An incredibly rich and creamy all-in-one dessert and drink with a kick. This homemade Bailey’s is so lusciously creamy, lightly sweetened, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavours. Make this Irish Cream Liqueur from the comfort of your kitchen and be sure to wow your guests on their next visit to your home. It’s cheap. It’s fast. It’s customizable and extremely delicious.
Did you know you could make Irish Cream liqueur or Bailey’s right in your home, and it would taste just as fantastic? Now imagine my amazement when I tried out this recipe and obtained a very smooth and velvety drink with an alcoholic kick — I couldn’t believe it; it was sooooo creamy, sooooo tasty, sooooo delicious.
I’m not a big drinker, but when I do, a chilled glass of white wine is usually what I go for. However, I do not mind a glass of super creamy Irish cream liqueur sometimes after dinner or when I get to hang out with my girlfriends. Irish cream is a cream-based liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own, or mixed in cocktails, coffee, or used in desserts. It’s so lusciously creamy, lightly sweetened, with hints of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla flavours, and it’s got that boozy aftertaste that wakes up your taste buds, lights up your nostrils, and lets you know that what you are drinking is definitely spiked — in a good way.
Before, I always had a bottle of the well-known store-bought Bailey’s Irish Cream in my liquor cabinet for my guests or whenever I had a craving for Irish cream. Now I just make mine; and there’s something really satisfying about drinking and serving something that you mixed and made yourself.
The idea of making my own Irish Cream liqueur came to me when I stumbled upon the recipe below for homemade Irish cream, and pleasantly realized I had all the ingredients at home. Then came the thought — Wouldn’t it be a nice touch to make a drink from scratch for my guests when next they come for dinner or game night? It took me 5 seconds to make and it was insanely good. My beloved even thinks this homemade Bailey’s is better than the real stuff. He says it’s richer and has way more flavour and is more layered, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s like a fabulously rich and creamy dessert and a drink mixed in one. A real treat!
It only takes 6 ingredients to make this recipe that rivals Bailey’s; and as my favourite argument: you get to customize it to your liking! Don’t like it boozy? Use less Irish whiskey. Too sweet? Use more heavy cream. Do you want it to have a stronger coffee taste or mocha flavour? Add a little more instant espresso with the cocoa. Make it in less than 5 minutes and enjoy this incredibly smooth and heavenly delicious after-dinner drink. You could simply enjoy it at home, serve it at a party, or give this out as a gift to a special someone. Simply buy empty bottles, sterilize them, fill them up with Irish cream and decorate with fancy ribbons or nice tags to go with the occasion.
For this recipe you don’t even need any special blender or strainer – a bowl and a whisk will do the job as well as any high-powered small kitchen appliance.
In a blender, add in 1 cup Irish whiskey, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup or unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules, and 1 teaspoon each of almond and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and Voilà!
Pour the mixture into an airtight bottle and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, shake and pour in a glass over ice, or add it to coffee or hot chocolate! Your homemade Irish Cream Liqueur can stay in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
This creamy, chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur is like dessert with a kick, which can be served over ice or hot. It is also totally customizable, meaning you can tweak the ingredients to suit your taste, therefore you pretty much can’t mess it up. Either way, you’ll want to make this delicious adult indulgence again and again.
If you have a couple of people coming over and are a bit short on liquor in your liquor cabinet, or just feel like sharing something homemade with your guests, this is an excellent recipe to execute to wow them. It’s cheap, fast, easy and if you like a creamy after-dinner drink, this fits the bill. I think bottling some up to give as a hostess gift, a Christmas gift, or even as a birthday gift to a loved one is a great idea as well. Just be sure to make a double batch so you can have some for yourself. Also, I would suggest you letting your drink sit in the fridge for at least an hour before enjoying it, to allow extra time for the flavours to marry each other beautifully. I know you’ll love it! ,