Home-made Baileys

Baileys is at the top of my list of favourite liquors.  I love it plain or in cocktails… and I also use it to make sweets.  I make a killer Baileys Ice Cream and I always recommend it to people who want an easy ice cream recipe that does not even require an ice cream machine!  But to get back to today’s post… I had bought some fresh cream to make something for a party that got postponed at the last minute and you know how it is… fresh cream has a pretty quick expiry date!  So, I HAD to use it.  I wanted to make some of the above mentioned Baileys Ice Cream, but I had run out of Baileys!  What to do??  That is when I remembered seeing quite a few recipes for home-made Baileys on the web and I thought of giving it a try myself!  I was lucky enough to have some whiskey in the liquor cabinet… but no chocolate syrup.  So I made my own and then went ahead and made Baileys.  How was it?  Superb!  It was so good that I am not buying any more Baileys… I am just making my own!!  This is a great Christmas gift idea… so bookmark it and make it for yourself or for your loved ones!Home-made Baileys

4.9 from 7 reviews
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
  • 235 gms – 1 cup fresh cream (the one for whipping cream)
  • 395 gms – 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 400 ml – 1⅔ cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp espresso or instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (I used mine, but you can use store bought syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour it into a glass bottle and seal it. Keep it in the fridge.
  3. Shake the bottle before serving it.
It will keep for up to 2 months.


Home-made Baileys

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  1. says

    Ciaooo per fortuna che mastico l’inglese abbastanza bene perchè le traduzioni sono pessime ma le immagini aiutano molto. Questo liquore mi piace da matti ma come tutti i liquori sono aumentati di brutto quindi……ciaoooo e buona settimana.

  2. says

    Oh my goodness! Baileys my favourite but it never cross my mind to make it at home *slap forehead*. Tis is great, thanks for sharing – so excited now to make it :)

  3. John Davies says

    I made this today and omitted the whiskey. Then I poured it into a whipped cream dispenser.

    I’m planning on treating myself to coffee with whipped Irish cream each morning to make it a bit easier to get out of bed. I didn’t think the whiskey before work was such a good idea. But I can add it in at night for a nice Irish coffee.

  4. Edie says

    My recipe calls for coconut essence instead of almond and it is a nice touch. Also calls for the eggs but not worth the risk.

  5. Adriana says

    Oops, accidentally used rum ! My bad, now I have to make a second batch with Jameson’s. Shucks ;)!

    Most of the recipes for Homemade Bailey’s that I have used in the past call for a ripening period, some as lenthy as a month…has anybody done a side by side trial of fresh vs. aged?

    • says

      I have never aged my Baileys… the Whiskey is already aged and as it contains fresh cream, I don’t think it could last for weeks without getting spoiled (though I don’t know for sure, as mine has never lasted long enough to test this! ;-)). Let me know if you try!

    • says

      Super late, but I just wanted to check, how was this with rum? I’m allergic to corn and therefore can’t do whiskey. I was hoping rum or brandy might work!

  6. Adriana says

    Sorry but the almond extract overpowered the rest of the flavors. I suggest 1/4 tsp. and adjust upward with caution to taste.

  7. tracey leicester says

    not bad, tasted the coffee and not enough whisky, but nearly there!! not as nice as shop bought but still drinkable!


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