Homemade Irish Cream

1 cuplight cream or half and half
1 (14-ounce) cansweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 cupswhiskey or bourbon (add more or less to taste)
1 teaspooninstant coffee granules or espresso powder
1 teaspoonunsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
2 teaspoonsvanilla extract
Pinch of salt (optional)


For variety, add 1 teaspoon or more of almond or hazelnut extract.

1. Add all ingredients to blender jar. Blend on high for 15 seconds. Scrape down sides with a spatula. Blend on high for another 15 seconds.

2. Pour into glass container with tight fitting lid and refrigerate. Before your first tasting, let mixture chill for a few hours or overnight to allow flavors to meld. Keeps up to 1 month or longer in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

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