yuletide greenings

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I love the natural elements of the Pagan holidays, and Yule is a great one to celebrate! In our house, we celebrate St. Nicolas Day, Yule (the Winter Solstice/the longest night of the year) and Christmas. The past few years I’ve been making homemade Irish Cream to have at our holiday parties and also to give away as gifts.

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I usually make like 8 batches of the stuff with my group of girlfriends and we also do an annual cookie swap. It’s so good, and so, so bad for you! Plus, it goes great with cookies! Win-win. The only drawback is that it must remain refrigerated, so keep that in mind if you make a large batch.

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Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Irish Cream

  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee (I usually just use a little bit of leftover French Press coffee)

  • 1 cup Half & Half

  • 1 cup Whiskey

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz)

  • 2 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

Just put everything in the blender, mix it until it’s consistent and then use a funnel to bottle it (in a sterile container!); Refrigerate and shake before serving. It’s good for three months from the date you make it.

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