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easy homemade baileys irish Cream recipe

Easy Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Recipe

Baileys Irish Cream is an alcoholic creamy drink enjoyed by many. This recipe will show you how to make this drink at home, its very easy.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Keyword baileys irish cream, baileys irish cream drink, baileys irish cream recipe, easy baileys irish cream recipe, homemade baileys irish cream recipe, how to make baileys irish cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 Servings
Calories 135 kcal
Author J.J. Sheridan


  • 250 ml Single Cream 1 Cup/9fl Oz
  • 1x397 Grams Condensed Milk 114 Ounce Can/14 oz
  • 350 ml Irish Whiskey (Jameson is Great) 1 and 2/3 Cup/12flu oz
  • 1 tsp Coffee Essence You can supstitute 1 tsp of coffee granules
  • 3 tsp Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Essence


  1. First you will have to wash and sterilise the bottle you want to use to store your liquid in. Make sure you wash with hot water or place into the dishwasher. The method you use is up to you but you can either use the hot dry function in your dishwasher or place your bottle in a oven after washing at 160°C/325F/Gas Mark 3 for 10 to 15 minutes then allow to cool.

  2. Once the bottle is cooled, pour all your ingredients into a large bowl and stir with your whisk to combine everything. If you are using coffee granules as a substitue, heat a small amount of cream in a pan or microwave to disolve the granules.

    It is important not to whisk too much as you don't want to whip up the cream. Just gentle stir until everything combines together.

  3. Once everything is combined, have a taste. If you think you need a little bit more chocolate or coffee add a little bit more. Needs more alcohol (when does it never need more) add some. Make this recipe to your taste. Remember when chilled it will dull the flavours down slightly.

  4. Once you are happy pour the liquid into your bottle and fit with a tight fitting lid then chill. This bottle will hold for up to 2 months in a chilled cabinet and it always best served chilled or over ice.

  5. These are the main elements of this recipe but experiment to make your own. Add some orange liquor to make it more festive. Maybe infuse the liquid with some spice. It up to you and this recipe is just a guide and a foundation for you to build on. Have fun with it.