the holidays.  

So I cleaned it up with some pretty simple ingredients.  I won't say this is healthy, but it's a lot cleaner than the traditional stuff and a better version for a holiday indulgence!

Dairy Free Irish Cream

1 1/2 cups Irish Whiskey 
1 can coconut milk (full fat)
1 cup nut milk (almond or cashew)
1/2 cup raw honey
4 eggs
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract

Combine all ingredients in blender.

Blend on high for 1 minute.

Pour into bottles and refrigerate until use.

If you are using packaged nut milk, this should keep for 2 weeks (although it probably won't last that long).  If you use fresh nut milk like I did, you should use it within a week.


  1. This sounds amazing. I would love to make it for the holidays. Did you mean Irish Whiskey on the ingredient list? It looks like that is what it is in your photo, just want to make sure.

    1. Yes, Whiskey! Cream would defeat the purpose right? That's what happens when you try to write post with a house full of sick kids :) I just updated the post so thanks for the catch!

  2. This looks dee-lish. What a great idea! I would probably pasteurize the eggs, being a little OCD, but am definitely saving as an idea for next year's gifts.

    1. Lol, I think it totally depends on your source for eggs. Make sure you use truly free range eggs and the risk of contamination would be very low!