You guys are not going to believe how easy it is to make your own vegan Irish cream at home. Seriously, you can throw this together before a party or even during a party. With just a few pantry ingredients and a blender, it's ready in minutes.
Ok, I didn't say it was healthy, I just said it was easy. But Irish cream is supposed to be a special treat, and that's why I have it about once a year on St. Patrick's day.
The creamy base comes from coconut milk and the flavors come from instant coffee, vanilla and chocolate syrup. Believe it or not, most chocolate syrup I've found in supermarkets is vegan. Look for it near the ice cream accessories.
The alcohol, of course, comes from Irish whiskey.
Just whip everything up in a blender for 30-60 seconds. Mostly you just want to make sure all the instant coffee granules get dissolved.
You can start drinking it right away, but I like it better after it's chilled in the fridge for an hour or so. That way, it gets extra thick and creamy. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Makes about 6 cups
2 (15 oz) cans coconut milk
1/2 cup soy creamer
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup chocolate syrup (many kinds are vegan - check the label)
1 cup Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant coffee or espresso granules
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until everything is dissolved and well combined. Store in fridge.