Irish Cream Waffles

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Over the holiday week, I obtained a long-neglected waffle maker from my parents. Before I brought it back to Ithaca with me, I made them one last batch of waffles.

Well, two last batches. There was a lot of tweaking going on in the first batch. I had never made waffles, and I clearly didn’t know what I was doing. After the first two waffles, I decided that the batter was too thick and could use some more milk. Then they were a little bland, so we added a bit of sugar. Then you couldn’t taste the Irish cream, so I threw some more in. Then they were too dense, so I upped the baking powder. Then they weren’t browning and getting crispy, so I added some melted butter.

Finally, I had the perfect Irish cream waffles. Serve them for a special-occasion brunch or breakfast. Or on a nice Sunday morning. Or for a random Wednesday “breakfast-for-dinner.” I won’t judge.

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Irish Cream Waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Irish Cream Waffles

These waffles are best served with maple syrup or sliced strawberries and whipped cream.


  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 cup Irish cream liquor
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Create a well in the middle and add the eggs. Lightly beat the yolks to break them up, then add the milk, Irish cream and butter. Stir well just until the batter is mostly smooth.
  3. Pour approximately 1/3-1/2 cup into each section of the waffle iron. Cook until golden and crisp.

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  1. Dell says

    I forgot that we have a waffle maker at home, thanks for you post. I’m starting to crave for waffles! Happy new year!

  2. says

    I am totally making these tomorrow! I don’t normally have Irish Cream sitting around, but I’m making Irish cupcakes for a party tomorrow, so I know I’ll have all the ingredients! I was looking around the interwebs for a St. Pat’s breakfast but couldn’t find one that I liked (not a fan of food coloring). Then I thought to myself, “didn’t Julie go through a yummy Irish Cream phase?” so I searched your website. Since I woke up this morning craving pancakes/waffles, I knew this would be perfect! If I didn’t have to go to work right after, I’d throw in an Irish Coffee too…

    P.S. I know St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Saturday, but I won’t be home then.