09 February 2011

How to make your own Amarula Cream

I love a beautiful sunset and probably have a million photos of sunsets that I have taken all over, but the most beautiful sunsets are no doubt the ones in the African bush.
There is nothing better than  to watch a gorgeous sunset while sitting at a watering hole somewhere in the African bush watching the animals and sipping an ice cold Amarula Cream.

African Sunset

Kalahari Sunset
Life doesn’t get much sweeter than this!

Except when you can make your own Amarula…

Homemade Amarula Cream


1 tbsp coffee
8 shots whiskey
1 can condensed milk
200ml full cream
1 tsp honey

Use good quality coffee. If you are using instant coffee, heat up some of the full cream and add the coffee to it. If you are using grounded coffee, make about 100ml of very very strong coffee. Let it cool. Add the whiskey, condensed milk, full cream and honey and mix well. Pour into a bottle and leave in the fridge for 7 days. Shake it daily.

Makes 1x750ml bottle
You might want to double up as it will go fast!!!

Now if you have never heard of or tasted Amarula Cream, you are definitely missing out. Amarula Cream is a South African liqueur that is made from the exotic Marula fruit. It is a delicious creamy drink that can be enjoyed anywhere!  
The Marula fruit is famed for making elephants a bit “tipsy” as they like to eat the Marula fruit that has fallen off the trees and fermented in the sun.
I don't use the Marula fruit in my Amarula - it's a bit more difficult and I might just have to fight an elephant for enough fruit to make a bottle, but my homemade Amarula is pretty close!

Go ahead and try it - indulge your tastebuds!


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  2. Mmmm...I would love to try this soon.