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Hello there, fellow food enthusiasts! If you’re a fan of rich and delectable Irish cream liqueurs, you’ll definitely want to try out this Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a homemade alternative to the popular, store-bought Baileys Irish Cream or those who are just craving something new and unique.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I know that making a boozy treat from scratch can sound intimidating. But trust me, this recipe comes together in just one minute in a blender, and the results will leave you feeling like you’re indulging in the real deal.

The Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe combines cream, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and – to give it that authentic kick – your favorite Irish whiskey. The result is a smooth and velvety drink that can be enjoyed as is or used as a decadent ingredient in cocktails, desserts, or even drizzled on top of ice cream.

So why not recreate the classic Baileys Irish Cream at home with simple ingredients that you already have in your kitchen? Let’s roll up our sleeves and get started on some fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fabulous Faux Bailey's Irish Cream
Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream

Are you a fan of the rich, indulgent flavor of Irish cream liqueur but trying to avoid alcohol or just looking for a non-alcoholic version? Then look no further than this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe!

Not only is this recipe easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, but it also tastes amazing. You won’t even be able to tell that there’s no alcohol in it! The combination of heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and instant coffee creates a luscious texture and balances perfectly with the flavors of vanilla extract and chocolate syrup.

And the best thing about this recipe? It’s not just limited to non-drinkers. If you are looking for an alternative to Baileys Irish Cream because you don’t want the alcohol content or if you just simply run out of Bailey’s during your cocktail party, you can whip up this homemade Baileys Irish cream anytime you want.

In addition, this recipe requires no cooking or heating – all you have to do is simply combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor and let it blend for a minute. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Finally, this faux Bailey’s Irish Cream pairs incredibly well with several desserts such as ice cream or brownies, making it perfect for your next dinner party or gathering. So why not give this delicious recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Creamy and delicious, this Fabulous Faux Bailey's Irish Cream is amazing!
Creamy and delicious, this Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream is amazing!

Here are the ingredients you need to prepare this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish cream recipe:

Dairy Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup half and half or milk (2% or whole)

Egg Substitutes

  • 2 eggs OR 6 oz. Egg Beaters egg substitute


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup like Hershey’s
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract or almond extract


  • 3/4 cup Irish whiskey

Note: if you prefer non-alcoholic drink, omit whiskey and add more milk

These are all the ingredients that will help you to make a perfect glass of chocolatey Irish whiskey drink. If you’re interested in substituting or varying, the next section will show you some options for that.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful homemade Irish cream.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful homemade Irish cream.

Are you ready to make your own Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream? This recipe is so easy and quick, you’ll wonder why you ever bought the store-bought version. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) Irish whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds until everything is combined and smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture into a glass bottle or jar with a tight-fitting lid; refrigerate until chilled. The mixture will thicken as it chills.

  3. Serve over ice or mix with ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

That’s it! Your Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe comes together in just one minute in the blender. You’ll be impressed with how easy it is to make your own copycat Baileys Irish Cream recipe that tastes just like the real thing.

Note: This recipe makes about two cups of liqueur, so feel free to double or triple the recipe if you need to make extra for gifting or sharing with friends.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get your drinking glasses ready to fill with this extraordinary libation.
Get your drinking glasses ready to fill with this extraordinary libation.

Are you looking for ways to switch up this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe? Fear not, as there are numerous substitutions and variations that can be made to cater to your individual taste and dietary preferences.

For a vegan alternative, swap out the heavy whipping cream and Egg Beaters egg substitute for coconut milk and almond extract. This replace makes this indulgent treat fit for plant-based diets without compromising on flavor.

Alternatively, if you want a more intense chocolate flavor, add some cocoa powder to your recipe. You can also experiment with different types of chocolate syrups, such as caramel or hazelnut, to enhance the taste.

For an extra kick, try swapping out the Irish whiskey with another type of whiskey or even a dark rum. These substitutions will provide variation to the recipe while still keeping it true to its roots.

If you want to serve this drink as a cocktail rather than on its own, try adding some ice cubes and pouring it over some freshly brewed coffee. This version of Bailey’s drink is commonly known as an Irish Coffee- it blends the smoky flavors of whiskey with smooth creamy notes for a delightful drink that pairs perfectly with after-dinner desserts.

Lastly, if you prefer your drinks sweeter, add more sweetened condensed milk until it reaches your desired sweetness level. Remember- variations are what make cooking enjoyable and customizable, so don’t be afraid to add your unique spin!

Serving and Pairing

 A unique blend of flavors that will make your taste buds dance!
A unique blend of flavors that will make your taste buds dance!

When it comes to serving and pairing this fabulous faux Baileys Irish Cream recipe, there are many ways to enjoy it. This versatile cream liqueur can be served over ice, in cocktails, or as the perfect addition to your favorite dessert.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this creamy treat is by topping a warm cup of Irish coffee with a splash of this homemade Baileys. The sweetness of the cream liqueur perfectly compliments the strong coffee, creating an indulgent drink that’s perfect for any time of day.

For a refreshing drink, simply pour the chilled faux Baileys over ice or blend it with some vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert drink. Its rich and creamy texture also makes a great addition to hot chocolate or other warm winter drinks.

This recipe can also be used as a secret ingredient in your favorite baked goods. Try adding a splash of the faux Baileys when making chocolate cake batter or brownie mix for added richness and depth of flavor.

Pairing-wise, this creamy concoction goes well with all sorts of sweet treats. It pairs beautifully with chocolate desserts like fudgy brownies and decadent truffles. It’s also delicious paired with caramel dessert like sticky toffee pudding or vanilla cream cake.

There’s no better way to end a meal than by enjoying one of these delicious desserts topped off with a drizzle of homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe. Whichever way you decide to serve and pair it, one thing is for sure: this creamy indulgence is sure to satisfy any sweet cravings you may have.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for an after-dinner treat or special occasion sip.
Perfect for an after-dinner treat or special occasion sip.

One of the greatest perks of this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish cream recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. After all, isn’t it frustrating to prepare a beverage for a gathering at the last minute? This recipe comes in handy when you need something quick to offer to your guests.

To make this recipe ahead of time, combine the half and half, sweetened condensed milk, irish whiskey, instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until the ingredients are well combined with a smooth texture. Place it in an air-tight container or bottle and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

When ready to serve, give it a good shake or stir as separation is natural as it sits. You can enjoy your homemade Baileys over ice, with coffee or pour it over vanilla ice cream for a delightful boozy dessert.

Reheating isn’t necessary since the recipe doesn’t contain any egg or dairy ingredients that require warming. However, if you want a hot beverage, just heat up some milk on the stove and add your delicious homemade irish cream.

Lastly, if you’re hosting an event and want to ensure there’s enough on-hand, why not make more than you think you’ll need? It’s easy! Simply double or triple the ingredient list measurements and store in bottles or jars in the fridge. The recipe comes together in one minute of blending and has long-lasting shelf life due to its seal tightness.

Overall, prepping this homemade Baileys Irish Cream liqueur ahead of time offers convenience while satisfying taste bud preferences. You don’t have to worry about rushing around last-minute when entertaining and you’ll have extra time to mingle with friends!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The possibilities are endless when you have a bottle of this fantastic creation.
The possibilities are endless when you have a bottle of this fantastic creation.

Making a fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe is not only easy but also rewarding. There are some tips and tricks that I have learned over the years to ensure you achieve perfect results every time. Here are a few of them:

– Use fresh ingredients: It is important to use fresh ingredients when making faux Bailey’s Irish Cream. The cream, eggs, and sweetened condensed milk should all be as fresh as possible for optimal flavor and texture in the final product.

– Blend well: To create a smooth and creamy texture, blend all the ingredients well in a blender or food processor. This ensures that all the ingredients are fully combined and smooth.

– Add Irish whiskey gradually: Adding too much Irish whiskey at once can overpower the other flavors in the recipe. I recommend adding it gradually while tasting along the way until you reach your desired balance of flavors.

– Adjust sweetness to your taste: The sweetness level of faux Bailey’s Irish Cream can be adjusted to suit your preference. If you like it sweeter, add extra sweetened condensed milk. If you prefer it less sweet, cut back on the sweetened condensed milk.

– Keep it chilled: Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream should always be served chilled. This prevents separation and ensures the best texture.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to making a delicious faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe that will wow your guests and leave them wondering how you made something so delicious from scratch.


As we reach the FAQ section, I want to address any concerns or uncertainties you might have about this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe. Whether you’re wondering about alternative ingredients, substitutions or storing options, don’t worry! Here are some of the most common questions I’ve received and my answers to help guide you through the process.

What is the cheap version of Baileys Irish Cream?

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to Baileys, Ryan’s Irish cream is worth considering. While it may not have the exact same consistency and richness, it offers comparable flavor characteristics. It’s a convenient choice if you desire the sweet taste and color of Baileys without breaking the bank.

What gives Baileys Irish Cream its flavor?

The delectable Baileys Original Irish Cream, known for its luscious chocolate flavor, is composed of Irish dairy cream and whiskey, while its cocoa beans and vanilla extract are sourced from West Africa and processed in France.

What is the best thing to mix with Baileys?

Baileys, the popular Irish cream liqueur, is a versatile drink that can enhance the flavor or complement the taste of various beverages. Some of these drinks include coffee, hot chocolate, cold brew, ice cream, Guinness, Earl Grey tea, and Anejo Tequila.

How to make your own Bailey?

Making Baileys Irish cream at home is incredibly easy and quick, taking less than a minute with a blender. With just a few basic ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, half-and-half or cream, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and Irish whiskey, you can enjoy the rich and creamy taste of Baileys in no time. By following simple instructions, you can create a delicious homemade Irish cream that tastes even better than the store-bought version.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream Recipe is a game-changer. It’s perfect for those who love the taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream but prefer to avoid alcohol or want a non-dairy, vegan option. The recipe is incredibly easy to make and comes together in just one minute thanks to the blender. Plus, it allows for plenty of customizable additions and substitutions to tailor it to your preferences. Whether you’re enjoying it as a cocktail or using it as an ingredient in desserts like Irish coffee ice cream, this homemade Baileys recipe is sure to impress. Trust me when I say that this fabulous faux Bailey’s Irish Cream recipe is worth trying out – you won’t regret it!

Fabulous Faux Bailey's Irish Cream

Fabulous Faux Bailey’s Irish Cream Recipe

This recipe was published in "Back In Thyme - Fond Memories and Home Cookin' in Earlville"... it was compiled of local recipes and published by my boss Andrea and co-worker Amy. This is their friend Susan's version of Bailey's Irish Cream... it's a cinch to whip up and tastes great. Susan has since moved to Arkansas, but her wonderful recipes live on in Illinois (and now the world!). Servings are approximate... depends how much a serving is to you. ;oD
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 537.4kcal


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (like Hershey's)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, beaten or 8 ounces packages Egg Beaters egg substitute (pasteurized eggs)
  • 1 cup whiskey (please use a good brand; I use Maker's Mark or Knob Creek)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Blend all ingredients together and chill.
  • Serve over ice, or in coffee.
  • Refrigerate leftovers (in the unlikely event that there will be any--).


Serving: 983g | Calories: 537.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12.1g | Fat: 20.4g | Saturated Fat: 11.4g | Cholesterol: 228.9mg | Sodium: 191.8mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 46.2g

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