Simple Irish Cream Stuff

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This came from one of my mum's friends. In the UK, a can of condensed milk is 1/2 pint (--300g, 10 fl oz) so the can makes a useful measure to get the right amount of water and whiskey. This recipe does work better with cheap whiskey, but there are limits - if you've got a choice in the shop between "cheap" and "ridiculously cheap" go for the cheap stuff - there is a difference! :o) Condensed milk is the thick, gloopy, sweet stuff that Winnie-the-Pooh likes with honey and bread, evaporated milk is a lot runnier, not sweetened and won't work with this recipe. In the UK, the brands are Nestles or Fussells (the one which used to have a butterfly as it's logo). If you normally drink real coffee, you can probably substitute 1 can of real coffee for 1 can of water and the teaspoon of instant coffee powder, although I haven't tried it. Oh yes, my 2 pints is 2 1/2 US pints because we have more fluid ounces in ours!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Empty milk into large jug or bowl.
  2. Measure whiskey out into can and tip into bowl.
  3. Measure out one can of hot water and add the coffee powder to it - stir well and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the final can of water.
  5. When cool, transfer to resealable bottles (wine bottles with screw-caps, sherry bottles with the funny cork or vodka bottles all work well).
  6. Refrigerate until needed.
  7. I don't know how long this drink will last in the fridge - it's never lasted long enough to find out!


Most Helpful

I made this using the can of Eagle Brand as my measure. Used Taster's Choice Gourmet Roast instant coffee (heaping teaspoon) and only one measure of water, with one measure of condensed milk and one of whiskey. Wow. I think in a taste test many would not tell the difference. (I had small amount of Bailey's left to compare). I think the recipes with eggs and added cream would be too cloying. This is simple, delish! and should keep for a time in fridge|!

Kathy B #2 February 27, 2007

This was delicious, just as I knew it would be! I used fresh brewed coffee and it worked just great. I drank the majority of it with my girlfriends last night!! Yikes! Yummy, and really good in coffee "the morning after!" Well written and easy to make recipe. Thanks Hels for posting!

~Leslie~ April 23, 2006

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