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Homemade Irish Cream Christmas Gift

Thursday, December 10, 2009C Riches


Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, but fear not! You can still whip up some yummy delights to give away to family and friends (or to keep and enjoy all to yourself...talk about scrooooge!!) :)


I have always favored "foodie" gifts for their personal touch, as opposed to store-bought gifts. With the current economic crisis, there's even a better reason to go handmade or homemade this Christmas. You can really make a wonderful, inexpensive present for someone without having to spend hours slaving over a hot stove.


This year I have made some yummy Irish CreamThe recipe below makes just over 1 liter of Irish Cream and it keeps for about a month in the fridge (if you're lucky) . It cost me just under 5 euros (including the vintage bottle) as opposed to 13 euros in the shops!

This is what you'll need:

* 250 ml of whiskey but I didn't have any, so used brandy instead. You could use rhum or even vodka.
* 1 can condensed milk
* 2 whole eggs (or use egg subtitute)
* 400 ml double cream
* 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder (I used 3 of chicory coffee powder)
* 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup (Again I left it out, and it still tasted scrumptious)
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon almond essence (be very careful here, 'cause I have been known to add too much, and it spoils the taste...)


How to make it:

1) Blend all the ingredients together (I used a hand blender)
2) Pour into sterilized bottles
3) Add a pretty ribbon, a printable holiday tag and voila!



To serve, dip the rim of cocktail glasses into a saucer of milk, then into a mixture of ground hazelnuts, cocoa powder and sugar. Serve with a few coffee beans on top for added coffee flavor.

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6 comments

  1. Que dica boa!!! Essa receita deve ficar deliciosa. E a garrafa ficou chique...

    Cris, vc não se lembra de que quando foi fazer suas tulipas eu lhe disse que tinha visto alguém fazer com feltro e com fita floral??? Vê lá nos comentários... Desde minha segunda leva de tulipas que eu já aderi a esse modo. É mais prático e rápido. Já fiz ao todo 80.

    Só fiquei com as primeiras 18 para mim, que por sinal foram as mal acabadas... casa de ferreiro, espeto de pau.

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  2. olá,te descobri no comentário de blog,já não lembro de quem.ADOREI os enfeites ne natal,um luxo aqueles cartões.Espero vc no meu blog,bjos!!

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  3. Cris, ótima ideia!! Principalmente porque sempre há pessoas difíceis de se presentear, que parecem ter tudo ou que tem um gosto extremamente difícil de se agradar. Esta sua sugestão é ótima nestes casos, já até visualizei para quem eu daria, rsrsrs.

    Bjs, Elaine

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  4. E Clau fica bom demais...eu sempre faço a mais para ficar uma pra mim!

    E eu também so faço as tulipas assimù agora. Fiz umas e coloquei em vazinhos, ficou fofooo. Depois eu post a foto, ta?


    Elaine,

    Realmente é um presente legal. Eu ficaria suuuper feliz em recebr uma dessa rsrsrs

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  5. Fofo demais!!!! E eu tenho uma garrafinha parecida! ótima ideia para um presente!!!!

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  6. This looks divine!!!What a great gift! But I have one problem!!! It would never make it to the person I was giving it to! I would drink it all!

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