There's something about Irish cream (that’s Bailey’s to you and me) at Christmas that just makes us grin with merriment! Want to show off? How about making your own Irish cream liquor.

While most of us know Irish cream by its most famous brand name, Baileys, we were just tickled pink to see how easy it is to make your own. The great thing about making your own Irish cream is that you can tweak the recipe to your taste.

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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 an 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:

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* Originally published in 2016.

Enjoy a delicious glass of homemade Irish cream.