Dairy Free Irish Cream

Do you believe in the luck o’ the Irish? My son, whose company headquarters are in Dublin, goes to Ireland pretty often. He assures me that the more you drink, the luckier you feel, if the drink is good, that is!

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Following this logic, I should be the luckiest person in the world because I love Irish Cream Liqueur, but it’s dairy, so I can’t have it. Fortunately, I am still the luckiest person in the world because my husband has created a dairy free version of Irish Cream. Moreover, he made sure to flavor it with both coffee and chocolate – what more can you want?

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My husband has a magic hand with drinks. He makes this one, and he has shared this recipe with me. Instead of cream, he uses a combination of coconut milk and non-dairy pareve coffee creamer. Since I much prefer rum to other strong liquors, he substitutes rum for whisky. He sweetens it with xylitol and flavors it with a combination of espresso ground coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as a touch of vanilla extract. Then he whips it up with a hand blender. Then I clean the kitchen. Meanwhile, you can listen to this amazing Serbian band that plays Irish folk music.

Usually, there is so much foam that it doesn’t fit into a bottle, and I end up with a bonus, so I am lucky again!

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This is pretty potent stuff, Beautiful People, so one shot of this thick, creamy, luscious goodness should be enough to make you feel extremely lucky!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup rum
  • 2/3 sugar or xylitol
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso ground coffee

PROCEDURE

Combine all ingredients, whip with a hand blender or mixer until well blended and foamy.

Enjoy! 

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62 Comments Add yours

  1. joliesattic says:

    Girl, if I hung out with you, I’d be dancing in the street naked! LOL Between coffee in cookies and this, what a delight!

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    1. Ah, wait, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

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  2. [ Smiles ] Count me in; I will hep you drink that dairy-free Irish cream of yours!

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    1. I like company, especially good company!

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      1. [ Smiles ] That is good to know!

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  3. If I drink this concoction I would not only gain weight, I’d be singing and dancing in the field to the great Irish folk music. LOL,
    I have had the pleasure of visiting Ireland, beautiful country and great people. :o)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds like a great holiday drink.

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    1. First of all, there is nothing in it that facilitates weight gain. Secondly, once you start dancing, you lose weight even if you’ve gained it. The drink is totally yummy, and I’ll relate your compliments to the mixologist (my husband). Thank you!

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  4. Julie Zimmer says:

    Hey, it’s me again..I came back…! I Love this Irish drink and music! Cheers! :-))

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  5. kelleysdiy says:

    I am going to try this for sure! Always looking for new drink ideas, especially around the holidays! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much – glad you like it! Cheers!

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  6. Tatjana says:

    Oh my… if the stores were open, I would go get the ingredients right away!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tatjana! I am glad you like it – enjoy!

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  7. threebrits says:

    I love ice cream and feel I’m missing my guilty pleasure now following a dairy free diet! 😦 might have to try this out!!

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    1. I know exactly how you feel! I am creating all kinds of delicious non-dairy dishes (including ice cream!), yet I crave a piece of cheese!

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      1. threebrits says:

        Hahaaa always the way!!! Ice cream will have to make do though!

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  8. Yep, I was right – and knew I’d find the recipe if I looked. It sounds beyond delish, and good to read your comment that it’s not as fattening as the original (especially if you do a bit of a jig afterwards). However, I wonder if it’s like potato chips – practically impossible to keep it to ONE!

    Now I’m off to see what else you shared during the “E” challenge (tougher when you can’t use “eggs” I’ll bet – but it does lead to some amazingly creative recipes.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. How did you guess?You don’t even feel alcohol in it,so you just keep going…

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      1. Instinct! (and experience – lol)
        xx,
        mgh

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  9. A_Boleyn says:

    I miss Bailey’s Irish Cream. It reminds me of the 80s when I was young(er) and foolish and we all drank shooters made of 3 drinks layered over each other with cutesy names. The one with Baileys in it was called a B-52 and just the kind of girly drinks that I was fond of then cause they didn’t taste of alcohol but chocolatey or fruity, depending on the kind you drank. Good times. 🙂

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    1. Interesting idea! I shall relate it to my husband, the Master Mixologist in the house. Let’s see what he creates. Thank you for inspiration! 😻

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      1. A_Boleyn says:

        I bet he knows all about ‘shooters’. Probably has some of the narrow glasses, with a heavy base so they don’t tip over, tucked away somewhere.

        There were some pretty risque names for the drinks at the bars. 🙂

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      2. Aha! I am getting ready for a serious interrogation – thank you! He doesn’t have anything “tucked away” though, since all our drinking ware is crystal, from shot glasses, to water glasses, and various stemware in between. 😻

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      3. My husband’s favorite drink at Gilbert’s on Key Largo where we sail occasionally is called A*s in the Mud, and now that I think of it, it does look like layers – never thought of it! Shows how un-American I still am.

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      4. He tells me that the neat one in a shot glass (no ice) is called Pain in the A*s. He usually gets the Mud one because it’s hot out here, but I wasn’t even aware that the other one existed!

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      5. A_Boleyn says:

        I enjoy sipping my way through the (usually) 3 different liquors in the cocktails. For some drink ideas.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooter_(drink)

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      6. Thank you – this is so cool! A whole different world. 😺

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  10. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    I am not up to creating an original post yet, although one is definitely cooking (or baking, rather!), but, since today is a National Chocolate Milkshake Day, I am wondering if a rum-based non-dairy chocolate Irish Cream is considered milkshake. What do you think, Beautiful People?

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    1. Thank you for reblogging.

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  11. Taking NO chances, I just saved this to my “recipes to use” file on my hard drive.
    xx,
    mgh

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    1. You are so organized! I am impressed.

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      1. In some ways I am – HABITS (especially on my computer). But context change decimates cues (moving, WordPress “improvements” or software updates that change the user interface, etc.). That throws action back to the PFC, and that’s where balls get dropped. (i.e., Pavlov has to ring that bell if he wants the dogs to salivate on purpose, otherwise he needs to retrain).

        I am still chasing many organizational habits since nothing “lives” where it used to and I’ve had to make some storage choices here that don’t really work very well for me, even tho’ I have no really good choices here. ::sigh::

        It’s a process.
        xx,
        mgh

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      2. It certainly is a challenging process, but you are definitely living what you are teaching – and that’s very impressive. You’re modeling the goals and the outcomes.

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      3. Thanks, Dolly – I share what I DO – with varying degrees of success. 🙂

        I encourage folks to adopt the idea of setting up systems, not to look at my life as a model for theirs. If anyone could see my office right now they would be appalled. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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      4. You haven’t seen my husband’s office! My housekeeper is afraid to go there; an alligator might jump at her from the middle of paper mountain!
        Your life is a model for those who have not been introduced to the importance of systems so effectively, you validate the outcome.

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      5. When I have all of my systems in place I am often “accused” of faking my dx — when I don’t, people ask how I managed to live so long without becoming a ward of the state! 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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      6. Since one can never please everybody, one ought to do a reasonable job of pleasing those who count. That means yourself, mostly, and also Tink.

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      7. lol – Tink would be pleased if I let him scatter his toys all OVER the house I would be pleased to have a housekeeper to keep things neat for BOTH of us.
        xx,
        mgh

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      8. You mean you can’t train Tink to do housekeeping? I am surprised!

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      9. Maybe if I let his hair grow he could be my dust mop (Shih Tzus floor-coat if you don’t keep them trimmed). But any time saved would be eaten up by having to give him more frequent baths. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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      10. You are the coach – train him to be self-sufficient! I suspect, though, that you enjoy those baths, and brushing his hair, and rest of the grooming procedures.

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      11. I DO enjoy them — but do you have any idea how l-o-n-g it takes to bathe and groom a Shih Tzu? And that’s assuming my kitchen faucet works as it is supposed to — which it is NOT right now, and not for the first time 😦

        My landlords need to replace the darned thing, and STOP applying virtual duct tape, hoping that the latest fix will last.
        xx,
        mgh

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      12. I don’t have an idea about Shih Tzu, but many years ago I had a long hair dachshund, so I am somewhat familiar with the procedures. I am thoroughly familiar with landlord issues, unfortunately, and I wish you luck with those! 😸

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      13. Thanks. Continued hassles – and I’m always worried that they will consider me nothing but “a complainer” – since most of the college students move rather than calling (and THEN the ll fixes a few things – wash/rinse/repeat).
        xx,
        mgh

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      14. Why do you worry what someone will “consider”? You are not a student, and you know better. You have two choices: either to get a new faucet and replace the faulty one (or have it replaced and subtract cost from rent), or deposit rent into an escrow account and send LL a formal notice, including that him make account information. That’ll make him act.

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      15. Would certainly have worked in NYC. Ohio is NOT a tenant-friendly state – and it would just about ruin my life to be forced to move (or deal with a protracted court fight to be allowed to remain) right now. I have to do it another way.
        xx,
        mgh

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      16. I don’t want to intrude upon your life, of course, but I wonder how insisting on one’s rights could cause trouble for one whose rights are violated. Whichever way you do it, I wish you the best of luck!

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      17. Thanks. I’m going to try it with a bit more sugar before heading for the vinegar. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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      18. Whatever works for you! 😸

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  12. Reblogged this on HealthFitLove and commented:
    I don’t drink muck, because there is usually a ton of sugar and other unhealthy stuff along with the alcohol This is a great alternative for people who can have dairy or want to make healthier decisions.

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    1. Thank you so much for reblogging and for your lovely comment.

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