Homemade Irish Cream

This easy homemade Irish cream recipe is rich and creamy with just enough chocolate and coffee to balance the bourbon. Enjoy it over ice, chilled for dessert or combined with coffee for an after-dinner treat. It keeps for two weeks in the fridge, so you can package up bottles to give for holiday gifts as well.

Homemade Irish Cream
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 large pasteurized eggs

  • 8 ounces bourbon

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup


  1. Combine condensed milk, eggs, bourbon, half-and-half, coffee granules and chocolate syrup in a blender. Process until well blended and frothy, 30 to 45 seconds. (Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using an immersion blender, process until smooth, 30 to 45 seconds.)


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
7g Fat
26g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Serving Size 1/3 cup
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Vitamin A 249IU 5%
Sodium 81mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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