The quickest home made gift?


I am all for home made/make from scratch/ whatever you choose to call it but at this time of year we are all time poor. What's not to like about a super quick home made gift which is sure to please. If I am entirely honest I'm not a huge fan of the original,product but I know I am in the minority so go ahead and give this a go.

Those wonderful 'thermomixers' over at Bake Play Smile were the inspiration though it's fair to say Google is awash with alternatives. Personally I don't think you can call it a Baileys if it isn't made with Irish Whiskey so do as I did and use one like Jameson's

This recipe make 2x 550ml bottles- perfect gift size and the recipient gets to keep a rather handy reusable bottle.

I whisked mine up in the Thermomix ( 30 seconds sp4) but it does only need a really good shake so feel free to shake it any way you choose!

homemade Irish creme



  • 380g Irish whiskey
  • 235g double (heavy) cream
  • 1 can 400g condensed milk ( I used the caramel variation in one batch and it was spot on!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 15 g chocolate syrup ( I used a caramel syrup for one batch- sadly I can't remember where I bought it and since the labelling is French it must have been in France – you see I have amazing powers of deduction)

Mix all the ingredients until just combined.

It's that simple!!


Try to bottle and package before drinking!

Merry Christmas 🙂



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

4 thoughts on “The quickest home made gift?”

    • Thank you! And I hope you like it. If it stays in your fridge for more than a couple of days I’d be surprised!!
      It should keep well for about 3 weeks though:) (given the alcohol involved )

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