Italians like to make things at home. This includes tomato sauces and preserves, pasta, sausages and smallgoods and, of course, liqueurs. Home-made things are better on so many levels. For one thing, you know exactly what went into your food and then everyone knows that food prepared with love always tastes better. I have always been intrigued by home-made liqueurs and I have tasted quite a few when living in Italy. Since moving to Australia though I have had a hard time coming across the alcohol needed to make liqueurs, but now that I found it, I am happy to start sharing these amazing recipes. Home-made liqueurs make the perfect Christmas gift: they are much easier to make than what you could imagine, but some do require a little resting time before you can truly enjoy them, so I thought I should start sharing a few recipes early on! Today we’ll start with a delicious home-made White Chocolate Liqueur. Cheers!
Home-made White Chocolate Liqueur
How to make a deliciously creamy White Chocolate Liqueur at home!
- 250 gms – 9 oz. white chocolate chopped
- 500 ml – 2 cups milk
- 500 ml – 2 cups cream
- 300 ml – 1 ¼ cup condensed milk
- 150 ml – ¾ cup alcohol 95% or 151 proof grain alcohol or the strongest available
Put the white chocolate and milk in a saucepan and heat on the fire until the chocolate has melted.
Add the cream and condensed milk and cook on a low flame for 8 minutes.
Add the alcohol and mix well. Filter it through a sieve and bottle it.
Keep it in the fridge for a couple of days and shake well before serving.
This liqueur should keep in the fridge for a couple of months, though mine never lasts that long.
Im sure is amazing Manu! I love this recipe
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Love it, Manuela… a very decadent indulgence!
oh my, you have made my day. i love liqueurs, let alone homemade ones! I can;t wait to read more recipes and of course make them. Grazie, Manuela!
Hi Manuela, where can I buy this alcohol in Sydney because its hard to get that high level of alcohol?
I buy it at Dan Murphy’s (https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_905095/polmos-spirytus-rectified-spirit-95-500ml)… you may need to ask in the shop, as they do not keep it out with the rest of the stuff. It’s a bit expensive, but 500 ml goes a long way! Hope it helps! 🙂
Thanks Manuela, can’t wait to try this 🙂
Just wondering what alternative you would use for the alcohol as a lot of liquor stores will not sell anymore…
Hi Bianca! I know… it’s such a pain. I still find it online, but not at the stores… You can use Vodka, though the taste won’t be 100% the same (still tasty though!). You need more Vodka, so for 1 lt (4 cups) of alcohol 95% or 151 proof grain alcohol, you need 1 1/4 lt (5 cups) of Vodka. 🙂
Hi, I have a question on your white chocolate liquor recipe. What kind of alcohol did you use?
Hi Matt, I have used alcohol 95%. You can also use vodka, but you need more of it (for this recipe it would be about 190-200 ml), as it is less strong.
Hi Manu what kind of cream do you use? Heavy cream or light cream
I use fresh cream, the one the you can whip to make whipped cream. It’s called pure cream in Australia. 🙂
Is ot evsporated or sweetened condensed milk?
Hi Mildred, it’s sweetened condensed milk. 🙂
charlotte parkins says
Just want to say how great this recipe is .. so easy and tastes great..left for a week and it separated a little so give it a good shake, it was very thick and creamy
Everyone loved it
I changed the white to dark choc and added a spoon of chilli
Alcohol I used white rum 😉
Julia Reh says
I really want to make this recipe, but have a few questions;
I have read that when you can only use less alcohol (mine is 28%, but no flavour like vodka) you need more.
Do you use less milk or cream when that happends? otherwise it would probably be not as thick?
Hi Julia! I have never tried it with a 28% alcohol. When you make it with Vodka (about 40%) it does get a little less thick. If you make it with a 28% then it will definitely be more liquid. Try and adjust the milk and cream proportions. You may have to experiment… Make a small batch at first and see what proportions work best for your taste. Let me know if I can help!
Julia Reh says
Found the 96%! just bottled it, it taste amazing!
One thing; in the instructions it said “Add the cream and condensed milk and cook on a low flame for 8 minutes”. it is not clear if cook means boiling or just heating on low flame?
Klaas & Julia
How many ounces does this make?
This will make about 55 oz.
Althea Washington says
Thanks for the recipe
Genelle Gcimental says
For whatever reason pieces of my white chocolate solidified. could you please tell me what I did wrong. The flavor. Was amazing though