This article was written by PETA intern
Abby Ryan, who is an Irish native.
a native Irish person celebrating my very first St. Patrick's Day in America, I
have no doubt that it will be an exciting experience. America's fixation with
all things Irish has long been an interesting, if not amusing, accolade to
Irish people who live abroad.
preparation for the holiday, I did a little research on vegan alcohols. How
could I pass up the perfect opportunity to express my own national pride and
spread some good cheer while also encouraging the consumption of
may be wondering, "What's not vegan about alcohol?" Well, some
alcohol is produced with isinglass, a substance derived from fish bladders that
is used to remove the yeast from the alcohol and further the process of
fermentation. Hmmm … I don't know about you,
but the idea of fish-filtered alcohol doesn't sound very appealing to me!
there are plenty of vegan choices. Check out Barnivore for lists of
fish-friendly beers, wines, and liquors. Has all this talk about alcohol made
you thirsty? This recipe for vegan Irish cream, adapted from Candice L. Collins' recipe on
AssociatedContent.com, is the perfect way to give an
animal-friendly salute to good ol' St. Patrick himself. Now, where did I put my
"Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirt?
Vegan Irish Cream4 tsp. cornstarch or
tapioca starch4 tsp. water1 cup chocolate almond
milk2 13.5-oz. cans coconut milk (definitely NOT the light version)1 shot freshly brewed espresso (or a bit of espresso powder)1/2 cup dark brown sugar
(firmly packed)1 tsp. vanilla extract1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder1-2 cups Irish whiskey (depending upon how strong you like it!)
Makes approximately 4 cups
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