Delicious and Easy Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe

As a chef with a speciality in British cuisine, I have always been drawn to the rich and creamy taste of Irish Cream Liqueur. This velvety beverage has been a favourite of mine for years, but I have struggled to find an eggless version of this classic recipe.

In my search for the perfect Irish Cream Liqueur without eggs, I stumbled upon a deliciously simple recipe that uses sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee, and coconut milk. The blend of these ingredients creates a smooth and silky liqueur that not only tastes amazing but is also vegan-friendly.

In this article, I will be sharing my eggless version of the classic Irish Cream Liqueur recipe. The recipe can be made in 10 minutes, requires only a few ingredients and promises to deliver an authentically creamy and satisfying taste. Whether you are avoiding eggs or looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought Irish Cream Liqueur, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves this drink.

Join me on this journey as we explore the perfect DIY vegan Irish Cream concoction that can rival those made by Baileys.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Liqueur (Eggless Version)
Irish Cream Liqueur (Eggless Version)

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I highly recommend this eggless Irish Cream Liqueur recipe, and let me tell you why you will fall in love with it.

Firstly, let’s talk about the flavor. This Irish Cream Liqueur has a rich and creamy taste, with hints of vanilla and irresistible sweetness. Whether you’re enjoying it as an after-dinner drink or using it in your favorite dessert recipes, this homemade, vegan version with coconut milk and condensed coconut milk will wow your taste buds.

But that’s not all. This recipe is versatile; you can make it with or without alcohol, and it is equally delicious either way – trust me. The key ingredient is Irish whiskey, which gives the liqueur its distinctive kick, but if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, just substitute the whiskey with chocolate liqueur or omit it altogether.

And if you’re gluten-free or dairy-free, don’t worry – this recipe can accommodate those dietary restrictions as well. You can use oat milk or almond milk instead of half-and-half to create a dairy-free option that still delivers on flavor.

Making this homemade Irish Cream Liqueur is incredibly simple; with basic ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, instant coffee granules, and heavy whipping cream (or non-dairy substitutes), you can put together a delectable drink in minutes. And because it’s homemade, you know exactly what’s going into the mix – all-natural ingredients even when it comes to commercial brands like Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur.

So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re entertaining guests at a dinner party or just indulging in some self-care time at home, this eggless Irish Cream Liqueur recipe is sure to impress. It’s perfect for sipping neat over ice or mixing into cocktails like Mudslides or White Russians.

Give this recipe a try – I promise it will become your go-to beverage for any occasion or excuse.

Ingredient List

 Shake up your bar game with this homemade Irish Cream Liqueur!
Shake up your bar game with this homemade Irish Cream Liqueur!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this tasty Irish Cream Liqueur:

  • 1 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate liqueur (optional)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Note: The chocolate liqueur is optional, but it does add a nice touch of richness to the drink. Also, be sure to use good quality ingredients for the best flavor.

The Recipe How-To

 A rich and creamy way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or any day!
A rich and creamy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or any day!

Now that we have gone through the ingredients for making Irish Cream Liqueur, it is time to get mixing. Gather your blender, measuring cups, and all of your ingredients.

Step 1: Coffee Mixture

In a small bowl, mix instant coffee and boiling water until the coffee is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Step 2: Mixing The Ingredients

In a blender, add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and Irish whiskey. Pour in the cooled coffee mixture and blend well.

Step 3: Add Half-and-Half

Pour in half-and-half slowly for extra texture while blending.

Step 4: Add Coconut Milk

Next, add canned coconut milk along with any other ingredients you have chosen (such as chocolate liqueur).

Step 5: Blend Until Smooth

Blend everything together until completely smooth. Don’t overmix.

Step 6: Taste Test

Once you have blended everything, take a spoonful and taste test. If it needs more sweetness, add more sugar or syrup.

Step 7: Refrigerate & Serve

Pour your finished drink into a container and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so before serving. Serve over ice or heat up slightly to serve warm.

Now you know how to make Irish Cream Liqueur at home in just a few steps. You can enjoy it by itself or use it as an ingredient in another recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs eggs when you have this delicious eggless version of Irish Cream?
Who needs eggs when you have this delicious eggless version of Irish Cream?

If you are looking to switch things up, try these substitutions and variations for this delicious Irish Cream Liqueur recipe.

– Non-dairy milk: If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, you can easily swap out the half-and-half or dairy milk for almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk or condensed coconut milk. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of half-and-half/dairy milk, so use the same amount of your preferred non-dairy milk.

– Eggless version: This particular recipe is an eggless version of the classic Irish Cream Liqueur. However, if you prefer to use eggs in your liqueur, feel free to add one whole egg to the blender along with other ingredients.

– Chocolate liqueur: For a different flavour twist, add two tablespoons of chocolate liqueur to your homemade Baileys Irish Cream.

– Bailey’s Almande: To make this drink gluten-free and vegan, you can substitute regular Baileys Irish Cream with Baileys Almande, which is made with almond milk instead of cream.

– Rum instead of whiskey: For a sweeter taste, try using rum in place of whiskey for a delicious variation on this drink.

– Maple syrup instead of sugar: You can substitute regular granulated sugar with coconut sugar or maple syrup for an exquisite sweetness boost.

– Espresso coffee powder: Instead of using instant coffee, you could choose espresso coffee powder. Coffee granules that dissolve easily in liquid such as espresso powder offer a more intense coffee flavour.

Whatever substitutions and variations you decide to use, remember that good quality ingredients will result in a better tasting liqueur. Enjoy sipping your customized and tasty Irish Cream Liqueur variation!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for sipping on its own, adding to coffee, or using in cocktails.
Perfect for sipping on its own, adding to coffee, or using in cocktails.

When it comes to serving the Irish Cream Liqueur, there are a myriad of options that can elevate your drinking experience. This creamy liqueur can be enjoyed on its own, over ice or drizzled over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, try incorporating it into your coffee or hot chocolate for a comforting and warming drink on those chilly nights.

For a festive twist, consider adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg and topping it with whipped cream for an extra layer of indulgence. You can also experiment with different flavor combinations by adding chocolate liqueur or swapping out the Irish whiskey for another liquor like bourbon or rum.

When it comes to pairing, this sweet and creamy liqueur pairs perfectly with rich desserts like cheesecake, chocolate cake, or even bread pudding. For a savory pairing, consider pairing it with some sharp cheddar cheese or salty nuts to balance out the sweetness.

Overall, serving and pairing Irish Cream Liqueur is all about experimentation and finding what works best for your taste buds. So go ahead and get creative with your serving options – the possibilities are endless!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Once you try this homemade version, you'll never go back to store bought.
Once you try this homemade version, you’ll never go back to store bought.

Once your Irish Cream Liqueur is ready, you can store it in an airtight bottle or jar for up to 2 months. It’s perfect for gifting and sharing during the holidays, special events or even as a sweet an after-dinner drink.

Before serving, give the liqueur a good shake or stir as some separation may occur. If you prefer your liqueur chilled, simply refrigerate for it to cool down.

If you have leftovers from a party or gathering, store it in the refrigerator and consume within 7-10 days. Rest assured that its irresistible aroma and flavor will remain intact.

To reheat your Irish Cream Liqueur, pour it into a saucepan and heat over medium-low until just warm. Stirring occasionally helps to ensure that the mixture heats evenly without overheating or boiling. High heat can cause the alcohol in the liqueur to evaporate and affect the texture of the cream.

Overall, preparing this creamy homemade liqueur ahead of time is incredibly convenient and ensures that you can have a taste of Ireland whenever you want. By following these basic steps, you will be able to enjoy this marvelous creation anytime you want without compromising on taste or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to indulge in a little bit of Irish luxury with every sip.
Get ready to indulge in a little bit of Irish luxury with every sip.

As someone who has made this Irish Cream Liqueur (Eggless Version) recipe numerous times, I have a few tips for ensuring that you get perfect results every time.

Firstly, I highly recommend using good quality ingredients. Use real vanilla extract instead of imitation, and choose a high-quality Irish whiskey if you can. The flavor of the liqueur will largely depend on the quality of the ingredients.

When it comes to the coffee granules, you can use instant coffee or espresso powder – just make sure you use a brand that has a smooth, rich flavor. For the sweetener, I like to use a combination of granulated sugar and coconut sugar, which adds an extra depth of flavor.

Another tip is to make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before starting. This makes it easier to blend everything together and ensures a smooth consistency.

When blending everything together in your blender or food processor, be patient – it may take a few minutes to get everything fully blended and smooth. If you’re having trouble getting everything blended properly, try adding the milk or cream gradually until everything is combined.

Finally, remember that this recipe can be easily customized to your taste preferences. Feel free to adjust the sweetness, the amount of whiskey, or even add in some chocolate liqueur for an extra decadent twist.

Follow these tips and get creative with your variations to make the perfect homemade Irish Cream Liqueur every time.


As you embark on making your own homemade version of Irish Cream Liqueur, you may have some questions and concerns. In this section, we answer some of the most common queries about this recipe. From substitutions to storage tips, we have got you covered. So, read on to ensure that you make the perfect Irish Cream Liqueur every time!

What is a vegan substitute for Baileys?

If you’re searching for a vegan-friendly liqueur with a delectable almond and vanilla taste, Almondaire is a top contender. This almond-based alcoholic beverage has been recognized with multiple awards and is commonly regarded as an excellent Baileys Almande substitute.

Does Baileys Irish Cream contain egg?

Baileys Irish cream does not contain eggs, egg products, nuts or nut products. However, the information regarding these ingredients is provided for informative purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. The source of carbohydrates in Baileys Irish cream is sucrose, also known as table sugar.

What can I substitute for Irish cream liqueur?

If you are unable to get your hands on some Baileys liqueur, fret not. A mixture of cream and whiskey could serve as a decent substitute. For the mascarpone and egg combination, try using a tablespoon of whiskey, three tablespoons of single or heavy or whipping cream and two teaspoons of vanilla extract in place of the 75ml or 1/4 cup of Baileys liqueur.

Is Irish cream liqueur vegan?

The production of Baileys traditionally involves using a significant amount of Irish whole milk, approximately 230 million liters per year. However, it is now possible to enjoy a vegan version of Baileys called Baileys Almande that doesn’t use any animal ingredients.

Bottom Line

This eggless version of the Irish Cream Liqueur recipe is a wonderful alternative to traditional Baileys Irish Cream. With its rich, creamy texture and sweet, indulgent flavor, it’s perfect for sipping on its own, as an ingredient in your favorite drinks, or even as a dessert topping.

Whether you’re a vegan, lactose intolerant, or simply looking for a lighter, healthier option, this recipe has got you covered. By using plant-based ingredients like almond milk, coconut milk and condensed coconut milk, we’ve created a dairy-free liqueur that’s just as delicious as the original.

So go ahead and give this homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe a try today. You won’t be disappointed! Cheers to happy sipping!

Irish Cream Liqueur (Eggless Version)

Irish Cream Liqueur (Eggless Version) Recipe

This is an eggless version of Irish Cream Liqueur which uses Rye whiskey. I would think you could substitute your favorite whiskey (Scotch, Bourbon or Irish) for the rye if you prefer. Recipe makes 38oz = 1123.79ml A serving size is 1.3oz (37ml) = 29.23 servings per recipe
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European, For Large Groups, No-Cook, Refrigerator, Small Appliance
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 38 ounces
Calories 83.9kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) container half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces rye whiskey


  • Place first 3 ingredients in a blender and process at low speed for 10 seconds.
  • Add vanilla and almond extracts and condensed milk, blend again for 1 minute.
  • Add rye whiskey and blend again for 25 seconds.
  • Can be served straight, on the rocks, in mixed drinks or over ice cream.
  • Store tightly capped in the refrigerator for up to one month.
  • Recipe makes 38oz = 1123.79ml (approx).
  • A serving size is 1.3oz (37ml) = 29.23 servings per recipe.


Serving: 36g | Calories: 83.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 10.4mg | Sodium: 28.3mg | Sugar: 8g

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