Food & Drink

Homemade “Bailey’s” Irish Cream Recipe

March 14, 2016

Okay guys,  I haven’t even finished one coffee yet and I’m buzzed!  What better way to kick off the week of St. Patrick’s Day than this.  Ha!

I myself am not Irish (I hail from a long Scottish bloodline) but I am a Cape Bretoner, and well, we’ve been known to enjoy a drink or two.  However it’s Monday morning and I am a stay at home Mom.  You’re right, why let that get in the way?  Coffee and homemade “Bailey’s” Irish cream for breakfast it is.

Ok, so I may have got a little excited while pouring, but let me begin by saying; this is not a drink for lightweights.  You can definitely taste the whiskey but that might be because I used a good whiskey, not the cheap stuff.  This liqueur is also very sweet.  I don’t normally like my drinks too sweet but because its in a coffee and the alcohol taste is quite noticeable, the richness of the remaining ingredients compliment the drink nicely.  You may find you will want to add the whiskey a little at a time to adjust to our personal preference of how strong you like the taste of alcohol.  You can also omit the almond extract if you’re looking for a more subtle flavor.

You should also be weary when blending the mixture.  I recommend not blending at too high of a speed to avoid curdling.

Aaron’s review (our in-house Irish cream connoisseur):  A slightly stronger booze taste than Original Bailey’s but that’s never a bad thing!

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream Recipe

Homemade “Bailey’s” Irish Cream


1 cup cream
1 ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
1  ⅔ cup Irish whiskey
2 tbsp chocolate syrup
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract


In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on medium speed for about 30 seconds.  Enjoy with coffee, hot chocolate or serve chilled over ice.  Keep refrigerated and store in a tightly sealed sanitized bottle for 1 -2 months.

*You can run a bottle through the dishwasher to sanitize it if you do not have proper sanitation equipment.

**Disclaimer** In case anyone got worried, when I first tried this and made the comment of being buzzed, my daughter was out for the day with her dad and I was not responsible for the care and well being of anyone but myself.  Cheers.


By Three Happy Folk

Adapted from Cupcake Project 

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