Irish cream

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Carolans brand
Kerrygold brand

Irish cream is a cream liqueur based on Irish whiskey, cream and other flavorings. It typically has an ABV (alcohol by volume) level of 15 to 20% and is served on its own or in mixed drinks, most commonly Irish coffee. Its largest markets are the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.


Top brands of Irish cream include Baileys, Kerrygold, Carolans and Saint Brendan's. The largest manufacturer is Diageo.


Irish cream is served straight, on the rocks and, most commonly, in a mixed drink, often in combination with Kahlúa in an Irish coffee or hot chocolate. It is also a common addition to White Russians. Some use Irish cream to flavour desserts and other sweet treats.