Bourbon Cream is your favorite bourbon made creamier, sweeter, and more aromatic. It's just what you need to add flavor and life to your special occasions!
I just joined the bourbon whiskey nerd club, and I'm loving it! The warm vanilla notes, the hints of oak and caramel, the smoky finish - ah, perfect!
But let's be honest, sometimes drinking it neat or on the rocks can get a little repetitive.
So, I tried this homemade bourbon cream recipe, and it was a game-changer!
This homemade cream liqueur is rich and creamy, has a well-balanced bourbon-infused flavor, and is super smooth.
What is Bourbon Cream?
It's simply a sweet combination of bourbon and heavy cream. It's somewhat like Irish cream liqueur but with a more prominent taste of bourbon. And honestly, for me, bourbon > Irish whiskey, any day!
Of course, you can also pick a bottle of bourbon cream in liquor stores. But if you try this recipe, you'll realize that the homemade version is so much better.
Why? Well, it allows you to control how sweet it turns out, and you can always add whatever additional flavors you like. Cool, right?
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's super easy to make. And oh so quick! You'll be done in a few (very short) minutes.
Great for any occasion. Backyard BBQ? Fancy dinner party? No problem. This smooth bourbon cream will add a dash of sophistication to your drinks.
Impress your friends. They'll be begging for the recipe!
Versatile. Use this bourbon cream liqueur as a base for cocktails or in baking recipes, like adding it to brownies or drizzling over vanilla ice cream. Oh, and it's so good in root beer float! The combination of creamy and bubbly, sweet and boozy, is just out of this world.
Ingredients for Homemade Bourbon Cream
- Cream - This is the base of our cream liqueur and makes it rich and creamy. You can use any real dairy cream - heavy cream or whipping cream for it. Convenient!
- Bourbon - Use your favorite brand or experiment with different types for unique flavors. I'll share my top pick further below.
- Agave Syrup - Add a hint of sweetness with this natural sweetener. If you want to stick to simple syrup, go ahead. Just adjust the amount accordingly. Agave nectar has a subtle, sweet flavor.
- Vanilla Extract - Next, we need a hint of vanilla to round off the flavors.
You can refer to the recipe card at the bottom for all the measurements.
Which Bourbon Can I Use?
Like I promised, here are my most favorite bourbon choices for this recipe:
- Angel’s Envy - For your fancier nights.
- Weller Special Reserve - Your everyday go-to.
- Makers Mark - For that extra bit of sweetness.
Or, if you have a favorite bourbon already, give it a try! It's all about experimenting and finding what works best for your taste buds.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a blender or mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Step 2: Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Serving Bourbon Cream Drinks
This delicious beverage shines on its own and works great in new recipes. If you're wondering how you can serve this creamy shot of bourbon, try these ideas:
- Serve it neat. Use chilled shot glasses for it.
- Pour bourbon cream over ice cubes in a rocks glass.
- Stir a bit of bourbon cream into your hot chocolate. Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder on top. It would be great served along side this Hot Cocoa Dip!
- Take a martini glass and rim it with chocolate syrup. Pour in the bourbon cream and top it off with a drizzle of maple syrup.
- Serve bourbon cream in mini weck jars for an elegant and unique touch.
- Mix it with a chocolate liqueur and top it off with some grated dark chocolate for a decadent after-dinner drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can try fresh cream or even half and half. However, the texture and consistency may vary depending on the type of cream you use.
Yep! You can swap heavy cream for coconut cream, add some almond extract, and give it a touch of sweetness with agave nectar. Simple!
If stored right (in an air-tight container, I mean) in the refrigerator, bourbon cream can last up to 2 months. However, it's so delicious that I doubt you'll have any leftovers after a week!
More Related Cocktails!
French Gimlet - Gin, lime juice, and a sweetener - perfectly floral and European!
Lemon Ginger - Light, refreshing, and tangy - the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
Pink Mule - Beautifully pink, tangy grapefruit juice and ginger beer. Trust me - you need this in your life!
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Homemade Bourbon Cream
- 1 blender
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- ⅓ cup Bourbon
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse 3 times.
- Pour into air tight jar and store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Serve it neat.
- Use chilled shot glasses for it.
- Pour bourbon cream over ice cubes in a rocks glass. Stir a bit of bourbon cream into your hot chocolate.
- Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder on top. It would be great served along side this Hot Cocoa Dip!