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! 

61 Comments Add yours

  1. sebby holmes says:

    Fantastic recipe and the more you drink the luckier you get 👍

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    1. Definitely! And it drinks so easily that our guests are usually surprised when they are unable to to gather their feet!
      Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Sebby!

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  2. gresshoppe says:

    So sweet! So interesting! Cocoa instead cola.
    And I like unsweated cocoa too))

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    1. There is enough rum in it to offset the sweetness, but it’s delightfully thick and creamy – my favorite dessert drink.

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      1. gresshoppe says:

        Nice)) I will try to mix it too))

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      2. I suggest you do taste tests several times, to adjust the sweetness and the potency.

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Nice alternative to dairy Dolly. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Gary! How are you doing?

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  4. If alcohol didn’t put me to sleep so fast, i’d love to try this.

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    1. Then you have to drink it before going to bed – best insomnia remedy, and a recipe for peaceful dreams!

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  5. 🙂 That is my kind of beverage!

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  6. Awesome recipe dear Dolly and so nice to read this wonderful story and post. Thanks for the wonderful share.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kamal!

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  7. Your husband is nearly as ingenious as you are, Dolly! ❤

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    1. Oh yes, he has a magic hand with drinks.
      Thank you, dear Anna, and a happy holiday season to you!

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  8. Looks and sounds great! Thank you very much. Best wishes, MIchael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael! Enjoy your week!

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      1. You too, Dr. Dolly! Michael

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  9. Charlee: “Our Dada says as long as it’s not alcohol-free Irish Cream, he’s okay with it!”
    Chaplin: “Then he read the ingredients and said he was okay with it. But we don’t see where anything says ‘alcohol’.”
    Charlee: “We asked him which ingredient it was and he said he would tell us when we turn 21.”
    Chaplin: “I guess we’ll be waiting a while …”

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    1. Hey guys, if t didn’t have alcohol, it wouldn’t be Irish! Hint: it’s a three-letter word. Our mama also says that we shouldn’t even come near the A-L-C-O-H-O-L table, whatever that means.
      Pyshka: And I am only 18 months old! Squeak! Not fair!
      Barmalei: Listen to your elders, girl, and go steal some more lettuce (Bass meow) – never seen a vegan cat! What is this world coming too?
      Beba: (Contralto purr) please stop screaming, my brother, and let me groom my gorgeous tail in peace.
      Pyshka: Squeak! Gorgeous? Old lady gorgeous? I am the gorgeous kitty around here! Squeak!
      Barmalei: (Grumbling meow) When is she going to learn real language! Kids these days!
      Meows, Purrs, and a Squeak from The Cat Gang

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  10. This looks fantastic, Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Robbie!

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  11. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    To feel Irish on St Patrick’s Day, you must have an Irish drink, so here is one for you, Beautiful People – enjoy!

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  12. lghiggins says:

    Great “Irish” band. How does that even happen?

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    1. Ah, dear Linda, it’s just as mysterious as an American my husband had met in Baku, who decided that he was an Azerbajani at heart, learned the language, dressed in old Persian robes, played national instruments, and decorated his Park Avenue apartment with all kinds of Azerbajani paraphernalia. Reincarnation, perhaps…

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  13. Baileys is a pretty standard complimentary after dinner drink in Indian restaurants over here

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    1. How did that combination ever happen? Thank you for stopping by, Derrick.

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      1. No idea – but it does work – so smooth

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      2. I’ll try to have our version of Irish Cream next time I make an Indian meal. Thank you for this idea, Derrick.

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  14. randyjw says:

    I was thinking of your post for this when it was St Patrick’s Day!

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    1. Ah, so that’s why my ears were ringing (I am full of old “shtetldike” superstitions)…
      Thank you for thinking of me, dear Rachel!

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      1. randyjw says:

        I think of you often.

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      2. Do you really? I am sincerely flattered (I hope)…

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  15. I have always wanted to learn more about making my own liquors. Do you have a recipe for kaluah?? Happy Purim! (Raizel says “Hi!”)

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    1. Sure do, and it’s the easiest thing in the world: make strong coffee with sugar, simmer until thick (make a simple syrup, that is), let it cool, mix with vanilla extract and rum, and enjoy.
      Always great to hear from you, dear friend! Please say Hi to Raizel! I hope both girls are doing well. What are they going to be on Purim? (You can tell Raizel that I’ll be a black cat, as usual).
      Have a wonderful Purim, full of joy and laughter, with your lovely family!

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      1. The girls have matching “Elmo” outfits, but now Yaffa wants to be “Anna” from Frozen. She sings🎶 “let it go” 🎶 all day long.

        I used to make orange and almond liquor when we were first married. I started after Chanukah so they would be ready by Purim.

        I thought it was such a good idea. Unfortunately, no one liked them.🙃

        I still want to learn how to make mead.

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      2. Re you making an Anna outfit for Yaffa? I’d love to see their pictures!
        Rather than make an orange/almond liquor, I think I’d prefer a shot of Cointreau once in a while, because it’s no one’s taste but mine.
        I have never been interested in mead, but I’ll look through the old Russian recipes and let you know if I find something interesting. They made flavored meads more than 1,000 years ago, according to old sources.

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      3. Have a fun and exciting Purim!

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      4. The orange liquor I made tasted a bit like tang. Cointreau is definitely more tasty.

        The almond liquor also had a medicinal taste.

        Overall, it was a lot of effort and not too rewarding.

        Kaluah was always one of my favorites. For a while it was also not kosher. It’s definitely worth a try. After Passover.🙀

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      5. If you try it (after Passover, of course), let me know how it comes out. I was never a big fan of Kaluah, but I am getting used to our new local one, called Miami Club, which a Cuban coffee rum liqueur. It has a hechsher (OU), and all our friends love it. I think it comes close to Kaluah, but smoother.

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      6. I wonder if they have it around here? Around here, most people drink scotch, whiskey and vodka.

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      7. I doubt they have it in NY, but I’ll be happy to bring you a bottle next time we come up North (which should be soon, I think). We usually stay for Shabbos with friends in Crown Heights.

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      8. How much rum to coffee syrup??

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      9. That depends on your taste, Carol! You have to keep tasting it until you taste more coffee than rum. That’s how my husband arrived at proportions for non-dairy Irish cream, by tasting (having me taste, actually).

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      10. Hmmm. That makes sense. I thought that there needed to be a particular ratio.🙏🏻

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      11. The ration is dictated by your taste buds, but the rule of thumb in liqueurs seems to be the dominance of flavor, rather than alcohol.

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      12. Sorry – I meant ratio.

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      13. Dominance of flavor??? 🤔 Does that mean how much you want it to taste like coffee with a kick or a kick with a dash of coffee? (Speaking about kaluah, not the Bailey’s Irish ☘️Cream)

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      14. Generally, all liqueurs should taste like a flavor with a kick, but then again, it’s up to you.

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      15. Thank you! That is helpful. I now realize that the liqueurs needed more flavour!

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      16. My pleasure, dear Carol! A Freiliche Purim – Hag Sameach!

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