Cold, wintery weather and Irish cream (that’s Bailey’s to you and me) go hand in hand.

It must be something to do with the decadence of the creamy boozy treat that makes us think of the winter's colder weather and Christmas.

What better way to keep warm after a long day than to snuggle up with friends and family and a glass of Irish cream?

Of course, we’d rather the real thing but this is a great second and the beauty of making your own is you can make it just as you like it.

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Homemade Irish cream recipe


- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 can sweetened milk
- 1 2/3 cups Irish whiskey
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee grains
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend. Then store in airtight container.

Irish cream can be served on its own, on the rocks or as an alcoholic substitute for milk/cream and sugar in a hot coffee (sometimes with whipped cream added on top).

How to make homemade Irish cream

Stuck inside due to Storm Emma? Treat yourself with some homemade Irish Cream! Recipe here:

Posted by on Déardaoin 1 Márta 2018

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* Originally published in 2016.

Enjoy a delicious glass of homemade Irish cream.