I don’t know if you have noticed, but it seems like the price of Baileys Irish Cream has increased significantly. Have you ever thought about making Baileys at home? You won’t believe how easy it is! It’s much cheaper than buying a bottle from the store, and it tastes great too. It’s really simple. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients you most likely already have on hand.
Thank you, Elena from As Easy as Apple Pie for this (copycat) homemade Baileys Irish cream recipe. If you want to check out Elena’s site, there are many variations for this recipe and you can customize the way you create and enjoy your homemade creation. You can enjoy this Irish cream liqueur in a mixed drink, over the rocks, or in your coffee. This would also make a nice addition to your baked goods or for a special occasion. It’s also perfect for gift giving in decorative containers. After we enjoyed some drinks, I saved the rest for a cupcake recipe that I made on St. Paddy’s Day.
Servings: 4 Cups
1 Cup Heavy Cream or Half & Half
1 14-Ounce Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 Tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
1 Teaspoon Instant Coffee Granules
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 2/3 Cup Irish Whiskey
Blending the Ingredients
In a blender, place the cream, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and mix on low speed for thirty seconds.
Add the Whiskey
Next, add the whiskey with the blender going at a very slow speed and then blend for a few more seconds after added.
Transfer to Glass Bottles
You can transfer the Baileys Irish Cream into sterilized glass bottles with tight-fitting lids and store in the refrigerator for up to two months or you can enjoy it right away. You can always make another batch if you run out. Shake well before use and enjoy!