The Great Cookie Extravaganza “Not Cookies” Treat

It’s BACK and i’m so glad to be participating in Jz’s Great Cookie Extravaganza!  i’m not much of a baker, or a cook for that matter, but even i can come up with a little something for the holidays!  This easy recipe makes a great gift for the “hard-to-buy-for” people on my list, and is nice to have on hand for the holidays.  It’s delicious over ice cream or in coffee.

Irish Creme

“Irish whiskey mixed with cream and sugar with hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and almond. Will keep for 2 months if refrigerated.”

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

In a blender, combine heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, Irish whiskey, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Blend on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.


You can also include Irish Cream in a variety of other desserts:  Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake, Irish Cream Brownies, Irish Cream Sugar Cookies… The list goes on and on.  This site offers a good sample of tasty treats.   (Obviously, if you’re living an alcohol-free life, none of these are a good idea.)

For example – Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse


Or Irish Cream Truffle Fudge:


{Full Disclosure:  i haven’t made any of these things except the Irish Cream yet, i’m just thinking they’d be fabulous.}

So thanks for stopping by – I hope you enjoy the pictures and thinking about the goodies pictured here!  Now here’s the list of other wonderful people for you to go visit.





collared mom





His slut






Mrs. Fever

Ms. Constance








Cookie Time!

On Wednesday, December 7,  Jz at A Reluctant Bitch will once again host the:

Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

If you want to participate, you need to let Jz know by December 5.   If you let Jz know, then you just post a recipe on December 7 for your cookies – or candy – or dip – or whatever holiday goodie you want to share – on your own blog.  With pictures if you have them.


Jz posts the list of people who are participating and many bloggers will come to ooooh and ahhhh over your recipe.  Of course, you will also want to make the rounds of Other People’s Blogs to see what treats they’ve shared.

This will be olivia’s first time participating, so i’m very excited!!  i already know what i’m making.  At least i think i do, i guess i could change my mind.

You should go read Jz’s post about it, but in any case, she says:

“You must contact me (Jz) by Monday, Dec. 5th, with both your name and the address of your blog. (I don’t mind if you do this through the comments section below, but if you do, please make sure that you include an email address at which I can reach you. << why I prefer an email – two birds with one cyber-stone.)”

so don’t forget to do that, or you will be disappointed when the list comes out.