Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

By Mar 4, 20198 Comments

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One of my favorite drinks of all time is Baileys! It goes with everything. Pair it with coffee, whiskey, hot chocolate, or even drink it alone! Baileys is also fabulous for baking. When I was looking for great Irish-inspired recipes to try, I learned that I can make Homemade Baileys Irish Cream. It’s my new favorite thing, and I’ll definitely mix up a batch for our St Patrick’s Day party this year!

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Recipe | It's easy to make your own Irish cream for coffee, cocktails, an ice cream topping, or to drink over ice.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

This Baileys recipe is so delicious. We are drinking it in our coffee, using it to make White Russians, pouring it over ice cream, and drinking it on the rocks. It also makes a great homemade gift. Pair it with coffee and a cute mug to create an Irish Coffee kit!


  • Blender
  • Glass
  • Cute bottles or mason jars if giving as a gift

Ingredients for Homemade Baileys Irish Cream


  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 14 ounces of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Teaspoon of Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon of Almond Extract


Pour the ingredients in to the blender. Blend well and chill to serving temperature.

Tip: Make sure you store this in the refrigerator.
It is made using fresh cream, so it can not sit out like store-bought Baileys.

You can use your homemade Irish Cream in any Baileys recipes. We are going to try putting it into brownies next!

Use this homemade Irish cream for all your Baileys recipes. It's delicious chilled or over the rocks, and it also makes a great ice cream topping.

*Recipe adapted with permission from Homemade Irish Cream at 52 Kitchen Adventures.

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.