Are you looking for a great way to spend less time in the mall, and more time in the comfort of your own kitchen this holiday season? If so, you need look no further. The homemade recipe listed here makes a festive and personal gift for all of your friends and neighbors. Part of the pleasure of receiving the gift is in the presentation, so use your imagination when wrapping. Items like unique jars and bottles, decorative Chinese food takeout boxes, or ornate bags all provide a perfect package. Be sure and add a few embellishments like raffia and ribbon to complete your holiday gift.


• 1¾ cups Irish whiskey
• 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup whipping cream
• 2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
• 1 Tbsp. instant coffee or espresso powder
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• ½ tsp. almond extract

In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Store in a refrigerator up to one month. Shake before serving.