A deliciously creamy and chocolatey homemade alcoholic drink that tastes just like Bailey’s Irish Cream. Make your own in less than 2 minutes and with only 5 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.
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Have you ever wanted to make creamy, delicious Homemade Baileys Irish Cream? Well you won’t believe just how simple it is!! Yep, you’ll be sipping this super yummy drink in no time at all (or pouring it over a bowl of ice-cream…. surely that’s not just me?).
A few weeks ago, I asked you guys what sort of recipes you’d like to see on Bake Play Smile in the lead up to Christmas. SO many of you said you wanted recipes that can double as gifts for friends and family (I hear ya!). I pinky-winky promise that I have a whole heap of yummy food gift recipes coming up in the next few weeks, but for something a little different, I thought I’d kick things off with this easy-peasy Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe.
This makes the PERFECT Christmas gift for friends, family and teachers (especially teachers… they totally deserve it!). It lasts for up to 2 months unopened in the fridge, so you can make it ahead of time and be super organised. Mind you, every year I plan to be really organised at Christmas time, and yet every single year I spend the last few days running around like a mad woman. It’s always the way.
You can either pour this Homemade Baileys Irish Cream into 1 large bottle as a super special gift, or you can divide it into several smaller bottles to give as mini gifts or as part of a hamper. This recipe makes about 1 litre, so it’s totally up to you whether you make a big bottle or a few little ones. Either way, choose sterilised glass bottles that can be sealed – and don’t forget to tie a gift tag on with the best before date (so your lucky friends and family know when they need to drink it by… not that it will last anywhere near 2 months!).
And now to the fun part – making the Irish Cream! All you’ll need is a blender or Thermomix. Then it’s just a matter of adding in the ingredients and blending them together. Check the flavour and add more whiskey if you prefer. Pour the deliciousness into your glass bottles and pop them into the fridge. I told you it was simple, didn’t I!
One little note of caution – certain blenders (generally the powerful ones) can curdle the mixture slightly as they ‘whip’ the cream – but don’t worry! Start your blender on a medium speed and increase slowly. If you notice this happening, turn the speed back down and continue to blend until just combined. If your mixture does appear curdled, simply pour it through a sieve and then allow the drained liquid to settle. Scrape any excess off the top with a spoon.
This creamy, chocolatey drink is perfect for the party season! Trust me, your friends and family are going to LOVE you for this! PS. Make sure you keep a little bit for yourself too!
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Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
- 1 cup cream
- 395 g can condensed milk
- 1 2/3 cup (375ml) of Irish whiskey
- 3 tbs chocolate topping or syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp instant coffee
Place all ingredients into a blender or Thermomix.
Mix on medium speed for 20 seconds or until just combined (if using a Thermomix - mix on Speed 4, 30 seconds or until just combined!).
Please note: certain blenders (generally the powerful ones) can curdle the mixture slightly as they 'whip' the cream - but don't worry! Start your blender on a medium speed and increase slowly. If you notice this happening, turn the speed back down and continue to blend until just combined. If your mixture does appear curdled, simply pour it through a sieve and then allow the drained liquid to settle. Scrape any excess off the top with a spoon.
Pour into sterilised glasses, seal and place into the fridge.
This recipe will keep unopened in the fridge for 2 months.