Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

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This was not my planned post for today.

But last week, I was totally wasting time on the internet and Pinterest doing important research on St. Patrick’s Day and related food-stuff, and I stumbled onto a recipe for homemade Bailey’s.

Yep, you heard me.  Homemade.  Bailey’s.  As in Irish Cream.  As in, be still my heart.

I was completely intrigued, which meant that I had to make it the very next day.  You know, for research purposes.  You know how I feel about homemade stuff–like eggnog, tortillas, summer sausage–typically you can’t go wrong with homemade anything, but I couldn’t imagine how this would turn out.  I figured it would be okay, maybe even good.  But fabulous?  I couldn’t see it.  Feeling like you’re swimming in a creamy chocolate heaven?  No way.

So I dumped the ingredients into the blender, and literally thirty seconds later, I had the absolute best Bailey’s I’ve ever tasted.  Ever.

If you like Bailey’s, you must make this right away.

You must.

I promise, you’ll thank me for it later.

And while you’re at it, use it to make this, would you?  And then invite me over.


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Homemade Bailey’s
from Cupcake Project the recipe indicates this will keep, refrigerated, for up to two months.
  • 1 cup heavy cream (I used half-and-half, which worked just fine)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅔ cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup (I used extra dark)
  • 1 t vanilla
  1. Blend all ingredients at high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Refrigerate in a tightly sealed container. Shake before using.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Thanks for bringing me some of this. It is gone already. IT WAS FABULOUS!! You must get your sweet tooth and love of chocolate from me 🙂

  2. You are totally a BAD GIRL for even tempting me with this recipe. hehehe n If I made this then I would have to make the pudding. Hello even tighter pants.

  3. You are always making fantastic Cocktails!!!!! This weekend we are making Irish Cream Martini’s! Oh I think a good Chocolate Martini is order…… Old friends getting together drinking our fav libations! = )

  4. What a fabulous ice cream flavor! This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. You have a great blog and I’m happy to have found you!

  5. Apparently I was born yesterday because I HAD NO IDEA THEY MADE DARK CHOCOLATE SYRUP!?!?!?! Where HAVE I been?! I need that asap so I can make me some homemade Bailey’s and pretend I’m a bartender and stuff.

    Oh and Pinterest? Tooootally wonderful time-suck, thank you. Love it. And I’m following you now after some semi-stalking turned successful. And I still have those smothered burritos on my mind. I’ll stop being creepy now.

    • I know, right?!? Dark chocolate syrup is the bomb!

      Pinterest is the greatest time-suck, that is for sure. Oh, and I’m following you right back. Don’t think I won’t totally be copying all of your yummy sweet-treats!!

  6. looks delicious, ashley! happy friday, + i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh my goodness, I am all over this! I love making homemade versions of things too, and this is right up my ally!


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