Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream and Hot Chocolate

Bailey’s is probably the first form of alcohol that I actually liked. I tried it at homecoming freshman year with coffee. Since then, it’s been a homecoming necessity. However name-brand Bailey’s (pictured below) is really expensive.

Of course there are cheaper brands out there, like Brady’s (pictured below), which we had at Homecoming 2009, but they’re usually pretty nasty tasting. Brady’s definitely was not good.

So I decided to try this recipe for homemade irish cream, which was really good. It’s really good, and you can adjust the amounts of everything to make it stronger or weaker, depending on your preference. I made this for homecoming 2010, and while it looked pretty sketchy (I think I stored it in an old Juicy Juice bottle), it still tasted really good in coffee and hot chocolate.

Speaking of hot chocolate, a friend of mine made me a ridiculous cup of hot chocolate once, and I adapted a “recipe” from her, which I will include at the bottom of this post.

Recipe from Cupcake Project.

Ingredients
1 cup light cream
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Irish Whiskey
1 teaspoon instant coffee
2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Chill and serve with coffee or hot chocolate.

Crazy Hot Chocolate
Ingredients
hot chocolate mix
dark chocolate (either chips or a bar, chopped into chunks or shavings)
chocolate sauce (optional)
cinnamon
nutmeg
milk, half and half, or irish cream

Preparation
Fill a mug about 3/4 full with water, and microwave until hot (about 1.5-2 minutes). Add 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix, 10-20 chocolate chips, and a spoonful of chocolate sauce, and stir until well-mixed.

Fill the rest of the way with milk/half and half/irish cream and top with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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