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Baileys Irish Cream Recipe

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Whip up a batch of your own Baileys Irish cream today. Cream, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, sweet chocolate and more. This copycat Baileys Irish Cream Recipe is incredible! Give this sweet Irish cream flavor homemade Baileys a try.

If you are wanting to whip up and sip on a cocktail you have to try this Irish cream. A homemade Baileys Irish cream that is great for flavoring cocktails, sipping on over ice, and more.

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This Baileys liqueur uses everyday ingredients that you might have on hand already. Whip it up and serve up for parties, holidays and more.

Why Make Homemade

Simple Ingredients – All you need is simple ingredients to make this drink. Raid your pantry for the ingredients needed.

Fresh Flavor – I can’t tell you how good this is! You will find it has a fresher flavor than store bought Irish Cream.

Easy to Make – So easy to make, and quick. Just mix up and pour over ice, create cocktails, etc.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Whiskey – I used Jameson whiskey as it is an Irish whiskey and is perfect for the traditional Baileys flavor.
  • Half and Half – Silky, creamy, and a nice flavor to balance the whiskey and condensed milk.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Thick, ultra creamy, and will give a super sweet flavor to the recipe.
  • Cold Brew – Cold brew espresso or espresso itself will work for this. Depending on how strong of coffee you want.
  • Chocolate – Chocolate syrup is what I used, I bought Hershey’s chocolate sauce for making chocolate milk.
  • Vanilla – Just a little vanilla will add a nice sweetness to the Baileys Irish cream mixture.

How to Make

Step 1: Add all the ingredients into a pitcher, and stir or shake. You want to fully mix the ingredients.

Step 2: Pour over ice and serve, or store in the fridge until ready to drink.


You can store your Baileys drink in the fridge for up to 10 days after it is made. Just make sure to place in an airtight container, and then stir well before pouring into a glass.

This Baileys recipe does not freeze due to the dairy used, it would curdle and separate.

Expert Tips

  • This homemade Irish cream is so delicious! Don’t put ingredients in a blender, as it will overmix the ingredients.
  • Use the homemade Liqueur to make a white Russian cocktail.
  • Add this in with some vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream for a dessert option.
  • Make sure to store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • This Irish cream liqueur is great Christmas gift to those who enjoy alcohol.


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Baileys Irish Cream

Yield: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Serve up this homemade Baileys Irish cream. This is a Jameson Irish whiskey, cream and coffee mixture whipped together and served on ice or used to make martinis, cocktails, etc. Give this Irish cream recipe a try.


  • 1 1/3 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 4 tablespoons Cold Brew Coffee or Espresso
  • 1 1/3 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate Hershey's syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 ounces


  1. In a pitcher you will add all your ingredients. Whiskey, half and half, condensed milk, coffee, chocolate syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Mix well until combined, and then serve over ice or use to mix with any cocktail or martini ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate any leftover Baileys Irish cream you don't use right away.


Whiskey - I recommend using an Irish whiskey that way it gets the same flavor of a traditional Irish cream.

Half and Half - Make sure to use half and half and not milk. The thickness helps to give this drink richness and a creamy texture.

Coffee - You can use a cold brew coffee or espresso. It is up to you on which flavor you prefer when making your Irish cream liqueur.

Chocolate Sauce - I used a Hershey's chocolate sauce like you would use to make chocolate milk. Any brand works.

Storage - You will be able to store your Baileys in the fridge for up to 10 days once made. Stir well then enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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