Delicious Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe for a Cozy Night

Welcome to my kitchen, dear friends! Today, I’m excited to share with you my latest recipe creation – Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe. This homemade cream liqueur is a perfect choice for those who love Irish whiskey and have a sweet tooth.

I have always been passionate about creating new recipes that not only taste good but also bring people together. This recipe is no exception. Every sip of this creamy liqueur feels like a warm embrace from an old friend.

If you’re looking for the best Irish cream liqueur recipe that’s easy to make and tastes like the real deal, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together all the essential ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, so even if you’re new to homemade liqueurs or are short on time, you can still enjoy this delicious treat.

So, grab your measuring cups and let’s get started! I promise this Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe will be a hit at your next gathering or just as a nightcap by yourself.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur
Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur

My dear reader, if you fancy the creamy, indulgent taste of Irish cream liqueur but want a recipe that’s both easy and customizable, then look no further than Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe! This homemade cream liqueur is a delightful mixture of sweetened condensed milk, fresh cream, and the most crucial ingredients: Irish whiskey and one’s favorite brand of strong coffee.

But why will you love this recipe, you ask? Let me tell you! Firstly, Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk adds an extra layer of richness that cannot be matched by regular milk or sugar. Secondly, the addition of eggs gives this recipe a velvety smoothness that your taste buds will crave long after the last drop is gone. Thirdly, by using whiskey 1:1 with strong coffee, you feel like you are indulging in something sinful without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Lastly, but certainly not least, the beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility. Whether enjoyed over ice as a relaxing evening drink or used as an ingredient to add extra flavor depth to baked goods like Irish Cream Bundt cake or Banana Bread, this recipe is a winner.

So take a chance and try making it yourself; I guarantee that you’ll love it just as much as I do. Cheers!

Ingredient List

 Pouring in the rich, creamy ingredients
Pouring in the rich, creamy ingredients

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious cream liqueur. Most of the items on this list can be found easily in your kitchen or local grocery store. Here’s what you will need:


  • 1 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 teaspoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

The combination of these ingredients produces a delightful blend that feels like an Irish hug in a glass. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand – I got you covered with some substitution options listed in the next section.

The Recipe How-To

 Adding a pop of vanilla extract for sweetness
Adding a pop of vanilla extract for sweetness

Now that we have all of the ingredients gathered, let’s get started on making this delicious Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe!

Step 1: Blend the Liquids

First, I will blend together 1 cup of Irish whiskey, 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of heavy cream, and 3 eggs in a blender until smooth.

Pro-tip: Crack each egg into a separate bowl before adding it to the blender. This way, if you accidentally add a bad egg, you won’t ruin the entire batch.

Step 2: Add the Flavorings

Next, I will add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup to the blender. For extra richness and depth of flavor, you could also try adding in some coffee liqueur or cocoa powder here.

Step 3: Mix Again

I’ll blend everything together again until it is well combined.

Step 4: Chill and Serve

Lastly, for the best taste and texture, chill the mixture for at least two hours to give the flavors time to meld together. Once chilled, pour over ice and enjoy!

Pro-tip: If you find that the liqueur is too thick upon chilling, simply stir in a bit more cream or milk to thin it out to your desired consistency.

Now that you have made your own Irish Cream Liqueur, sit back and unwind as you sip on this indulgent drink. Cheers!

Substitutions and Variations

 Whisking together the perfect blend of flavors
Whisking together the perfect blend of flavors

This Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur recipe is versatile and easily customizable to suit your taste preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Irish whiskey: If you don’t have Irish whiskey on hand, you can use other types of whiskey such as rye whiskey, bourbon, or scotch. Jameson Irish whiskey is a popular choice among many cocktail enthusiasts.

– Heavy cream: The recipe calls for heavy cream, but you can substitute it with light cream or half-and-half if you want a lighter consistency. You could also use coconut cream or almond milk for a dairy-free alternative.

– Flavors: You can experiment with different flavors to create unique variations. Try adding chocolate syrup or vanilla extract to the mix for a different twist on the classic Irish cream flavor. Instant coffee powder can also be added to enhance the aroma and flavor of the drink.

– Sweetened condensed milk: If you don’t have Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk on hand, you could use other brands or even make your own. To make your own sweetened condensed milk, mix evaporated milk and sugar in equal parts and simmer until thickened.

– Serving style: This liqueur can be enjoyed in many ways – simply over ice, in coffee, or in a cocktail. One method is blending it with vanilla ice cream to make an indulgent dessert treat.

Remember, experimentation is key to finding your favorite brand of Irish whiskey and variations that best suits your preferences. Now let’s get creative and take the drinking experience to new horizons!

Serving and Pairing

 A shot of this homemade Irish cream is a treat for any occasion
A shot of this homemade Irish cream is a treat for any occasion

A glass of Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur is a delicious way to end a meal or unwind after a long day. This creamy, dreamy drink is perfect for sipping by the fire or sharing with friends.

For a classic pairing, serve your Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur on the rocks with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also add a splash to your morning coffee for a luxurious twist on traditional Irish coffee.

If you’re feeling fancy, try swirling some chocolate syrup in the bottom of your glass before pouring in the liqueur. The combination of creamy Irish cream and rich chocolate is truly decadent.

For a non-alcoholic treat, mix equal parts Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur and milk over ice for a sweet and satisfying drink that feels indulgent without packing too much punch.

In terms of food pairings, why not try serving your Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur with some buttery shortbread cookies or rich chocolate truffles? The creamy texture and subtle sweetness of the liqueur will complement these treats perfectly.

However you choose to enjoy your Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur, remember to savor it slowly and appreciate the smooth, satisfying flavors. Cheers!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sipping on a glass of this deliciously smooth liqueur
Sipping on a glass of this deliciously smooth liqueur

Now that you’ve made this delectable homemade Irish cream liqueur, it’s time to talk about how to store it so you can enjoy it for longer. The good news is that this recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months – but I doubt it will last that long!

When storing your Irish cream liqueur, make sure to keep it in an airtight container or bottle. Mason jars or empty liquor bottles work perfectly for this. It’s also a good idea to label and date your bottle so you don’t forget when you made it.

If you want to serve the Irish cream liqueur cold, simply give the bottle a shake before pouring it over ice. If you prefer it warm, heat it up in a saucepan over low heat for a few minutes until it’s hot – but not boiling. Whatever you do, don’t put the liqueur in the microwave as it can change the consistency and texture.

It’s worth noting that occasional separation may occur if your Irish cream liqueur sits undisturbed for too long. If this happens, give the bottle a gentle shake to mix everything together again.

Lastly, if you’re planning to gift your homemade Irish cream liqueur or take it with you to parties, consider investing in an insulated wine tote or cooler bag with an ice pack to keep it chilled on-the-go.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to indulge in your homemade Irish cream liqueur whenever you want – whether it’s sipping next to a cozy fire or enjoying a nightcap with friends.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A closer look at the velvety texture of the drink
A closer look at the velvety texture of the drink

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I know that the perfect recipe hinges on the small details. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years for making the Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur recipe flawlessly.

First and foremost, always use fresh ingredients. From the eggs to the cream liqueur, quality ingredients will elevate the taste of the final product.

Make sure to blend all ingredients thoroughly, especially when it comes to incorporating the sweetened condensed milk. This thicker ingredient tends to be stubborn and take longer to blend well. Remember, patience is key!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of whiskey or personalize it with your favorite brand. This recipe is versatile and allows for creativity in selecting your preferred type of whiskey such as Jameson, Rye Whiskey or even adding Bourbon or Scotch.

Another pro tip is to use a high-speed blender to emulsify every ingredient for a silky texture. Additionally, chill your blender jar before blending to keep the temperature low and prevent separation of ingredients.

For a non-alcoholic option, you can substitute coffee extract or vanilla extract for whiskey, although you would need less than 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules to impart flavor in this recipe.

Finally, be patient and let your freshly made Irish cream set for at least two hours before consuming it so that all flavors meld together perfectly. Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, enabling it to last for up to two weeks.

Keep these tips in mind and you can enjoy an exceptional glass of Irish Cream flavored with chocolate syrup and vanilla essence that feels like a warm welcome from Ireland itself!


Now that you have mastered the recipe, it’s natural to have a few queries in your mind. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help clear up any lingering concerns or doubts. Here are some of the most common inquiries about making Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur at home.

How do you use Irish cream liqueur?

Irish cream is a flavourful liqueur that can be enjoyed in multiple ways. Sipping it straight over ice allows you to fully appreciate its taste. Additionally, it’s a versatile ingredient that can enhance the flavour of cocktails, shots, and even warm drinks like coffee and hot chocolate.

What is Irish cream liqueur good with?

Baileys is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed in various ways. It blends seamlessly with coffee, giving the hot beverage a flavorful twist. Adding Baileys to hot chocolate is like a cherry on top – it elevates the drink, making it the perfect soul-nourishing drink. If you love cold brew, then Baileys can also add a delightful layer of richness to it. Speaking of desserts, Baileys drizzled over vanilla ice cream will take your taste buds on a mouthwatering ride. For those who enjoy a stout, try adding a splash of Baileys to Guinness – it’s a match made in heaven! Surprisingly, even tea lovers can enjoy Baileys. A splash of Baileys into Earl Grey tea will make for an indulgent treat. Lastly, for those tequila connoisseurs, Anejo Tequila and Baileys can be surprisingly complementary.

Is Irish cream liqueur the same as Baileys?

The primary ingredients of Irish cream are a blend of Irish whiskey and cream. However, brands like Baileys often incorporate other flavors such as chocolate and vanilla to enhance the taste.

How do you drink cream liqueur?

There are various ways to enjoy cream liqueurs, whether you prefer it neat, straight up, on the rocks, or mixed into a cocktail. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things! You can even pour it over your favorite ice cream or mix it into your morning coffee for a delicious cappuccino cream liqueur.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, the Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe is a must-have for anyone who loves to indulge in rich, velvety and creamy liqueurs. This homemade recipe is extremely easy to make and can be prepared even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen. It’s a perfect drink to warm up your evenings and nights, and it’s perfect for entertaining guests.

With the help of a few easily available ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, Irish whiskey, and eggs, you too can create a perfect homemade Irish Cream Liqueur that can be enjoyed by all your friends and family. And best of all this recipe can be tailored according to your taste – whether you prefer it with bourbon, scotch or rye whiskey or want to add some chocolate syrup or vanilla extract.

Not only will you feel like an accomplished chef after making this recipe, but you’ll also impress everyone with this delicious drink that feels like it was purchased in a high-end liquor store. So don’t wait any longer – try this recipe today and add another show-stopping drink to your repertoire of homemade liqueurs.

Thank you for choosing the Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe. Enjoy responsibly and drink responsibly!

Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur

Eagle Brand Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe

Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, European
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 867.3kcal


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey or 1 1/2 cups rye whiskey
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Milk Mates Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)


  • Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  • Keep refrigerated and shake before pouring.
  • Store refrigerated for up to one month.
  • Makes about 4 cups.
  • *Use only clean, uncracked eggs.


Serving: 1359g | Calories: 867.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 74.9g | Protein: 16.6g | Fat: 33.8g | Saturated Fat: 20.1g | Cholesterol: 270.4mg | Sodium: 242.6mg | Sugar: 73.2g

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