Remember when I told you I had some awesome things coming your way? TADAAAA!!!!
I’ve always been a sweet and creamy alcohol girl. White russians, chocolate martinis, pretty much anything with heavy cream, and I was set. What can I say? I’ve just always loved dessert. I want dessert for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and of course…DESSERT! 😉
Something about this time of year makes me crave those special dessert drinks just a liiiittttttle more. I want to curl up by a fire with a mug full of Baileys hot chocolate, or take it with me in the car to go see all the lights. It’s like the month of December takes a magnifying glass to my already enormous sweet tooth, and ya know what? I’m not going to be one of those people who tells you how to “make it through the holidays without splurging”. No. The holidays are not a time to “make it through”; they are a time to enjoy and celebrate, and you know “be merry”.
Let me tell you, if you are someone who loves Irish cream, or creamy drinks in general, you will share my love for this concoction. It’s thick and creamy, but you can taste the alcohol, and you know I’m a girl who needs to taste the alcohol. I don’t like a weak drink, and this certainly is no exception! In fact, if you like your alcohol to be more hidden in the flavor, you might want to consider reducing the whisky a smidge, but for me, it was absolute perfection.
DIY Mint Chocolate Baileys Irish Cream
adapted from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbs light chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store refrigerated in an airtight contain for up to 2 weeks.