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Member Name: PyrettaBlaze
Advantages: Creamy rich alternative to Baileys
Disadvantages: Rich on the calories! Wont keep for long once made
I used to be a huge fan of Baileys, recently I've found myself going off it...its not the creaminess that makes me chuck, its the whisky. This recipe is so delicious I'm tempted to try and make it without the alcohol...hmm, well maybe once I'm finished dieting to help me put all that weight back on! Basically what this is is a cholesterol party in a glass, its much richer and creamier than Baileys, but for a treat it is delicious, if you are insane enough to put your cholesterol level (and liver) through the trauma.
Recipe for homemade Baileys
Quarter bottle of whiskey
2 large eggs (salmonella here we come)
1 large tin of evaporated milk OR a similar amount of cream...double cream if your arteries are feeling particularly suicidal but this is too much fat even for me.
1 tin of condensed milk
1 teaspoon of instant coffee
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of almond extract
(optional) teaspoon of hot chocolate powder
Some people also add sugar to this...as if it isnt already sweet enough!
The complicated procedure for making this recipe involves sticking it all in a blender and giving it a whizz.
I've heard of millions of different variations of this recipe using different amounts of alcohol and condensed milk, and you can omit or increase the amounts of coffee, vanilla and almond to suit your taste. You might find the recipe too thick for your liking, in which case its easy to mess around with until you find the consistency you like...I tend to reduce the alcohol level because its the rich cream taste that I love. It might be worth making smaller amounts first until you get the flavour you want...in the spirit of saving precious alcohol and all!
Basically this has a much richer and creamier taste than real Baileys, I actually prefer it because of this. Its thick and gloopy and probably enough to make dairy haters feel a bit sick. Its also not going to be particularly good for either your waistline or your liver, so I tend to make this to treat myself on birthdays and at Christmas. It is very indulgent and you will probably feel full of cream after just a glass, another reason to make small amounts because it wont keep for long in the fridge! If you love Irish cream you'll adore this.
Sorry if this review seems a little short but I'm afraid it's just a recipe and I cant think of much else to add!
Summary: Mmmm...heightened blood pressure