The elements for a good St. Patrick’s Day party are easy. Throw on a little music (I recommend U2), ask everyone to wear green, and serve some great traditional food like Shepherd’s Pie(Opens in a new window) and Corned Beef and Cabbage(Opens in a new window). But the most essential part of a great St. Paddy’s Day celebration is, of course, the drinks.
While beer is usually the drink of choice for the holiday, I’ve recently started serving homemade Irish Cream(Opens in a new window) as an after dinner treat. With only seven ingredients, it’s super easy to make and really impresses your guests.
Recipe adapted from the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup Irish Whiskey
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 ½ teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. No blender? You can also use a large bowl and whisk to combine. This is delicious served on the rocks, drizzled over ice cream or splashed into your coffee!