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Irish Cream Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Glass

Irish Cream Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

Original recipe makes 4 cups

History of Irish Cream

In 1971, several high echelon executives at Gilbey's of Ireland got the idea for an original Irish drink. Whiskey is a distilled grain product that is mixed with roughly 50% cream to provide Irish Cream. Back in the old times, one method to cope with an upset digestion was to mix whiskey and cream with each other. The issue was that the two would only mix nicely with each other for a very limited time. Bailey's discovered a magic formula to get the combination to last.

Nobody was able to mix cream and whiskey before and the initial Bailey's Irish Cream showed up in a ten gallon milk churn. They had been trying to find the whiskey to blend with the cream but it needed three years of patient work, plus a bit of cacao and vanilla, to produce the really awesome flavor. Lastly, on November 26th 1974, through an incident, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur was created.

The method used was mixing chocolate nibs and vanilla, including burnt sugar, glucose, and then whiskey with the cream to create this tasty beverage which has a life span of two years. Today, Bailey's is not just a drink but is commonly used as an component of coffee and many recipes.