Social media has been flooded with recipes lately, people are getting back to basics and cooking from scratch. Lots of homemade dinners and projects have consumed my Facebook feed and I am loving the ideas.

So I decided to try my luck at a homemade project, OF COURSE I chose to make my own Irish Cream and I am blown away with the results.

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 - 14oz can sweetened condensed milk

3 tablespoons chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup (cold) whiskey

In a blender combine whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract. Blend on low (or I used pulse) for 20/30 seconds. Be sure not to overblend so it doesn't curdle. Add the chilled whiskey and blend a few seconds longer, just enough to mix the whiskey.

You can also add 2 or 3 teaspoons of powdered cappuccino or fine coffee granules to add a coffee flavor, I personally like it without the extra flavoring.

I am so pleased with the results I will never buy already made irish cream again and my Saturday morning coffee will never be the same!