Let me show you how easy it is to make homemade Baileys Irish cream at home.
This copycat version of the famous Bailey’s Irish Cream is delicious and so darn fast and easy.
It’s perfect for a quick homemade gift if you find yourself at your busiest this December!
You will love it, and if you give it as a gift, so will your friends and family!
Why you will Love this Recipe
This made-from-scratch Irish Cream tastes almost exactly like the original Baileys.
The easy-to-find ingredients include heavy whipping cream, Irish whiskey, vanilla, almond, chocolate, and instant coffee granules combined with sweetened condensed milk.
This all adds up to a rich, decadent, and creamy alternative to store-bought Irish Cream. YUM!
The do-it-yourself recipe is made even better due to the fact that you know every ingredient going into the mixture.
Another bonus is that it uses equipment you already have on hand.
To make homemade Irish cream, you will need the following ingredients.
Sweetened condensed milk
Heavy whipping cream
Instant coffee granules
Pure vanilla extract
Glass Liquor Bottles
If the presentation is important to you, invest in pretty bottles to hold and display your custom Irish Cream.
Any of these bottle options would work great for a gift. However, you may have to double or triple the recipe based on your gift list and the size of the bottles.
I purchased the first ones below (The six swing top 8.5 oz. bottles) and made one batch of the recipe.
The recipe filled six bottles with enough Irish Cream left (a glass) to sample, taste, and enjoy!
The bottles below are all available on Amazon.
If you do not care what the bottles look like, use leftover containers or empty salad dressing bottles. 😁
Below are tasty Irish cream alternatives for special diets due to an allergy, intolerance, or other medical need.
Dairy Free Baileys Recipe
Homemade Baileys can be made dairy-free by substituting ingredients like full-fat coconut milk or dairy-free almond milk with sweetened condensed milk.
Check out these recipes below for dairy-free options.
The original retail version of Bailey’s Irish Cream does include dairy. However, in 2017, the brand launched its vegan version, Baileys Almande, which is made dairy-free with real almond milk instead of Cream.
You can also enjoy a version of Bailey’s without the alcohol.
These non-alcoholic options have all the creamy flavors of the classic liqueur, with tasty flavor additions, such as espresso and spices.
These recipes are easy and quick, just like their full-strength sister. Just mix and serve.
It’s a wonderful option when you are going alcohol-free.
What to Make with Homemade Irish Cream
When you think of Irish Cream, you likely think of Baileys.
Baileys Irish Cream is the best-selling liqueur worldwide! It’s probably due to the incredible flavor of this creamy chocolate masterpiece.
It’s also well-known for combining nicely to create delicious drinks and cocktails. So, let’s whip up some drinks with your newly created homemade liqueur.
Here are some of the best and most famous drinks and Irish cocktails made with Baileys.
You can make these drinks with any Irish Cream you have.
If you like Bailey’s, I know you will also enjoy these Kahlua dessert recipes.
How to Make
It’s really easy! Just follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Measure ingredients.
Step 2 – Pour all liquid ingredients into a blender
Step 3 – Add extracts and instant coffee. Mix until combined.
Step 4 – Pour into your individual bottles and gift, or serve. Cheers!
Keep your homemade Irish cream in a sealed, airtight glass container in the fridge. Shake it well before serving.
When stored in an airtight container, homemade Baileys should last up to 2 months in the refrigerator if made with new heavy whipping cream. The alcohol helps preserve the mixture. Be sure to smell the liquor first to ensure it hasn’t spoiled. Watch for signs of spoilage, including a sour odor, separation, a change in color, a lumpy texture, or mold on the bottle’s surface, neck, or cap.
You should not freeze Homemade Irish Cream liqueur. If you put it in the freezer, the milk portion will separate from the alcohol. You will have a slushy mess, and it is not recoverable.
Other Delicious Dessert Recipes to Try
Below are more sweet recipes you will love.
And without further ado, here is the recipe!
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