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!


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!


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!


  • 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


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



25 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.
    (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)

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