Delicious Irish Mist Cream Recipe – A Must-Try Dessert!

Dear esteemed readers,

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I am delighted to share with you my new recipe. Today, I present to you the thrilling Irish Mist Cream Recipe, an irresistible indulgence for those who enjoy rich desserts and creamy concoctions.

This recipe combines the finest ingredients such as milk, whipped cream, sugar, Irish whiskey and Irish Mist liqueur; all blended together to create a velvety and exquisite treat that will leave you wanting more.

Born in the heart of Ireland, the mist liqueur remains a symbol of authenticity and excellence, commonly used in creating cocktails and after-dinner drinks. In this recipe, we incorporate Irish whiskey, together with Irish Mist liqueur and other traditional flavors to give you the authentic taste of the Emerald Isle.

As the seasons change, and winter approaches with its chilly breeze, there’s no better way to warm up than with a cup of steaming hot coffee topped with our delicious Irish Mist Cream. It also makes for an absolute delight on your dessert plates or as a topping on your favorite brownies.

In this article, I will guide you through each step of creating the perfect Irish Mist Cream recipe. Join me as we explore the many enticing features that make this formula unforgettable!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Mist Cream
Irish Mist Cream

Dear readers,

Allow me to indulge you in a little secret: the Irish Mist Cream recipe is unlike any other. Not only will it tantalize your taste buds but it will also leave you with a certain aura of charm and sophistication that only comes from the combination of exquisite ingredients.

Now imagine; the soft, billowy cups of whipped cream laced with the honeyed flavour of Irish Mist liqueur, drizzled with chocolate that pools onto the spoon. It is the epitome of elegance and luxury.

But why should you try this recipe? For starters, it’s a decadent treat that can be enjoyed on any occasion. Are you hosting friends for dinner? Or are you craving a mid-day pick-me-up? This dessert can easily be tailored to suit any time of day or mood.

The beauty of this recipe lies not only in its simplicity, but also in its versatility. Swap out the Irish Mist liqueur for Baileys or Carolans, add a touch of Irish whiskey (whiskey and cream – need I say more?) or pair it with desserts like brownies or layered mint buttercream torte. The options are endless, and each variation proves to be just as delightful.

Not only is it a treat for your taste buds, but indulging in this creamy delight may also give you that warm and cozy feeling inside. It’s said that this traditional Irish beverage translates to “a perfect sip,” and we believe that it truly embodies its namesake.

So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Whether it’s St Patrick’s Day or just an average Tuesday night, we fervently suggest adding this irresistible Irish Mist Cream recipe to your repertoire.


Your fellow food enthusiast

Ingredient List

 Irish Mist Cream: The perfect drink for St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
Irish Mist Cream: The perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Ingredients for Irish Mist Cream Recipe

  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup Irish Mist liqueur

The ingredient list is fairly simple, but don’t let that fool you. It delivers a rich and flavorful dessert that’s hard to forget. The recipe calls for Irish Mist Liqueur, which adds a distinctive taste of Irish whiskey and honey. This recipe requires gelatin, so please check the label before you buy it to make sure it’s not vegetarian or vegan. With these ingredients combined, you will create an easy-going and enjoyable warm dessert that will have everyone talking at your party or dinner.

What is Irish Mist Liqueur?

Irish Mist is a golden liqueur first produced in the 1940s by Tullamore Dew. It reigns as one of Ireland’s most popular liqueurs; its elegant blend of aged Irish whiskey, honey and natural aromatic spices gives it a distinctive, smooth flavor. It can be enjoyed on its own, as an ingredient in cocktails or used in baking and desserts such as this sumptuous cream recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Cuddle up in a blanket with a hot cup of Irish Mist Cream on a chilly evening.
Cuddle up in a blanket with a hot cup of Irish Mist Cream on a chilly evening.

Now that we have all of our ingredients ready, let’s get started on making this marvelous Irish Mist Cream Recipe. This recipe is quite simple and can be done in four easy steps.

Step 1: Preparing the Gelatin

The first step is to prepare the gelatin. In a small bowl, mix together 3 cups of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of gelatin. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes so the gelatin can absorb the cream. Then, place the bowl over a pot of boiling water on low heat until the gelatin completely dissolves.

Step 2: Making the Custard

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 6 egg yolks and 1/4 cup of caster sugar until it turns light and fluffy. Next, add 2 cups of milk, 1/4 cup of Irish Mist liqueur and 1/4 cup of Irish whiskey to mixture. We recommend Whiskey Heather for this recipe.

Next, place your mixing bowl over a pot with boiling water on low heat (double boiler method) and continue whisking for about 8-10 minutes until the mixture thickens. Be careful while doing this since using high flame will result in curdling your custard.

Step 3: Combine Cream and Custard

Once your gelatin mixture has set, slowly pour it into your egg yolk mixture while continuing to whisk it gently. Mix everything thoroughly.

Step 4: Chill The Cream

Finally, let your mist cream cool down for some time before pouring it into individual glasses. You can also let the mixture cool in a large container or Pyrex dish at room temperature for about two hours before transferring it to your refrigerator. Keep it chilled in your refrigerator overnight (preferably) or at least for 5 hours.

Congratulations! You have now made a perfect batch of Irish Mist Cream. Serve it directly in dessert dishes and top it off with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or some crunchy almonds to add to the texture.

Enjoy this classic dessert on St. Patrick’s day or any other special occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 The smooth and creamy drink has a unique blend of Irish whiskey and honey.
The smooth and creamy drink has a unique blend of Irish whiskey and honey.

One of the best things about cooking is the opportunity to experiment with ingredients and create your own unique twist on classic recipes. The Irish Mist Cream Recipe is no exception. Here are some substitution and variation ideas to consider when making this delicious dessert:

– Whiskey: If you don’t have Irish whiskey, you can use any other type of whiskey you prefer in this recipe. However, keep in mind that it may change the flavor slightly.

– Irish Mist Liqueur: The Irish Mist liqueur gives this recipe its distinctive taste, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute it with Carolans Irish Cream or any other honey liqueur.

– Gelatin: If you don’t want to use gelatin or can’t find it in your local store, you can use agar-agar as a vegan substitute.

– Chocolate: For an extra indulgent touch, add some chocolate to your Irish Mist Cream. You can either mix some chocolate chips into the mixture or drizzle melted chocolate over the finished product.

– Torte: If you want to take this recipe to the next level, consider making an Irish Mist Torte. Simply layer mint butter cream and Irish Mist whipped cream between two layers of moist chocolate cake for a truly decadent dessert.

– Valhalla: Another option is to turn this recipe into a Valhalla by adding coffee and a hint of whiskey. Brew 1 cup of coffee and mix it with 1/4 cup of whiskey before adding it to your mixture.

Overall, these substitutions and variations provide endless opportunities for creativity and experimentation with this classic recipe. Remember that the sky’s the limit when it comes to making desserts that reflect your unique tastes and preferences!

Serving and Pairing

 The beautiful golden color of Irish Mist Cream is so inviting.
The beautiful golden color of Irish Mist Cream is so inviting.

When it comes to serving and pairing Irish Mist Cream, there are many options to choose from. This dessert has a rich and decadent taste that pairs perfectly with a variety of drinks and treats. The Irish Mist Cream can be served chilled, which enhances the smooth texture of the cream, or it can be slightly warmed so that it’s beautifully smooth and silky.

One popular way to serve Irish Mist Cream is with a drizzle of chocolate over the top. The sweetness of the chocolate brings out the rich notes of Irish Mist liqueur, making for a perfect final touch. It pairs exceptionally well with whipped cream and espresso coffee recipe. This combination is something you may not have tried before, but it’s worth it! It balances the sweet flavors of the Irish Mist Cream with the bitterness of the coffee, leading you in a perfect tandem of flavor.

Another option is pairing the Irish Mist Cream with other desserts such as brownies, cakes or tortes. Layered mint butter cream frosting on cakes or tortes paired with mist-liqueur flavoured brownies will make for an indulgent dessert that will leave your guests talking long after they have left your home! You can also consider serving Irish Mist Cream next to other classic British desserts like pavlova, trifle, or a bread pudding.

If you feel like taking things up a notch, try serving it with carolans irish honey liqueur, which offers a perfect balance between sweetness and richness that matches well with the Irish Mist Cream’s smooth flavour.

Alternatively, you may also enjoy pairing this delicious dessert with an Irish Hammer cocktail or linen which are blended beautifully with Irish whiskey.

Whatever you decide to pair your Irish Mist Cream with, always keep in mind that your chosen drink or dessert should complement this fabulous recipe’s richness, rather than overpowering its delicate taste.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Whip up this drink in no time using simple ingredients and impress your guests.
Whip up this drink in no time using simple ingredients and impress your guests.

Dearest reader, it is my pleasure to share with you some useful tips on how to make-ahead, store and reheat the delightful Irish Mist Cream recipe.

You may prepare the Irish Mist Cream recipe in advance and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before serving. When refrigerating, I would suggest that you cover it with a cling film or airtight lid to prevent it from absorbing other flavors and becoming watery.

Regarding reheating, please keep in mind that this dessert contains gelatin, which sets the cream. Therefore, heating should be done gently to avoid melting or liquefying the gelatin. You may warm the cream by placing it in warm water for about 10-15 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature. Please do not use a microwave oven for reheating this dessert.

If you have leftovers after your party or gathering, don’t worry as you can store your Irish Mist Cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, I would strongly advise you to consume it as soon as possible as chilled desserts such as this recipe are best when freshly made.

May these tips help you enjoy your Irish Mist Cream to the fullest even when prepared ahead of time or stored for later!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The aroma of Irish whiskey and honey will fill up your kitchen and make your mouth water.
The aroma of Irish whiskey and honey will fill up your kitchen and make your mouth water.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have a few tips to share with you to help you make the perfect Irish Mist Cream every time.

1. Be careful when adding gelatin to the mixture. If you use too much, the cream can become too firm and less creamy in texture. As a rule of thumb, use one tablespoon of powdered gelatin for every two cups of liquid.

2. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks before folding it into the egg and sugar mixture. This will help to give your Irish Mist Cream a light and airy texture.

3. Use freshly brewed coffee rather than instant. This will give your Irish Mist Cream a richer, more authentic flavor.

4. When preparing the ingredients, make sure that your eggs and milk are at room temperature. This will help them to blend together more easily, resulting in a smoother and creamier texture.

5. Use high-quality chocolate for the drizzle on top of the cream. This will add an extra touch of luxury and decadence to your dessert.

6. If possible, chill the mixture overnight before serving. This will allow the flavors to develop and intensify, resulting in a richer and more flavorful dessert.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make an absolutely delicious Irish Mist Cream that your friends and family will love!


Before wrapping up, let me address some of the most frequently asked questions about this Irish Mist Cream recipe. I understand that some readers might have concerns or require clarification about certain steps and ingredients. Below, you will find answers to the most common queries. Don’t forget to read through them if you have any uncertainties or reservations about trying out this delicious recipe!

What are the ingredients in Irish Mist?

Irish Mist is a revered blend of aged Irish whiskey, aromatic herbs, heather and clover honey, and other spirits that is said to be made according to a time-honored recipe dating back 1,000 years. While the previous version of this drink was 80 US proof (40% alcohol per volume), the current recipe has been toned down to 35% or 70 US proof.

What is Irish cream made of?

This delicious alcoholic beverage combines the smooth taste of Irish whiskey with the creamy goodness of fresh cream. Whether you prefer it neat, on ice, or mixed in a cocktail, Irish cream is the perfect choice for a luxurious and indulgent treat. Additionally, it can add a boozy twist to your desserts, making them extra special and irresistible.

What is Irish Mist liqueur?

Originally established as the Tullamore Distillery in 1829 to make Irish whiskey, the company later went on to create Irish Mist, the first liqueur to be produced in Ireland. Irish Mist is made by blending Irish whiskey with honey and various natural aromatic spices.

Bottom Line

And there you have it, my dear readers – the Irish Mist Cream recipe. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I am confident that this dessert will be a delightful addition to your recipe repertoire.

This recipe’s unique blend of Irish Mist liqueur and creamy texture makes it a perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, hosting a dinner party, or just craving something sweet, this decadent dessert is sure to please.

Not only does this recipe taste divine, but it also offers a range of substitution options and variations that you can experiment with. You can easily switch up the flavors by using different liqueurs such as Baileys Irish Cream or Carolans Irish Honey Liqueur. For those who prefer their desserts less boozy, you can omit the Irish Mist altogether and substitute it with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a delicious dessert recipe that is easy to make and bring the taste of Ireland into your home, look no further than this Irish Mist Cream recipe. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Irish Mist Cream

Irish Mist Cream Recipe

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Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, European, St. Patrick's Day, Weeknight
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Calories 154.5kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, seperated
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup Irish Mist liqueur
  • 1/2 cup cream, whipped
  • whipped cream (for decoration)
  • grated chocolate (, for decoration)


  • Bring the milk to boil in a pan.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of caster sugar.
  • Add the milk and whisk to combine.
  • Pour mixture back into the pan, cook over a low heat for 7 minutes; do not boil.
  • Dissolve the gelatine in boiling water, and add to the hot milk mixture, stirring well.
  • Pour in the Irish Mist, and refrigerate for about 40 minutes or until the mixture begins to set.
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks begin to form, sprinkle with the remaining castor sugar, and beat until it dissolves.
  • When the milk and egg mixture begins to set, fold through the whipped cream and beaten egg whites.
  • Pour into 8 glass serving dishes, and refrigerate until fully set.
  • Decorate with the extra whipped cream and chocolate.


Serving: 124g | Calories: 154.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.1g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 9.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 131.9mg | Sodium: 77.3mg | Sugar: 6.5g

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