Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

I love Bailey’s Irish cream.  It has a perfect blended of Irish whiskey and other ingredients that make it a special and quite decadent drink.  but it is expensive to buy. Fortunately you can make your own Bailey’s Irish Cream.

I recently decided to use it to make some fudge.  I had a bottle of it that had been in my liquor cabinet (unopened) for several months.

I assembled all my ingredients, and lo and behold, the bottle’s contents had gone off.  The cream had sunk to the bottom of the jar and no amount of stirring or mixing would make it good again.  But I didn’t have to abandon my idea for making Bailey’s Irish cream fudge.

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream Drink

Bailey’s Irish cream is just fabulous when used in recipes.  Check out this easy Baileys mudslide truffle recipe for a really tasty way to infuse the flavor into candy.

Thus, my recipe for my own version of it.  Tastes every bit of good for a fraction of the price of a new bottle.   You will never pay for the real thing again!

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream Drink

Now off to make my great Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee Fudge.

You can make your own Bailey's Irish cream at home with just a few ingredients

Do you love to cook with Bailey’s? Try these amazing Bailey’s Irish Cream brownies. They are to die for!

Yield: 16

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 tspvanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Mix on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving.

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  12 comments for “Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

  1. carol
    01/28/2014 at 9:35 pm

    Apple fry pie stripes

  2. Jenny
    08/25/2014 at 7:16 am

    I live in Australia, what can I replace Hersheys chocolate syrup with????

    • admin
      08/25/2014 at 9:48 am

      Hi Jenny, Any chocolate syrup that you use over ice cream can be substituted. Carol

  3. Karman
    11/15/2014 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I’m going to love trying it out! I’m allergic to flavoring so I have to avoid most liquors; this will be a big help!

    • admin
      11/16/2014 at 12:04 am

      HI Karman. I hope you enjoy it. Carol

  4. donna
    06/25/2015 at 7:51 am

    how long do you have to let it sit before you can use it

    • admin
      06/25/2015 at 10:00 am

      Hi Donna. I used mine in the recipe right away and also tasted it just plain and it was fine. Carol

  5. Sharon
    10/12/2016 at 2:09 pm

    Wondering how to make the “MINT” flavor as they discontinued this a few years ago,and its the only one I like!!

    • Carol
      10/12/2016 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Sharon. Adding 1 teaspoon mint extract and ½ teaspoon almond extract to my recipe would probably give you the flavor you are looking for. Just adjust the extracts until you get the taste you like. Carol

  6. Anna
    11/04/2016 at 9:30 am

    I don’t like chocolate, do I have to add it?

    • Carol
      11/04/2016 at 9:47 am

      Hi Anna. If you don’t add the chocolate, it won’t taste as much like Bailey’s. Carol

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