Sugar-Free irish Cream for diabetics

Easy Sugar-Free Irish Cream (diabetic-friendly version)

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This is a super easy recipe and is a great addition to your diabetic-friendly kitchen. This sugar-free Irish cream can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator and later added to our Sugar-Free Irish Cream Cheesecake recipe, added to coffee as a touch of Irish cream flavour or used to make your favourite sugar-free mocktails.

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Diabetic Friendly Irish Cream

Many often ask, Can diabetics drink alcohol? The short answer is yes, but alcoholic beverages, like Baileys Irish cream and other liqueurs, contain sugars, which affect blood glucose levels. This recipe has no added sugar and is alcohol-free, making it diabetic-friendly and kid-friendly too.

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Simple Sugar-Free Irish Cream

Recipe for Sugar-Free Irish Cream

sugar-free irish cream for diabetics

Sugar-Free Irish Cream Recipe

An easy to make Sugar-Free Irish Cream that is diabetic-friendly and is alcohol free.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: diabetic-friendly irish cream, sugar-free irish Cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
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  • 1 1/4 cups Unsweetened Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Espresso
  • 1/2 cup Jordan's Skinny Irish cream syrup
  • 1/3 cup table cream
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened dark chocolate chips


  • In a small microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate chips.
  • Pour all ingredients into a blender (or use an immersion blender)
  • Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed (about 5-10 seconds)
  • Pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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Can I use instant coffee instead of expresso?

If you don’t have an espresso maker or are pressed for time, feel free to use instant espresso instead of making a fresh brew. Add 1/2 tsp of powdered instant espresso and 1/2 cup of water to make up for the fresh espresso. Some people like to use milk instead of water with Instant Espresso, so remember, adding extra liquid, other than water can alter the nutritional value.

If you can’t find instant expresso and still want to use instant coffee, choose a dark roast such as an Italian roast or a French roast coffee.

Making espresso.

When we are making our Sugar-Free Lattes, we also use a stove-top Moka pot. I find that these little gems make the best quality espresso and are much For instructions on how to use a Moka Pot, check out our post on How to make a sugar-free caramel Latte.

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Melting the chocolate

You can easily melt your unsweetened chocolate chips in the microwave. You can also melt them in a double boiler, but the amount we use in this recipe is so small, why go to all the trouble?

How to melt chocolate chips in the microwave.

To melt chocolate chips, place them in a small microwaveable bowl and place them in the microwave for 30 seconds at 50 percent power. If the chocolate chips are not melted after 30 seconds, continue with 30-second bursts until almost fully melted. Once the chocolate chips are almost fully melted stir until the rest melt. Do not over-microwave the chips as they burn easily. If you microwave them on high power, shorten the bursts to avoid burning.

Nutritional Information for Sugar-Free Irish Cream

This recipe yields 2 cups of Sugar-Free Irish Cream. The nutritional information provided below is for the full recipe as well as a one-ounce portion. if you use this in a recipe or mocktail, be sure to adjust the nutritional information accordingly.

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Nutritional information for Sugar-Free Irish Cream

Storing Sugar-Free Irish Cream

Store your Sugar-free Irish Cream in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. The expiry date of the table cream and the coconut milk you used in the recipe, will impact the length of time the Irish cream can be stored.

Sugar-free irish Cream for diabetics
Sugar Free Irish Cream Recipe

We hope you enjoy this recipe for Sugar-free Irish cream. It is now my husband’s favourite and is now a regular item in our diabetic-friendly kitchen.

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