Homemade Baileys Irish Cream – You’ll Never Buy it Again

Yummy! I love Baileys! 🙂

From Cupcake Project:

Here is the homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe for all of my friends, both on and offline. It’s easy enough that you should have time to whip up a batch to take to your New Year’s Eve parties! I found the recipe on a discussion forum on Chowhound. The entire discussion is worth a read. It contains lots of information about the drink. I am repriting it below with my notes.

  • 1 C light cream (I used heavy whipping cream, which made it even richer)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 C Irish whiskey (I used Jameson’s)
  • 1 t instant coffee
  • 2 T Hershey’s chocolate syrup (I used Torani)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t almond extract (I skipped this entirely)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and set on high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. Shake before using.
  3. Will keep for up to 2 months.

Squeeze More Juice Out of Lemons by Rolling and Crushing Them First

I love lemons – these are some great tips! (click on the picture for more details)

From A Self Confessed Foodie:

Want to get the most juice out of your lemons?
Before cutting them, put them on your counter and roll them back and forth, applying heavy pressure with the heel of your hand. This will help break down the lemon and make them easier to juice! Use a tool like a citrus reamer to get out more juice than you could squeezing with your bare hands.

Need lemon zest?
Wash your lemon first, then zest with a zesting tool or fine grater (try a Microplane grater). Make sure you only use the outermost layer of the lemon – the white inner pith is bitter!

Want to make a great sugar cookie recipe even better?
Add lemon zest to the cookie dough! It will give it a unique and delicious twist! It would also be great in blueberry muffins!

Need a really easy fish recipe?
Wash a lemon and slice it. Place the lemon slices on top of a piece of fish and add some fresh dill. Place in a baking dish (or wrap in parchment paper) and bake. Here’s a recipe for Salmon en Papillote