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As I begin to write my recipe article, I cannot help but feel the excitement that comes with sharing one of my favorite liqueur recipes – Bailey’s Irish Cream.

For those who love a rich and creamy drink, Bailey’s Irish Cream is the perfect blend of sweet condensed milk, flavorful Irish whiskey, and heavy cream. This homemade version of the popular cream liqueur is as easy to make as it is delicious.

It is uniquely versatile in the sense that you can sip it on its own, mix it with coffee or even add a splash of it to your ice cream!

So why not take a chance at making your own? Trust me, once you make this homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe, you’ll be ditching that store-bought bottle and creating a whole new world of wonderful drinks.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur

Let me tell you, if you’re a fan of sweet liqueurs, the Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe is going to blow your mind. There’s something magical about being able to whip up a rich creamy drink right in your own kitchen, and this recipe is no exception.

First of all, who doesn’t love the classic taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream? Now imagine that same smooth, decadent flavor made with fresh ingredients and a dash of homemade love. Whether it’s in your morning coffee or as an after-dinner drink, you’ll find yourself reaching for this homemade version over the store-bought kind every time.

One of the best parts about making your own Bailey’s Irish Cream is that you can adjust the flavors to your liking. Want it less sweet? Cut back on the condensed milk or use dark chocolate syrup instead of the regular kind. Don’t like instant coffee? Use freshly brewed espresso or Earl Grey tea instead.

Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious and customizable, but it’s also easy to make! All you need are a few common ingredients like canned milk, eggs, Irish whiskey, heavy cream, and condensed milk, along with some flavorings like chocolate syrup and instant coffee granules. Just blend everything together until it’s smooth and creamy and you’re ready to go.

So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream today and taste for yourself why this homemade version beats out the pre-made kind any day. Trust me, once you try it, you won’t be able to resist having a glass (or two) every night before bed.

Ingredient List

 A cozy cup of Bailey's Irish Cream is perfect for chilly evenings!
A cozy cup of Bailey’s Irish Cream is perfect for chilly evenings!

Let’s Gather Our Ingredients!

Before you begin crafting this rich and creamy Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, make sure you have stocked up all the necessary ingredients. Here is everything you will need to make this alcoholic marvel at home:

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Irish whiskey
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Optional Ingredients

Want to give your Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur a twist? Below are some alternative ingredients you can add for a fun variation:

  • Cocoa powder: Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder for a more chocolatey taste.
  • Earl Grey Tea: Swap out the instant coffee granules with Earl Grey Tea, steeping two tea bags into the mixture.
  • Anejo Tequila: Add a shot of Anejo tequila for an extra kick.
  • Kahlua: Replace the instant coffee granules with Kahlua or any other coffee liqueur of your liking.
  • Jameson whiskey: Use Jameson whiskey instead of Irish whiskey.

Keep these additional options in mind to create your very own blend of Irish cream.

The Recipe How-To

 Homemade Bailey's means you can control the sweetness and alcohol content!
Homemade Bailey’s means you can control the sweetness and alcohol content!

Now that we have all the ingredients gathered and assembled, let’s begin with preparing this homemade Irish cream liqueur that will leave every person who drinks it feeling like they are indulging in a luxurious treat.

Prep Time

Preparation for this recipe is quite simple, making it a great option for your next DIY experiment. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to create!

Step 1: Blending

First, take out your blender and add 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk, 1⅔ cups of Irish whiskey, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules. Blend everything together until it becomes smooth and all the ingredients are fully combined.

Step 2: Infusing

Next up is the tea-infusion process. Brew some Earl Grey Tea with ½ cup water first then after which heat 3oz milk in a saucepan over medium heat for 3–5 minutes until warm. After which stir in ½ tsp vanilla extract and add the brewed tea. Set aside to cool.

Step 3: Combining

In another large bowl combine 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk. Gently stir them together with your whisk until well-combined. Afterward, add into it the blended mixture from step one then followed by the infused earl grey milk mixture and also add ¼ cup cocoa powder. Once again, give it all a good mix until everything has blended together.

Step 4 : Alcohol Addition

Now for the crucial ingredient—the alcohol that adds richness to our homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur recipe! Add in 1 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce of Anejo Tequila, Jameson Whiskey or Coffee liqueur, 2 oz Irish whiskey. Stir these in gently with your whisking spoon until well-combined.

Step 5: Finalizing

Serve immediately over ice as a delicious coffee drink or to make it an alcoholic cocktail of choice, just pour in a shot or two as per preference, sit back and enjoy the richness of homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur. Store leftover Irish cream liqueur in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

With these easy steps and little patience, you will have an Irish cream liqueur made with rich creamy ingredients that will bring to your home the feel of fine dining.

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs a mug when you can drink Bailey's straight from the mason jar?
Who needs a mug when you can drink Bailey’s straight from the mason jar?

In the realm of cooking, substitutions and variations are key to achieving the perfect taste. This recipe for Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur is no different.

Firstly, if you prefer a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, simply omit the Irish whiskey and replace it with an equal amount of milk or cream. The result will still be a rich, creamy and delicious treat that will leave you feeling satisfied.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try adding Earl Grey tea to your liqueur mixture? The bergamot aroma pairs perfectly with the creamy sweetness of the condensed milk and heavy cream. You could also add a bit of cocoa powder or chocolate syrup for an extra depth of flavor.

For those who want a bit more kick to their drink, consider substituting Baileys Irish Cream for Anejo Tequila or Jameson Whiskey. These alternatives offer a unique spin on the classic recipe but still retain its rich and creamy texture.

In terms of serving, this liqueur can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks, or even poured over ice cream for a decadent dessert.

In conclusion, don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutions and variations in your Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur recipe. With endless options, the possibilities are endless in creating your perfect drink.

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a creamy, chocolatey, nutty Bailey's cocktail!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a creamy, chocolatey, nutty Bailey’s cocktail!

When it comes to serving and enjoying your homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, there are a few options to consider. Firstly, you can enjoy it chilled over ice or mix it into a delicious cocktail. It’s a perfect after-dinner drink, pairing perfectly with sweet baked desserts, such as chocolate cake or fudgy brownies.

You can also use your homemade Irish cream liqueur in desserts or baked goods. Drizzle it over ice cream, whip it into frosting for cupcakes, or add a splash to your morning coffee for a boozy twist on an Irish coffee recipe.

If you want to get creative with your pairing options, try pairing your Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur with Anejo Tequila. This unusual but delightful combination creates a rich and creamy drink that feels like something special beyond the typical alcohol pairings. You can also pair it with other liqueurs such as Kahlua and coffee liqueur for a rich and indulgent mix.

Another pairing option is Earl Grey tea. The subtle flavors in the tea complement the rich creamy taste of the Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, creating an unexpected but refined fusion of flavors.

No matter how you enjoy your homemade Irish cream liqueur, experiment with different serving and pairing options to find what works best for you. Just remember that this is a potent alcoholic drink, so be sure not to overindulge – sip slowly and savor the delicate blend of flavors.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This easy recipe is perfect for impressing guests at your next dinner party!
This easy recipe is perfect for impressing guests at your next dinner party!

In order to maximize the flavors of this delectable Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur recipe, I highly recommend that you make it ahead of time. Homemade Irish Cream is known to improve and intensify in flavor as it sits in the fridge for a few days. This will allow the ingredients to meld together and create an even smoother, richer consistency.

When it comes to storing this treat, make sure that you keep it in a sealed container, especially if you are planning on storing it for an extended period of time. A glass jar would be perfect for this, as it will help prevent any unwanted flavors from seeping into your liqueur. Additionally, make sure to refrigerate your homemade Irish Cream at all times. This will not only maintain its freshness but it will also ensure maximum shelf life.

In terms of reheating, avoid heating up homemade Irish Cream directly on the stovetop or microwave, as this may cause the cream ingredients to curdle and ruin your confection. Instead, place your Irish Cream via Bain-Marie – a double-layered saucepan used for gentle heat distribution that can be placed in boiling water. Reheating would help revive or rejuvenate stored or refrigerated Irish Cream; It’s like giving them a youthful inject of boldness and character.

Whip up a batch of this delicious liqueur ahead of time, store it properly and reheat with care for optimal quality and taste. Don’t worry too much about perfecting this recipe because no matter how you store or reheat your homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, it still feels like heaven in every sip!

Tips for Perfect Results

 DIY Bailey's Irish Cream is a thoughtful and personalized gift for any occasion!
DIY Bailey’s Irish Cream is a thoughtful and personalized gift for any occasion!

In order to achieve the perfect homemade Baileys Irish Cream, there are a few tips that I have learned from years of experience. These tips will help you create a rich, creamy and flavorful liqueur that feels like it was made in a professional kitchen.

Firstly, when using canned milk, make sure to shake the can well before opening. This will ensure that the milk and cream have mixed together properly, creating a smooth consistency.

Secondly, if you do not have Earl Grey tea on hand, feel free to use any black tea that you prefer. However, I recommend using Earl Grey tea as it adds a unique flavor and complexity to the liqueur.

Thirdly, when adding in the sweetened condensed milk and instant coffee granules, it is important to whisk them together thoroughly until there are no lumps left in the mixture. This will ensure that the liqueur has a smooth and consistent texture.

Fourthly, always use high-quality Irish whiskey when making this recipe. The whiskey is an essential ingredient in creating that signature taste of Baileys Irish Cream. I recommend using Jameson whiskey or any other premium brand for best results.

Fifthly, be sure to mix all ingredients together until they are fully incorporated before adding in the alcohol. This will make it easier for the alcohol to blend in evenly with other ingredients.

Sixthly, let your homemade Baileys Irish Cream rest for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before serving. This will allow all of the flavors to meld together properly and make for a smoother taste.

Lastly, if you want to make your Baileys dessert recipes extra special, try adding a splash or two of your homemade Irish cream into your favorite ice cream flavor or Anejo Tequila instead of whipped cream on top of an Irish coffee recipe.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your homemade Baileys Irish Cream is rich, creamy, and packed with a range of flavors that will leave you and your guests lingering for more.


But before you go and give this recipe a try, it’s important to address some frequently asked questions to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions that can serve as a guide for troubleshooting issues you might encounter while making this homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur.

How do you use Baileys Irish Cream liqueur?

Baileys, the famous Irish cream liqueur, can perfectly complement a variety of beverages, whether they’re warm, cold, or even alcoholic. Coffee lovers may find that Baileys enhances the rich flavor of their favorite brew, while hot chocolate devotees can indulge in a decadent treat with just a splash of this delicious liqueur. Even cold brew coffee and ice cream can benefit from a little addition of Baileys. Beer drinkers can enjoy a unique twist by adding Baileys to Guinness, while tea lovers can add it to Earl Grey tea for a flavorful experience. Finally, those who enjoy a good tequila can try adding Baileys to Anejo tequila for an unexpected but delightful pairing.

What is a good mixer for Baileys?

For those looking to add some unique flavors to their drinks or desserts, there are a variety of ingredients that can be used. Some possible options include milk and chocolate, freshly brewed dark coffee, ice cream, anejo tequila, dark espresso, Guinness, vodka, and earl grey tea. While some of these ingredients may be more commonly associated with certain dishes or beverages, they can all be used in creative ways to add depth and richness to your creations. One example is mixing Baileys Irish Cream with Earl Grey Tea, resulting in a creamy and flavorful Tea Toddy recipe.

Do you need to refrigerate Baileys?

Cream liqueurs are said to have good preservative properties due to the alcohol content, which means that refrigeration is not necessary. Baileys™, for example, claims that their product can last for up to 2 years after being manufactured, regardless of whether or not it’s been opened. They advise that it should be stored at a temperature between 0-25˚Celsius.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, creating your own homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur is a rewarding and impressive feat that is sure to impress your family and friends. By following these instructions, you’ll be savoring a rich, creamy, and decadent beverage that is perfect for any occasion.

With simple yet mouthwatering ingredients like Irish whiskey, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream, this recipe produces a liqueur that feels like a warm hug. Whip up a batch of this Irish-inspired goodness and enjoy the taste of home-made goodness.

This versatile drink can be enjoyed on its own or as an ingredient in other cocktails, desserts or even Irish coffee! So why not spice up your next party or get-together with some homemade Bailey’s? Trust me; your guests will thank you for it!

So go ahead and try out this recipe today. I promise you that the effort put into making it will be worth every sip. Who knows, you might even create a new tradition that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Cheers to good times and great drinks!

Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur

Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe

yum resting time not included in preparation time.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 3593.8kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounces canned milk or 15 ounces Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 13 ounces Scotch whisky, mickey


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender for 1 minute.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Bottle the next day.


Serving: 1258g | Calories: 3593.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 289.6g | Protein: 62.1g | Fat: 147.3g | Saturated Fat: 86.5g | Cholesterol: 1115.6mg | Sodium: 1068.7mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 266.7g

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