Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Our Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe is a deliciously creamy and chocolatey homemade alcoholic drink. Make your own in less than 2 minutes and with only 6 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

Our Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe is a deliciously creamy and chocolatey homemade alcoholic drink. Make your own in less than 2 minutes and with only 6 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

How To Make Homemade Baileys

Have you ever wanted to make creamy, delicious Homemade Baileys Irish Cream? Well you won’t believe just how simple it is!! Yep, in just a couple of minutes you’ll be sipping this super yummy drink (or pouring it over a big bowl of ice-cream…. surely it’s not not just me that does that??).

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream also makes the perfect homemade gift for friends, family, neighbours and teachers. Simply whip up a batch, pour it into gorgeous little bottles, add a gift tag and you’re set! Easy, right!?

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

What you need:

  • cream
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • vanilla extract
  • Irish whiskey
  • instant coffee granules (see tips)
  • chocolate syrup or topping

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

What to do:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or Thermomix.
  2. Very slowly increase the speed to medium (or Speed 4 in a Thermomix).
  3. Mix until the ingredients are just combined.
  4. Pour into sterilised jars.
  5. Store unopened in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Tips for making Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

  • Mix the coffee granules with 2 tbs boiling hot water and stir until dissolved. Allow the coffee to cool before adding to the blender (this step is optional – but recommended for a smooth result).
  • 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.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

How long will my Homemade Baileys Irish Cream last?

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream can be stored in sterilised jars for up to 2 months unopened in the fridge (so you can make it ahead of time and be super organised!!).

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Where can I find small glass bottles or jars?

  • most $2 shops or discount stores will stock them
  • Kmart often has great little bottles

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

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Homemade Baileys Irish Cream - Conventional Method

Make your own Homemade Baileys Irish Cream in less than 2 minutes and with only 6 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

Course Christmas, Drinks
Cuisine Christmas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 litre
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup (240g) cream
  • 395 g can condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cup (375g) of Irish whiskey
  • 3 tbs (45g) chocolate topping or syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix the coffee granules with 2 tbs of boiling water and allow to cool completely (this step is optional - but recommended for a smooth result). 

  2. Place all ingredients (including the cold coffee liquid) into a blender.

  3. Very slowly increase to medium speed for 20 seconds or until just combined (see notes). 

  4. Pour into sterilised glasses, seal and place into the fridge.
  5. Keep unopened in the fridge for 2 months.

Recipe Notes

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.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream - Thermomix Method

Make your own Homemade Baileys Irish Cream in less than 2 minutes and with only 6 basic ingredients. The perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

Course Christmas, Drinks
Cuisine Christmas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 litre
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup (240g) cream
  • 395 g can condensed milk
  • 1 2/3 cup (375g) of Irish whiskey
  • 3 tbs (45g) chocolate topping or syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix the coffee granules with 2 tbs of boiling water and allow to cool completely (this step is optional - but recommended for a smooth result). 

  2. Place all ingredients (including the cold coffee liquid) into the Thermomix bowl. 

  3. Very slowly increase to Speed 4, 20 seconds, or until just combined (see notes). 

  4. Pour into sterilised glasses, seal and place into the fridge.
  5. Keep unopened in the fridge for 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Increasing the speed of the Thermomix too quickly can curdle the mixture slightly as it 'whips' the cream - but don't worry! Start your Thermomix on Speed 1 and very slowly increase to Speed 4.

If you notice this happening, turn the speed back down and continue to mix 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.

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

 

85 thoughts on “Homemade Baileys Irish Cream”

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you!

      1. Will.try this. But right now I’m intrigued with the decorative bottles. Where did y get them? I want some!!!! Thks

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hi Kathy, just from my local $2 shop – you can buy them at most discount stores or the supermarket! xx

          1. Caroline says:

            What is the easiest way to sterilise the bottles. I’ve never done it before. I have heard you can sterilise in the dishwasher as well as the microwave.

          2. Bake Play Smile says:

            Hi Caroline, I usually use either the microwave or in a boiling pot of water on the stove. xx

      2. Stacey says:

        How long does it last once opened?

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Only a few days xx

  1. Yum! The only problem with this recipe is that I would want to keep it all for myself!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Me too!

  2. Yum! And definitely a valid ice cream topping choice!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Definitely!

  3. Wow this looks like an awesome gift. Love it.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!

      1. Julie says:

        Sorry to be dense but are we talking about heavy whipping cream for cream? Or liquid creamer that you would use in coffee. I am making this tomorrow and I don’t want to mess it up. Any recommendations for the Whiskey?

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Julie, not at all!!! I use thin pouring cream. 🙂
          Also, you can use any whiskey you like (to be honest I verbally just buy the cheapish one from Aldi for this recipe!). xx

  4. cas says:

    Hi
    Where can i buy these bottles and tags from ???

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi there,
      You can buy them from any $2 shop – and even some supermarkets!

  5. Wow, yum Lucy! I did not know you could make this from scratch! Genius!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely! And it’s so simple!

      1. Aleisha says:

        Hi with the chocolate topping or syrup what do you resccomend using I am going to make this tomorrow as part of a Christmas hamper:) so excited as it is so very simple

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hi Aleisha, I used Hershey’s chocolate syrup, but honestly any chocolate topping or syrup would be fine. 🙂

          1. Dee says:

            Could you use a homemade chocolate sauce? I’d like to try and make it lactose free.

          2. Lucy Mathieson says:

            You sure could!!!

  6. Medeja says:

    Yummy! I already used up mine that I made 😀 I definitely need more..

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Definitely!!

      1. Susan says:

        If i don’t have a blender, can I just put it in a container and shake?

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hmm I don’t see why not! Or just gently whisk it in a bowl!

  7. Oana says:

    These tiny bottles are so cute. The liquid must be delicious too! Well done!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!!

  8. We were just talking about making Bailey’s the other day! You must have read my mind. Teacher gifts, sorted.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Definitely a fab teachers gift… they need it lol!

  9. Pinned! what a lush and quick treat to make for gifts slash drink the lot for yourself 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha nice thinking!

  10. I would love if someone had given me this as a Christmas gift when I was teaching! I’ll never buy a bottle of Baileys again!

  11. Bake Play Smile says:

    Hi Rachel,
    I’ve been looking into this and yes apparently it is quite a common issue depending on the type of blender you use. It seems that the more high powered ones can cause the liquid to curdle. To fix it, all you need to do is to strain the liquid through a sieve, let it sit and then scrape any excess off the top with a spoon. 🙂

  12. Yum! I love Baileys. I didn’t realise it was so easy to make. What a great little gift too. Will be giving this a try:) Thanks Lucy xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  13. Gretta says:

    Oh my goodness this is the best!!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you xx

  14. Zoi says:

    You amaze me gorgeous girl! Do you think lightened versions of the cream and condensed milk could work?

    Any other super ideas to give to neighbours? Love your work xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yes absolutely!!! They should work beautifully! Thank you for your beautiful comment!! xxx

  15. Jasmine says:

    Fantastic idea… Can you please tell me where you got the little bottles from

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Jasmine, just from a $2 shop! 🙂

      1. Judy says:

        We don’t have a $2.00 shop here. Can you tell me how many oz they are so I can order them online?

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Judy, I’m sorry but I’m not 100% sure as this post was done a few years ago and I no longer have the bottles (my guess is that they would have been around 400ml each). xx

          1. Elaine from Cheshire says:

            You can get packs of 6 x 50cl or 75cl from Wilko or Wilkinson’s in store or on line here in UK

  16. anna says:

    Omg Yum and definitely goes with ice cream.
    Thanks fir the recipe

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Anytime!

  17. Jess says:

    Great recipe Lucy! So making this for myself and for family for Christmas.

    With the coffee, could I use the Nespresso capsules? Was thinking, I’ll make a cup of coffee and use what I need out of it?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely Jess!

  18. kathleen says:

    Made it, omg lovely wont be buying AGAIN, took some into work everybody wants recpie

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I’m SO thrilled to hear that!! Hehehe well that would have been a fun day at work lol!

  19. Shelley says:

    Just getting everything together to make this, what’s the best way to sterilise the bottles?
    Looking forward to making this recipe ☺️

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Shelley, it doesn’t really matter how you sterilise them – microwave or boiling in a pot are both fine! Enjoy x

  20. Urnaa says:

    Hello. I am not from USA. So i have a question. What is 1 cup cream? I mean the cream part. What is cream?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Cream can be purchased from the dairy section of the supermarket. It’s much thicker than full milk.

  21. Kelly pickens says:

    Where did you find your bottles.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Just at my local $2 shop but you can get them from virtually every discount store. 🙂

  22. Sawyer says:

    Hi! Looking forward to making these – they’re so cute! Do you just use heavy cream?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi there, I just pouring cream. 🙂

  23. Sarah says:

    How long can this recipe be left out of the refrigerator? I am looking at making these as wedding favours but I don’t want my guests to end up sick :).

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Sarah, because of the cream, this recipe is definitely best kept refrigerated. xx

  24. Tammey S. says:

    Hi. I love, love Baileys Irish Cream; but I gave up drinking 14 years ago. Could I make this a virgin version? I know that might sound silly. I stopped drinking to medical reasons that had nothing to do with alcohol. If I would have drank with my current medical conditions and my medication it could have killed me. I chose to live so I could see my g/kids. I miss my Baileys though. LOL. Please, help??

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Tammey, you could of course leave out the alcohol – and that way you would just have a lovely creamy chocolate drink! xx

  25. Carrie says:

    This sounds wonderful…would you recommend a articular brand of Irish whiskey to use? I’ve never purchased one before lol

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Carrie, I just used a cheapie brand form Aldi! 🙂

  26. Linda says:

    Can I make it without vanilla?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  27. Mckensie says:

    Hi. Just attempted to Make this and my ground coffee did not mix in. What did I do wrong?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hmm that is very strange! I’m not sure why it wouldnt have mixed in – I have never heard of that happening before!!

    2. Stacey says:

      Maybe it wasn’t instant coffee? If you used ground coffee that goes in a drip filter coffee pot or similar, it won’t mix in. Maybe make a cup of coffee and use the liquid if you only have gorund coffee.

  28. hi there have been making homemade bailey’s for years just wondering where you got the labels I would love to print some as I use this for gifts all year long thanks much

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Suzanne, I just got them from a little $2 discount store (I’ve seen similar ones in other discount stores as well as Spotlight!). xx

      1. Sue says:

        Hi, How long does the baileys last in fridge unopened

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Hi Sue, as long as you’ve sterilised the bottles properly, it will last up to 2 months unopened. xx

  29. Dana says:

    I wish I hadn’t added the chocolate, that’s all I taste

  30. Debbie Orr says:

    Do I use heavy cream or half and half? I have never seen or heard of pouring cream.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      As long as it’s not whipped cream and you can pour it, it will be fine.

  31. Libby Davies says:

    Hi, I dont have a blender! Will a Bamix do the same job?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hmm I would think so!!

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