Dairy Free Irish Cream

According to Foodimentary.com, today is a National Cocoa Day. Theoretically, a drink made with unsweetened cocoa powder should qualify, especially if it is delicious, don’t you think, Beautiful People? Judge for yourselves!

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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! 

24 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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