This homemade Irish cream is an easy homemade Baileys Irish cream that you can make at home with whiskey, coffee, heavy cream, milk, cacao, sugar, and the luck of the Irish. Tastes just like the store-bought stuff. Cheers.
Homemade Baileys Irish cream, baby! This DIY liqueur lacks the multisyllabic preservatives and stabilizers that make the store-bought rendition shelf-stable yet retains all the characteristic creaminess that makes it go down sooooo incredibly easily. (Soooo easily!) You may want to consider gifting some of your stash just so you’re not left home alone with the entire bottle. We’re not kidding. Originally published March 12, 2015.–Tristan Stephenson
Homemade Irish Cream Recipe
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- 10 M
- 1 H, 25 M
- Makes 1 liter
Special Equipment: Suitable bottle with an airtight cap; cheesecloth
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Recipe Testers Reviews
What a step up from the store-bought stuff! And relatively easy to make! This homemade Irish cream is wonderfully creamy and has an authentic whiskey flavor that you don't get in Baileys.
After a few days, the liqueur did settle in the bottle, so it needed a good shake before serving. This would make a great holiday gift!
I'm really enjoying my homemade Irish cream liqueur. It's nice and creamy. So far I've only served it over ice although I'm thinking I could toss the ice and Irish cream in the blender and have a nice slushie. Or maybe splash some in coffee.
I found I needed to strain the liquid through cheesecloth twice since my coffee was ground just a little too fine.