Cream recipes for homemade Irish liqueur. Make Baileys at home too!

Homemade, Do It Yourself …. or homemade Baileys recipes that literally take you 5 minutes!

So little is enough to make a delicious Irish cream at home that goes well with absolutely everything.

Enjoy it in your afternoon coffee, with vanilla ice cream or just on its own, it’s so delicious.

So what are you waiting for?

Homemade Baileys

Learn with us how to make an imitation Baileys that is hard to tell from the original. Using this quick and simple recipe, you can make it in a few minutes from the comfort of your home. Cream, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and coffee combine with sweetened condensed milk to create a rich and creamy alternative to store-bought Irish liquor.

What will we need

  1. 240 ml whipping cream
  2. 400 ml of condensed milk
  3. 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  4. A teaspoon of instant coffee
  5. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  6. 400 ml of Irish whiskey


  1. Add cream, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee, chocolate syrup and vanilla to one bowl
  2. Start mixing everything with a mixer at low speed
  3. Mix for approximately 30 seconds
  4. Then we add the whiskey of our choice (e.g. Jameson) and mix for a few more seconds while constantly stirring at a very low speed
  5. The home-made Irish cream is then divided into clean or sterilized glass bottles and tightly closed
  6. We put them in the fridge, where we can store them for up to 2 months
  7. Shake the liqueur before consumption

What Irish whiskey can you use? Here are some tips:
Tullamore Dew
Old Midleton
Powers Gold Label
Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

Homemade cream liqueur with ice kept in glasses.

Baileys with salted caramel

Our homemade Irish Cream recipe is a delicious, creamy alcoholic drink that takes just 5 minutes to make with just 6 ingredients! It is the perfect homemade gift for family and friends.

What will we need

  1. 140 g of sugar
  2. 100 g of unsalted butter
  3. 450 ml thick whipping cream
  4. 2 teaspoons of salt
  5. 300 ml of milk
  6. 65 ml of alcohol (min. 95% alcohol content)


  1. Put the sugar in a pan and let it dissolve over medium heat
  2. When all the sugar has dissolved, let it caramelize until it turns a very dark amber color
  3. We take it off the stove
  4. Add butter and salt to the warm caramel
  5. Mix everything together well
  6. Add 200 ml of cream and mix
  7. Return the pan to the stove and start cooking
  8. We cook it for a few minutes
  9. Add the remaining cream, milk to the caramel and cook at a moderate temperature until everything in the salted caramel is completely dissolved and mixed
  10. Let the mixture cool off the stove, and then cool it completely in the refrigerator
  11. Finally, add the alcohol and mix well
  12. Store the liqueur in the fridge for several days and shake the chilled drink well before serving
Irish cream with salted caramel served on ice.

Homemade Baileys from Salk

This homemade version of Bailey’s Irish Cream is incredibly easy to make – even easier than going to the store! All you need is a blender, 7 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make this creamy chocolate liqueur.

What will we need

  1. 120 ml brewed coffee or espresso (hot)
  2. 2 spoons of cocoa
  3. 400 g of sweetened condensed milk
  4. 300 ml of vodka
  5. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  6. ½ teaspoon of almond extract
  7. 350 ml thick whipping cream


  1. Mix the hot coffee and cocoa powder in a small bowl and whisk until smooth
  2. Add the cocoa mixture to the blender together with the sweetened condensed milk, vodka, vanilla extract and almond extract
  3. Blend everything into a smooth mixture
  4. Pour the whipping cream into the cocoa mixture and mix on the lowest speed until everything is incorporated and combined
  5. Be careful not to mix the mixture
  6. Place the resulting cream in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator
  7. Don’t forget to shake and mix the Irish cream before use

By omitting the alcohol and adding a teaspoon of orange peel, you instantly have a non-alcoholic Baileys that you can serve as an ice cream dip for your little ones!

Creamy Baileys from condensed milk in decorative glass bottles.

Irish cream without condensed milk

This homemade recipe is really simple and delicious. The result is the perfect homemade Baileys recipe with the perfect taste and texture!

What will we need

  1. 480 ml thick whipping cream
  2. A teaspoon of cocoa
  3. 250 ml of Irish whiskey
  4. A teaspoon of instant coffee
  5. 180 g of honey
  6. A teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, mix the cream with instant coffee, cocoa powder and vanilla
  2. Heat the cream to a medium temperature
  3. If necessary, we regulate the temperature so that the cream can be heated at this temperature for 20 minutes, stirring often, until it begins to boil
  4. The color of the cream will darken thanks to the cocoa and coffee
  5. After 20 minutes of heating and cooking, remove the cream from the heat
  6. Strain the cream through a fine sieve
  7. Mix honey into the strained cream
  8. Then stir in the Irish whiskey
  9. Stir the Irish cream occasionally, but otherwise leave the cream uncovered to cool on the kitchen counter
  10. After cooling, pour the Baileys into a closed container
  11. We keep the Irish cream in the fridge until you want to consume it

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur should be used within 2 months. If you don’t use it by then, we recommend freezing it and making delicious homemade ice cream. This way it will last a little longer and you can enjoy this homemade Baileys recipe a little longer!

A non-salk Irish liqueur made from coconut milk and honey.

Non-dairy Baileys

Making homemade condensed milk is very simple, so please don’t worry and start making your own salk with this simple recipe and two-ingredient process.

What will we need

  1. 400 ml of coconut milk
  2. 250 ml whiskey
  3. 200 g of powdered sugar
  4. 250 ml of soy milk
  5. 250 ml soy cream
  6. 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  7. A spoonful of vanilla extract
  8. A spoonful of instant coffee


  1. To make homemade condensed milk, pour the canned coconut milk into a large pot
  2. Add 200 g of powdered sugar and stir to combine everything
  3. Turn on the stove to the highest temperature and stir until all the coconut lumps have dissolved
  4. Then let the mixture boil for 20 minutes
  5. Stir occasionally until the liquid is reduced
  6. After 20 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and pour its contents into a clean bowl and place it in a cooler place so that the condensed milk cools down
  7. To make the Irish cream, combine the chocolate, vanilla essence and instant coffee in a small bowl, a little warm water and stir until the coffee dissolves
  8. Then add this mixture and the remaining ingredients to the blender
  9. Add cooled condensed “milk” to the mixer and mix everything again
  10. Pour the Irish liqueur into a container with a volume of 1 l
  11. We put the homemade Baileys in the fridge and the cooled Irish cream can be served on ice
Homemade Irish cream without milk, made from soy and coconut milk.

This recipe is perfect for vegans who deliberately avoid animal products. this recipe for Baileys does not contain milk, but its plant-based substitute in the form of soy and coconut milk.

This homemade Baileys recipe uses Irish whiskey. It is important to follow this procedure and not reach for another type. This is because individual types of whiskey differ not only in their production, but also in the ingredients they contain, thus also in their taste.

Below you can read the individual differences between the different types of whiskey that are produced:

  • Scotch whiskey – must be produced on the territory of Scotland in a Scottish distillery. It is made from water and malted barley. It is further fermented, while other types of cereal grains can be added. A liquid that has less than 94.8% alcohol is used for distillation. Aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels. Scotch whiskey must be at least 40% alcohol.
  • Irish whiskey – is always made in Ireland. It goes through the distillation process three times. Grain is soaked in spring water. There should be no peat aftertaste in Irish whiskey. It is stored in oak barrels for 3 years.
  • American whiskey – is most often distilled from corn. Another well-known distillate is Bourbon, which is a type of whiskey that is also distilled from corn, with a minimum content of 51% corn. It is stored in oak barrels, which give it a woody taste.
  • Canadian whiskey – is produced from several types of cereals. Basic distilled whiskey contains more than 50% corn and then other grains. Canadian whiskey is aged for at least 4 years and must be distilled on Canadian territory.

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