Homemade Irish Cream

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Rich and creamy Homemade Irish Cream can be used in a variety of beverages as well as in baked goods!

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Let’s get the Saint Patrick’s Day party started with this copycat Bailey’s cream liquor! Made from a mix of cream, sweetener, cocoa and a fine Irish whiskey, this flavorful liquor is easy to make, and fresher than the store bought version!

Splurge a little and enjoy this liquor on its own, add it to coffee like you would a creamer or use it in a cocktail like this Bailey’s Irish Martini from An Affair From The Heart!

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Don’t limit this liquor to beverages though! This can also be added to baked goods for a luxurious flavor! To get you started with some ideas I’m sharing recipes for brownies, cupcakes, cookies and cheesecake. All great recipes to share at a Saint Patrick’s Day party or festive adult event!

You may find a new favorite dessert after baking one of these fun treats!

Cream Cheese Frosted Baileys Brownies from Who Needs a Cape?

Irish Cream Cheesecake from An Affair From The Heart

Spinach Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

Bailey’s Irish Kiss Brownie Thumbprints from The Frugal Foodie Mama

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Homemade Irish Cream
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 3 cups
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14 ounce ) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cups Irish whiskey
  • 1½ teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a clean glass container and keep refrigerated. Gently shake before using.

Homemade Irish Cream with Coffee - The Foodie Affair

A batch of this liquor will keep fresh for a couple of weeks in your refrigerator. I enjoyed adding a little splash to my coffee. After the initial sweet flavor, a hint of the whiskey sneaks through adding a warming and delicious combination! This also would be a wonderful homemade gift for someone special!

P.s. If you would like an alcohol-free coffee creamer this Homemade Coffee Creamer is delicious!

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Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

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29 Comments en Homemade Irish Cream

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    Rachael says:
    March 4, 2015

    This is awesome!

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      March 5, 2015

      Thanks, Rachael! It’s fun to create copycat recipes!

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    March 4, 2015

    Hi Sandra, so you’re a real party girl I see! My anniversary is St. Patrick’s Day. I might just celebrate with your homemade Irish cream!

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      March 4, 2015

      haha! Not really a party girl, but I like the sound of that 🙂 Happy anniversary, Sheryl!!

  3. Fantastic! I love having this homemade recipe on hand. Thanks for sharing, Sandra!!

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      March 5, 2015

      Copycat recipes are so fun! This is tasty is just about everything 🙂

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    March 5, 2015

    You know, I’ve seen recipes for this, but have never tried it! I do need to give it a go and your version looks wonderful!!

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    March 5, 2015

    Whoa! I love this so much! I have never thought to make my own Irish cream before. 🙂 And thank you for including a link to my brownie thumbprints!

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      March 5, 2015

      It’s super tasty, Carrie! I already need to make another batch so I can try your brownie thumbprints!

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    Norma Chang says:
    March 5, 2015

    Just what we need on this cold snowy day to chase away the chill.

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    March 5, 2015

    Ah, a glass of this on ice is the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!

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      March 8, 2015

      Thanks, Yvonne! I can attest that it tastes good too!

  8. I never would have guessed these ingredients! Well then again, I never would have thought to make this at home but I am definitely trying it. This is genius! GENIUS! 🙂

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    Jessica says:
    March 11, 2015

    I never thought about making my own. What a great idea. I think my hubby has irish whiskey in the cabinet.

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    Nancy says:
    December 23, 2015

    Thank you!

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    Nancy says:
    December 23, 2015

    where did you find the bottles for your Irish Cream?

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    December 23, 2015

    I picked up these at Marshall’s. They seem to carry different ones often. I hope you can find some. I would check World Market too!

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