So I went home with a bottle of Irish whiskey, a recipe, and a short shopping list.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
- (recipe called for 1 tsp instant coffee granules that I skipped)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (that I made from scratch, but that's a separate story)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
I blended them in my Vitamix and stored the elixir in a 1 quart jar in the fridge.
I think this costs out about the same as the cheep Irish Cream I usually buy on sale for around $10. I did a head to head unblinded test highly prone to confirmation that definitively generated an anecdotal data point that I like the new stuff quite well. Noticeably thicker and notes from the whiskey came through nicely. For folks with more refined pallets you may want to go with a higher end whiskey. It does seem like an obvious point of experimentation if you have other whiskies you fancy.